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Dr. Michael J. Gunson graduated from UCLA Dental School and continued on to receive his Medical Degree and Specialty Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from UCLA. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Gunson partnered with Dr. G. William Arnett at the Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery in Santa Barbara, California. Their surgical practice is limited to facial aesthetics and reconstruction.

Dr. Gunson examines and treats thousands of patients with aesthetic, functional, and sleep conditions. Dr. Gunson treatment process enhances his orthognathic and aesthetic surgical techniques which provides patients with improved health and satisfaction.

Dr. Michael J. Gunson lectures throughout the world and publishes his research on orthognathic surgery, facial aesthetics, obstructive sleep apnea and the treatment of TMJ arthritis and condylar resorption. He enjoys sharing this information with colleagues through publications and lectures.


  • 1997-2003 University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Specialty Training, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • 2000-2001 University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, General Surgery Internship.
  • 1999-2000 University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, MD.
  • 1993-1997 University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry, DDS.
  • 1989-1993 Brigham Young University, French Literature, BA.


  • 2009-Present Arnett Gunson Facial Reconstruction
  • 2003-Present Center for Corrective Jaw Surgery, Dr. G. William Arnett, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1990-1993 Brigham Young University, Missionary Training Center, Translation and Interpretation French Language.
  • 1991-1992 Utah Valley Community College, Instructor, French Language.
  • 1991-1992 Brigham Young University, Instructor, French Language.


Hospital Staff Affiliations

  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, California
  • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, California