Dr. Gunnerson – TMJ & Sleep Therapy Doctor
Dr. K Cheyn Gunnerson grew up in what was a small community at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City. He saw dentistry as an art, a way to build not only a beautiful smile but health and confidence in oneself. After graduating from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Medical Biology, he went on to attend dental school at The Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, graduating in the top 5% of his class.
Dr.Gunnerson spent his first years in practice solely devoted to family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry. In 2007 Dr. K Cheyn Gunnerson discovered his love for treating sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. Frustrated by his own Obstructive Sleep Apnea journey and the challenges of finding a treatment that was both comfortable and effective, he began searching for an alternative to the use of a CPAP for treating Sleep Apnea. He became aware of the ‘oral sleep appliance,’. a thin, custom made mouth appliance designed to lift the soft tissues of the throat and open an individual’s airway. Finding great success in this treatment, Dr. Gunnerson was inspired to share it with others in the community who may not tolerate their CPAP machines.
“From my own health journey I have developed a deep appreciation for the life-changing impact great healthcare can provide.” says Dr. Gunnerson, “My personal experience with Obstructive Sleep Apnea spurred my passion to aid others in living a healthy, energetic and pain-free life.”
Dr. K Cheyn Gunnerson is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and the American Academy of Cranial-facial Pain (AACP). Dr. K Cheyn Gunnerson is currently collaborating with and studying under Doctor and Sleep Specialists, Dr. Steve R Olmos and Dr. Daniel Klauer in effective, pain-relieving TMJ and craniofacial pain Therapy treatments.