Meet Dr. Bonura and the Silver Smiles Team
Meet our doctor and team! Also, be sure to check out our Smile Gallery for examples of the happy smiles we’ve helped create, and our Reviews to see what patients are saying about us!
Dr. Caytlyn Foy Bonura
Caytlyn Foy Bonura, DDS, was born and raised in Silver City, New Mexico. She attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After four cold winters, she moved south to Dallas and attended Baylor College of Dentistry, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery. After completing dental school, Dr. Bonura furthered her education and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of New Mexico. Here she learned to perform advanced dental procedures, including implant placement and restoration, hospital dentistry (including sedation dentistry), and pediatric dentistry techniques.
Dr. Bonura is committed to the highest quality patient care. She strives to stay up-to-date on the latest dental advances to ensure patients have a comfortable experience and receive excellent care. Dr. Bonura is currently a member of the American Dental Association and New Mexico Dental Association.
Outside of the office, Dr. Bonura enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her husband, Shelby, and their dog, Maynard. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and watching sports, especially college football.
Dr. Gorthy has long been part of Dr. Bonura’s life. She began seeing Dr. Gorthy as a patient when she was just 8 years old. They also attended the same church.
In high school, dentistry became her focus. Dr. Gorthy opened his practice to her and allowed her to work as a chairside assistant during summer breaks so she could see what being a dentist entailed. She loved it! She continued working there over breaks for the next few years.
During dental school, Dr. Gorthy was a mentor and he continues to be one today. When she graduated from dental school, Dr. Gorthy, Kathryn, and even Jolene were there to celebrate with her!
Adreanna Carrillo, Dental Assistant
Adreanna graduated from Cobre High School in 2013 and attended nursing courses at WNMU. She joined the team in 2016 as a dental assistant. She’s fallen in love with dentistry and plans to finish school and pursue a degree in dental hygiene. Adreanna loves her job and looks forward to seeing the smiles on her patients’ faces. She was born in Colorado and moved to New Mexico as a freshman in High School. She loves spending time with her husband and son.
Favorite quotes: “Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you.” And “Smile, it lets your teeth breathe.”
Jolene P. Gutierrez, Dental Assistant
Jolene joined our team in 2000 and graduated high school in 1989. She is certified in CPR and first aid, is a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and is an FFA Alumni. Jolene loves her job and her co-workers are like a second family. She enjoys the fact that every day is different and no two people or mouths are the same. Outside of the office, she loves hunting, fishing, camping, and sending time with family and friends.
Favorite quote: “At the end of the day, you will not remember the person with the beautiful face, but you will remember the person with the most beautiful heart and soul.”
Susan D. Catman, Registered Dental Hygienist
Susan attended the University of New Mexico School of Dental Medicine, earning her Bachelor of Science in 2016. She jointed out team in 2017. She’s earned her certifications in phlebotomy, elderly care, education and oral systemic links. She is a member of the ADHA and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Susan has volunteered with Mission of Mercy, Healthcare for the Homeless, and Small Smiles. At the office, she enjoys helping people improve their health and smile. She loves meeting interesting people and learning from them when they come to the office. Her hobbies include books, outdoor adventure, and candle and soap making.
Favorite quote: “Believe in yourself and anything is possible.”
Sara Day, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sara obtained her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1988 and her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1989. She’s earned special certifications in xerostomia and drug interactions. She is a member of AARP, the Moose Lodge, and fish and wildlife groups. She loves the pace and the people she encounters in her work. She finds seeing the results when her patients’ oral health improves very rewarding. She lives for friendship with her patients. Her hobbies include landscaping, furniture refinishing, sewing, cooking, and reading.
Favorite quote: “It is not enough to become compassionate – you must act.”-The Dalai Lama
Victoria, Office Manager
Victoria joined our team as an office manager in 2011. She was born and raised in Silver City and has two daughters. She supports the front office staff and helps manage the day-to-day operations of the business. She helps with insurance information and treatment coordination, as well as appointments, payments, and financing. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Jessica graduated Silver City High in 2008 and moved to Las Cruces. She graduated from New Mexico State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Science. She moved back to Silver City in 2016 and joined the Silver Smiles team. She loves working with people that care about their smiles. She enjoys the fast pace, learning new things about dentistry, and getting to know her patients. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her four-year-old niece.
Call Dr. Caytlyn Bonura at Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM!
As a true family dentist, Dr. Caytlyn Bonura offers caring, patient-centered dentistry in a welcoming, comfortable environment. From young children to teens, and adults of all ages, Silver Smiles offers a comprehensive list of family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services that are tailored to your specific needs. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonura, call Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699. We also proudly welcome patients from Lordsburg, Bayard, Deming, and all surrounding communities.