Meet The Providers

A Message from Dr. Gustavson

Dentistry is not a job or a profession for me. Rather, it is my passion to give people a smile they can be confident with and they can trust.

About Dan Gustavson

Dr. Gustavson, called either Dan or Dr. Dan by his patients, earned his BA in Biological Sciences from UC Davis, and his DDS and BS in Dental Science from UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. After completing his residency program at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Washington, DC, he set up practice in the Glen Park area of San Francisco. In the Fall of 2009, the Glen Park practice was sold and Dr. Dan and Dr. Mai-Ly moved to lovely Placer County, bringing their talents and skills with them!

Quintessence Award for excellence in restorative dentistry, 1988

Operative Dentistry Award UCSF, 1988

San Francisco Treasurer’s Award, Excellence in Small Business, 2005

San Francisco Dental Society, Recognition Award for Service to the Profession, 2004

California State Dental Board

Research Assistant: Presented research and publication in Washington D.C. regarding protease inhibitors for HIV.

Over 2,000 hours of post graduate Advanced Education Advance Anterior Esthetics, Full mouth reconstruction, Occlusion at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies.

Invisalign Certified – Over 100 cases completed

CEREC Advanced Anterior and Posterior Restorations—Over 1,000 cases completed

DOCS for Sedation

Advance Education for Pediatrics

CPR Certified – Infant and Adult

President, San Francisco Dental Society, 1999-2000
President-Elect, San Francisco Dental Society, 1998-1999
Vice President, San Francisco Dental Society, 1997-1998
Board of Directors, San Francisco Dental Society, 1993-2001
Legislative Committee, San Francisco Dental Society, 1995-2008
Nominating Committee, San Francisco Dental Society, 2001-2008
Secretary, San Francisco Dental Society, 1996-1997
Chairman, Dental Care Committee, San Francisco Dental Society, 1994-96
Chairman, Membership and Recruitment/Retention,
San Francisco Dental Society, 1997-2010
Finance Committee, San Francisco Dental Society, 1995-2001
Direct Reimbursement Committee, San Francisco Dental Society, 1992-96
Vice-Chairman, Hospitality Committee, ADA Meeting, 1998
Delegate, California Dental Association, House of Delegates, 1996-2000
President & Founder, San Francisco Glen Park Festival (501 (c) non-profit)

Sacramento Dental Society 2009-present

Dentist, SFDS School Screenings-Dental Care Committee, 1992-1996
Lead Preceptor, Operative Lab, UCSF Summer Enrichment Program, 1987
Preceptor, Operative Lab, UCSF SEP Program, 1986
Teaching Assistant, Restorative 115 A and C Operative Labs, UCSF, 1986-88
Tutor, Operative and Dental Morphology labs UCSF, 1986-87

Dr. Dan has a strong commitment to donating time and services to his community. He was a Big Brother for 9 years with the Big Brothers & Sisters organization; is a past President of the Glen Park Merchant’s Association; is President and Founder of the Glen Park Festival, a 501(c) 3 charity since 1998, and has served as Vice President for the San Francisco Council of District Merchants.

Dr. Dan (most patients call him Dan or Dr. Dan) has many hobbies, including skiing, writing, tennis, backpacking, travel, and helping organize local events. 

Meet James R. Dunn, DDS

I Graduated from Loma Linda University and spent over thirty years teaching full time and maintaining an independent private practice outside the University. During my teaching career I developed classes in aesthetic and cosmetic dental procedures for dental students and directed study clubs for both students and practicing dentists. In addition to teaching I performed research in both laboratory and clinical evaluations of dental materials, and clinical patient treatments. I presented my research findings at dental research meetings around the world, and taught continuing education courses in both the United States and many other countries. I was recognized by the prestigious Chicago Dental Society for my Continuing Education teaching and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as teacher of the year. I have authored many papers, and developed many techniques in digital photography used in dental practice.

I am a member of the Sacramento District Dental Society, the California and American Dental Association, the American and International Association of Dental Research, the Academy of Dental Materials, The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry, ACE, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Outside my dental practice, I enjoy traveling and taking photographs of my family and nature subjects.

I will be honored if you trust me with your oral health concerns.

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