As a member of the Spear resident faculty, Dr. Bonk is devoted to sharing his knowledge and skills of advanced restorative dentistry by providing advice, leadership, and support to other dentists through the courses he teaches. He began his journey with Spear in 2009 as a member of the Anterior Live Patient Faculty.
Dr. Bonk brings more than three decades of dental experience to Spear. In addition to his teaching role with Spear, he is a Faculty/Clinical Advisor for the General Practice Residency Program at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, IL, where he works with graduate dentists once a month. He also continues to present lectures around the country to dentists about advanced restorative dentistry and mentors participants in the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Early in his career, he provided advanced training in the dental specialties of periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthetics, as well as training in hospital medicine and treatment of medically compromised patients during a one-year residency at the Loyola Medical Center. He serves as a visiting faculty member at the Pankey Institute.
Dr. Bonk received his D.D.S. from Loyola School of Dentistry in 1981 and became a designated Pankey Scholar in 2005.