Dr. Christopher Gurries

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Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Dr. Christopher Gurries

Why I Do What I Do

“I remember treating a man who had lost most of his teeth and he just wanted the ability to eat a steak and salad for the first time in 30 years. I was deeply moved and set out to create a personalized treatment plan that involved removal of the remaining teeth, placement of dental implants, and a fixed implant supported prosthesis allowing him to achieve his goal. Six months after his treatment was completed, he reached out to share with me how much it completely changed his life, his attitude, and his confidence. And yes, he greatly enjoyed his steak and salad.”

Dr. Gurries

Challenging Academic and Athletic Journey at Notre Dame

Dr. Gurries graduated from the University of Notre Dame Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. While completing his challenging academic journey he also earned a varsity letter on the football team as a walk-on wide receiver.

Surgical Focus

  • Removal of erupted and impacted teeth
  • Placement of dental implants
  • Immediate (same day) dental implants
  • Placement of zygomatic implants
  • Treatment planning and surgery for full arch restorations
  • “All-on-4” Teeth-in-a-Day Surgery
  • Surgery for those requiring bone augmentation and grafting
  • IV sedation

Home Life

He is happily married to his high school sweetheart, and they love spending time with their three children. He also loves supporting local small businesses and restaurants as his family enjoys the rich culture, entertainment, beauty, and landscape of the city and bay. As an alumnus, he remains an avid Notre Dame fan and tries to get to as many games as he, his wife, and kids are able.

Education and Honors

Following college, he was awarded the Air Force Health Professions scholarship to attend dental school where he graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He went on to complete 4 rigorous years of surgery residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at David Grant Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base, CA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Serving His Country

Dr. Gurries practiced a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery in Virginia while serving in the U.S. Air Force at Langley Air Force Base. After completing his active-duty commitment years, he and his family returned to the beauty and diverse community of San Francisco with his wife and their 3 children. He continues to serve in the Air Force Reserves at Travis Air Force Base on a part-time basis.

"In tailoring my treatment plans for my patients, I place high value in ensuring that my work aligns with the high-quality, compassionate, and ethical care I'd desire for my own family members."

Dr. Gurries

Edmond Bedrossian, DDS, FACD, FACOMS, FAO

Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Dr. Edmond Bedrossian graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1981. He completed his training in 1986 at the University of The Pacific, School of Dentistry and completed a four-year Oral & Maxillofacial Residency training program at the Alameda Medical Center.


In addition to private practice, Dr. Bedrossian is the Director of Advanced Implant Reconstruction at the University of the Pacific, Arthur. A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.


Dr. Bedrossian is recognized as an expert in the field of dental implants and has given numerous presentations on the subject both nationally and internationally. He has also lectured internationally with Professor Brånemark on various topics, especially the rehabilitation of patients with maxillofacial defects. Dr. Bedrossian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

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