Meet Dr. Bernard Colonna

A Love for My Profession

I truly appreciate how my work as a dentist can make my patients smile more often and, in turn, give them more confidence and happiness in their lives. I love interacting with the people in the practice and discussing the ways I can improve their oral health and smiles. It really enriches my life and makes me feel great, knowing that I have a positive impact on the health of people every day.

As a dentist, I am passionate about providing exceptional oral healthcare as well as overall comprehensive care to my patients. I love that I am able to offer many different treatment options to address and solve each person’s unique needs and am then able to take a truly artistic approach to restore their smile, beautifully. To me, the profession of dentistry means providing the gold standard of care to my patients and keeping not only their teeth and gums healthy, but helping their overall body wellness, too.

My Education and Lifelong Commitment to Continuing Education

I attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry where I was awarded a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, which gave me an excellent foundation in dentistry and oral healthcare. However, this is a profession where there are continuous developments in treatment methodologies and technological innovations, too, and it’s essential that I stay informed of all the changes in order to provide my patients with the widest array of proven dental care options. I attend continuing education courses through the Chicago Dental Society and American Dental Association, and stay up-to-date on all the relevant literature, so I can continue to offer my patients the high-level of care they deserve.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Arcolian Dental Arts Society

Outside of Work

I am a Chicago native and currently live in the downtown River North neighborhood. As a life-time fan of boxing, I enjoy working out at my father’s boxing gym. I also enjoy golfing, boating, fine dining, and spending time with loved ones and friends. I am a social person and enjoy meeting new people.

It’s important to me to be active in my community; to give back to my city and provide dental care for those who cannot seek regular treatment, so I volunteer with Goldie’s Place, which offers free dentistry for the homeless.