Dr. Anthony F. Benassi, was born and raised in the Rockford, Illinois community. His father was a dedicated teacher in the Rockford School District, and his mother worked as a nurse in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit of Rockford Memorial Hospital. He is one of eight children who attended St. Bernadette School in the Rockford Memorial Hospital neighborhood in west Rockford. Dr. Benassi went to Auburn High School where he enrolled in the first honors academy class. Due to his scholastic achievements, he was able to graduate at the end of his junior year.
Dr. Benassi and his high school sweetheart, Kathi (now his wife of 27 years), went on to attend two-year medical programs at Rock Valley College. Dr. Benassi earned an associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy and Kathi earned an associate’s degree in Nursing in 1983. After practicing Respiratory Therapy for five years, Dr. Benassi felt compelled to answer another calling in life. Dr. Benassi received his Doctorate of Dental Science when he graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry in 1991. He and wife Kathi then moved to Lancaster, Wisconsin so Dr. Benassi could work as an associate for two years at a dental practice there. After this two year period, the couple became homesick and moved back again to become a dentist in Rockford, IL.
Upon returning to their hometown, Dr. Benassi took over the 35-year old practice of Dr. Leo Sabien at Fairview Plaza. He practiced at this location for 19 years, and has built his own reputation through hard work and patient loyalty. His list of satisfied patients is a dedicated group. They would all recommend Dr. Benassi to anyone seeking a new dentist in Rockford IL! He and his staff work hard every day to make patients comfortable while attending to their individual dental needs. Dr. Benassi and his staff are well trained and take every opportunity for continuing education. Throughout these 19 years, they have added many dental services and technologies to stay current and up to date in the dental field.
In 2006, Dr. Benassi opened a second location in Winnebago, IL to serve the small community in which he lives. As he and his wife, Kathi, raised their four children in Winnebago and became familiar with the residents there, it seemed like a logical fit for a new practice. Being involved in school, church, and community activities has allowed Dr. Benassi and his wife to become an integral part of Winnebago, IL. The locals have supported Dr. Benassi’s practice with great confidence and numerous referrals.
Now is a very exciting time for Dr. Benassi and his staff! Their continued growth in dentistry has prompted them to move from Fairview Plaza to a larger facility at 735 North Perryville Road which is next to Crimson Ridge in November 2012. Benassi Family Dentistry is now a larger facility with more patient and hygiene rooms, plus more space for all the new dental technologies they have acquired. Though this was a big change, it has not affected the level of care and service Dr. Benassi and his team provide to every patient. Even more so, it allows them to make every patient experience seamless, with better patient comfort, each time,
Dr. Benassi and his wife Kathi are very proud of what they have built for the Rockford, IL and Winnebago, IL communities. With the new office of Benassi Family Dentistry in Rockford, IL, there is renewed source of pride among patients and staff. Their oldest child, Nathan, is already following in his father’s footsteps and will be joining Benassi Family Dentistry in July, 2013. Patients and staff are looking forward to meeting another Dr. Benassi in Rockford, IL & Winnebago, IL.
Visit Benassi Family Dentistry in Rockford, IL and Winnebago, IL! From our family to yours, we are truly dedicated in providing excellent dental care with personalized service for the whole family.