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Testimonials from Our San Francisco, Berkeley, Piedmont, & Oakland Patients

Josh, thanks so much for all your help on Sunday… I don’t know what I would have done without you… You were very calming, took control of the situation, told me exactly what your plan of action was, called on our behalf, put us in touch with a well regarded reputable cosmetic dentist in Seattle, and then called back for the final follow-up… Impeccable service, could not have imagined better handling of the situation… Needless to say I was quite impressed… Thank you for being there for us!!!

Melanie is seeing Dr. Faber late this afternoon around 4:30… I have to say I know she’s in good hands but am still a little nervous about the visit (especially since I will not be there)… I decided to sit tight and let Dr. Faber & Melanie handle the situation…Btw, thanks too for that great advice…You allowed me to voice my concerns, validated my feelings, then reassured me of your faith in his competence and your trust in his skills…that was enough to enable me to make a wise decision…Can’t thank you enough, Josh…you truly have a gift for this… I will call after her appt with a follow-up report…

With sincere appreciation,

Dear Dr. Bernstein, Thank you once more for my new “Pearly Whites”. I do not consider this as just a “trip to the dentist”, but rather, a pleasant “mini get-away”.

Dear Dr Bernstein,

Thank you so much for your excellent work. I can’t quit smiling!! Thanks to Carly also, she makes the whole experience easier. I will not hesitate to tell everyone where I got my beautiful smile.

Take care,


Dear Josh,

I want to thank you for taking care of my grand-daughter’s broken tooth so quickly. Robin was so upset with her accident. What a lesson to learn in keeping one’s hands out of pockets! The new tooth looks so very natural, and Robin is very pleased.

Again, Thank You


Dear Dr Bernstein,

I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the veneers. I don’t know why I hadn’t done it before. I feel much more confident with my smile.

Thanks so much for everything,


Dear Dr. Bernstein,

Yippee! After walking around with my new teeth for a couple of weeks, I can say with conviction that it was worth it. I love the shape, the color, and the response I am getting from friends and family.

Thank you so much for exceeding my expectations. I hoped for an improvement and what I got was nothing short of a miracle. While my “old” teeth were not all that bad, the changes you made resulted in a fantastic change. I feel brighter inside and out and I thank you for that.

Finally, I can’t tell you and your team enough how grateful I am for the care and support you gave me during the process. Actually, the whole experience felt more like being in a spa rather than a dentist chair. I loved the blankets, the music, the calm atmosphere–well I guess I just loved the whole ambience you provided.

You and your staff are really nice people and your passion for your work shines through. Your skill level is extraordinary and your capacity to relate well to people made me feel cared for and special.

Again, thanks so very much for everything.



Dear Dr. Bernstein and Team,

Thank you all so much for the exceptional care I am being given as I invest in a bright new smile. From the beginning, you have been caring of my needs, providing excellent information, and allowing me to be a real voice in decisions that are being made.

What I remember most about my last visit, where the temporary veneers were put on, was the gentle concern for my well being and not just you, Dr. Bernstein, but the entire team. I know good service when I have it and this experience was definitely on my ‘A’ list.

I just can’t wait until my permanent veneers go on in a couple of weeks. I am confident that they will be beautiful. I am confident that once again the experience will feel more like a great spa than a dental office visit. Finally, I feel confident that I am in good hands!

Again, thanks so much and I look forward to my next visit.


Dear Dr. Bernstein,

Thank you for making me so comfortable–you always seem to do the impossible–reduce my anxiety and fear!

-Tricia Hites

Dear Josh and Carly,

I just got home from my trip to your office and had to send you and email ASAP! I am so amazed, happy and inspired by my appointment today! I have never left a doctor or dentist office feeling so wonderful and hopeful! Even though no “work” was done I feel a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. I always thought that I would suffer from this unbearable pain the rest of my life. I have a feeling that today, I met someone who is going to change my life in a big way. Thank you again for taking the time to meet me and I look forward to seeing you soon! By the way Barney’s was great! Thanks for the recommendation!!!

Another happy patient,

-Nicki Fischer

Dr. Bernstein,

You are truly The Painless Dentist.

-John Pierre Isman

Dear Josh,

I am so very pleased with my new smile–your talent, patience and beautiful office made me feel comfortable with my decision to call you. I have given your name to several friends during the past few weeks. Best wishes for continued success with your dental practice.


– Valerie

Dear Josh,

So much to thank you for–

Thanks for Daniela’s beautiful gleaming white teeth and Karen’s gorgeous new smile (which she can’t stop showing off!) Your work is superb!

Warmest regards,

– Katie Rodan

(Dr. Katie Rodan is a world renowned dermatologist and co creator of Proactiv skin care products, widely seen on T.V., and Rodan and Fields skin care products.)

Dear Dr. Bernstein,

You gave me my smile back and I’m so proud to show it off!! Thank you for all that you have done and for being so nice and kind while doing it. I could never express how grateful I really am! Thanks. Everything you have done is so appreciated.

