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DRS. MICHAEL SONICK and RUI MA treat patients with the utmost respect and compassion in a warm, caring environment. Their priority is patients’ well-being, providing comprehensive treatment planning for each patient. Once informed, patients can choose the most appropriate treatment for better health and enhanced beautiful smiles. Their strong commitment to clinical and academic endeavors reflect their commitment to patient-centered care.

DR. MICHAEL SONICK is a world-recognized periodontal and dental implant surgeon with a doctorate from UConn School of Dental Medicine and a degree in periodontics from Emory University. He trained in implant dentistry at Gothenburg, Sweden’s Branemark Clinic and Harvard University. Having successfully placed more than 10,000 implants, Dr. Sonick uses advanced technologies to regenerate bone and soft tissue restoring patients to optimal health. He regularly teaches at New York University and at UConn. Co-editor of Implant Site Development, a textbook on implant surgery, he is a sought-after lecturer nationally and abroad. He volunteers to treat indigent patients in need globally.

Dr. Sonick recalls, “At age eight, I had a terrible bike accident and lost my front teeth and fractured my jaw, which required years of dental reconstruction…I do everything possible to treat [patients] as I would like to be treated, with dignity, respect, and up to date care in a pain-free, comfortable environment.”

DR. RUI MA is a fourth-generation dentist. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in chemistry from SUNY Albany, where he was class valedictorian. After earning his D.M.D. from Tufts University, he completed his post-doctoral training in periodontics at Stony Brook University, where he received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in periodontics.

Dr. Ma has made it his personal mission to educate and guide patients through co-diagnosis, co-treatment planning, and assisting them with important decisions on treatment and care. He provides individualized treatment based upon each patients’ requirements. He believes that as practitioner, his first mission is to inform and educate each patient of their treatment options, so that they can make the best possible decision for their own care.

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