Dr. Perry K. Tuneberg joined his father Dr. Richard Tuneberg’s practice in 1983. He graduated from Guilford High School and later graduated with honors from Drake University with a degree in biology. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School. His chief interests in dentistry are in the area of diagnosis, restorative and implant dental care.
Dr. Tuneberg is a past president of the Illinois State Dental Society and a former Trustee of the American Dental Association Board of Trustees. Dr. Tuneberg recently completed his service as chair of the Commission on Dental Accreditation, which is the US Department of Education recognized accrediting agency for all dental related education programs in the United States.
Dr. Tuneberg currently serves on the Commision on Dental Accreditation Standing Committee on International Accreditation and as a dental board examiner for the Central Regional Dental Testing Service. He has been on the Board of Directors for Dent-IL PAC, the legislative advocacy organizaton for the Illinois State Dental Society for over 30 years and serves as Co-Chair for the Local Arrangments for Illinois Mission of Mercy. He continues to work with a number of organizations and agencies providing veteran's oral care and donated dental services.
He is a recipient of the American Dental Association Presidential Citation for his efforts at the national level in expanding dental access for the underserved. In 2020, he received the Illinois State Dental Society Distinguished Member Award. He has been a featured speaker at the ADA's Washington Leadership Conference on mulitple occasions concerning legislative engagement and a speaker a the ADA Annual Session on expanded dental auxillary outreach and care.
In his spare time Dr. Tuneberg enjoys traveling with his wife, Dawn. He also enjoys reading, particularly in the areas of U.S. history and political science. He and Dawn have a daughter Erica, who lives in San Diego, California, and son Kent, who became the first third generation dentist to practice in Rockford, Illinois.