Meet The Doctors
Bonita Family Doctors
Dr. Sandhya Hegde (President/CEO): Dr. Hegde has been practicing in San Diego since graduating from acclaimed Loma Linda University in the year 2000. She also has been awarded a prestigious fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2009 and is committed to perpetual learning. Dr. Hegde has undergone specialized training in the field of Implant, Cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry, Invisalign and orthodontics.
She has been successful because of her passion for excellence in dentistry, higher standards of care for her patients, good chair side manner and painless techniques. Dr. Hegde’s mission is to be dedicated to your dental care.
On the personal side, she is devoted to her husband and their two sons and enjoys her pet dog and cat.
Dr. Grey Cunningham: Dr. Cunningham is a third generation dentist from USC, who has been in practice since 1988. Dr. Cunningham has had extensive post graduate training in the areas of Implantology, Bone and Tissue Grafting, Cosmetic dentistry, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Orthodontics and Invisalign Clear Braces. Dr. Cunningham graduated from the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1995 and is an associate professor at UCSD, treating needy patients and training undergraduate pre-dental students. Dr. Cunningham routinely performs multi unit veneer & implant cases and works closely with specialists, as needed, in ensuring the best care for his patients.
Dr. Christine Buenaventura: Dr. Buenaventura is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Dr. Buenaventura also has a dual degree in general dentistry and has undergone post graduate studies in Orthodontics from the Philippines. Dr. Buenaventura has been practicing dentistry since 2000, having had her own dental practice. She is loved by her kid patients and is well regarded for her gentleness & comprehensive approach to dental care by all her patients.
Dr. Michael R. Clark, D.D.S. (Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon): Dr. Clark specializes in Periodontal and Dental Implant Surgery. He earned his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology from U.C. Berkeley, his doctorate (D.D.S.) from Case Western Reserve University, and his Periodontal Specialty Certificate at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Clark has made a lifelong commitment to advanced continuing education. He is a graduate of the Misch International Implant Institute in both surgery and prosthetics. He has received advanced training in bone regeneration and implant placement with a broad spectrum of internationally respected dental surgeons.
In full time private practice since 1983, Dr. Clark has extensive experience in all forms of periodontal surgery, including periodontal plastic surgery, and has successfully placed dental implants for many years. Rather unique among Periodontists, Dr. Clark also has considerable experience in the restoration of implants. Esthetics, function, and longevity of implant-supported teeth are directly related to precise positioning of the implants during surgery. Having personally restored a few hundred implants, Dr. Clark’s experience with implant prosthetics makes him a better surgeon.
Dr. Clark holds fellowships in both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the International College of Dentists. A former member of the California Dental Association Board of Trustees, Dr. Clark served as Component President of his local dental society in Northern California, and as President of his Rotary Club in 2005.
Dr. Clark and his wife Lora moved to Oceanside, CA in 2007 where they enjoy travel, cycling, golf, and raising exotic dogs.
Dr. Hammond graduated in 1976 from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry with many honors including selection to the Gorgas Prosthodontic Honor Society. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Hammond was selected to serve as a General Practice Resident at Naval Hospital San Diego.
He served as the head of oral surgery at the Naval Hospital Guantanomo Bay, Cuba after completion of the residency. In 1985, Dr. Hammond returned to San Diego to start a private practice. He joined the group of Drs. Golec, Cutri, Maw, and Berger. .
Today, Dr. Hammond’s professional interests lean toward dental implants and bone graft preparation for dental implants. He also enjoys orthognathic surgery and jaw reconstruction as well as more routine dental oral surgery such as wisdom teeth and dental extractions. He is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.
Dr. Hammond loves his profession and especially enjoys the many wonderful patients for whom he is privileged to care.
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