Tami Bonilla DDS, MSD

Bonilla Family

“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. Bonilla


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 Lincoln! After graduating from UNL, Dr. Tami stayed in Lincoln to attend the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) 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 that 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 before moving back to Lincoln in 2017.


In 2017, opportunities arose in Lincoln for both Dr. Tami and her husband Brandon – who is now the head men’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 was evident that patient care and quality of treatment were held to high standards. Despite being a native Texan, Brandon – and Dr. Tami – looks forward to raising their kids in the Midwest!  In her spare time, Dr. Tami enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, 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

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North Star Office
3256 Salt Creek Circle
Lincoln, NE 68504

84th Street Office
8328 Dawson Creek Bay
Lincoln, NE 68505

Yankee Hill Office
3811 Grainger Parkway
Lincoln, NE 68516


Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm