The Cataloochee Dental Group proudly welcomes Johanna M. Lopez, DDS to our Asheville, NC office. If you are in need of dental implants, fillings, a root canal, or simply need a cleaning and checkup, contact our friendly office staff to setup an appointment.

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Johanna Lopez, DDS

I was born and raised in NYC. My family and I moved to Raleigh, NC when I was 18 years old. I attended North Carolina State University, majoring in Nutrition Sciences. During my undergraduate studies, I decided to become a dentist, and was accepted into The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Dentistry. Following graduation, I attended MAHEC for a one year residency program in general dentistry. As a dentist, I strive to provide excellent dental care and beautiful, healthy smiles for as many people as I can.

I was married on October 17th, 2015 to my husband Alex. We decided to make our permanent home in Asheville because of the beautiful landscape and outdoor activities. During my spare time, I enjoy hiking, jogging, playing on a recreational dodgeball league, baking and movies.


Jason Bodnar, DMD

Dr. Jason Bodnar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2003. Jason says, “I love being around people and helping them find best solution for their dental healthcare needs.”

Dr Bodnar is an avid endurance sport participant and has completed multiple marathons and ironman triathlons. Asheville’s abundant outdoor recreational opportunities and culture make it the perfect home for him and his wife, Jennifer, and their son Zane. In addition to running and biking, Dr. Bodnar enjoys music, motorcycles, and Pittsburgh sports. Go STEELERS!!!



Office Manager, Registered Dental Hygienist

Canaan and her husband Boone and daughter Charley live in Candler.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Growing up in a military family Candice called many places home. Candice discovered her passion for patient care while working in the dental field during high school. She received a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from Tennessee State University. Her goal is to educate patients on oral hygiene and its connections to overall health while ensuring patients feel comfortable in her care. Candice enjoys spending free time with her family. Hobbies include camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, and eating pizza and popcorn.



Dental Assistant

Breanna was born in Wilkes County, NC, but grew up in Madison County, NC. She graduated in the spring of 2015 and joined the team at Cataloochee Dental Group shortly thereafter as a dental hygiene assistant. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge of dentistry and patient care at our Asheville, NC dentist office.



Certified Dental Assistant

Morgan and her husband, Lance live in Leicester with their daughter, Olivia, and son Owen.


Front Office Assistant