About Dr. Bonine's Practice
Our goal is to provide you with a quality of care of the highest standard
Here at Dr. Bonine's office in Brighton, Michigan, our goal is to provide you with a quality of care of the highest standard. Your comfort during your experience with us is of paramount importance. We are committed to informing, advising, and listening to your concerns and questions all to better empower you to make the best possible decisions for your health.
- What is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon diagnoses and treats a wide range of problems related to the face, mouth, teeth and jaws. The specialty encompasses a background in dentistry and medicine and requires an additional 4-7 years of hospital-based training after dental school. Dr. Bonine has traditionally provided full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a more recent emphasis on wisdom teeth and implants, to all ages of people. Other common problems treated include extractions of diseased teeth, facial pain, facial injuries and fractures, trauma, rebuilding of bone, surgery to aid orthodontic treatment, tumors, surgery to reconstruct the jaws, and many other procedures.
- Where are the procedures performed?
The majority of procedures are performed on-site. Our Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired facility is tucked in a wooded glen, 2 miles off of I-96, midway between Brighton and Howell, and is conveniently located on Grand River. It is readily accessible from Ann Arbor, Jackson, Lansing, Fenton, and the suburbs of Detroit. A map can be generated at our website here. Our office is handicap and disability accessible, and was the first Accredited Ambulatory Health Care oral surgery office in Michigan.
- What are the anesthesia options?
Your comfort during your experience with us is of the highest importance. Our practice has a longstanding history of anesthetic safety. Anesthesia options are provided to make the procedures more tolerable and relaxing for you. These options include local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. A consultation at a time before your surgery will allow Dr. Bonine to explain your surgery, and advise you on the best possible anesthetic options.
- What are the payment options and insurance information?
For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard. In addition, we also offer low-interest financial plans through Care Credit. Payment is due at the time services are rendered.
We bill all insurance companies as a benefit to our patients. We participate with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Dental and Delta Premier. Most of our procedures are billed through your dental insurance.
We participate with Medicare and some procedures are covered under traditional Blue Cross Blue Shield and/or Messa. For your convenience we will bill your medical insurance claims and any payment will go directly to you.
- What about emergency care?
You will have access to Dr. Bonine 24 hours a day. 24-hour emergency coverage is provided through our office. Dr. Bonine is also on staff at Detroit Medical Center Huron Valley, and St. Joseph Livingston Hospital should the need arise.
To better address your concerns after oral surgery, Dr. Bonine has the capability to connect with you through FaceTime, iChat or Skype for after-hours emergencies or when your recovery can be managed over the phone (only under Dr. Bonine's discretion).
- About the Doctor
Dr. Bonine received both his doctorate in dentistry and masters in oral surgery degrees from the University of Michigan in 1979, and 1984, respectively. He has been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery in Livingston County since 1984. Dr. Bonine has served on various boards and committees including: President of the Detroit Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chief of Surgery at St. Joseph Livingston Hospital, President of the local dental society, appointed to the six-member national task force on wisdom teeth by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition to his practice in Brighton, Dr. Bonine is an adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Michigan's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Bonine has been a part of Livingston County's community for the past 35 years, and resides in Howell with his wife and younger children.