Dr. Sidney Chonowski graduated from The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1978. Prior to studying at dental school, he attended Pratt Institute and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Following graduation, Dr. Chonowski continued his dental training by completing a General Practice Residency in General Dentistry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Chonowski received the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry in 1986. Dr. Chonowski been practicing at his Morristown location since 1979. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Chonowski kept up to date by taking many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. He recently completed a one year course on dental implants. He has been certified in Invisalign and most recently in the new Perio Protect system for periodontal health. He is taking courses at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Training. Dr. Chonowski is an attending dentist at Morristown Medical Center. He is a past vice chairman of the Dental department. He has lectured on dental issues related to diabetes, sleep apnea and snoring. He is Co-Chairperson for the Curricullum Committee. He has recently been elected to the Medical Executive Committee representing the dental department at Morristown Medical Center. Dr. Chonowski has been nominated to the prestigious National Dental Practice Based Research Network which is composed of an exclusive network of highly qualified dentists engaged in leading edge research sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Dr. Chonowski has been nominated to be on the advisory board of the NDPBRN. He has been appointed the leading clinician on two research projects, one is on dental hypersensitivity and the other is on cracked teeth which are ongoing studies. Dr. Chonowski has recently been appointed a Professor of Dental Medicine at the University of Rochester Eastman School of Oral Medicine. He recently gave a presentation there on the research projects he is involved with in the NDPBRN. Dr. Chonowski has been appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine where he is teaching 3rd and 4th year dental students. Dr. Chonowski has recently completed a certification course for the FBI and is a volunteer for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies on dental coding unidentifed and missing persons. Dr. Chonowski has been certified in use of dental lasers by the Academy of Dental Lasers. He is also certified to make sleep apnea and snoring appliances. Dr. Chonowski is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Acadamy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Morris Seminars, Bergen County Dental Implant Study Club, Morris Area Dentists Association and the Morristown chapter of the Seattle Dental Study Club. Dr. Chonowski is on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Dental Association. He is the Membership Chairperson for the Tri-County Dental Association. He is also on the Peer Review Committee for the dental association. Dr. Chonowski lives in Randolph and is married to Jane who is a special education teacher in Florham Park. He has two daughters, Nicole, who is married to Charles and they have a two sons, Eli and Andrew. His other daughter, Randi is married to Adam and they have a daughter, Marley and a son, Spencer. Dr. Chonowski in his spare time is a sports enthusiast. He plays golf and tennis. He roots for the Mets, Giants and Devils. He roots for his favorite college teams, the University of Michigan Wolverines (his daughter Nicole and husband Charles are graduates) and the Indiana University Hoosiers (his daughter Randi and her husband Adam are graduates). Go Blue and Go Big Red.
We would like to welcome you to our office. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventive patient care.Your smile and dental health is our top priority. Drs. Chonowski and Patwa are dedicated to providing you with the personal, high quality care you deserve. Experienced dentists with world class training, they provide all aspects of general, restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. We also offer ZOOM! whitening, sleep apnea/snoring appliances, the Perio Protect method of treatment gum disease, laser dentistry and Invisalign orthodontic treatments.
We are committed to making our practice convenient to you and your family. We provide complete patient comfort in the following ways:
a.Implementing the latest technology (we use lasers, digital x-rays, iPads) in our procedures and treatments. We have tv's also available in our treatment rooms.
b. Maintaining a comfortable reception area with tv's and the latest magazines available.
c. Providing a complimentary coffee bar.
d. Free parking in our parking lot in the rear of our building.
Our website also offer detailed information about our doctors and staff as well as our many services we provide. It also includes directions to our office in Morristown, NJ.
Please feel free to contact us by email or by phone at any time. We want you to feel confident that when you choose to see us, that you are working with the most qualified, experienced and caring dental professionals in the Morristown area.Our patients are our most important asset, and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. Your referrals are welcome and appreciated. We look forward to seeing you!
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
University of Pennsylvania / School of Dental Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1978
Maimonides Hosp Med Ctr
Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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