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Doctor Hernandez Biography

Dr. Johnny Hernandez

Dr. Hernandez grew up in Rockford, Illinois and graduated from Boylan High School. He received a full basketball scholarship to Eastern Illinois University. At Eastern he was a four-year starter on the basketball team while majoring in Zoology, with a Chemistry minor. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Hernandez entered the United States Navy. In the Navy he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency, which is an advanced program dealing with all disciplines of dentistry. After his AEGD program, Dr. Hernandez served his country for two more years as a general dentist. In that time he held numerous leadership positions such as head of the Team Dentistry Program, the head the Preventive Dentistry Program, the Health Promotions Officer and the Children's Dental Coordinator. Dr. Hernandez is experienced and highly trained in providing his patients with the highest quality and professionalism with respect to dental care.


  • National Board of Dental Examinations
  • Central Regional Dental Testing Service
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation


  • Recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for Outstanding Naval Dental Service
  • Awarded First Place Table Clinic for Athletic Mouth Guards at the 2001 Tri-Service Dental Symposium, Bremerton, Washington
  • Commendation Letter for Outstanding Service as Assistant Dental Officer
  • Recipient of the National Defense Service Medal

Post Doctoral Achievements:

  • Residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Professional Associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Mclean County Dental Society

Continuing Education:

  • Dr. Hernandez averages well above the yearly requirements of the state of Illinois to
    be able to provide state-of-the-art dental treatment for his patients

Personal Hobbies/Interests:

  • Dr. Hernandez enjoys golf, basketball, football, baseball, weight lifting and spending
    as much time as possible with his family

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