Edwin Bonner was born and educated in South Africa, qualifying as a dental surgeon in 1967. Since arriving in the UK in 1967, he has had more than 40 years’ experience as a dental practitioner including twenty five years as a specialist and expert witness in fixed and removable prosthodontics.
Returning to South Africa in 1980, he qualified as a specialist Prosthodontist in 1985 and spent eight years as a lecturer/ tutor/mentor to under- and post-graduate students.
His dento-legal career began in 1985 when he was briefed by the pre-eminent medicolegal law practice in South Africa, Malcolm Lyons and Munro, for whom he prepared over 250 reports.
After returning to the UK in 1989, he has been briefed by many UK solicitors and legal firms, including Pannones on several occasions. Over the past 20 years, he has represented more than 1,200 individuals who have suffered personal injury to the teeth, head and neck; written reports, quantified injuries, and given court testimony.
Two years ago, Edwin Bonner was appointed a Local Dental Advisor to the dental division of Medical Protection Ltd. He has since undergone extensive training with Dental Protection and appeared as an advisor in General Dental Council hearings.
Edwin Bonner currently divides his time between dento-legal work (60%), writing and lecturing on dental practice management (25%), and consulting with dentists on business development (15%). His hobbies include yoga, hiking, and creative writing (plays, shorts stories and novels).