Dr. Anthony F. Benassi, was born and raised in the Rockford, Illinois community. He grew up on the west side of Rockford and attended 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 went on to attend a two-year medical program at Rock Valley College. where he earned an associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy. After practicing Respiratory Therapy for five years, Dr. Benassi felt compelled to answer another calling in life; dentistry. Dr. Benassi received his Doctorate of Dental Science when he graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry in 1991. He and his wife Kathi moved to Lancaster, Wisconsin after graduating so Dr. Benassi could work as an associate at a small practice there. After a two-year period, the couple became homesick and moved back to Rockford with the goal to establish his practice here.
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 moved to an expanded space on Perryville Rd. in 2013 where the practice continues to grow along with him and his daughter, now associate dentist, Dr. Isabella Newcomer. Together, they continue to build a respected reputation through hard work, innovation, and patient loyalty. Dr. Benassi and his entire staff work hard every day to make patients comfortable while attending to their individual dental needs. Throughout these 30+ years, he has updated the practice with new innovative technologies to stay current and up to date in the dental field and to be able to provide more services to patients while enhancing their comfort.
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.
Dr. Benassi enjoys learning about new dental technologies and techniques, working alongside his daughter, and spending time playing with his grandchildren while helping them learn and discover new stuff!