– Jennifer Waddell

“At the age of 65, I ‘decided’ I was going to live to be 95, and I was going to have something I’ve never had: a beautiful smile.

Researching various cosmetic dentists on the internet, I found Dr. Bernstein actually teaches at LVI and that to me is far better than someone who only had classes in cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Bernstein is by far the best dentist I have ever been to. He and his staff go out of their way to make the experience a truly pleasant one. There was not one second of discomfort! He transformed my smile so that now I can actually begin to smile at people! His office is state of the art; he is exceptionally gentle and caring and the results are unbelievably beautiful. If you are considering porcelain veneers (he had to remove my unattractive ones first and then put on beautiful ones) do not accept anyone other than Dr. Bernstein. He is truly beyond compare.”

– Patricia Waters

“I must say Dr. Bernstein made my experience the best that it could be, from how he ran the office to how skilled he is at his work. Dr. Bernstein even came in on his day off to work on my teeth… definitely an A+++. I felt nothing but comfortable every appointment I had with Dr. Bernstein and he always put my needs first.

In closing I would highly recommend Dr. Bernstein to anyone who is considering cosmetic dentistry.”

– Jennifer Zivnuska

“Dr. Bernstein is just a “real person” and naturally talented at what he does. It’s clear he loves his work. Actually, he saved me from making an enormous mistake…braces. Braces would not have given me what I wanted. Lastly, it felt great to know I had THE best dentist to give me a naturally beautiful smile. The whole process was free of anxiety!”

– Jacqueline Janet

“I have been a patient of Dr. Bernstein for over 10 years. I recently had an extensive amount of work done with excellent results. I had neglected to have my teeth cleaned for several years (don’t do that), or to have my teeth inspected by Dr Bernstein which resulted in some bad cavities. I have never had the best teeth and missing my checkups put my teeth and gums in unnecessary jeopardy. Fortunately, Dr. Bernstein was able to save my teeth and repair them without needing any root canals. He also removed my silverfillings which I have had since I was a child as they were beginning to deteriorate. I am very pleased with my most recent dental restoration and maintainance. I am also grateful for the wonderful care that Dr. Bernstein has provided over the years.”

– Jaime Ziegler

“Dr. Bernstein is the most talented, knowledgeable and compassionate doctor I have ever encountered. He is clearly on the forefront of all new techniques and technology in the cosmetic dentistry field. He is the consumate professional and a true perfectionist when applying his skills and knowledge to your case — which is critical, because it is often the smallest detail or adjustment that makes the biggest difference. On top of feeling confident in his amazing expertise, his personal style is beyond compare. He actually made the whole experience amazingly enjoyable and went above & beyond to accomodate some special circumstances I had. His personal attention and service is something I’ve never encountered from another doctor. I actually enjoyed my visits to his office. His affable and personable style are contagious and carry over to his amazing team. In the end, it’s the results that really are the measure for success. He completely over-delivered on my expectations and I am thrilled with my new smile. What I like best is that it looks so natural that my friends & colleagues can’t pinpoint the change, but just keep saying I look 10 yrs younger. I work in the movie business, so I would have to say “The Oscar goes to Dr.”

– Kerry Phelan

“My new smile not only looks great but it feels completely natural. Dr B’s attention to detail is impressive. The whole experience was pleasant and worthwhile.”

– Diana Holaday

“Josh Bernstein is one of the best dentists in the country and I am proud to have him on our clinical instructor faculty at LVI.”

William G. Dickerson, founder and president, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies

It has been my experience throughout my life that if you’re dealing with something unusual, there are times people in the medical community aren’t necessarily that sympathetic to it.

So, just having your understanding and potential solutions and alternatives gives me an amazing amount of reassurance.

Thank you so much.  I have the greatest appreciation for you trying to help me.

Thank you.

– Ingrid T

“Just a note to thank you for the great job you did on my mouth. Our patients are rarely capable of making a judgment on the quality of dental service performed, but as a dentist myself the first thing I did was to use my intra-oral camera to check out the margins and the occlusion. You passed with flying colors. Sometimes we take our skills for granted, but let me thank you for your achievements and expertise to perform the involved dental procedure in a minimal number of visits. I know and appreciate the work and dedication needed to get you to the level you are.

“I have enclosed some before and after photos, quite an improvement I think you will agree. This is the first morning in my office since you completed the restoration and already a patient complimented me on my teeth and smile.

“I wish you continued success, and thanks again.”

– Roger A. Foulk, DDS, LVI graduate

Congratulations on winning the 2002 Dental Practice of the Year Award.

“Your ability to provide quality care at a time when the dental and medical profession is being challenged to streamline services and work with managed care is to be congratulated. No doubt you have worked hard to bring your practice to this level of excellence, and it must bring you satisfaction to see that your efforts have not been in vain.

“Good luck with continued success in providing quality dental services.”

