To fully appreciate the academic experience and dedication that Dr. Frank Bonno has brought to Santa Fe Dental Associates may require several sessions in his chair. He is always approachable and treats each patient as his next new friend. After over 31 years of practice in the Santa Fe area, he has a valuable detailed memory on patient’
To fully appreciate the academic experience and dedication that Dr. Frank Bonno has brought to Santa Fe Dental Associates may require several sessions in his chair. He is always approachable and treats each patient as his next new friend. After over 31 years of practice in the Santa Fe area, he has a valuable detailed memory on patient’s treatments, issues and family history. When you have an investment in a small community the rewards are keeping in touch with your patients; watching the children grow up and treating them again when they are back from college or home to see their parents. He has a genuine interest in his patients and their families.
His quest to serve began in Houston at Robert E. Lee High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology at Texas A&M University. He became a Licensed Pharmacist by earning a Postgraduate Degree at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. In 1985 he completed his Dental Degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. In 1982, Dr. Bonno married his lovely wife, Debbie, and found time to raise three children; Christina, Claire, and Frank Jr. Dr. Bonno purchased the practice of Holbert Lang DDS in 1988. Soon the office became too small, which resulted in forming Santa Fe Dental Associates with Dr. Dwayne Fontenot in 2003. At the current location there are now three Dentists and twelve Support Staff.
Dr. Bonno is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society. With little leisure time, he loves to gather family and friends around the table, share and display his Italian culinary skills and appetite for life. Outside of spending time with friends and family he is an avid reader and enjoys hunting.
Dr. Fontenot, a native Texan, grew up in southwest Houston. After graduating from Westbury High School, he entered the University of Houston where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He graduated in 1999 from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston with his Dental Deg
Dr. Fontenot, a native Texan, grew up in southwest Houston. After graduating from Westbury High School, he entered the University of Houston where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He graduated in 1999 from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston with his Dental Degree. During his studies, he was recognized for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in the Field of Prosthodontics. He also earned the Aquasil Ultra’s Quest Reward in the Bridge Impression Category. He is currently an Invisalign provider and is continuing his education to obtain Fellowship status with the International Dental Implant Association.
Dr. Fontenot is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, International Dental Implant Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr Fontenot met his wife, Kristen, at the University of Houston. Kristen is a Registered Dental Hygienist and is a staff member at Santa Fe Dental Associates. They enjoy working together and raising their two daughters, Elise and Audrey. The Fontenot family is learning to snow ski and enjoy traveling to National Parks. One of Dr. Fontenot’s passions is classic car restoration, especially his Pontiac Trans-Am. He also enjoys all varieties of fishing and his endless home improvement projects.
In the fall of 1999, Dr. Fontenot joined Dr. Bonno as an associate. They eventually formed a partnership in 2003 and the practice became Santa Fe Dental Associates. The Santa Fe Dental Office is an extension of Dr Fontenot’s family. He enjoys exchanging stories, sharing ideas and parental tips with his patients. But most of all, he strives to help his patients achieve the smiles they desire. Be True To Your Teeth or They’ll Be False To You!
Dr. Dan was born and raised in southeast Houston. He graduated in the top 25% of his high school and was awarded First Place in Nationals of the Health Occupations Student of America Competition under Dental Assisting. This movement was the start to his career into the dental profession. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a
Dr. Dan was born and raised in southeast Houston. He graduated in the top 25% of his high school and was awarded First Place in Nationals of the Health Occupations Student of America Competition under Dental Assisting. This movement was the start to his career into the dental profession. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Health minor from the University of Houston. During his time in college, his devotion towards dentistry continue to grow becoming leaders of dental organizations that helped other students proceed into the same profession. He became a Registered Dental Assistant and volunteered at Texas Mission of Mercy events and at Healthcare for the Homeless Houston, where he they provide free dental services for the community. He stayed in Houston and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry. As a dentist, his education will never end. He continues to strive to learn through numerous continuing education courses and through the wisdom of his colleagues in Santa Fe.
Dr. Dan is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and the Greater Houston Dental Society. Through sharing the passion for helping the community, Dr. Dan met his fiancé, Dr. Kaylee Phan, at UH and plans on marrying her in the winter of 2020. They enjoy volunteering, attending church services, and being with the families. For leisure, Dr. Dan loves to cook, bake, and explore food from different cultures. In the Summer of 2019, Dr. Dan joins Dr. Bonno and Dr. Fontenot as an associate. He enjoys learning from these two about dentistry and wants to make the world a better place one smile at a time.
Kristen, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristen has been at our practice going on 21 years, and she says the most rewarding aspect of dental hygiene is helping our patients achieve the ultimate in oral health. Originally from League City, TX, Kristen earned her degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. When she’s not at the office, Kristen enjoys traveling, watching movies, gardening, and sampling the many restaurants our area has to offer. In future vacations, Kristen looks forward to exploring more of the natural beauty on display in our country’s national parks.
Angela, Registered Dental Hygienist
Angela has over 23 years of experience at our dental practice, and she’ll tell you the best part of working at our office is getting to know our patients and their families. She’s originally from Alvin, TX, and she attended Howard College. When she’s not at work, Angela enjoys camping and cooking. She is has been married for nearly 20 years and has two sons. And we almost missed her -- before beginning in dentistry, Angela considered a job in real estate!
Susan, Registered Dental Hygienist
With over 32 years of experience in dentistry, Susan says the best part of being a dental hygienist at our practice is working alongside her wonderful colleagues! Originally from Alvin, TX, Susan earned her dental hygiene certificate from Wharton County Junior College. She enjoys being outdoors when she is not at the office, especially hunting deer and hogs and practicing photography.
Casie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Casie has 15 years of experience at our practice, and the best thing about her job is definitely the patients, she says. Casie is from the one and only Santa Fe, TX, and she attended Santa Fe High School and then went on to study dental hygiene at the UT-dental. Outside of dentistry, Casie enjoys spending time with her husband and sons -- often watching them play baseball or just being together. Casie is also an avid runner. And before she took up dentistry, Casie declined an offer to be a Houston Texans cheerleader!
Lauretta Ryan Morris
Lauretta joined Dr. Bonno soon after his purchase of the practice as his "right hand" and Dental Assistant, and remains so today. Lauretta maintains the clinical portion of the practice.
Karen was with Dr. Lang for over a year before Dr. Bonno purchased the practice. Karen was the original "one-employee" of Santa Fe Dental and did everything from answer the phone to assist Dr. Bonno. She even cleaned the office! Karen now has semi-retired and works part-time and LOVES IT!