H. Brian Sun, DMD, MS

Dr. H. Brian Sun is a jaw and implant surgeon, a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Western University College of Dental Medicine, a Clinical Instructor at the University of the Pacific Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a former molecular biologist at the UCLA Center for Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research.

He is experienced in oral as well as maxillofacial surgery and has authored dozens of texts on oral surgery, orthognathic surgery, sleep apnea, trauma, pathology, and anesthesiology. He continues to serve as a scientific reviewer to several publications.

Outside of the clinics, Dr. Sun is an automobile enthusiast and an amateur violinist. He enjoys traveling, exploring classical music, hiking, and overall spending time with his family.

Select Textbook Publications

Editor, Surgical Management of Head and Neck Pathologies; IntechOpen. London, UK; 2021 (in press)

Special Contributor and Chapter Co-Author for multiple sections in: Elo J; Herford, A. Oral Surgery for Dental Students – A Quick Reference Guide. Thieme Medical Publishers. Stuttgart, Germany; 2019

Chapter AuthorDiagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. In: Surgical Management of Head and Neck Pathologies. IntechOpen. London, UK; 2021 (in press)

Chapter AuthorAnesthesia and Sedation. In: A Textbook of Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Volume 3. IntechOpen. London, UK; 2016

Select Journal Publications

Sun, HH; Fallah, H. “Efficacy and Cost of Maxillary Patient-Specific Implants in Orthognathic Surgery.” The Permanente Journal. (Under Review)

Sun, HH; Lin, SC; Shimel, B; Park, CM; Sharaschandra, S. “Vascular floor of mouth mass with unanticipated intracranial, orbital, and vertebral associated involvements.” Head and Neck Pathology. 14(1): 199-202 (2020)

Sun, HH; Antoine, J; Vu, G; Park, CM. “The Anesthetic Management of a Cardiac Transplant Patient Following Extensive Facial Trauma Caused by a Pit Bull Attack.” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2018.e1-2018.e4 (2019)

Sun, HH; Lin, SC; Park, CM; Elo, JA. “Asymptomatic intrabony radiolucency of the anterior mandible.” Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology. 130(4): 350-356. 2020.

Sun, HH; Elo, JA; McClendon, GD; Singh, H; Park, CM. “Comparative efficacy of video and text instructional modalities for an oral surgery technique among dental students.” Pacific Journal of Health. 1(1): 1-14. (2018)

Borke, JL; Elo, JA; Sun, HH; Kang, SY. “Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: update and future possibilities.” Journal of the California Dental Association. 46(5): 301- 305. 2018

Elo, JA; Sun, HH; Dong, F; Nguyen, K; Zakhary, K. “Does bone grafting improve outcomes in coronectomy surgery?  Long-term (5-9 years) clinical and radiographic follow-up of 78 adult patients.” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 75(7) 1330 – 1337 (2017)

Sun, HH; Elo, JA; Rogers, JM. “Determination of a Low-Risk Mandibular Symphysis Graft Donor Site.” Journal of the California Dental Association. 45(11): 601 – 605 (2017)

Elo, JA; Sun, HH; Dong, F; Tandon, R; Singh, R. “Novel Incision Design and Primary Flap Closure Reduces the Incidence of Alveolar Osteitis and Infection in Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Surgery.” Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology. 122(2) 124 – 133. 2016

Wong, DT; Kim, JJ; Khalid, O; Sun, HH; Kim, Y. “Double Edge: CDK2AP1 In Cell-cycle Regulation and Epigenetic Regulation” Journal of Dental Research. 91(3) 235 – 241. 2012

Kim, JJ; Khalid, O; Vo, S; Sun, HH; Wong, DT; Kim, Y. “A Novel Regulatory Factor Recruits Wnt to Suppress Stem Cell Development” Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287 41103 – 41117. 2012

Select Awards and Recognitions 

Member, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honor Society

Recipient, Southern California Academy of Oral Pathology Fowkes & Fogel Memorial Award Recipient, Pierre Fauchard Award

Recipient, American Dental Education Association/Crest Oral-B Laboratories Scholarship Professional Memberships 

American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS)

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS)

California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS)

Korean Association of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine (KAAS)

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)

American Dental Association (ADA)

California Dental Association (CDA)

Profile Details

Name: H. Brian Sun, DMD, MS

Speciality: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Office is open from

Monday
7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tuesday
7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday
7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Expert in these areas

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Facial Trauma
Unfortunately, as a result of trauma, you may have suffered a fracture of one or more of your facial bones. In most cases, if not treated, proper function and facial esthetics may always be a concern.
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Wisdom Teeth
If your wisdom teeth are causing you discomfort, call us for a consultation for surgical removal. Impacted wisdom teeth can adversely affect your oral health.


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Bone Grafting
After a tooth extraction, bone grafting helps rebuild your jawbone. Bone grafting is usually necessary when planning for future implants.



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Biopsies
Many times, an area will look altered either in the mouth, or in the bone on X-ray. A biopsy is a definitive way to ensure the nature of the lesion.

An impacted tooth can cause a variety of dental issues. Sometimes the best solution is to extract the tooth. The expert team at San Jose Oral Surgery offers simple and surgical tooth extraction options.
Dental Extractions
We offer simple and surgical tooth extractions to relieve the pain that comes from an impacted tooth.
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Dental Implants
Dental implants are a natural-looking prosthetic tooth option whether you’re missing one, or all of your teeth. We also offer All-on-4® dental implants.

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