Advanced Periodontics & Implant Specialists
Advanced Periodontics & Implant Specialists

About Us

Dr. Leonard Bernstein was born and educated in California. He went to dental school at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Upon graduation, he received the senior award in Periodontics, the senior award in Oral Pathology, and was inducted into the honor dental fraternity, Omicron Kappa Epsilon. Dr. Bernstein attended USC (University of Southern California) for his Periodontal Residency. At USC, he participated in periodontal research on the bacterial causes and effects on periodontal disease.

Dr. Bernstein met his wife at UCLA. She is a native Rockfordian and they chose to return to Rockford. They have 3 daughters and have been married over 30 years. Dr. Bernstein has been a practicing Periodontist in Rockford for over 25 years.


  • American Academy of Periodontics
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Academy of Clinical Technology (Lasers in Dentistry)
  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Winnebago County Dental Society

Patient Treatment Philosophy (Mission Statement)

Dr. Bernstein believes in treating patients with scientific based, proven, modern, yet traditional methods, with fees that are reasonable and customary. Along with this, Dr. Bernstein is a member of several preferred provider plans with a number of different insurance companies.