Gunnerson Dental


K. Cheyn Gunnerson, D.M.D., P.C.
33 West 300 South, Payson
(801) 658-0175

Medical Profile

Every year is a new beginning. New goals. New opportunities. There is optimism in the air. People are focusing on making a difference in their lives. Whether it be better health, losing weight, or just a positive change in daily habits, the new year always brings renewal.

For the team at Gunnerson Dental, it’s another year to make a difference in the lives of others and create greater value with those they come in contact with. That is why Gunnerson Dental has won five-star awards based on patient reviews for the past six years. For them it’s about more than just teeth.

Aside from its award-winning, five-star customer service, Gunnerson Dental is best known for same-day dentistry utilizing the newest CEREC with Cone beam + SICAT imaging. It allows the doctors to replace conventional impression methods with a clean, fast 3-D digital scan that is obtained in just a few minutes through a series of photographic images taken in the mouth. The technology allows for a custom-milled, permanent tooth restoration — all in one visit. The final result is a natural-looking restoration of superior strength that matches surrounding teeth.

The SICAT imaging is also used in Gunnerson Dental’s assistance in managing sleep apnea. It designs a dental appliance — a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) — worn at night that is custom made by a lab to fit a patient’s teeth and bite. The MAS keeps the airway open through manipulation of the jaw position. If a patient and his or her sleep physician feel that an oral appliance is the best option to treat sleep apnea, the prescription can be filled at Gunnerson Dental.

SICAT AIR is the first 3D solution to allow not only the analysis of the upper airway but also visualization and planning of the appliance-based treatment true to anatomy. The combination of the patient’s 3D x-ray and optical surface data allow for a completely digital workflow. Dr. Gunnerson is the only Utah County dentist to use SICAT AIR to effectively help manage sleep apnea.

In addition to new technology that yields better results, Dr. Gunnerson and his staff now use methods to help manage dental anxiety. The practice uses the NuCalm® system to assist anxious patients. NuCalm® uses a proprietary four-step process to bring patients to a level of relaxation associated with pre-sleep. Patients begin to feel calm within five minutes — without controlled substances or narcotics.

Gunnerson Dental also likes to give back to its clients and to the community including its annual free dentistry day called Dentistry from the Heart last held in October 2017.

Dr. Gunnerson’s office has the feeling of a friend’s house, not a dental office. An inviting fireplace, something to drink and a snack greet every visitor.

Dr. Gunnerson plays the piano and organ, and he arranges and composes music. Dr. Gunnerson loves spending time with his wife and five children.

When Dr. Gunnerson is not saving smiles, he is restoring confidence in other ways. As a certified member of the John Maxwell Team of Trainers, he offers trainings and seminars for both business, leadership and personal mentoring.

Dr. Gunnerson has a strong passion for helping individuals discover their true potential and personal value as well as helping teams achieve success through team building and personal development.

Medical Tip

Did you know your mouth is a window to your overall health? Early signs of cancer and disease can be found in your mouth. During regular preventative care visits, Dr. Gunnerson’s patients receive an oral cancer screening where hygienists check for warning signs. At Gunnerson Dental, they care about more than just teeth.

This article was part of the Medical Profile section in the 2018 January/February issue of Utah Valley Magazine. To be part of our magazine business profile sections, contact


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