Meet the Benassi Family Dentistry Team!
Working in Rockford, IL & Winnebago, IL

Rockford Dental Staff Patty is Benassi Family Dentistry’s overall Office Manager and Senior Dental Assistant. She has been a certified dental assistant for 20 years and has been part of our Rockford dental team with Dr. Benassi for over 10 years. She is no stranger to hard work, and has dedicated herself to helping Dr. Benassi build his practice into what it is today. She is a great team leader and is extremely passionate about her job. Keeping the patient experience seamless during visits is the goal she has in mind when managing our office and staff. Patty is the person to go to for all your questions and concerns, as well as your comments regarding your overall experience with us. Her direct email is


Rockford Dental StaffMelissa is our highly experienced and extremely gentle Dental Hygienist. She joined Dr. Benassi’s team a year ago, and brings over 18 years of experience in dental hygiene with her. She is certified by the Academy of Laser Dentistry and has completed Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation. Like the rest of Dr. Benassi’s team, she is a firm believer in the value of continuing education. Her commitment to staying current with advancements in technology and procedures allows her to utilize the most up-to-date technology available. Melissa is very concerned about every patient’s comfort throughout hygiene sessions. Her direct email is


Rockford Dental Staff Manuela (who we fondly call Mela) is our extremely kind and friendly Administrative Assistant, who also doubles as one of our most gentle and sensitive dental assistants. While Mela is a top-notch certified dental assistant, most of her job is spent at our front desk. She is highly proficient in all areas of reception, including answering the phone and greeting patients, scheduling appointments, handling insurance and payment issues, and fielding every patient’s questions and concerns about our Rockford dental practice, services, and dental professionals. Mela is truly a priceless part of Benassi Family Dentistry’s treasured team. Her direct email is


diana pic2Diana is the newest member of the Benassi Family Dental team. She works as a Dental Assistant alongside Dr. Benassi and is quickly learning all the new technologies our office has to offer such as CEREC, Invisalign, and dental implants. She comes to us with 6 years of experience under her belt and is excited to learn more. We are also excited to have her working with us and have already noticed a positive impact in patient care, scheduling, and overall dental operations. Welcome Diana! Her direct email is