Dr. Bonafide Caring for Patients Since 1982
“I love being a dentist! Helping my friends and family feel confident about their smiles and improving their oral health is how I give back to this great community. Thank you to all our valued patients. We love you and consider you a part of our family.” –Dr. Bonafide
A Brief History
Dr. Bonafide grew up in Kamas, Utah. He attended Summit High school where he was the varsity quarterback and led his team to first place in the Utah state championships. After he threw the winning touchdown in overtime, the lead cheerleader, Maria Gonzalez, fell head over heels. But, his heart was set on serving others in Thailand. After working for two years for Green Peace in Trat, Thailand, he returned home to find Maria waiting on his front steps, still head over heels. They’re currently happily married with three children, Camren 14, Rebecca 11, and Johnny 3. Dr. Bonafide practices dentistry in Santaquin, Utah.
Education and Training
Dr. Bonafide graduated magna cum laude from from the University of Michigan. After graduation, he spent one season working in Chicago with Dr. Gromley. There he learned additional skills related to cosmetic dentistry and decided to open his own practice. He and Maria decided to settle back in Utah near their families in Santaquin. He’s always wanted to serve the southern Utah County community through dentistry. He is one of three practicing dentists in his family.
A Giving Attitude
Each year, Dr. Bonafide and the entire staff at Dental Innovations serve the community and our country by volunteering at the Memorial State Veterans Department. On this wonderful day, the team helps veterans solve their dental health problems at no cost. Dr. Bonafide and team were recently highlighted on Channel 4 News. In addition to supporting the veterans in our community, Dr. Bonafide and team also participate in the annual Smiles For Life campaign. In this campaign, all monies generated for teeth whitening are donated to local and national charities to help children with cancer.