Dr. Richard Bernstein and his staff are committed to providing a comfortable, caring experience for their patients in Cherry Hill, NJ. His office offers general dentistry as well as reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Bernstein always remains current with the latest technology and procedures as they become available. These include: CEREC one-visit crowns, bridges and implant crowns, Acteon Intraoral camera and cavity detection system, Wand computerized anesthesia system, Tulsa dental one-visit root canals, DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection, Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed one hour bleaching and Schick 22 digital X-Ray system.
When you visit his dentist office, you can be assured of VIP treatment. Each room has oversized ceiling mounted HD televisions with wireless headphones so you can comfortably watch a movie, show or listen to music during your treatment. In addition each room has sound absorbing acoustical tiles to reduce dental noise. Hardwood floors are present throughout the building and there are two windows in each operatory so you may gaze at the outside scenery. For those suffering from dental anxiety, Nitrous Oxide conscious sedation is available.
Dr. Bernstein’s staff has been with him for anywhere from 10 to 30 years and they will greet you like an old friend. At Dr. Bernstein’s office we know your time is valuable. We do not over book so we normally run on schedule. If we are going to be running behind we will try to notify you.
Call us at 856-616-9191 to book an appointment, or use the form on our Contact Us page. We look forward to seeing you.
Meet Dr. Richard Bernstein
Dr. Bernstein graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia and then went on to attend Villanova University from 1971 to 1972 until he transferred to the University of Maryland. In 1975, Dr. Bernstein graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology. During his time earning his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Bernstein was involved in various research projects. From 1971-1973 he participated in a neurophysiology research program under the direction neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone. Their research results were published in Stroke Magazine where Dr. Bernstein is listed as a participant.
From 1973 through 1974, Dr. Bernstein assisted with more research on a project at the National Institutes of Health’s Dental Research. The scientific paper was published in 1976 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, where he was once again credited as a participant.
Dr. Bernstein received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD) from Temple University Dental School in 1979. In the same year, he married his wife Sara whom he met at College Park, Maryland while they were both attending college. Sara works as Dr. Bernstein’s dental office manager.
Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Bernstein has attended thousands of hours of continuing education in the field of dentistry. He has attended a three-year clinical program in Orthodontics given by the institute for Graduate Dentists. He also graduated from a twenty session clinical program in surgical periodontics given by Albert Einstein Hospital in NYC. On top of that, he has participated in numerous courses in Implantology given by Nobel Biocare, Asta Tech, 3M and others.
In July of 1988, Dr. Bernstein received a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. To receive a Fellowship, one must take several hundred hours of approved continuing education courses in a variety of dental fields and pass written examination.
Keeping up with modern dentistry, Dr. Bernstein integrates the latest technologies in his dental office to offer his patients the latest in dental care. His office in South Jersey was one of the first in the area to integrate digital radiology. He’s been taking digital x-rays for over 15 years which has resulted in a 90% decrease in radiation exposure for his patients and zero toxins have been released into the environment.
For over 12 years, CEREC/ CadCam dentistry has been implemented in Dr. Bernstein’s practice. His offices include the third and latest hardware upgrade. Dr. Bernstein can produce porcelain crowns, veneers, onlays, custom abutments for implants and implant crowns in a single visit.
For the past ten years, Dr. Bernstein has been whitening his patient’s teeth using Zoom! products. He uses the latest Zoom! WhiteSpeed LED light which has brought his patient’s amazing results. This light doesn’t contain any harmful UVA or UVB rays and using this method decreases the likelihood of sensitivity and dramatically increases the brightness of your smile.
Dr. Bernstein is also one of the first dentists to operate an Electric Apex Locator during endodontic procedures. For over 30 years he has been using this type of device to improve the accuracy and success of his root canal therapy procedures as well as eliminate the need for numerous patient x-rays. He currently uses the latest version of Tulsa Dental’s rotary one-visit endodontic system.
In addition to all of these other advanced dental devices Dr. Bernstein uses, he also implements the use of Acton Cavity Detection System and a soft tissue laser to provide the most advanced and pain free dentistry there is. Dr. Bernstein enjoys using new technology in his practice and doing anything he can to make his patient’s visit more enjoyable and effective.
Sara, Office Manager
Sara’s father was a career Naval officer. She was born at US Clarke AFB in the Philippines, but Cherry Hill became her hometown at the age of 16.
Sara went to the University of Maryland where she graduated with a BS in Microbiology. After graduating from college she returned to her hometown and supervised the Microbiology lab at JFK hospital, Cherry Hill division.
Sara married Dr. Bernstein in 1979. They made Cherry Hill their home and in 1980 opened their dental practice.Sara was a working mommy and managed the dental office while raising two children. She continues to manage the dental office.
Sara’s hobby is gourmet cooking. It is not uncommon to come to the office and smell the tantalizing aroma of Sara’s latest creation emanating from the kitchen.
Mary is an original California girl. She was raised in Lancaster, CA which is in the Mojave Desert. In her youth, she had summer jobs at Disneyland. Mary met her husband while he was in the Coast Guard and he was subsequently transferred to Cape May, NJ. Mary and Duane settled down in New Jersey where they raised their three children.
She is the proud grandmother of two adorable little boys. Mary enjoys watching TV shows and cartoons with her grandsons. She is familiar with the different show characters and this way she can relate to the young patients of our office. Mary gives them personal attention to make sure they are comfortable.
Mary has been a CDA/RDA for over 30 years. To keep up with her certifications, Mary takes many continuing education courses.
In her free time, Mary enjoys listening to country music, camping and kayaking. She is very fond of animals and currently has a bichon shih tzu named Bailee.