Meet Dr. Sallyanne Bonner
The now retired Dr. Bonner is one of the original founders of our dental practice and is well-known by her patients and colleagues for her high-quality work, excellent communication skills, gentle demeanor, and genuinely caring personality. Her professional focus was on preventive dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry, TMJ therapy, and aesthetic dentistry.
Raised in New Jersey and Connecticut, she received her undergraduate degree from St. Bonaventure University and in 1976, her dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In 1978, she opened her own practice in Lebanon, NJ. Responding to the demands of a rapidly growing practice, she formed a partnership with Dr. Vincent J. Schaible in 1989.
Dr. Bonner has a strong belief in the value of continuing education and its importance to helping her provide the highest quality care for her patients. This is an attitude and expectation that she has brought to the professional culture of our practice that is still evident today. She had been a participant at the esteemed Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education since 1988 and also attended the Dawson Center seminars.
In 1989, she became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. In July 2010, she was awarded the Mastership Award of the Academy of General Dentistry, representing 1,100 hours of continuing education. It is noteworthy that less than 1% of dentists practicing in New Jersey have achieved this level of career prestige. Dr. Bonner is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and was a regular attendee at the latter’s annual conferences.
Dr. Bonner is married to her dental school sweetheart, Dr. Charles Krowicki, and they have three beautiful daughters: Erin O’Grodnick, DMD; Shannon, an accomplished actor and singer; and Meghan Branston, D.O. In her retirement, Dr. Bonner is spending a lot of time with her family, traveling, playing tennis and golf, and working out at the gym.