Dr. Abraham J. Estess


Dr. Estess

Dr. Estess is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon.  He is a graduate of Stanford University where he received his degree in Human Biology.  He continued his education, receiving his dental degree from the University of Southern California.  At USC he graduated at the top of his class and received multiple awards including membership to the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society.  His passion for surgery led him to the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where he received intensive training in the areas of maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery, head and neck pathology, and dentoalveolar surgery.  As part of his surgical residency, Dr. Estess also trained with the highly regarded Head and Neck Surgical Associates in Portland, Oregon.

As a California native, Dr. Estess has made the South Bay his home.  He maintains an active role in the community and multiple professional organizations.  In his free time, Dr. Estess enjoys surfing, snowboarding, and traveling with his family.





Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Western Los Angeles Dental Society
  • Southern California Orofacial Academy
  • USC/Ostrow Dental Alumni Association
  • Stanford Alumni Association

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


  • 2007: American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Award
  • 2007: Laryngoscope Award, USC School of Dentistry IV Sedation Team
  • 2007: California Dental Association, Senior Dental Student Award
  • 2007: Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, Zeta Chapter
  • 2005: Doctors Out to Care (DOC) Award
  • 2003-2007: USC Dental School Dean’s List


  • California Dental License
  • California General Anesthesia Permit
  • Basic Life Support/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (BLS/ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Hospital Staff Affiliations

  • St. John’s Medical Center, Santa Monica CA
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Health Center, Torrance CA