Your Orthodontic Trail Guides

Getting started on your smile journey

While we wouldn’t say the journey through treatment is difficult, it does help to have a highly-qualified team helping you along the way. Dr. Bonner and her team are dedicated to helping you get to the life-transforming result you’re seeking.

Dr. Bonner’s Dream Since Childhood

Dr. Laura Bonner grew up as an imaginative child of a dentist, and even at an early age, she found joy in browsing through the “before and after” photos in her dad’s office. She found magic in the idea that you can make crooked teeth straight through orthodontic treatment. Being an orthodontist has been her dream since the second grade and it makes sense. It’s the perfect calling for someone who enjoys using both their brains and their hands to help people, while creating lasting relationships in their community.

Now an adult, orthodontist, and owner of Bonner Orthodontics, Dr. Bonner has the same amount of enthusiasm and reverence for the process. She now knows that the outcome is less about magic and more about skill and technology – although there is something very magical about seeing her patients flash their new smile for the first time.

Dr. Bonner’s Experience

  • University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine, D.D.S. . Graduated in top 10.
  • University of Iowa, M.S. and certificate in orthodontics.
  • University of Iowa, faculty member in orthodontics department. Currently involved with the University on a weekly basis.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. “Board Certified” Only 1 out of 3 orthodontists obtain this voluntary certification.
  • Masters research published in Journal of Anatomy — Holton, N. E., Bonner, L. L., Scott, J. E., Marshall, S. D., Franciscus, R. G. and Southard, T. E. The ontogeny of the chin: an analysis of allometric and biomechanical scaling. Journal of Anatomy, 226: 549–559. doi: 10.1111/joa.1230
  • Co-author on textbook: Southard, Marshall, Bonner. Orthodontics in the vertical dimension: A case-based review.

Dr. Bonner’s Associations

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • Arkansas Association of Orthodontist: Vice President 2017-present
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association

Our Team

Meet our passionate crew who is dedicated to brining your smile vision to life.



Financial and Scheduling Coordinator

Kerry loves to hear your story! Her own story includes adventures living in Southeast Asia and also knowing NWA when pastures outnumbered highways. Home is where the heart is, and we are so lucky to have Kerry call Bonner Orthodontics “home!” She is here to make your journey to a new smile smooth and seamless.



Registered Dental Assistant

Jori has years of dental assisting under her belt. “After each day, I feel rewarded by witnessing our patients’ confidence grow and by knowing they have a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime.”

Outside of the Bonner Orthodontics family, she enjoys quality time with her husband, Tyler, and baby girl, Maebri. She also has a knack for revamping antiques and breathing new life into them, which fits right into her goal of helping revamp your smile!

Jori is excited about the opportunity to serve you!



Orthodontist Assistant

Jackie, a long-time Bentonville local, not only grew up in the area but went to college right here at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Her favorite thing about NWA is that there is so much to do outside and that she is able to enjoy our beautiful community with her friends and family. What she loves most about being on the Bonner Orthodontics team? Helping our patients throughout their smile journey!


Registered Dental Assistant

No two smiles are the same, and getting to help each of our patients along their unique smile journey is Elizabeth’s favorite part of being on the Bonner Orthodontics team. Elizabeth was born and raised in NWA and has been a RNA for 3.5 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and fur baby “Paloma” and is bilingual!


Registered Dental Assistant

Born in California, Cat moved to Guatemala at 5 months old.  Her first language was one of the many indigenous languages spoken there.  She moved back to the US at 7, then learned Spanish and English.  She’s enjoyed being a dental assistant for several years, and when not working, she loves spending her free time with family and on adventures with her husband and 10 lb Chorkie, Lia.

“I am glad to have thte opportunity to be a part of our patients’ journeys to a beautiful and healthy smile.  Every day is a great reason to smile!”



Registered Dental Assistant

Hunter was born and raised in Arkansas. After completing her dental assisting program in July of 2013 she spent a short time in general dentistry but has been working in an orthodontic office ever since. She has wanted to work in orthodontics ever since she was very young and would visit the orthodontist with her older siblings where she got to watch the procedures chairside. Her favorite thing about working in orthodontics is seeing a completed treatment plan for a patient who started with a very difficult bite ending up with a comfortable more efficient bite. 
Outside of work she likes to spend time with her family either outdoors or trying new local restaurants. 


Dr. Bonner’s entire staff is amazing and she truly cares about her patients! I needed orthodontic work to prepare me for jaw surgery and she went above and beyond to design a plan that I was comfortable with. I would give her 10 stars if I could!

- Nikki

Every staff member is knowledgeable, friendly and caring. The amount of professionalism at this office can not be found at any other in the area. Truly the BEST pick if you or someone you know is needing orthodontic treatment. Dr Bonner is phenomenal.

- Morgan

Dr. Bonner is an extremely knowledgeable orthodontist. She is certified with the American Board of Orthodontist and takes the patient experience to the next level. I always felt welcomed by her and her staff. She always answered all the questions I had. Dr. Bonner and her staff never made me feel rushed or uncomfortable. I would recommend Bonner Orthodontics to anyone who needs orthodontics care.

- Hannah

We can't wait to see your smile.

We are so excited you're considering treatment for you or your child! We look forward to meeting you and discovering what we can do to help you reach that life-transforming smile you've always wanted. Simply give us a call or fill out the form below and we'll schedule a time to evaluate a personalized plan for you.

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