Dr. John Perna
Dr. Perna combines over 25 years of experience and extensive education with personal concern for patients’ oral health. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts and Northwestern University Dental School, where he was elected to the National Dental Honor Society. Afterwards, he completed a two-year general practice residency program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a two-year fellowship at the National Institute of Dental Research in Bethesda, MD, and a post-graduate program in implant dentistry at the Misch Implant Institute in Dearborn, MI.
Since then, Dr. Perna has earned hundreds of hours of continuing education credits in implant dentistry, periodontal therapy, and endodontics. He founded the Northwest Implant Study Group and is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, making music on the piano, and biking.
On May 17, 2018 after passing a rigorous examination on
implant dentistry, John Perna, DDS joined 500 other dentists in the
United States, Canada and Internationally in becoming a Diplomate of
the American Board of Oral lmplantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID),
making Dr. Perna one of the worldwide leading experts in implant care.
To sit for the examination, Dr. Perna was required to practice implant
dentistry for at least seven years and prove his implant expertise. To
earn the title of Diplomate. Dr. Perna presented cases for review by an
expert panel or implant dentists and passed a series or written and oral
examinations sponsored by the American Board of Oral
The ABOI/ID ‘s examination process measures the in-depth knowledge.
proficient skills, and abilities required for practitioners to provide
comprehensive, safe, and effective oral implant care for the public.
The ABOI/ID was founded in 1969 and conducts examinations to
determine the qualifications and competence or dentists who voluntarily
apply to the Board for certification.