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.
Evan J. Fry, DDS
South Elgin, IL DentistEvan J. Fry, DDS
Dr. Fry received his dental degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Graduating at the top of his class, he was inducted into the national dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He received numerous other awards in dental school, including the American Dental Education Association/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry Scholarship, the Albert Schweitzer Public Health Fellowship, the Dr. Caswell A. Evans Dental Public Health Scholarship, the Lina Tharp Award, the Dr. Gerson Gould and Mr. Sol. H. Gould Memorial Scholarship, the Dr. William S. Kramer Award, the UIC Chancellor’s Student Service Award, and the UIC "Sparky D. Dragon" Customer Service Award.
He was recognized nationally as the first runner-up in the 2020 American Dental Association's Health Literacy Essay Contest for his article regarding oral considerations of the human papillomavirus (HPV)—available on our practice's blog [here].
Prior to joining Team Bennardo, Dr. Fry served on the first medical and dental humanitarian team to Nicaragua since the global COVID-19 pandemic began, providing emergency and preventive dental care in remote mountainous regions of the country.
His professional areas of interest include working with patients on both ends of the age spectrum (elders and young children), oral surgery, dental public health, the environmental impact of dental materials, and prevention-focused dental interventions.
Dr. Fry's professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.
Outside the Office
Dr. Fry enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, running marathons, scuba diving, attending opera and fine arts events, and playing board games. He attends Church of our Saviour Episcopal in Chicago.
Karla - Team Manager
I have been in the dental field for roughly 20 years. I started in this field as a dental assistant, after only a few months of being in it, I realized I wanted to make it into my lifetime career and continue growing and learning. I have been in management/leadership positions for the past 10 years. I find it very rewarding to help doctors build their dream office and help the development and growth of their teams. It has been a true blessing to come on board to Dr. Bennardo's office. He is not only a phenomenal doctor but a wonderful person and consistent leader. I am committed to having each patient that walks through our doors be served with excellence. Outside of work, I love spending time with my son and family.
Nora - Insurance Coordinator
I joined the Bennardo team in 2020. It’s been a great experience to be part of this team and make this my dental home! Dr. Bennardo truly cares about his patients and staff. He has so much passion for everyone’s overall health. I have been in this field for over 13 years and love helping patients understand their dental plans and guiding them through their treatment. When I’m not at work, I love spending time with the family and watching movies. This year has been rough for most, but we are here to give the best dental care for you and your family!
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, 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.
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.