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.