Learn About Our Dental Practice in Rockford

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Dr. Barry Tillis

Meet Dr. Barry Tillis

There's a reason people keep coming to Dr. J. Barry Tillis. He has been improving patient smiles for over 30 years. He actively participates in continuing dental education classes studying the latest dental techniques and innovations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and the Winnebago County Dental Society.

Dr. J. Barry Tillis is a native of Rockford, IL. He graduated from the University Of Notre Dame. He received his doctorate from Southern Illinois Dental School.

Dr. Tillis is married to Eileen and has a daughter, Colleen. Outside of the office, he enjoys biking, music and photography. He looks forward to bringing out the full beauty of your smile.

Meet our Team


Kristy has worked in the dentistry since 1998. She has worked with Dr. J Barry Tillis for 10 years. She is cross-trained in chair side assisting and the dental front office. Kristy grew up in Rockford, Il. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her pets and watching sports.

Pam Zernechel, Dental Hygienist

Pam grew up at Lake Summerset and graduated from Durand high school. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Marquette University. She is married to her husband, Craig and they have two adult sons. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and playing with her two dogs.


Tayler enjoys working as a chair side assistant. She is from Rockford, and spends her free time with her children.

Warm. Welcoming. Where you can feel at home.

What are the things we value that make us different?

Calming Chairside Manner
We know that a large portion of your satisfaction comes from how you feel during your visits. Because of this, we make your comfort a top priority. You’ll find that Dr. Tillis has a great chairside manner and a special talent for helping nervous patients feel at ease. His gentle touch creates an excellent experience for patients of all ages.

Friendly Environment
When you walk through our doors, you’ll be greeted with friendly smiles and warm welcomes from our fun and outgoing team. From the front desk to the treatment chair, we will remain attentive and helpful. We are committed to providing a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere to make your dental experience as easy as possible.

High Professionalism
At Crimson Ridge Dental, you will be working with caring and honest professionals. We aim to earn your trust through our high quality of care for you and your family.

Comprehensive Services
Dr. Tillis and his team are skilled in a wide variety of general dentistry services so that your family’s dental needs can be met under one roof. Our services include basic preventive care, implant restoration, fillings, crowns, veneers, sleep apnea treatment, teeth whitening and more.

Appointment Availability
Our patients often tell us how much they appreciate our availability. We recognize that your time is valuable, and we understand that it can be difficult to make room in your schedule to visit the dentist. We strive to make ourselves available so your needs can be met at your convenience, especially should an emergency arise. You can count on us to be as accommodating as possible.