Tami Bonilla DDS,MSD
“I feel very grateful to be able to work in the field of orthodontics. Every day, I get to play a part in improving people’s smiles, which often rolls over to improving their self-esteem and confidence - it doesn’t get better than that! My goal at each visit is to make our patients feel comfortable and at home – I want them to enjoy their orthodontic journeys. If I can create an environment where people leave feeling happy and appreciated, I know I've done my job!” - Dr. Tami
Dr. Tami Bonilla grew up outside of Parkston, South Dakota, where she was very active in sports, her church, and her community. She first moved to Lincoln to attend college at the University of Nebraska, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science. It did not take long for her to fall in love with the Lincoln!
After graduating from UNL, Dr. Tami stayed in Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Graduating with High Distinction, she earned a spot in the Orthodontic Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where she was very fortunate to learn from a large number of skilled and experienced clinicians in a setting which provided the most up-to-date technology. Here, she earned both her Master’s Degree and Orthodontic Certification. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Tami also went on to become Board Certified.
After finishing residency, Dr. Tami stayed and worked in private practice in the Houston area. In 2017, opportunities arose in Lincoln for both Dr. Tami and her husband - who is now the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University - and they jumped at the chance to move back to the city where they met. Dr. Tami felt very honored to join the team at Rallis Orthodontics, where it is evident that patient care and quality of treatment are held to high standards. Despite being a native Texan, Brandon – along with Dr. Tami – looks forward to raising their kids in the Midwest!
In her spare time, Dr. Tami enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, anything sports related, listening to music and dancing, being outdoors (when it’s not too cold!), and cheering on the Huskers and the Prairie Wolves!