Dr. Bonicelli graduated from North Dakota State University in 2004 with a B.S. in Food and Nutrition. She went on to obtain her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University in 2008. In the spring of 2010, Dr. Bonicelli established her family dental practice, Dr. B. Dentistry. Her focus has always been to maintain exceptional care with a personal touch. She is a member of the American Dental Association and participates in the Heartland Study Club. She continues her education on the most modern dental techniques reading Gordon Christenson’s monthly publications and attending courses at SPEAR dental campus in Scottsdale, AZ and BIOCLEAR learning center in Seattle, WA. Staying true to her passion for a healthy lifestyle, she is a also a Registered Dietitian.
Her husband, John, was originally born in California, but raised in North Dakota, was torn between the small-town and big-city life. But remembering life at NDSU brought him back to Fargo. “We are both Bison alums and haven’t forgotten our love for the growing and fruitful city of Fargo.”
What do you love most about dentistry?
“I love creating with my mind and body. I think it’s such a beautiful thing to see what can become of nothing by simply applying oneself fully. And to do it in the mouth, it’s truly an honor.”
When do you perform your best dentistry?
“I perform my denitistry when a patient trusts that I’m looking-out for his or her best interest.”
What sources do you use to make treatment decisions and recommendations?
“For the last ten years, the Journal of the American Dental Association and Gordon Christensen’s Clinician’s Report have kept me abreast of the latest research and the most effective treatment methods. My team and I also attend regional seminars and exhibition halls to learn of the newest advancements in equipment and technology.”
What ages do you like to treat?
“I love patients of all ages! It seems no matter the age I can always learn from every one of my patients. Most of the time, it’s things about dentistry, but sometimes it’s things about life. Those are my favorite.”
What have you learned since graduating from Creighton University in Omaha, NE?
“The business of dentistry is complicated and in some cases, can be manipulated so that it is in contrast to the care dentistry provides. At Dr. B. Dentistry, there’s no manipulation. My husband, John, manages the financial office, and we pursue policies that protect our patients and team.”
What relationships do you nourish outside the clinic? Besides the business pillow-talk with John, that is?
“Ha ha, isn’t that so true! I hang out with my two daughters, Mabel and Nala. We share a dance class, make trips to the library, and play pretend. Sometimes our parents, siblings, and friends visit too.”