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Central Virginia Endodontics, P.C.
David J. Connelly, D.D.S.
Madison W. Saunders, D.D.S., M.S.D.
We've Moved!

After 42 years in the same practice location, Central Virginia Endodontics is excited to welcome patients to our new office at the corner of Georgetown and Hydraulic.  Our new address is 2701 Hydraulic Road, just down the street from our former office.  


We look forward to welcoming you to our new office soon!


HAVE A DENTAL EMERGENCY? Contact our Office, Not the Emergency Department or Urgent Care

We want you to know that the health of our patients, staff, and community is our FIRST priority!  Our office is OPEN and seeing dental patients in need of endodontic treatment.  We recognize that we must be prepared to adapt to changes as necessary in a responsible manner.  Please call the office phone number listed above to schedule an appointment.  If we do not answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you soon since we check the messages often.  We are abiding by the mandates and recommendations of our state and federal health agencies.


For further information about COVID-19, including ways to protect yourself, please visit the following:


How to Protect Yourself and Others

Symptoms of COVID-19

What to Do If You Are Sick


We appreciate all of our patients & their loved ones & want to help keep everyone healthy.  Please call us at 434-973-4301 with any questions or concerns.



Our Mission

Our mission is simple - to provide you with the finest endodontic treatment available anywhere.


Our highly-skilled root canal specialists offers a wide spectrum of endodontic services, which includes root canal treatment, root canal re-treatment, microsurgical root surgery, and treatment of dental trauma. We utilize the most modern equipment and techniques and emphasize individual patient care. As active members of the American Association of Endodontists, through a commitment of excellence, Dr. Connelly and Dr. Saunders provide diagnostic-based strategies using the most advanced techniques, technologies, and materials relevant to endodontics.  We are conveniently located in Charlottesville, Virginia.



David J. Connelly, D.D.S.

Dr. Connelly received his D.D.S. from Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He continued his post-graduate studies at Baylor and received his Certificate in Endodontics. His research has been published in the Journal of Endodontics and the Journal of Dental Research. 

Prior to dental school, Dr. Connelly graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and chose to return to central Virginia in 2006 to join a private Endodontic practice in Charlottesville. 

He and his wife, Jennifer, are proud parents of their three children:  Abigail, Ella, and Luke. His outside interests include spending time with his family, golf, music, and travel.

Dr. Connelly's Professional Memberships:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Shenandoah Valley Dental Society
  • Omicron Chapter, Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society (President, 2012)


Madison W. Saunders, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Dr. Saunders is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina.  She attended High Point University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and developed a keen interest in the Health Sciences, specifically dentistry. She chose to attend Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, where she received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  After completing a General Practice Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha she returned to Richmond for a residency in Endodontics. During her tenure at VCU she had the honor of serving as Chief Resident in her second year. Upon completion of her residency, she earned a Certificate in Endodontics and a Masters of Science in Dentistry degree.


In her spare time, Madison loves to travel and to spend time outdoors with her husband, Bryan, their son, Wyatt, and their dog, Finn. She enjoys being a part of the Charlottesville community and providing excellent care for dental patients in need of endodontic treatment.


Dr. Saunders' Professional Memberships:

  • American Board of Endodontics - Board Eligible
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Shenandoah Valley Dental Society
  • Charlottesville Albemarle Dental Society


2701 Hydraulic Road
Suite 103
Charlottesville, VA 22901

434 973 4301
434 973 6819