At Birmingham Southern College, Dr. Bivona majored in Biology, minored in Spanish and achieved high honors in the pre-med curriculum. The life-changing experience of spending a month helping and teaching the poverty-stricken people of Honduras reaffirmed his call to service through dentistry. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2011 in the top quarter of his class. A year of working in the world of impersonal "corporate" dentistry made Dr. Bivona want to develop his own practice - one with a heart and soul, based on Christian values. Looking for a small town to call home, he spoke with his brother, a physician who already lived and practiced in Jasper, Alabama. Dr. Bivona and his wife, Jenny, decided that Jasper offered exactly what they were looking for - great schools, great outdoor life and, most of all, great people!
Dr. Bivona moved to Jasper, and Bivona Family Dental opened in November 2012. Always enjoying the opportunity to learn, he continued to benefit from the mentorship of his father as well as through the experience of the other doctors in the Dental Arts Building. Applying his attention to detail and perfection, and treating every patient like family, allowed him to thrive in his solo practice quickly. His merger with Dr. John Branstetter and the creation of Bivona and Branstetter Family Dental was completed in April 2016.
When Dr. Bivona is not in the dental office, he can be found spending time with his wife and their baby daughter, Ellie. They have a passion for Mother Nature and spend their time camping, fishing, hunting, hiking - basically anything that you can do outdoors! They frequent the Sipsey Wilderness for backpacking and canoeing, as well as the Warrior River, where Dr. Bivona grew up spending weekends with his family. He is currently renovating a century-old cabin on the river, using it as an excuse to "keep working with his hands."
Dr. Bivona loves meeting new people and looks forward to developing long-term relationships in his new practice, Bivona and Branstetter Family Dental, where you will always be welcomed as family.