As millions of children head back to school, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say it is just as important to examine the mouth as the rest of the body, encouraging parents to make dental exams a regular part of their children’s back-to-school routine. So, beat the rush–call us at 269-471-4055 to get your child’s teeth checked before school starts!


It’s great to get compliments from our patients!!

“Staff was very courteous and the dental hygienist was great. She was professional and cheerful. Thank-you for your consistently great service!”


Many researchers believe disease, including dental disease, progresses faster and can be more severe in people of all ages with nutrient-poor diets.

Good nutrition can play a vital role in the health of your teeth and gums. Make sure to eat a well balanced diet with limited amounts of sugar to save your teeth! Remember, eating is much more enjoyable when you have all of your teeth…and if you’re missing any, give us a call at 269-471-4055!

Patient Review from Demand Force
Great Team
“As always everyone at the office made me feel welcomed and relaxed. You truly have an extraordinary team.” – Lillian P.


Berrien Dental Experience
Apr 13, 2012
“My wife has raved about Berrien Dental since she changed dentists some months ago. I finally had a reason to check her high recommendations. I can say that my experience was outstanding. The staff was most polite, warm, and helpful. The dental technicians and professionals were outstandingly thorough and knowledgeable. The efforts that went into pictures and x-rays of my teeth were second mile quality as were the explanations and recommendations. Very much appreciated was the complete dental plan given to me. Thank you very much. I am a believer and a customer.”

Dr. Christy and Dr. Balsis attended a seminar by Mary Govoni on August 1, 2012. It was held in the office of Berrien Dental.

The seminar included risk assessment and hands-on-training pertaining to ergonomics and clinical efficiency. Also included in the seminar were sessions on equipment recommendations and facilities design.

The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that over 350,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year. The mortality rate of oral cancer has not changed in over thirty years in part to the fact that it is not diagnosed early enough.
With the VELscope oral cancer screening system, our doctors and hygienist can detect suspect areas before they are visible to the naked eye. Oral cancer appears as white, red, or white and red patches. However, when these patches are seen by the naked eye it typically means the cancer is already in an advanced stage. VELscope allows us to detect possible oral cancer at its earliest stage, when oral cancer is still often curable.
The system uses a powerful blue light to increase our ability to see lesions, cancerous, and precancerous cells typically invisible to the naked eye. The light allows us to distinguish between normal and abnormal cells with a higher rate of accuracy. The results are documented using pictures and can be stored digitally. VELscope also allows for better removal of all diseased tissue.
Screening is completed in a minute or two using a small hand-held device, it is a very non-invasive procedure that can save your life.