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Michael Sonick, DMD

Michael Sonick, DMD, is an internationally-known, highly-regarded authority in the field of Dental Implantology and Periodontology. He completed his undergraduate degree at Colgate University and received his DMD at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and his certificate in Periodontology at Emory University. He received his implant training at Harvard University as well as the Branemark Clinic in Gothenburg, Sweden.
A full-time practicing periodontist in Fairfield, Connecticut, he is also a frequent guest lecturer in the international program at New York University School of Dentistry and the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He lectures worldwide on the subject of esthetic implants, periodontal plastic surgery, bone regeneration, comprehensive treatment planning and the delivery of exceptional customer service. He is the author of the book Treating People Not Patients and editor of the multi-language textbook Implant Site Development. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including the Compendium of Continuing Education, the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, Dentistry Today, and also writes and publishes numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Sonick is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, a fellow of the International Team for Implantology, a fellow of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons, and an Eagle Scout. His mission is to improve the quality of patients lives as well as the lives of everyone he meets.

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Awards and Distinctions

His international contributions have been recognized through various awards, including an Honorary Membership in the Indian Society of Periodontists, Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Society, Dental XP mentor, and a member of Who’s Who in Dentistry. The General Dental Practice Residents at Yale New Haven Hospital also awarded Dr. Michael Sonick the honor of “Teacher of the Year.” He has also been recognized as a Leader in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today for the past 5 years.

"Dr. Sonick is a master clinician and an outstanding teacher. Interacting with Mike at his teaching facility is a treat and experience not to be missed. His programs are enlightening and will inspire you to become a better dentist."

- Dr. Maurice Salama, Founder, Dental XP

"Dr. Sonick is an exceptional clinician and teacher who has both the surgical skills and humble demeanor that allows him to share his expertise in a highly organized and efficient manner. I salute him for all the efforts and contributions he has made to our field."

- Dr. Michael Pikos, Oral Surgeon, Director
Pikos Implant Institute, Palm Harbor, FL

"Dr. Michael Sonick is the real deal. His clinical skills are top notch. As the consummate educator, Dr. Sonick enlightens those he teaches in a systematic yet entertaining manner."

- Dr. George Priest, Prosthodontist, Director, Priest Prosthodontic Productions


Michael Sonick

Author, speaker, educator, and periodontist


Fairfield County Implants and Periodontics.
Founded by Dr. Michael Sonick in 1985. Our highly skilled team provide our patients with exceptional state of the art care in a comfortable caring environment.


After 40 years of running a world class successful practice, I felt compelled to share the secrets of my success with friends, patients and colleagues. So, I wrote a book and developed a teaching program. Treating People Not Patients is an Amazon best seller!


One of the most important aspects of my life, is to educate others so they can become better versions of themselves. Sonick Seminars is the clinical venue designed to teach dentists the necessary clinical skills to become GREAT.

Patients desire to be cared for by their physicians.

The current system treats people like numbers. It is your job as the physician to break free from the current system and its culture and break down the barriers with your patients.

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