Anthony R. Bennardo, DDS
South Elgin, IL DentistAnthony R. Bennardo, DDS
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.
Dr. Mohammad Taqvi
South Elgin, IL DentistDr. Mohammad Taqvi
We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Mohammad Taqvi!
Dr Taqvi earned his bachelor’s degree from Benedictine University and graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Midwestern University.
Dr. Taqvi pursued a career in dentistry because it allows him to connect with others and educate them about oral health. He truly enjoys finding solutions for different situations or challenges and providing a unique treatment plan to fit each patient. He is committed to providing the best oral care and giving his patients a confident and radiant smile that will last a lifetime.
When Dr. Taqvi is not in the office creating beautiful smiles, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing with his two dogs. Fun facts – Dr. Taqvi is ambidextrous and speaks Urdu!
Brianna - Registered Dental Hygienist
Brianna Weichel, RDH has been a dental hygienist for over 18 years and recently certified in myofunctional therapy through AOMT. She graduated from Lake Land College in 2005. She resides in Sycamore with husband David and two sons. She is a current member of AAOSH (American Academy of Oral Systemic Health) and enjoys attending their collaborative continuing education courses with dentists and physicians that aim to close the gap between dentistry and whole body health.
A personal health event really opened her eyes to a more holistic approach to her own health. She is enthusiastic to connect a more holistic approach to dental health and address root cause issues for her patients. Nutrition is also a passion of hers, and she loves sharing this information with her patients. Brianna is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust and friendship with each patient. Her beautiful smile and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable. She is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking , yoga , and traveling.
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.