Dr. Joseph R. Bonacci (Emeritus)

Joseph R. Bonacci, D.D.S.



A.B. - Syracuse University

D.D.S. - Doctor of Dental Surgery (With Honors), University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Additional Experience

Adjunct Professor of Chemisrty: Onondaga Community College Dental Hygiene Program (1970-1981)

Clinical Instructor: St. Joseph's Hospital Dental Residency Program (until 1990)

Local Director: Prudential Dental Maintenance Organization (1986-1989)

Research: Ph.D. Program, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

American Dental Association

New York State Dental Association

Fifth District Dental Society

Onondaga County Dental Society

Upper New York Dental Seminar (Study Club)

W.D. Miller Research Society


New York State Regents Scholarship in Medicine and Dentistry

Matthew H. Cryer Society Award (Top 12 Students)

OKU (Omicron Kappa Upsilon) National Dental Honor Society

Pennsylvania Planned Scholarship Award

Clinical Interests

Advanced Treatment Planning

Fixed and Removable Prosthodontic Reconstruction

Restorative Dentistry

Oral Surgery

Dental Education


Dr. Bonacci is a well-respected  member of the Central New York community.  Dr. Bonacci's experience in the field of dentistry is vast and unparalleled.  Dr. Bonacci (also known by long-standing patients as "Dr. B.") is known to dentists in the area as a practitioner, pioneer, educator, researcher, and a mentor.  Dr. Bonacci founded a practice in 1960 with the sole desire of bringing the best in dental care to the Syracuse area.  Today this office contniues the tradition as Syracuse Dental Associates, PLLC.  Comprised of six dentists with an eclectic talent that has made this goal a reality.  Dr. Bonacci is our founder, and his dedication to the profession and our patients is reflected in everything that we do.  Dr. Bonacci continues to be the standard by which we serve our patients and the community.