Our Doctors

All our professionals at John M. Conness, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, DICOI maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.


Ottawa Dentist Dr. John M. Conness, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.I.C.O.I.About Dr. Conness
Dr. Conness has been performing implant and cosmetic dental procedures for over 25 years.
Dr. Conness and his staff are committed to offering every patient the very best dental care currently available to the dental profession. Our goal is to tailor treatment to meet the patient’s individual desires, goals, and expectations. Dr. Conness has presented many educational programs in the areas of cosmetic and implant dentistry.

Dr. Conness received his undergraduate degree in biology from Benedictine University in 1979, where he was a member of the Blue Key National Honor Society. He graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1983. While attending Loyola he received the Award of Merit from the American College of Dentists as one of the outstanding senior students. Pursuing his philosophy of advanced dental education, Dr. Conness received his Fellowship Certificate from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1992. In September of 2006, Dr. Conness received his advanced Implant Dentistry Certificate from Temple University and the Misch International Implant Institute. Upon graduation, Dr. Conness was the inaugural recipient of the Misch International Implant Institute’s Mastership Award.  In November of 2006, Dr. Conness was made a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI). The ICOI is the world’s largest educational implant organization in the world. Dr. Conness was awarded the ICOI’s Diplomate status in February 2012. Less than one percent of the practicing dentists have been awarded this academic & clinical certificate in the field of implant dentistry. In addition to these certificates, he has maintained his commitment to patient care through ongoing continuing education. Dr. Conness has completed thousands of hours of continuing education.

Professional Activities
Dr. Conness has been active in organized dentistry throughout his career.

In addition to these organizations, Dr. Conness was a guest faculty member for the dental assisting program at Illinois Community College and served on the dental assisting advisory board for numerous years. In 2006 Dr. Conness was added to America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and in 2005 the Consumers Research Council named Dr. Conness as one of the top dentists in America.


  • Illinois Benedictine College, 1979
  • B.S. Biology; Blue Key National Honor Society


  • Loyola University School of Dentistry; Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1983
  • Award of Merit sponsored by the American College of Dentists, 1983
  • Misch International Implant Institute/Temple University Faculty Member (2007 - 2010)
  • Misch International Implant Institue Surgical Faculty Member (2007-present)

Post-Graduate Training:

  • Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry, 1992
  • Completed series of seminars offered by Dr. Peter E. Dawson and the Center
    • Advanced Dental Studies (January, 1989 -- May, 1990)
  • Misch International Implant Institute Surgical Program (2006 & 2007)
    • Received the Faculty Award (Dec. 2007)
  • Misch International Implant Institute Prosthetic Program (April 2007)

The Misch International Implant Institute was founded in 1984 by Dr. Carl E. Misch to educate the dental community and elevate the standard of care in surgical implant placement and the restoration of dental implants. Now world renown, the Institute’s goal is to remain at the forefront of implant dentistry through advanced education, research and hands on clinical surgical training programs for dentists from all around the world.

The Misch International Implant Institute is the only university based surgical implant training program in the world where practicing dentists can refine their surgical skills with faculty supervision in a university setting. The Institute’s unique academic association is with Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA.  All surgical training takes place at Temple University under the supervision of the Misch faculty.

For more information on the Misch International Implant Institute and patient implant treatment options go to www.misch.com  and then click on the “For Patients” tab located on the left margin of the Institute’s home page.

Professional Organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Illinois State Dental Society
    Vice-President, 1990-92
    President, 1992-94
    Program Chairman, 1995-97
  • Chicago Dental Society Associate Member
  • Supporting Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Fellow Academy of General Dentistry - July 1992
  • Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists - October 2006
  • Fellow Misch International Implant Institute - October 2007
  • Misch International Implant Institute Mastership Award – November 2007
  • Misch International Implant Institute/Temple University Faculty Member (2007 - 2010)          
  • Misch International Implant Institute Mastership Award – November 2007
  • Diplomate Certificate – International Congress of Oral Implantologists – February 2012                          

Personal Information:

  • Wife - Mary Lu
  • Three Adult Children: John Jr., Patrick, Mary Kathleen 
  • Hobbies: family, golf, running, swimming, coaching basketball and high school golf
  • Assistant Varsity and Varsity Golf Coach – Marquette High School – Ottawa, IL

Contact Dr. Conness:
Our skillfully trained dental team would be happy to answer your questions concerning implant, sedation, cosmetic or general dentistry and set up a consultation appointment for you. To schedule an appointment or to get further information about our office contact us today for your FREE CONSULTATION.

Welcome to the Practice:
Our practice mission is to help our patients to make sound, informed decisions regarding their dental health. Our goal is to make your dental experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible at all times during the treatment process.

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All of our anesthesia practitioners are credentialed and have had extensive experience in providing anesthesia services in a wide variety of clinical settings, including, but not limited to: inpatient settings, ambulatory surgical treatment centers, private physician surgery suites as well as other various outpatient surgical settings.

Stat Anesthesia Specialists Ltd. became the very first itinerant anesthesia group in the world to obtain Joint Commission accreditation meeting the requirements for the AHCA Program.


Patient Benefits

  • Personal attention
  • Avoids hospital process
  • Privacy and comfort
  • Easy return to normal daily activities
  • Cost effective
  • Ease of scheduling
  • Decreased time lost from work or family

Service Areas

  • Chicago & surrounding suburbs
  • Rockford
  • Bloomington
  • Normal
  • Peoria
  • Southern Wisconsin
  • Northwest Indiana
  • Southwest Michigan