Bonham and Bonham Orthodontics

Meet the Doctors



Meet Dr. Paul and Dr. Aurelia


Paul Bonham D.D.S., M.S.

Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

I love being an orthodontist! It is such a rewarding process to see how much positive change happens when our patients' teeth transform from crowded and crooked teeth to a beautiful smile. Watching our patients develop and grow, gain more self-confidence, and feel better about themselves always makes my day! I truly appreciate the privilege and responsibility parents give me when they entrust their children to my care, and I work hard to do my best for them.

Education and Experience

My education in dentistry and orthodontics has provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. In addition to the experience gained over 30 years in practice, I have published articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics and I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Before becoming an orthodontist, I received the following degrees:

  • Master of Science in Orthodontics, University of Oklahoma
  • Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics, Department of Graduate Orthodontics at Oklahoma
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology, University of Oklahoma

My patients deserve the best, and enhancements to my knowledge and skill allow me to provide them with well founded, scientifically sound treatment that is up to date. I am an active member of several professional associations that provide me with opportunities for continuing education. By regular participation, I am able to stay current with the latest technology and orthodontic treatments.

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Hawai'i Society of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • Hawai'i Dental Association
  • Maui County Dental Society
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics

Family and Community

Outside of the office, my special interests include addressing the issues of community hunger and planting trees to improve the environment. In my spare time, I can be found kite surfing, paddle surfing, running on the beach, and enjoying a variety of water sports. Weekends revolve around family time with my wife and two young children. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with friends here on our island home.


Aurelia Bonham D.D.S., M.S.

Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics

I have the best job on the planet—I get to meet so many people and make a difference in so many ways by creating beautiful smiles. I am excited to treat all my patients, as the transformations they achieve will benefit them long after they leave our practice. Perhaps it will help them to succeed in their college interview, perhaps it will help them to meet their future spouse, or perhaps it will give them a boost in confidence that will positively affect them in whatever they do in the future. Our patients become a part of our practice—our Bonham & Bonham ohana.

Education and Experience

  • Master of Science in Orthodontics, University of Oklahoma
  • Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics, Department of Graduate Orthodontics at Oklahoma
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, Truman State University

I am committed to ongoing education in order to provide my patients with the best and most up-to-date care and service possible. Attending continuing education meetings locally, nationally, and internationally allows me to learn ideas and techniques that ultimately benefit my patients, as they get the most comfortable treatment available.

I am also a member of several professional organizations, including:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Hawai'i Society of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • Hawai'i Dental Association

Outside the Office

I love working with my husband, Dr. Paul. We have two small keiki, Luke and Julia, and a Portuguese water dog named Splash. One of the most wonderful things about Maui is the people of the island. I enjoy spending time with my husband, our children, and our friends who have become like a family to both of us. Although I prefer to stay on the beach when Dr. Paul is speeding through the waves with his kite, I do enjoy being active. I love ballroom dancing, stand-up paddling, hiking, and traveling.


Dr. Paul and Dr. Aurelia are Board Certified

To become board certified, an orthodontist has to pass a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of his or her credentials. The initial process of becoming board certified can take anywhere from five to ten years. Once certified, the orthodontist must become recertified every ten years to maintain board-certified status.

What does it mean to be board certified?

A board-certified orthodontist, also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, has been voluntarily examined by his or her peers on the basis of knowledge and clinical skills. Becoming board certified signifies the orthodontist's pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence in orthodontics.

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