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  • Joseph C. Bender, D.M.D.Headshot- Dr. Bender WEBSITE


    • University of Pittsburgh, B.S. in Biology, Graduated 1977
    • University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D., Graduated 1981
    • Veterans Administration Medical Center / University of Florida, General Practice Residency, 1982
    • Fellowship in Academy of General Dentistry, 1991
    • Fellowship in International Congress of Oral Implantologists, 2007
    • Dawson Academy Core Curriculum, 2016
    • Dawson Study Club
    • Dawson Alumni Association

    Dr. Joseph Bender is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he attended the University of Pittsburgh. Following graduation from dental school in 1981, he entered a one year General Practice Residency in Gainesville, Florida and subsequently moved to Port Charlotte in 1982.  Dr. Bender enjoys all phases of general dentistry but concentrates on cosmetic and complex restorative procedures. Dr. Bender is involved with many of the outdoor activities Florida has to offer such as golf, cycling, exercising, and gardening.  Dr. Bender’s favorite activity is spending time with his wife Pam, daughter Lindsey, son-in-law Nate and spoiling his young grandson!!

    Dr. Bender has been fortunate to be the recipient of the Charlotte Sun Readers’ Choice Award for Best Dentist-  2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.

    Dr. Bender is the past president of the Charlotte County Dental Society and he has served as secretary for the past three years.  He is also a graduate of the Leadership Charlotte Class of 2009, participates in Give Kids a Smile, enjoys volunteering with the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, and has served on the United Way Community Board.

    Continuing education is very important to Dr. Bender.  He is currently enrolled at the Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida and expects to complete the Dawson Curriculum in January 2016.

    2015 Readers' Choice Winner Ribbon

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