Dr. Maria Avellaneda Pilar, DMD


Dr. Avellaneda graduated from Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia in 1991 and later returned to the Pediatric Dental Program at Bosque University receiving that degree in 1997. Dr. Avellaneda opened her private practice in Bogota in 1992 and worked there until she arrived in the United States in 2000.

Dr. Avellaneda completed her Degree in Dental Medicine at NSU, College of Dental Medicine. She completed her residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). Since her graduation, she was involved in teaching and training residents and students at both Nova Southeastern University and University of Florida College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Avellaneda spent most of her career focused on providing pediatric dental care and particularly enjoys working on children aged 0 to 8 years old.

Dr. Avellaneda believes the learning is a never ending process. Dr. Avellaneda believes in treating patients like family, and always does her very best to provide the highest level of quality dental care and attention to patients.

Dr. Avellaneda is proficient in all aspects of general dentistry, and looks forward to getting to know you and helping you achieve your dental goals.


Pediatric Dentistry




  • Certified in Invisalign Technology
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry


“Great people! Nice, clean office. TV is a nice touch and takes your mind off of dental work!”
M. Thompson

About Us

The Friendly Dental Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing dental practices in the Charlotte area and the Carolinas, providing a wide range of dental care services, including; teeth whitening, extractions, braces and Invisalign, dentures, tooth fillings, and many other dental care procedures.

Our dentists and staff members are committed to providing our patients throughout North and South Carolina with high-quality customer service! At Friendly Dental Group, we strive to meet and exceed every patient's needs and expectations.

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