Meet Dr. Jonke
Oral Surgeon in Stony Brook, NY
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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.
Recent Patient Testimonials
Suffolk Oral Surgery Associates, LLP
Patient Review by Alexander M
Any fears or worries I felt before the dental implant procedure were immediately dismissed as I was made physically and mentally at ease. I was always in the best professional hands I had a painless experience both during and on the days afterwards.I cannot believe that I waited so long to have the surgery when it was such a seamless operation
- Alexander M
Patient Review by Jackie M
Dr. Jonke and his Stony Brook staff are amazing. They are professional, warm, caring and go that extra mile. If you're taking a visit to the oral surgeon - it's necessary. However, there's comfort in knowing that you will be in good hands with this Stony Brook team. They don't come any better!
- Jackie M
Patient Review by Joyce K
Office staff incredibly nice, helpful and efficient. Dr. Jamdar exceptional. Explained procedure in great detail, very reassuring and gentle. Did not expect the surgery to be so easy.
- Joyce K
Patient Review by Donald R
From the initial call to your office, the consultation, tooth extraction and followup - all was outstanding! Dr. First was exceptional- describing the problem I was having and the procedure for the extraction. His professionalism help relax my anxiety of the upcoming extraction. The whole procedure was quick - and the dental assistant was thorough in explain post operative procedure. Thank you Dr. First and team!
- Donald R