I truly enjoy spending my days helping others. Each patient, each person brings with them their own experiences and stories. It’s a pleasure to get to know each on a personal level, learning who they are while we work together to improve their oral health.
I’ve been practicing since 2001. I grew up knowing I loved working with my hands, needed a profession where my mind was constantly challenged, and had to have a close connection with others. Dentistry, and the endodontics specialty, was the ideal choice: it’s the perfect bridge between the three, allowing me to make a real, lasting difference in the lives of others. — Dr. Joseph D. Bonavilla
Central Carolina Endodontics
The doctors and team at Central Carolina Endodontics are compassionate and genuinely care about each patient. They love getting to know patients, one to one, and listening to their stories. There is happiness in the air at the practice, which is achieved through high-quality care and a desire to have every patient leave happier and healthier then when he or she walked through the door.
Education and Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Science in biology, summa cum laude – Syracuse University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
- Advanced general dentistry – Fort Meade, MD/Walter Reed Army Medical Center
- Endodontic residency – State University of New York at Buffalo
Dr. Bonavilla knows the only way to provide patients with the right care for their endodontic needs is through continuing education. He regularly attends conferences, seminars, and lectures on the latest techniques, materials, and approaches to care. Through in-depth seminars and courses in Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), he’s able to use comfortable 3D imaging to diagnose and treat complex cases in an efficient, effective manner.
- American Association of Endodontists
- American Dental Association
- South Carolina Dental Association
Beyond the Practice
A native of Honeoye Falls, New York, a small town south of Rochester, Dr. Bonavilla has called West Columbia home since 2009. He and his beautiful wife Kristen married in 2002. They currently have six children: LJ, Eddie, Jacqueline, Nicholas, Michael, and Diana Frances.
When he’s not working, Dr. Bonavilla can often be found at the Northwest YMCA: watching his children participate on the swim team. If not there, he might be out for a run, rollerblading, or kayaking. The doctor enjoys many activities through his church and loves time outdoors with his family.