Milan J. Jugan, DMD

Diplomate, American Board Of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesia

Since 2013, Dr. Milan J. Jugan has practice oral, maxillofacial, and cosmetic surgery at the Desert Maxillofacial Center in the Coachella Valley. Aside from an accomplished educational background, Dr. Jugan had a background in the Navy that gave him specialized training in facial reconstruction that enables them to make a special contribution at the center.

Battle Trained For Service

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Jugan received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1992 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Once he received his commission from the U.S. Navy, he became interested in oral and maxillofacial surgery when he attended a general practice residency at Naval Hospital Great Lakes. After serving three years as a general dentist aboard ship, he completed a four-year residency program in oral and maxillofacial facial surgery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 2002. He also received advanced Fellowship training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in facial cosmetic surgery.

In his future Navy assignments, Dr. Jugan put his training to good use, as he treated and reconstructed facial injuries suffered by active duty personnel during combat operations. He served aboard amphibious assault ships USS NASSAU and USS BOXER and the aircraft carriers USS RONALD REAGAN and USS GEORGE WASHINGTON and later deployed in direct support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Before retiring after 20 years of naval service. Dr. Jugan served as a clinical instructor at two of the US Navy’s oral & maxillofacial surgery residency programs for a total of 12 years.

Continuing Professional Contributions

Dr. Jugan is board-certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and is currently serving a term as an examiner for the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He frequently lectures to general dentists and oral & maxillofacial surgeons on topics ranging from management of facial trauma to esthetic facial surgery and has published several articles and book chapters related to these topics.

Jugan is an active member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society. Affiliated with Desert Regional Medical Center, in Palm Springs, CA, he cooperates with other doctors and specialists in medical group Emergency Associates Corporation.

Offering Advanced Surgical Services Desert Maxillofacial Center

At the Desert Maxillofacial Center, Dr. Jugan enjoys practicing the full-scope of contemporary oral & maxillofacial surgery, with a particular interest in facial reconstruction after trauma or pathology, as well as orthognathic surgery and dental implant surgery. Compassionate and attentive to patients, he uses his extensive experience to provide the most advanced treatments to his patients.

Like Dr. Scheer, he is committed to giving back to others. He frequently volunteers his time traveling to Mexico with the local non-profit organization, providing surgery for children who have cleft lip and/or cleft palate.

To book an appointment with Dr. Jugan call 760-837-1515 at the Desert Maxillofacial Center.


Desert Maxillofacial Center

39935 Vista Del Sol, Suite 100
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270





Opening hours

Mon - Sat 8.00 - 18.00