13 sep 2019

14 sep 2019

Functional facial aesthetics: lips, teeth, bones, joins...

van vrijdag 13 september tot zaterdag 14 september
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Doctor Michael GUNSON


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.




Facial esthetics are most often judged by clinicians by measuring the position and form of the parts of the face and teeth.

Whether its cephalometric analysis or Smile Design, these diagnostic and treatment approaches only focus on form and position.

A mostly ignored aspect of facial esthetics is function. While the lips and teeth, if measured, might be found in a “proper” position, if they do not fit the patient’s overall system they will never look esthetic.

This is what is meant by functional esthetics.

The lips are the most important functional unit when it comes to facial esthetics.
Lip function, form and position are all influenced by the teeth and their fit, the temporomandibular joints, the airway and the skeleton.
If this system is not working correctly, it will be seen in the lips. If the lips are not working correctly, the system can break down.

The discussion will center on how to identify oro-facial problems that affect the lips.
It will show how treating these problems can deliver beautiful facial results by normalizing the patients lip position, form AND function.




Welcome coffee

3 keys of facial functional aestetics : Communication, mastication and breathing. How to evaluate the speech and the pathology of speech

Coffee break

Aesthetics facial and functional: how to evealuate the airway through measuring inappropriate facial growth. How inappropriate bites cause facial TMJ and tooth decline


Precision of orthognatic surgery: depth analysis of how lip imcompetence breaks down the orofacial system.

Coffee break

Precision of orthognatic surgery: discussion will center on how to measure a patient and decide where the functional correct positions of the bones, teeth and face are for the individual patient.

17H 30 – 18H: RECEPTION – drinks and zakouskis     


Welcome coffee

9am -10.30am
Why patient seek re-treatment after orthognatic surgery: how the surgeon and orthodontist contribute to less than desirable orthognatic outcomes.

Coffee break

A discussion on how the temporomandibular joints undergo condylar resorption including a review of how medications can help reduce the risk of resorption during treatment.

End of the event



ORGANIZER SOBOR - Goedkeuringen
titel organisator nr erkenningsnummer categorie - domein units statut
Domaine medical 27 37985 1 10 accreditering aanvaard
Medecine dentaire 27 38057 5 20 accreditering aanvaard
Pathologie buccale 27 38056 6 30 accreditering aanvaard

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