ZenOne Podcast

I had a chance to interview Dr. Bonner right after the presentation in Lubbock Texas called "Pearls of Dentistry". In this short episode we cover so many things, from Attitude of the Dentist, How to define Success, and how to be more profitable as a private dentist.

Show Notes

Dr. David Bonner has a years of clinical experience and business success that now he has a chance to share with fellow dentist. I love the energy and true passion Dr. Bonner has to dentistry. We kick off the conversation discussing sensitivity, amalgams, public speaking, defining success, doctor's attitude, coaching, work life balance, and how to love the dental industry! 

Dr. David Bonner Bio:
Leader in Advanced General Dentistry Dr. David M. Bonner was recognized as “Citizen of the Year” in 2013 by the Dumas & Moore County Chamber of Commerce. In 1992, nomineed Texas Dentist of the Year.

The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio has honored him as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor.
He lectures throughout the country to dental schools and Professional Dental Associations on dental technology, dental materials, and dental practices.

Dr. B’s enthusiasm for dentistry is contagious. His son, Dr. Reagan A. Bonner, graduated from The UT Dental School in San Antonio. His younger son, Dr. Justin D. Bonner, graduated from the UT Dental School in San Antonio and works as an Oral Surgeon in Temple, TX at the Baylor Scott & White Hospital. His daughters-in-law, Rachel and Lydia, are both Registered Dental Hygienists.

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 also taught chemistry and worked in chemical research.

In 1980, he graduated with his doctorate from The University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio. While there he 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 Team 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 41 years, have four married children and nine grandchildren.



What is ZenOne Podcast?

ZenOne Podcast is a place where we combine our 2 passions. One is to help improve dental practices through efficiency (think of streamlined process, organization, Zen in your office life) and interviewing interesting people.