BRING YOUR FAMILY TO MEET OURS
Bonaventure Dental Care is located at 13702 Coursey Blvd. Building 10, Suite C in beautiful Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At Bonaventure Dental Care, we’re all about keeping your smile healthy and keeping you comfortable. At our dentist office, we strive to make our office warm, friendly and inviting. Our caring staff can help children and adults with dental anxiety relax and enjoy their appointments. Bonaventure Dental Care is a judgment-free and lecture-free zone. All the team at our dentist office cares about is keeping you healthy. Our expertise and advanced techniques give you the confidence to show off your smile.
MEET DR. JUSTIN K. BONAVENTURE, DDS
A Baton Rouge native and Catholic High School graduate, Dr. Bonaventure earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from LSU’s School of Dentistry. Dr. Bonaventure devotes himself to mastering established and cutting-edge dental techniques, providing his patients with quality care tailored to their needs.
Dr. Bonaventure is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association, where he served as President in 2012.
In his free time, Dr. Bonaventure enjoys duck hunting, saltwater fishing, playing golf, cooking, and spending time with his wife, Lindsey, and daughters, Layla, Anna Kathryn, Reese, and Mary Mims.
MEET DR. JAMES WATKINS GILBERT III, DDS
Before joining the Bonaventure Dental Care Team, Dr. Gilbert owned his own dental practice for about 40 years. He is a Napoleonville, LA native, but went to Springhill College in Mobile, AL for his undergraduate degree, then LSU Med Center for his graduate degree, before attending LSU Dental School in New Orleans. Dr. Gilbert has devoted his dental career to providing quality care to his patients.
Dr. Gilbert is a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association.
In his free time, Dr. Gilbert enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf, and spending time with his wife, Shanwood, children, James and Amie, as well as his grandchilden, William and Matthew.
MEET THE BONAVENTURE DENTAL CARE FAMILY
Ashley Maness, RDH
Ashley is a dental hygienist in our office. She’s been working with Dr. Bonaventure for the last five years. She enjoys making sure her patients receive the best care possible and educating them on maintaining excellent oral health. Ashley grew up in Baton Rouge and attended LSU School of Dentistry. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, Katie and Annie.
Heather is the insurance coordinator and collections manager in our office. She has been working with Dr. Bonaventure since he purchased Bonaventure Dental Care, making sure their patients are comfortable and well taken care of. Heather grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling to her home state of South Carolina.
Jodi Runfalo, EDDA
Jodi is the clinical coordinator in the office. Jodi’s extensive education and dental background makes her a valued team member at our dentist office, working as a Dental Assistant. She graduated from Delta College with a certificate in dental assisting. She loves helping people reach their dental goals. She brings a wealth of knowledge, personal wellness, and professionalism along with true patient compassion and will be there to help you bring out your best smile. In her spare time, Jodi enjoys spending time with her husband, Clay, and two daughters, Carlyle and Josie.
Kaitlyn Schexnayder, EDDA
Kaitlyn is a Dental Assistant at Bonaventure Dental Care. Kaitlyn has been working with Dr. Bonaventure for the past four years, ensuring top level patient comfort and care. Kaitlyn grew up in Ascension Parish and attended our in house dental assisting school, Dental Assisting Academy of Louisiana. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends. She is always ready to help and comes to work with a smile on her face.
Dani Ahrens, RDH
Dani has been a dental hygienist at Bonaventure Dental Care for three years. She grew up in Maurice, La and received her RDH degree in Chicago, where she lived for 20 years before moving to Baton Rouge 3 years ago. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys. She enjoys getting to know her patients and enhancing their smile.
Alexis Haney Shelton, EDDA
Alexis is working for Dr. Bonaventure while working on her Masters Degree and applying to LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. Alexis grew up in Arkansas before moving to Baton Rouge for undergrad at LSU, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She is always eager to learn and help her patients feel as comfortable as possible. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys traveling with her husband, Alex, and their black lab, Brody.
Karlee Castello Laney, RDH
Karlee is a Baton Rouge native. She went to St. Michael High School. She went to undergrad at LSU, majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology before starting Dental Hygiene School in New Orleans. In her spare time, Karlee enjoys spending time with her son, Graham, and husband, Ryan.
Shannon Barletta, RDH
Shannon went to Dental Hygiene School in Tyler, Texas. She has been practicing hygiene for 42 years and came to the practice with Dr. Gilbert. She is a Baton Rouge native with 5 children and 8 grandchildren. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family.
Kristin Baluch, EDDA
Kristin attended Dental Assisting School at Louisiana Dental Center. She joined our practice coming with Dr. Gilbert. Kristin is a Gonzales native and attended St. Amant High School. In her spare time, Kristin like to ride horses.
Trissi work at the front desk. She is originally from Oregon. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.