Dr. Bonnie Helfner, DDS

Dr. Bonnie Helfner, DDS

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Dr. Bonnie Helfner, DDS is a dentist who practices in Commack, NY. Read her story

645 Commack Rd

Commack, NY 11725

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian

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Dr. Helfner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Helfner "Dr. Bonnie Helfner, has been a member of the Commack/Dix Hills community since 1980. Dr. Helfner graduated from Commack High School in 1986, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and graduated with honors from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1990. Ever since she was a child, Dr. Helfner knew she was destined to become a dentist when, at age 6, she landed herself in big trouble by brushing toothpaste into her family's red carpet while waiting for her parents to wake up one Saturday morning! A 1994 graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, one of Dr. Helfner's fondest memories is of taunting Buffalo Bills fans during each of their four consecutive Super Bowl losses. During her senior year, Dr. Helfner was awarded the coveted Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, presented to an outstanding student for exhibiting leadership, excelling in the clinical aspects of dentistry, and academically attaining superior grades. Upon graduation, Dr. Helfner continued her education, completing a General Practice Residency program at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Northport, NY in conjunction with emergency dental training at the University Hospital Medical Center in Stony Brook, NY. Shortly after successfully completing her residency program, Dr. Helfner opened her own office in Commack in 1997. She is consistently an active part of the Commack/Dix Hills community volunteering her time to give dental presentations to the students in Commack's primary and intermediate schools, generously donating dental-related gift baskets to the local PTA organizations, participating annually in the Commack High School shadowing program designed to provide students with observational and hands-on opportunities in dentistry, and establishing an annual scholarship for Commack High School graduates. The Bonnie Helfner, DDS Beat the Odds Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has shown significant improvement in his or her high school career by overcoming adversity and showing that by persevering, success is possible. Dr. Helfner was recognized in 2002 as one of Commack High School's Alumni of Distinction for her efforts in reaching out to her community, improving the dental health and quality of life of the people who seek her professional services, and for her general compassion and humanity. Dr. Helfner dedicates herself to a lifetime of ongoing learning. She is a member of various dental study clubs, designed to keep dentists abreast of the latest dental technology and to enhance their skills and technique in all phases of their profession. Those who know Dr. Helfner know what an avid, diehard New York Mets fan she is. Her son's middle name is actually Shea!! Dr. Helfner currently lives in Dix Hills with her husband, Mike, and their children, Drew and Dara. She takes great pride in her many accomplishments and remains enthusiastic about filling her life with a sense of purpose, contributing to her community as a dental health professional, and realizing the bright fulfillment of her many hopes and dreams."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Helfner "The cornerstone of our practice philosophy is that we sincerely believe that dentistry involves more than simply treating your teeth; it's about the way we treat you, your anxiety and your overall comfort. From your very first appointment, you will find that you are our highest priority. Additionally, at our Commack practice, we are committed to providing you with the highest standard of personalized dental service, in a warm and caring environment. We will nurture a relationship with you based on trust, mutual respect, and ongoing open communication. We will greet you personally and strive to run on schedule because we know that your time is just as valuable as ours. We will work diligently to earn your confidence regarding the quality of care that you will consistently receive in this office."

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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Pediatric Dentistry
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Conditions Treated

  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Physical Disability
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache
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Procedures

  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Denture Repair
  • Invisalign®
  • Lower Dentures
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • SUNY Stony Brook
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • State University of New York At Buffalo / School of Dental Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Helfner has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Helfner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Helfner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helfner to family and friends
4.6
based on 5 total reviews
Dr. Helfner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Helfner accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
    Dental
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Guardian
    Guardian PPO

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