Meet The DoctorS
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 completed his surgical training 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 a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and 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 and Community Hospitals. He is a member of numerous Dental and Oral Surgical Societies.
Dr. Funderburk has a daughter and a son with his wife Kira. As a family they enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle perfectly suited for Western Colorado. They are blessed to be a part of the Grand Junction community.
David J. Lillian, DDS
Dr. Lillian was born and raised in southeastern Wisconsin. Growing up he enjoyed playing sports both recreationally and competitively. He also excelled in academics and the arts, earning several regional and national awards for his artwork.
As an undergraduate he studied at both the University of Minnesota and Brigham Young University earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He briefly enjoyed working in this field but quickly found himself drawn to the health professions. This interest led him to pursue dentistry, going on to complete his dental schooling at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He followed this with a one-year OMFS internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX, which expanded his skillset and knowledge of surgery. Dr. Lillian then decided to pursue a career in public health dentistry at Siskiyou Community Health Center in Grants Pass, OR, where he served as both clinician and Chief Dental Officer within the organization.
Dr. Lillian remained interested in surgery and eventually decided to complete a residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He was accepted at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York where he has spent the last four years training in full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, with rotations in anesthesia, trauma surgery, medicine, plastic surgery, facial cosmetic surgery and burn surgery.
Dr. Lillian’s clinical interests include pre-prosthetic surgery, dental implant placement, wisdom tooth removal, bone grafting, sedation and general anesthesia, corrective jaw surgery, maxillofacial pathology and trauma. He is certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS and ATLS.
Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. They are all excited to be returning to the Western states and becoming a part of the community in the Grand Valley. He is also an avid cyclist, loves the outdoors, is passionate about his Wisconsin sports teams, enjoys cooking for his family and occasionally sneaking table scraps to their dog Wilson.