5 Ways Our Dental Office Cares for Your Comfort

At Berrien we care for your comfort

These Innovative Tools Can Make Your Dentist Visit More Enjoyable

At Berrien Dental, we believe our patient’s comfort is of utmost importance. That’s why we offer innovative technology to help reduce discomfort during dental treatments.

When you think about things that make you comfortable, you might think of plush blankets and chairs. At the dentist office, though, you might not be able to imagine getting comfortable. Even a cozy waiting room stocked with good magazines and soothing music can only help you feel relaxed for so long. Eventually, you’ll have to sit in the chair and endure whatever comes next. At Berrien Dental, however, we know that your comfort is critical, so we strive to ensure that relaxed, comfortable feeling follows you all the way into the exam room.

What Sets Our Dental Office Apart

Patient-centered treatments can change the way people see their oral health. Our dental office understands that the more confident a patient feels during their procedure, the more likely they are to keep coming back. Regular dental visits are crucial to maintaining good oral health, so we like to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies that can help ease any discomforts. At Berrien Dental, this not only means stocking plush chairs in the waiting room, but also investing in state-of-the-art tools that can reduce or eliminate the need for uncomfortable molds, extended wait times, invasive x-rays, and more.

Types of Services Berrien Dental Offers

Our facility provides the community with knowledge-based care for your teeth and gums to help preserve their health as well as treating any issues or diseases. We offer a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative procedures and treatment options depending on your unique needs. Whenever possible, we will utilize our advanced technology to help expedite and ease your experience.

Here are some of the cutting-edge treatment tools we employ to help deliver high-grade oral healthcare to our patients.


Tooth decay is one of the most common causes of dental pain and can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and even tooth loss. DIAGNOdent is an advanced system that can help to detect tooth decay, even in its early stages. When caught early, tooth decay is manageable, and it is easier to treat any damage it might have caused. This powerful laser works to find tooth decay in hard-to-reach areas that your dentist may not be able to see without assistance, which gives you a better chance of maintaining the integrity of your teeth and gums.

Onset by Opharma

Many dental procedures require local anesthesia to help ease any discomfort, as the teeth and gums tend to be sensitive areas. However, receiving a shot of local anesthetic can be somewhat uncomfortable in and of itself. It takes a few minutes for the numbing sensation to take over, which means you could be feeling that sensitive area for what seems like ages. Onset by Opharma helps to reduce the time it takes for the local anesthetic to numb the area, meaning any discomfort will be minimalized—and the doctor can work on you sooner.

Fotona LightWalker® Laser

This comprehensive tool has transformed the dental experience for both dentists and patients. This all-inclusive laser can perform a myriad of tasks all while delivering better patient comfort, more precise results, and shorter recovery times. The LightWalker Laser removes diseased soft tissues, promotes clotting at the treatment site to stifle bleeding, and decontaminates your tissue. Plus, the dentists at Berrien Dental have had exceptional luck treating patients with large amounts of tartar and plaque build up!

iTero Scanner

Whether you are looking to get fitted for braces or just want to avoid the discomfort of dental x-rays, the iTero Scanner is an innovative tool that can help make your dental experience better. Using the handheld device, a dental hygienist or assistant can take a digital map of your mouth—all in just a few seconds. With iTero, dentists get real-time results with higher accuracy and a 3D map of your mouth, which means more precise diagnosis and orthodontic treatments for patients.

VELscope Oral Cancer Screening

Almost 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Only about 50% of them will be able to fight the disease. In most cases, this is because oral cancer often goes unnoticed in the mouth until it has progressed or spread to other areas of the body. Getting regular oral cancer screenings can help to prevent oral cancer, and catching it early-on can significantly improve your chances of fighting the disease. VELscope offers an incredible screening tool that uses light-technology to detect lesions, marks, discoloration, or other possible signs of cancerous tissue in the mouth.

Elevated Family Dentistry Services

You deserve a dentist who cares about your experience every step of the way. Drs. Christy, Balsis, and Bauman are dedicated to providing patients of Berrien Dental with the highest quality dental treatment available in Michigan. With two locations in Berrien Springs and St. Joseph, we are readily available to deliver innovative treatment options for everything from teeth whitening to Neuromuscular Dentistry. Contact us today to request an appointment with one of our dentists!


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