Dear Dr. Bonnick,
It was a pleasure to attend your over the shoulder implant course. I very much admire your excellent systems and techniques. It was especially beneficial to watch you adapt to some of the inevitable unexpected complications to assure a great result.
Thanks for your hospitality and that of your great staff.
Alvin P. Jenkins, D.D.S., P.A. (West Jefferson, NC)
I would highly recommend this course. It is by far the best implant live patient observation and assistance course in the region. Dr. Bonnick is a master dentist in his care for the patient and instruction to the doctor. His approach is to engage the doctor and patient in professional and scientific dialogs and techniques, which make for in-depth learning, while the patients’ are achieving state of the art caring surgery.
If there would be a recommendation for improvement, it would be to have more lectures and courses. This is a must take course for any dentist who plans to place implants and, a must take course for the dentist who requires advanced training in implant placement. The information and knowledge that Dr. Bonnick shares are too valuable to be limited to two or three courses per year. “Since your course, I have placed two implants and my associate has placed two. I also find that I treatment plan better with my specialists. I look forward to continuing to learn with you.”
Spurgeon Webber 111 D.D.S. (Charlotte, NC)
I recently had the opportunity to watch Dr. Bertrand Bonnick perform an implant surgery at his office in High Point, NC. While I was there, Dr. Bonnick placed three implants in the right posterior quadrant of the maxillary arch to replace the upper right first and second premolars and first molar. He expanded the buccal bone to accommodate the implants and was able to avoid and invasive sinus lift or bone graft.
Dr. Bonnick was an exceptional instructor during this procedure. His technique was impressive and he thoroughly explained every step as he worked. Prior to the surgery, he explained the treatment planning process and the rationale for the type of implant he selected, as well as the possible pitfalls one could encounter if proper protocol was not followed. At the end of my time in his office, I felt that I had received a wonderful education on implant dentistry.
Mark H. Kaley, D.D.S. Orthodontist (Greensboro, NC)
This letter serves to share the positive learning experience I had at Dr. Bertrand Bonnick’s office on March 23, 2007. Dr. Bonnick was kind enough to invite me to his office and let me assist him on an implant case. This procedure was a single tooth implant in the #5 area which involved the osteotome technique to widen the bony architecture. I was particularly interested in the bone expansion technique and I got a first-hand look at how this is used to the clinician’s advantage when the ridge is thin.
Dr. Bonnick showed excellence from a teaching perspective. From sterilization procedures to documentation of the work with photography and digital radiographic pictures, I left with the impression that the patient was in very capable hands. The procedure went very well and should have a very nice restoration in the #5 area. I would recommend any dental clinician who is interested in learning more about implant dentistry to pay Dr. Bonnick a visit at his beautiful, state-of-the-art office setting!
Jerry Nazziola, D.D.S., M.S. Periodontist (Greensboro, NC)
Thank you for allowing me to observe 10 hours of implant surgery at your office on Friday, May 4, 2007. You were absolutely superb.
You know your anatomy cold; you had the patience and great patient management. In addition to knowledge, you gave me confidence. It was a great learning experience.
Cristiana Gaton D.D.S. (Amsterdam, NY)
I am just writing to let you know how thoroughly I enjoyed your implant course. While I have read literature and attended CE courses on implants it was very helpful to be there during the actual clinical procedure. Your insight and willingness to share different pearls helped to make this a valuable experience.
I specifically liked seeing the case of the patient receiving an implant overdenture. This is a procedure I anticipate serving as a practice builder, mandibular dentures can be so frustrating for both the patient and clinician. Improving efficiency through the use of expanded function dental assistants (DA 11’s) was displayed throughout your cases. In addition, the ability to calm the apprehensive patient was intertwined in the clinical curriculum.
The second case that I observed with the implant placement and bone grafting with membrane proved also to be very informative. I feel that I learned more than I planned on during this day experience. Thank you once again for opening your office to me and the other clinicians for learning. I hope to have such an experience again!
Bradford l. Picot, DDS (Columbia, SC)
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to observe several of your current implant placement techniques on four of your patients on May 4, 2007. This was truly a very educational and rewarding experience. The opportunity allowed me to closely observe your implant placement technique from the moment each patient entered their treatment room until their treatment was complete. The diversity of each procedure was excellent; among the procedures I found all of them to be very interesting. The procedures observed include the following.
- Placement of 4 Mini implants with an immediate load of a mandibular denture.
- Mandibular implant placement for tooth #30 with bone grafting to increase attached keratinized gingiva.
- Implant placed into socket grafted site for tooth #4, osteotomes were used for expansion.
- Bone expansion with osteotomes in the anterior maxilla for implant placement tooth #8.
This experience helps to enhance my knowledge of implant placement and gives me more confidence in recommending implants to my patients. I know you and your staff will continue to have great success with your implant procedures because of the training, preparation, and quality of work you all exhibited with each of these patients. I look forward to placing implants with you in the near future; I will strongly recommend other general dentists to contact your office if they are interested in placing implants.
J.Selig Cooper, DDS (Greensboro, NC)
For additional information on our continuing education courses including the “Over the Shoulder Implant Dentistry” course, please contact our office at 336-841-0000. Space is limited but in the event of a last minute cancellation or demand for additional implant courses please ask to be put on the waiting list and we will do our best to help you in incorporating implant dentistry into your practice (general, family, cosmetic, or otherwise).