Bonnie J Rothwell
Our practice focuses on high quality dental services for the cosmetically-minded person. In addition to cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers, dentures and whitening, we also offer placement and restoration of implants, and TMJ diagnosis and treatment.
Describe the moment you decided you wanted to be a doctor. The moment I knew I wanted to be a cosmetic dentist happened in dental school. A young patient would not smile due to fluorosis spotting on her teeth. After a dental procedure to make the cosmetic improvement, she cried happy tears and could not stop smiling! I realized then that I can make a positive difference in people’s lives. I thought, “Wow!” I wanted to make people this happy every day and dedicated myself to seeking out the training to do the best I can for my patients.
What have you learned from your patients that you never could have learned from any class or operating room? With cosmetic dentistry, beauty truly is in the eyes of the beholder. There is no “cookie cutter” perfect smile. It’s important to take the time to listen to what the patient desires in order to give them the smile they’ve always wanted.
What are you doing to stay at the forefront of medical technology and innovation? We strive to have the latest technologies. This is an exciting time in dentistry. Our staff recognizes the value of staying current and enjoys the training and continuing education that is required for this technology to benefit our patients.
What is one thing we can do as patients to stay healthy in 2016? Good daily oral hygiene, including flossing, is very important to our overall systemic health. It’s a simple and inexpensive thing to do every day at home and it can make a significant difference.
Bonnie J. Rothwell, DMD, AAACD
11 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 200, Hilton Head Island, SC,