Meet Gerald P. Unhold, D.M.D., M.D.

Gerald Unhold

A higher level of education and training

“After becoming an oral surgeon, I felt it was important to earn my M.D. degree, as well. The additional training in general surgery has enabled me to do better evaluations and understand wound healing more completely. I’ve built this practice with double-degree surgeons who share my passion for knowledge. Our dedication to excellence has earned us a leadership position throughout Southern California.”

A passion for perfection

“Oral surgery continues to change and evolve, making it both challenging and rewarding. I seek out the best continuing education courses to maintain the highest level of competency to keep up with new innovations. I want to be the best oral surgeon, using the latest proven procedures, technologies and tools.”

Dr. Unhold has developed experience with several dental implant systems and has placed over 5,000 implants. He regularly shares his knowledge and expertise with other dental professionals, providing continuing education programs in the conference center of his state-of-the-art oral & facial surgery center. In this way, he is improving the quality of dental care for all Greater San Diego and North County area patients.

A focus on patient safety

“I’ve made it my professional goal to set the standard that other oral surgery practices are measured by. In order to make sure we practice and do things in the safest, most effective way possible, we became one of the first oral surgery practices in the country to get accreditation from the Joint Commission—the same organization that accredits our nation’s hospitals. In fact, we are the only Joint Commission accredited oral & facial surgery center in Southern California.”

Dr. Unhold was voted by his peers as one of San Diego’s “Top Dentists.”

Dr. Gerald Unhold Reviews

I had an amazing experience with the entire staff and Dr Unhold.
Jennie M.-Escondido, CA via Yelp!

As to the surgeries, Dr Unhold is wonderful. Skilled and compassionate. He called the evening of my extraction personally to check on me and I have had 2 more followup calls from the office also checking to see how I was doing.
A very high standard of care and I would advise anyone to see Dr. Unhold. Don T. -Ramona, CA via Yelp!

Gerald P Unhold, MD, DMDGerald P. Unhold, D.M.D., M.D.
Board Certified: American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Dental Degree: Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
Medical Degree: University of Alabama
Residency: Maxillofacial, Louisiana State University Medical Center
Internship: General Surgery, St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois
Memberships: American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons