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Joseph Bonkowski, DMD

Meet Dr. Bonkowski

Dr. Bonkowski is a Westfield native who graduated from St. Mary’s High in 1975. He continued his undergraduate education at Holyoke Community College and Marquette University to receive his B.S. in 1979. He graduated from Marquette School of Dentistry in 1983. Among his many post-graduate accomplishments in 1988 he earned a Certificate of Orthodontics and Orthopedics from United States Dental Institute on Boston. In 1991 he became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and in 2001 he earned the prestigious Masters in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). In 1999 to 2001 he also travelled to St. Petersburg Florida to learn under Dr. Peter Dawson in the center of Advanced Dental Study. In 2002, he completed the “Mastery Program” in Scottsdale Arizona under Dr. Michael Schuster in the “Center for Professional Development”. 

In the mid 2000’s “Dr. B.” spent many hours studying TMJ and Bite Issues and completed Level III training at OBI (Orthographics Bioesthetics International) in Louisville Kentucky. He also assisted teaching levels II course in nearby Boston. In 2007, after taking a hands-on implant course in Augusta Georgia he became certified in IV sedation from Medical College of Georgia and began placing Nobel Biocare Implants in his private practice. Soon thereafter he became an assistant faculty member for the General Practice Residency (GPR) program and travels to Augusta several times a year. 

His professional affiliations are The American Dental Association (ADA), The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), Valley District Dental Society, New England Mastertrack Study Club, Noble Hospital Staff, Westfield Dental Society, and the Berkshire Facial study group. Dr. B. holds Dental Licenses in Massachusetts and Georgia.

He enjoys reading, golf, carpentry, ski racing, Red Sox baseball, and Patriot football!

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