The Bodnar Periodontal Practice was established in 1961 by Julius S. Bodnar, DDS. Julius, the son of Hungarian immigrants, spent the first 18 years of his life in West Virginia coal country. Following WWII, after proudly serving our country as a medic, Julius began his studies in the field of health and dentistry attending John Carroll University and later Loyola University in Chicago. In 1954, Dr. Bodnar opened his flagship dental practice in Fairview Park. After serving the community for many years, he recognized the need for specialized gum care in Greater Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs. In 1961, he focused solely on the treatment of gums and became one of the first periodontist in the Greater Cleveland area. Prior to his passing in 2001, Dr. Julius Bodnar was recognized by local, national and international dental academies, clinicians and societies for his years of quality service and the advancement of the profession. More notable, however, are the thousands of patien ts who had the opportunity to experience his dental skills, loving care and compassionate treatment. In 1982 and 1997, sons Kenneth and Thomas Bodnar, respectively, joined their father in the practice of Periodontics. The Strongsville/Cleveland South office was opened and the Rocky River office was expanded.