J. David Cross, DDS


2904 Greenbriar Drive
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 793-0196



Specialist in Periodontics


  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Dental Implant Reconstruction
  • Bone Preservation & Grafting
  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Periodontal Microsurgery

About Dr. Cross

A native of Springfield and a graduate of Springfield High School, Dr. Cross comes from a family of dentists and surgeons.  Carrying on the family tradition, he has been providing dental implant treatment and periodontal therapy for patients throughout Central Illinois for over 20 years.  He received his DDS from Loyola University School of Dentistry, where he also completed his residency training in Periodontics.  His education has continued throughout the years with courses in more advanced surgical techniques, including microsurgery.

Dr. Cross is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry.

Expertise in Dental Implants

Dr. Cross has placed thousands of dental implants utilizing microsurgical techniques to obtain the best treatment outcomes possible, including superior aesthetic results.

He shares his considerable knowledge of microsurgery with colleagues throughout the country, teaching courses at the distinguished Microsurgery Training Institute in Santa Barbara, California and presenting his work in this field at major conferences nationwide.  In addition, he has instructed numerous Periodontists in the delivery of SMILE Technique Implants, which are renowned for providing patients with the most lifelike replacement teeth available.

About the Practice

Believing in the benefits of minimally invasive surgical procedures for patients, improving both the healing process and the aesthetic results, Dr. Cross has established his practice philosophy around the principles of microsurgery.  As the first Periodontist in Illinois to utilize microsurgery for periodontal and implant procedures, Dr. Cross is considered an expert in these highly sophisticated techniques and offers his patients a truly unique treatment experience.  His skilled team has extensive training in microsurgical procedures and contributes to the high level of patient satisfaction in his practice.