History

One man and a simple idea

70 years ago, a talented young dental lab technician named Angelo Bonafiglia opened a small dental laboratory in Seneca Falls, NY, setting the stage for a legacy of excellence in dental lab history. BonaDent® Dental Laboratories started with Angelo and two employees, focusing primarily on denture lab services for local dentists. From the outset, the company’s goals were clear: understand your doctors, know their needs, provide products reflecting the highest craftsmanship and care, and deliver with consistent, friendly customer service. This formula led to BonaDent’s early growth and long-term success.

BonaDent History

BonaDent’s History: Growth and Innovation

Fast forward to the present: BonaDent Dental Laboratories is an independently owned and operated, full-service dental lab, now in its fourth generation under the ownership of the Bonafiglia family. President Bruce H. Bonafiglia—an industry fixture since the age of five, when he earned ten cents an hour to clean denture flasks and run errands for his dad—bought the company in 1986. Since then, Bruce has presided over nearly three decades of success and steady growth at BonaDent, never losing sight of Angelo’s fundamental principles. 

Bruce’s daughters Daniele (President) and Erin (Lead Technical Contact) are helping to propel the company toward continued growth and future success.Fast forward to today, BonaDent Dental Laboratories is a full-service dental lab, independently owned and operated by the Bonafiglia family for four generations. Bruce H. Bonafiglia, the past president, bought the company in 1986 and has maintained its dedication to Angelo’s founding principles. Under Bruce’s leadership, and with his daughters Daniele and Erin’s involvement, BonaDent has continued to expand and innovate in the dental lab industry.

In 2011, BonaDent opened a state-of-the-art, 72,500-square-foot facility in Seneca Falls, NY. This advanced dental lab features a high-tech continuing education auditorium, a fitness center, an in-house restaurant, laundry service, an on-site wellness center, and even a hair salon. These amenities reflect BonaDent’s commitment to providing a supportive and innovative workplace for its employees. Every technician at BonaDent has access to the latest tools and equipment to ensure high-quality dental restorations.

BonaDent has also expanded its reach by opening satellite locations in Greenville, SC, and Bonita Springs, FL. This growth allows BonaDent to bring its 70-year tradition of excellence and friendly service to more dentists across the East Coast and beyond.

Commitment to Excellence

At BonaDent Dental Laboratories, everything we do is aimed at contributing to our customers’ success. We understand the importance of consistency and high-quality dental restorations. With a history rooted in quality and innovation, BonaDent remains dedicated to delivering exceptional dental lab services to dentists and their patients.