Meet Dr. Jonke
Oral Surgeon in Stony Brook, NY
Call one of our offices today to schedule a consultation –
Stony Brook: Stony Brook Office Phone Number 631-689-7575 | Smithtown: Smithtown Office Phone Number 631-543-0922 | Holbrook: Holbrook Office Phone Number 631-588-1200
Guenter Jonke, DMD earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at SUNY Stony Brook University. He continued his studies at C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY where he earned his Masters Degree in Microbiology. In 1988, he completed his requirements to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. At the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington D.C. he completed his hospital based specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. He is Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and has been in private practice since 1991.
In addition, he enjoys teaching and is a clinical assistant instructor at the Dental School located at SUNY Stony Brook. For many years he has volunteered his time with the dental residents at St. Charles Hospital located in Port Jefferson, New York.
He lectures numerously on a variety of topics including dental implants, bone grafting, and oral pathology and was the leader of the Smithtown Study Club for 15 years. He is committed to organized dentistry involving the Suffolk County Dental Society representing fellow dentists over a wide array of issues. In 2012, he completed his year as President of the Suffolk County Dental Society. Currently, he is the Ethics Chairman representing Suffolk County at the New York State level. His private practice includes the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery with the emphasis on office based patient procedures including dental implants, simple and complex bone grafting, oral pathology, and intravenous anesthesia. He maintains hospital privileges at St .Catherine of Siena Medical Center and the North Shore Surgi-Center both located in Smithtown NY. Dr. Jonke is an active member of numerous dental organizations including the ADA, NYSDA and AAOMS. In addition, he is active member of the highly selective American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy and Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). Dr. Jonke is married with two children, Stefan and Adina. He enjoys restoring vintage corvettes, wine collecting, and playing golf.
What is your philosophy of dentistry? How do you want patients to feel when they leave your office?
That patients become more knowledgeable about their oral healthcare. Patients are treated in the most respectful and honest manner, I like to feel that I have reduced their anxiety about oral surgery.
What do patients get from your practice that they wouldn’t get somewhere else?
The ability to fully reconstruct a patient from ill-fitting dentures to the comfort, confidence, look and feel of real teeth with dental implants.
What do you like most about dentistry? What do you like least?
I love what I do each and every day. Making patients feel relaxed and comfortable is my goal. The relationships we develop with our patients is so rewarding. My least favorite aspect of dentistry is the dealings with the insurance companies to obtain medically necessary approvals for my patients. It is a constant battle to convince insurance companies to put the patient’s needs above their own.
Call us with any questions or to make an appointment.Stony Brook: 631-689-7575 Smithtown: 631-543-0922 Holbrook: 631-588-1200
Recent Patient Testimonials
Suffolk Oral Surgery Associates, LLP
Patient Review by Joelle C
I was in the Holbrook office last year and I had the best experience with Dr. Guariglia & everyone in the office was great! I 100% recommend this practice!! Thank you Dr Guariglia & staff!!!
- Joelle C
Patient Review by Janine S
Dr. G was awesome. Made me feel comfortable throughout my procedure. Alice his nurse was awesome also. Very caring people. Thanks SO much!
- Janine S
Patient Review by Lisa F
On Tuesday 8/25/2020, my son had his wisdom teeth out in the hospital and Dr. First did the procedure. Prior to the procedure his staff helped me with forms and pre-certification at the hospital and then my son had a visit to go over the plans for pre and post op procedures. The office at Suffolk Oral Surgery in Smithtown was immaculate and all staff wore appropriate PPE so we felt protected from Covid-19. My son has a very complex medical history and allergies to medication. He is also Autistic and has Anxiety. The Staff and Dr. First did all they could to prepare us and answer all our questions. They also called to see how my son was after his surgery. All went well and I am grateful for our incredibly talented Oral Surgeon, Dr. Christopher First and his staff at Suffolk Oral Surgery, who helped make this a safe and smooth process every step of the way!!
- Lisa F
Patient Review by Eileen P
Dr. First is an incredible oral surgeon ! I was very nervous about getting my wisdom teeth removed and his ENTIRE staff was more than understanding, making me feel completely at ease ! I had an incredible experience here with Dr. first, he made my wisdom teeth removal PAINLESS !!! I had no swelling after the surgery, and such minimal pain after, Advil was more then enough to take care of any discomfort. It’s been a week since I’ve had my wisdom teeth removed and the healing process is going great all thanks to Dr. First and his staff ! I highly recommend this office, if there was an option for 100 stars that’s what my rating would have been. A HUGE thank you to everyone at this office for making my experience so quick and easy, you guys are the absolute best !
- Eileen P
Patient Review by Diane H
Dr First is a remarkable oral surgeon. I have just completed my fifth & sixth implant, all performed by Dr First. There is minimal discomfort, not any pain. I have recommended family and friends to Suffolk Oral Surgery, they are the BEST!
- Diane H
Patient Review by Richard D
This is a terrific practice. Everyone is personable and helpful. Explanations by both doctor and staff are thorough and offered without prompting. The people at Suffolk Oral Surgery make tolerable what is by its very nature an unpleasant experience. What more need be said?
- Richard D
Patient Review by Christie R
Dr. Jamdar was wonderful. I had a lot of anxiety going into the office for my dental implant surgery, but his confidence and calm demeanor put me at ease. The procedure wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be! Pain was minimal the few days following. He really is great at what he does. His surgical assistants were amazing as well. Very compassionate. They turned an unpleasant situation into a positive one. I will definitely recommend this office to my family and friends.
- Christie R