Dr. Bennardo received his degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois in 1990. He then went on to complete the Advanced General Dentistry residency program at Northwestern University Dental School where he expanded his skills working with dental specialists in every discipline of dentistry.
He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and has extensive experience in Complex Restorative procedures, Invisalign®®, Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants.
After being diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2014, Dr. Bennardo's desire to help his patients with their overall health was elevated to an even higher level. This prompted him to devote hundreds of hours in advanced training in Dental Sleep Medicine and Nutrition.
He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and serves as a board member for the International Academy of Sleep. Dr. Bennardo is also a Board Certified Diplomate in the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and is the treating doctor for Chicagoland NFL players with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Outside the Office
Dr. Bennardo attends Harvest Bible Chapel in Elgin, where he serves as a Men's Small Group leader and volunteers on the Worship Team playing acoustic guitar with some well known Christian artists. His hobbies include Snow Skiing, Surfing, Scuba Diving, Exercising and Tennis.
ReNae - Registered Dental Hygienist
I became a dental hygienist because I love helping people understand the importance of good oral health. I earned my hygiene degree from College of DuPage in 2011. I am a life-long learner and enjoy expanding on my dental knowledge in order to provide excellent quality care for my patients. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband and two grown children. I love spending time with family and friends, running, and working on home projects.
Tessa - Registered Dental Hygienist
I received my dental hygiene degree from Harper College in 2017. I pursued a career in dental hygiene because I had always loved going to the dentist growing up. I hope to give all of my patients the same positive experience. I enjoy teaching my patients about the importance of oral health. In my free time I love playing tennis, walking my dogs, and spending time with my family and friends.
Esther - Dental Assistant
I have been working with Dr. Bennardo since February 2015. For a year and a half I worked for his Sleep Practice and am now sitting chairside with him as his Dental Assistant. Our patients are like family, and I love it! It is such a privilege working with such an amazing team here where everyone gives the best quality care possible to our patients. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and playing with all of my nieces and nephews. I sing in our church choir and I also teach in our Sunday school. I look forward to the future and all that God has in store.
Michelle - Financial Coordinator
I joined our team in March of 2013, and have loved every minute. I work as a financial coordinator, and it has been rewarding to be able to help our patients receive the quality of care they deserve with no hidden charges or surprises. My goal is to make sure everyone knows his/her treatment and what is expected of them financially. Outside of work, I’m very happily married and have a growing family. I feel blessed and privileged with the things that The Lord has given me, and am excited to see what He has in store. Smile at the future!
Barb - Schedule Coordinator
I met Dr. Bennardo in 2002 while we were both involved with Elgin Junior Service Board which was a health based organization that provided dental care for students in School District U-46. After I saw the compassion and professionalism his office provided each student that I brought into his office, I knew he would become my lifelong dentist. Now, 14 years later, I enjoy working with a team that believes in giving each patient the best care possible. I'm a very busy mom of two teenage daughters. We enjoy boating and spending time watching them ride their horses.
Gabrielle - Sleep Program Director
I began working with Dr. Bennardo and the team in April 2014 as the Schedule Coordinator. In September of 2015 I began managing his Sleep Practice. Working with Dr. Bennardo and my teammates has been such a rewarding experience for me. Our patients are like family, and being able to provide them with the best quality care possible is amazing. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, reading, and playing with my three nieces.