Leader in Advanced General Dentistry
We want to introduce you to the dentist who founded our practice in 1980.
Dr. David M. Bonner was recognized as “Citizen of the Year” in 2013 by the Dumas & Moore County Chamber of Commerce. In 1992, he was a nominee for Texas Dentist of the Year.
The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio has honored him as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor.
Dental Schools and Professional Dental Associations ask him to lecture throughout the country to dentists and dental students on dental technology, dental materials, and dental practices.
Dr. B's enthusiasm for dentistry is contagious. His son, Reagan A. Bonner, DDS, graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and practices general dentistry in South Texas. His younger son, Justin D. Bonner, DDS, graduated from UTHSCSA and is working and training in Oral Surgery at the University of the Pacific in Oakland, CA. His daughters-in-law, Rachel and Lydia, are both Registered Dental Hygienists.
When asked why he lives in Dumas, Texas, Dr. Bonner says, “I love the Texas Panhandle and its people. I was raised here and wanted to raise my family here among some of the best people on earth.”
Dr. B. earned a B.S. in chemistry and biology at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1976, where he taught chemistry and worked in chemical research.
In 1980, he graduated with his doctorate from The University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio where he also worked as a research scientist in biomedical materials.
In 2009, he earned his M.B.A. from Texas Tech University with a certified emphasis in Health Care Management.
After dental school graduation, Dr. Bonner returned to his hometown of Dumas where he has been in the practice of Orthodontics & General Dentistry since June of 1980.
Dr. Bonner is active in organized Dentistry. He served as President for the Panhandle District Dental Society in 2010-2011, a component of the American Dental Association. He has served as President of the Panhandle Academy of General Dentistry, and Vice-President of the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of professional organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, International Association for Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, Panhandle District Dental Society, Alumni Association of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, and Memorial Hospital Staff.
Active in the community, he taught 7 courses of Human Anatomy & Physiology at Amarillo College. He served as the "Head Wrangler" for Dogie Days 2008 and serves the Dumas Noon Lions Club as the Immediate Past District Governor for the Lions District. Dr. Bonner is also currently serving as City Commissioner & Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Dumas.
He has coached many of our youth in football, basketball, wrestling, soccer, and baseball. He and his wife Gayla, of 37 years, have four married children and five grandchildren.