Meet The Doctors

Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Kenneth E. Perino, DDS

Kenneth E Perino, D.D.S.

Dr. Perino graduated from Grand Junction High School and attended Mesa Junior College before transferring to the University of Texas, in Austin.His dental education began at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, Washington where he graduated at the top of his class in 1974.He then served as a general dentist and a Lieutenant in the [COUNTY] Navy.He spent a year at the Naval Regional Medical Center and Hospital in Oakland, California before being assigned for the next two years to the dental department of the aircraft carrier, USS Midway, CV 41 which was home ported in Yokosuka, Japan.He then continued his dental and surgical education by accepting a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and Charity Hospital New Orleans, Louisiana.Dr. Perino completed this training in 1980. He became assistant clinical professor in oral surgery at the LSU School of Dentistry and Chief of Oral Surgery and the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans.In 1982 he returned to Grand Junction and established his private practice.

Dr. Perino is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. This indicates he has reached the highest level of surgical competence in his field.   He routinely furthers his education through regular attendance and participation in a variety of continuing education courses and national meetings.  Dr. Perino remains abreast of the latest in surgical techniques, possibilities and options. He uses state of the art technology to maximize diagnostic abilities and treatment planning.

Dr. Perino is on the medical staff of St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center and Community Hospital. He also has surgical privileges at Grand Valley Surgical Center and First Choice Surgery Center.

Dr. Perino is married to Cary and has two adult children, Matthew and Mackenzie. He enjoys hiking in the desert and gardening.

Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Joseph R. Funderburk, DDS

Joseph R. Funderburk, DDS

Dr. Funderburk is originally from Grand Junction, graduating from Fruita Monument High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Colorado State University with degrees in Biology and Anatomy & Physiology. Dr. Funderburk received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) in Denver.

After graduation from dental school Dr. Funderburk furthered his education for an additional five years in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.  He completed a surgical internship at The Medical College of Georgia and residency at The University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, IL. His surgical training included resident-level rotations in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Anesthesia, Trauma Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Medicine and General Surgery.

Dr. Funderburk is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Becoming board certified is a rigorous two year process which indicates he has reached the highest level of surgical competence in his field.  Dr. Funderburk brings current cutting edge techniques to Grand Junction Oral Surgery. He practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery with a special interest in Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP).  This includes CT guided orthognathic (Jaw) surgery, dental implant placement, full arch dental rehabilitation including zygomatic implants for severely atrophic jaws, dental extractions with immediate implant placement, and teeth in a day techniques.  He uses the latest bone grafting methods for reconstruction when indicated including ridge augmentation and sinus lifts.In addition Dr. Funderburk treats oral pathology, TMJ problems, and routine facial cosmetic surgeries including Botox. He also enjoys performing daily oral surgery procedures including removal of wisdom teeth, dental extractions, canine exposure with bonding, and biopsies.  As an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Funderburk is certified in IV Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia for added patient comfort.

Dr. Funderburk is on the surgical staff at St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center and Community Hospital.  He is a member of numerous Dental and Oral Surgical Societies.

Dr. Funderburk is married and has one young daughter with his wife Kira.  As parents they are doing their best to raise her as a die hard Denver Broncos fan! In his free time he enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle perfectly suited for Western Colorado. Golf is quickly becoming one of his favorite past times.