• Georgetown University
  • University of Connecticut

Dr. Sonnichsen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University in 2008. She attended dental school at the University of Connecticut, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.


  • Ohio State University

After earning her degree, Dr. Sonnichsen completed her oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Ohio State  University. During this time, she gained hands-on experience in a hospital setting and received training in the safe administration of anesthesia and sedation. She completed her residency in 2016 and moved to California with her husband.


  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Sonnichsen is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This certification holds Dr. Sonnichsen to the highest standards of patient care, making her a highly qualified oral surgeon.


  • Exercise
  • Saxophone

When she’s not at work, Dr. Sonnichsen enjoys being outdoors and staying active. She plays the saxophone and loves spending time with her 2 daughters.

About Dr. Sonnichsen

Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Sonnichsen moved to the Golden State because her husband is a California native, and she loves the beautiful sunshine. She was inspired to pursue oral surgery after shadowing a neighbor, an oral surgeon, in her office. Dr. Sonnichsen loves working with her hands and finds it very rewarding to make patients feel comfortable and relieve patients of their pain and nervousness. She wants patients to feel like they can ask her any questions and wants them to feel confident that they are receiving excellent care.

Dr. Sonnichsen joined the Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery team and believes the services and care offered here are second-to-none. She looks forward to treating patients in the greater LA area by utilizing advanced technology and a state-of-the-art surgery center. Being a part of such a highly skilled team of experts means that patients can receive exceptional care at any time, and she is eager to get to know her patients and guide them through an outstanding oral surgery experience.

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