Meet Dr. Bertrand Bonnick
High Point, North Carolina
Dr. Bertrand Bonnick has become a leading North Carolina dentist, not because of the wide range of services he provides, but because he gives each patient the special care and attention he or she deserves. Patients come to Dr. Bonnick from across the state because of the exceptional care he provides and the experience he has.
Learn more about Dr. Bonnick by exploring the sections below.
Experience Over 20 years of dental experience in practices ranging from general to sedation dentistry.
In 2000 after honeymooning with his wife in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina Dr. Bertrand Bonnick decided to relocate to North Carolina. After several trips to North Carolina “The Triad was chosen as the ideal location for raising a family. After 18 years of practicing in New York, Dr. Bonnick bought the practice of Dr. Robert Kriegsman (established in Greensboro since 1962) and started a family general dentistry practice in Greensboro in March of 2004.
In November of 2004, Dr. Bonnick completed the Medical College of Georgia’s one-year Maxicourse program on dental implantology and became the first dentist in Guilford County to own the Simplant software for doing virtual implant surgery. Virtual surgery allows the patient and doctor to use a CT scan on a computer to simulate the actual surgery to determine whether the patient is a good candidate for Dental Implants or if additional grafting of bone would be needed to place implants.
Dr. Bonnick understands that the key to being one of the best dentists in North Carolina is a lifelong commitment to learning and continuing education. By 1992, he had completed over 500 credits of continuing education as well as passing an extensive written examination on all areas of dentistry and was recognized with the Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.).
North Carolina requires 15 hours of continuing education credits per year in order for dentists to retain their licenses, at that rate it would take a dentist 30 years to complete 450 credit hours and 60 years to complete 900 credit hours. Dr. Bonnick and staff spend 30-300 hours per year in continuing education and training to continually incorporate new knowledge into the practice and improve the quality of care and service to our patients. The dentists always want to know about your concerns and will strive to address them without violating legal or ethical principles of the standard of care in dentistry.
On June 16-17, 2006 Dr. Bonnick and staff attended the course given by Nobel Biocare in Fort Washington Pennsylvania along with two other doctors from Greensboro in order to be able to provide “Teeth in an Hour, or “Teeth in a Day using their software. Dr. Bonnick already had several years of experience with virtual surgery using the Simplant software being the first in Guilford County to purchase and use it. This experience enhanced his selective cases with immediate loading of implants.
Education Achieved Master in the Academy of General Dentistry with over 1100 hours of continuing education. Also became the first North Carolina dentist awarded the Diplomate in the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
In 1982, Dr. Bertrand Bonnick graduated from the State University of New York-Albany cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a combined minor in mathematics and physics. From there, he attended the University of Maryland Dental School (the world’s first dental college), graduating in 1986, and was selected as a Who’s Who Scholar for academic achievement and student government leadership.
Knowing that school for dentists could provide only limited experiences, Dr. Bonnick competed for and earned a position in advanced training at Long Island Jewish Hospital Medical Center-QHC. During the first year of the program, he spent one month in the Department of Anesthesiology where he provided sedation for 6-10 patients per day. Approximately 20% of dentists complete a hospital-based general practice residency. This puts Dr. Bonnick in the outstanding company among dentists.
After completing his residency program, the director asked Dr. Bonnick if he would like to stay for a second year as chief resident. The director said “Only 2% of all general dentists complete two years of post-graduate training, it will help you treat more difficult patients. You would help to train all the new residents, you will handle more complex cases, and learn a lot more from our specialists. You will help to train the new residents on operating room protocols and do more operating room cases. Furthermore, I need someone who will not compromise his moral and ethical standards.”
Dr. Bonnick chose to accept the chief residency, and after he completed that challenging year he was offered a part-time job as an instructor in the program. He remained an instructor for 10 years and was voted Instructor of the Year in 1991 by the dentists he taught in the post-graduate dental program. Dr. Bonnick considers this one of his highest achievements ever because most of the other instructors nominated for the award were instructors who also taught him in 1986-1988.
Awards and Organizations Membership in a number of dental organizations, including the North Carolina Dental Society, Dental Implant Association of North Carolina, and Diplomate of Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
At our dental office, we realize that technology and credentials can go so far. That’s why caring for a patient in an ethical way is our primary concern. Set up your dental consultation today to learn more about Dr. Bonnick can help you restore your smile.
Call Dr. Bonnick at our High Point location today at (336) 841-0000