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Sanford L Ratner, DDS

(714) 835-7771

Oral Surgery

Board Certified:
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Special Interests:
Cleft lip/palate, jaw surgery

Dr. Ratner is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

1200 N Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705
phone: (714) 835-7771
fax: (714) 835-1715
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1122 E Lincoln Ave
Orange, CA 92865
phone: (714) 998-7450
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Physician Bio

Dr. Ratner practices the full scope of oral and maxillo-facial surgery, including skeletal deformity correction, cleft surgery, temporo-mandibular joint surgery, facial reconstruction, trauma, as well as dento-alveolar procedures, and dental implant placement. He is a member of the Cranio-facial team at Children's Hospital of Orange County, and works in conjunction with team members to successfully treat children with cranio-facial deformities.

Dr. Ratner maintains privileges at Children's Hospital of Orange County, and UCLA Medical Center. He is on the staff at UCLA School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery where he devotes time to teaching the oral surgery residents, as well as performing research. He is also faculty of AO of North America, teaching principles of cranio-maxillo-facial trauma and fracture repair. Dr. Ratner is an examiner on the American Boar of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and was recently appointed as the co-chairman of Section II of this board.

Over the past twelve years, Dr. Ratner has participated in many medical missions, providing surgical care and professional teaching throughout the world. These missions have taken him to Australia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, the Philippines, Israel, and Vietnam. He is the lead surgeon and co-founder of the "Open Heart" team which travels to Vietnam twice a year to provide surgical management of craniofacial deformities on the children of Vietnam.

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Oral Surgery, CHOC Children's


  • Dental School
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
    Long Beach VA Hospital, Long Beach, CA and UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA

Board Certifications

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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