About J. David Cross, D.D.S.

As a lifelong resident of Springfield, Illinois and a periodontist with a family legacy of dentists and surgeons, J. David Cross, D.D.S. embraces the highest health care values and continually strives to provide the highest quality experiences to his community. Dr. Cross has been a practicing periodontist for over thirty years and is one of the few periodontists in the United States trained in microsurgery. All of Dr. Cross’ procedures benefit from high magnification techniques that reveal more detail and allow him to deliver the highest level of precision to his patients. The microscope allows Dr. Cross to visualize greater detail in specific areas and provide patients with treatment that is more effective and comfortable for Springfield patients.

Publications

  • Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology 11th, 12th and 13 Editions
  • Periodontal and Peri-Implant Microsurgery
  • Micro The Journal of Dental Microsurgery

Continuing Education

  • 2019
  • The Vertical Course – Advanced Hard and Soft Tissue Regenerative Techniques in Implant Therapy with Dr. Istvan Urban – February
  • The Versah System – Advanced Technology in Implant Placement – March
  • Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques for Dental Implants with Dr. Istvan Urban – July/August
  • 2018
  • The Vertical Course – Advanced Hard and Soft Tissue Regenerative Techniques in Implant Therapy with Dr. Istvan Urban – February
  • Certification in the Clinical Applications of the Periodontal Endoscope with Dr. John Kwan – April
  • SPEAR Interdisciplinary Management of Esthetic Dilemmas lectured by Dr. Frank Spear – May
  • Urban Regeneration Institute – Soft Tissue Course and Sinus Course with Dr. Istvan Urban in July – August
  • 2017
  • The Vertical Course – Advanced Hard and Soft Tissue Regenerative Techniques in Implant Therapy with Dr. Istvan Urban – March
  • Introduction to Periodontal Microsurgery with Dr. Dennis Shanelec – March
  • Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques with Dr. Istvan Urban – August
  • American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting – September
  • 2016
  • Midwest Society of Periodontology – February
  • The Vertical Course – Advanced Hard and Soft Tissue Regenerative Techniques in Implant Therapy with Dr. Istvan Urban – April
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration – An Approach to Optimizing Outcomes with Dr.’s Gregg Kinzer, Jim Janakievski and Vince Kokich – October
  • 2015
  • Brian Des Roches – May
  • The SMILE Technique Microsurgical Training Institute – July
  • 2014
  • GLIDE Institute Regeneration Techniques – April
  • Microsurgical Training Institute – June
  • Dentorati Study Club – July
  • The PINHOLE Surgical Technique – August
  • Spear Education Study Club Leaders Symposium – September
  • American Academy of Periodontology – September
  • Advanced Hard and Soft Tissue Regenerative Techniques in Implant Therapy with Dr. Istvan Urban – November
  • Implants – The Surgical/Restorative Connection with Drs. Gregg Kinzer and Jim Janakievski – December
  • 2013
  • Seattle Study Club — February
  • Spear Education Annual Symposium — February
  • G. V. Black Dental Society — March
  • Karen Baker Pharmacology Update — March
  • Dentorati Study Club — April
  • 2012
  • The New York Academy of Dentistry — February
  • The Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting — February
  • American Academy of Periodontology Spring Conference Collaborative Managements of Esthetic Dilemmas — April
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry — April
  • Spear Study Club Leaders Symposium — November
  • Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry — November
  • Mastery and Master’s Forum — November
  • Spear Educational Center — November
  • 2011
  • Dentorati Study Club — January
  • Microsurgery Training Institute – SMILE Technique — March
  • The Restorative Dentist/Periodontist Partnership Spring Conference —April
  • Introduction to Periodontal Microsurgery—June
  • Dentorati Study Club—July
  • American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting—November
  • 2010
  • Dentorati Study Club—March
  • Microsurgery Training Institute—April
  • Dentorati Study Club—July
  • Microsurgery Training Institute—October
  • The Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry—November

Presentations/ Lectures/ Hands on Courses

  • 2019
  • Central Illinois Dental Hygienists – Periodontal and Dental Implant Update at Memorial Medical Center – March
  • Graduate School Department of Periodontics, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry – September
  • 2018
  • Graduate School Department of Periodontics, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry – January
  • 2017
  • Graduate School Department of Periodontics, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry – March
  • 2016
  • Graduate School Department of Periodontics, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry – April
  • 2015
  • Co-Instructor with Dr. Dennis Shanelec The SMILE Technique Microsurgical Training Institute – April
  • Introduction to Periodontal Microsurgery
  • Hands on Laboratory and Clinical Course
  • Graduate School Department of Periodontics, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry – February
  • 2014
  • Springfield Dental Hygiene Lecture — January
  • Microsurgical Training Institute — June 2013
  • American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting Hands on Course – The SMILE Technique
  • 2013
  • Academy of Microscope Dentistry – October
  • 2012
  • Introduction to Periodontal Microsurgery
  • Department of Periodontics, University of Iowa Graduate School — February
  • Introduction to Periodontal Microsurgery
  • Graduate School Department of Periodontics, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry — October
  • Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry — November
  • Introduction to Microsuturing — November
  • 2011
  • G.V. Black Dental Society — November
  • Cardiology and Dentistry

The Microscope

Dr. Cross is one of a select few who have committed themselves to microsurgery. The surgical microscope allows him to see details that allow for precise and exact treatment. Having a magnification range of 2 to 26 times that of the naked eye provides critical information for atraumatic and successful treatment. The microscope allows Dr. Cross to treat what others cannot see.

Our Staff

In our practice, we are extremely fortunate to have a caring team dedicated to providing the highest level of care. Each patient will be treated with individual care from the very beginning. The staff is committed to making sure every patient and their treatment are successful. They are committed to your care.