Meet Dr. John Conness
With over 25 years of experience in performing implant and cosmetic dental procedures, Dr. Conness is a trusted specialist in the field. Dr. Conness is highly educated and experienced, having been a member of numerous organizations throughout his education and career.
Most notably, in February 2012 Dr. Conness was awarded the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI) Diplomate status. This prestigious award is awarded to less than one percent of practicing dentists in the academic and clinical certificate in the field of implant dentistry.
In order provide the best treatment, Dr. Conness has dedicated himself to continuing his education and as of now, has completed thousands of hours to that purpose.
- Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry, 1992
- Chicago Dental Society Associate Member
- Advanced Dental Studies, The Dawson Center
- Faculty Award Recipient, Misch International Implant Institute
- Graduate, Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program (2006, 2007)
- Graduate, Misch International Implant Institute Prosthetic Program (2007)
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Illinois State Dental Society
- Vice-President, (1990-92)
- President, (1992-94)
- Program Chairman, (1995-97)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Fellow Academy of General Dentistry, (1992)
- Supporting Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists, (2006)
- Diplomate Certificate – International Congress of Oral Implantologists, (2012)
- Fellow Misch International Implant Institute, (2007)
- Misch International Implant Institute Mastership Award, (2007)
- Misch International Implant Institute/Temple University Faculty Member, (2007 – Present)
- Misch International Implant Institute Mastership Award, (2007)
Introducing Our Dental Staff
Our professional staff at John M. Conness, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, DICOI are all highly accredited and are dedicated to maintaining their knowledge by pursuing ongoing education. Our main goal is to remain on top of the latest dentistry innovations in order to provide exceptional care to all our current and future patients.
Amanda – Office Manager
Amanda graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant from Illinois Valley Community College and has many years of experience as a dental assistant and office coordinator. Amanda is a dedicated professional who enjoys working with people in her community to ensure that all their dental needs are met.
On her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys playing cards, boating, and traveling.
Amy – Office Manager
Amy has over 15 years of experience as a dental assistant and enjoys helping patients continually improve their dental health. Her main goal is to provide a comfortable setting for all patients visiting the office.
Amy and her husband Eric are proud parents of their son Kyle, who has served the United States Air Force.
Beth has over 20 years of experience in the dentistry field and has been a staff at John M. Conness, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, DICOI for two decades. Throughout her career, she has helped with multiple aspects of running the office and has dedicated her time to helping patients get the most out of their dental experience.
Beth enjoys being involved in her community and finds joy in helping others live healthier happier lives.
Paula – Dental Assistant
Paula graduated from IVCC Dental Assisting program in 1983 and has been assisting Dr. Conness for the past 25 years. Her main goal is to help patients feel comfortable and happy during their treatment. One of her many specialties includes helping patients decide between nitrous oxide sedation or oral sedation.
Paul has been married to Jeff for 30 years and as a result, has two daughters named Carleigh and Whitney. On her down time Paula enjoys gardening, boating, and camping.
Rosie – Dental Assistant
For 12 years Rosie has assisted Dr. Conness and is trained in all aspects of dental assisting. Her main goal is to make sure all patients are relaxed and comfortable throughout dental procedures.
On her free time Rosie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, including her husband Mike of 25 years and her children Nikki and Alex. Rosie also very much enjoys the company of her two granddaughters, Rylee and Zaya.
Kathlene – Dental Assistant
Having started in January of 2016, Kathlene is the newest member of Dr. Conness’ team. Kathleen enjoys learning every aspect of dentistry and is enjoying her new career helping patients fulfill their dental needs.
On her free time, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her husband and children and being active in the church.
Catina – Dental Hygienist
Catina is highly experienced with 20 years in the dentistry field. Catina graduated from Illinois Central College in Peoria, IL and was awarded the Hu-Freidy “Golden Scaler” award upon graduating. The annual award honors one hygiene student with outstanding qualities in patient care and academic qualities.
Catina has worked for Dr. Conness for the past 15 years and enjoys educating patients on the importance of dental hygiene and preventive care. Her goal is to help patients restore their confidence to smile.
Denise – Dental Hygienist
Denise is highly experienced with 32 years of working in the dentistry field. She joined Dr. Conness’ team in 2014 as a dental hygienist. Denise graduated from Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Illinois earning both an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and a Certificate in Dental Assisting. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has worked in both General and Pediatric Dental Offices.
On her free time, Denise enjoys spending time with her family, including husband John and their three children. She also thoroughly enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing, baking, gardening, and sewing.
Liz – Dental Hygienist
Elizabeth is a dental assistant and hygienist who graduated from John A Logan’s Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Program in Southern Illinois. Elizabeth previously worked in Paducah, Kentucky but moved back to the area to begin her career in dentistry.
Outside of dental hygiene, Elizabeth enjoys landscaping, hiking and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and three dogs.
Patricia – Dental Hygienist
Patricia graduated with honors from Illinois Valley Community College in dental assisting and also, graduated with honors from Parkland College with an associate degree in applied science from the dental hygiene program. Patricia has experience working as a certified dental assistant and as an office manager. She also enjoys educating her patients on the importance of preventive care and periodontal disease.
On her down time, Patricia enjoys traveling, boating, skiing, camping, and crafting.