– Wilma Chan, Majority Leader, California State Assembly

“Because the quality care you provide is so excellent, it is a pleasure for us to refer East Bay patients to your office”

– Stephen Cohen, D.D.S.
(Clinical Professor and author of Pathways of the Pulp,
the definitive textbook on Endodontics.)

“Thank you for the luxurious spa bleaching experience! Deborah and I went to the Claremont afterwards and enjoyed the Caesar salad with Dungeness crab (‘white’ food). Thanks again!”

– John Kwan, D.D.S.

“Thanks so much for your great care. I love the look and professionalism of your office. Your staff is wonderful! Thanks for my white teeth!”

– Katie Rodan, M.D.

“Thanks for being there for me last week when I needed your expert 2nd opinion for my aging mouth! Your advice eased my mind and was much appreciated. Please wine and dine (your wife) in lieu of the “professional” fee you would not accept.”

– Joel Piser, M.D.

“Thank you, thank you, and thank you! My new smile has really been a lift for me! Friends and clients all tell me I look different, younger and happier. Some of them never figure out why and I just love to keep them guessing! You were absolutely right about how my new smile would have a big impact on my looks and my life. I should have listened to you a couple of years sooner! Thank you so much.”

– Patricia Bennett

“Thank you for taking such good care of me. It has been great fun to work together and I will always think of you when I smile!”

– Juanita Ulloa

“Some months ago at the suggestion of my adult children, I came to you to see about having my teeth whitened and some dental work done. Being an older woman, I was somewhat apprehensive about having the work done. You gave me your honest opinion and, after some thought, I decided to go ahead.

“This letter is to let you know how it has changed my life! I’m smiling again! My friends have mentioned how much more cheerful I am! My children say the change is dramatic. I’m going out with friends for dinner, I’m entertaining again, visiting friends at their invitation, and certainly seeing my children and grandchildren more often. (Oh what a smile can do!)

“I wish to thank you, Dr. Bernstein. When I first came to your office I was greeted with a warm feeling. You and your lovely staff put me at ease instantly. You are an excellent dentist, very professional, you made it look easy. Having worked in my younger days for some fine dentists, I know it takes much skill. I would recommend you ‘in a heart beat.’

“Thank you for giving me a new lease on life! (and a lovely smile!)”

– Mrs. Jean Evart

“Thank you all so much for all of the tender loving care I received from all of you with my latest mishap. I am still enjoying the beautiful flowers.”

– Marilyn Tracy

“I am absolutely thrilled with my new look!

“My teeth are straight and white. What a difference from my old crooked and stained ones.

“No longer and I embarrassed to smile and imagining people around me thinking how bad I looked. Now I’m fully confident to smile freely, knowing my mouth looks great. Friends say I look ten years younger-the nicest compliment of all!

“You and your staff were so kind and considerate of me throughout the entire process. It was hard work for you, but you always made me feel relaxed.

“Thank you very much for everything!”

– Susan Johnson

“Just a note to let you know we arrive home safely and I am ecstatic about my teeth! They are truly a work of art! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I even had some ladies stop me in the Admitting office at the hospital today to check them out. Rich thinks they are beautiful to and the people I work with were really impressed.

“You are one of the kindest people I have ever met. And a gentle dentist, too.

“Anyway, thank you! So much! I have been blessed to meet you (and your staff). Having the gift of the veneers was just icing on the cake.

“God bless you and yours!”

– Carol Milliron (Mrs. Pacific Northwest)

“I want to take a moment to let you know how much you all are appreciated-the kindness and caring that you show your patients is wonderful. I love my new smile! God Bless.”

– Carol Milliron (Mrs. Pacific Northwest)

“I am very pleased and excited about my “new smile”. The technology is fantastic and Dr. Bernstein is very highly skilled in its application. I was particularly pleased with my wife’s response when she saw my new look for the first time. Wow! What a boost to our marriage!”

– Raymond G. Bryant

“Dr. Bernstein and his staff are the best! I also travel from San Francisco to continue coming. As a client for more than 7 years I have hugely appreciated their attention to my comfort. The real care they bring to every appointment and their cutting-edge professionalism. I trust them all completely and enjoy my visits. The blankets, soft music, views of fruit trees make the time relaxing. Dr. Bernstein has also provided 1st rate referrals-from oral surgery to gum surgery. I have been very, very pleased with every referral. Thank you all! And thank you for the birthday cake!”

– Heather Corcoran

“On August 30th I had a filling replaced. As usual your work was excellent, painless, and very fast. You are an outstanding dentist, whose profession proficiency never ceases to impress me.

“That day, I may have appeared a little tired and you noticed it. Indeed I was. It was so thoughtful of you to call me at home later that evening to inquire from my wife if everything was OK. I did do to bed early that evening and, of course, was back to full speed the next day. My appearance of being a little tired had nothing to do with the very fine dentistry, but rather from a little too much work in too short a time.

“Now as impressed as I always have been with your skill and knowledge, I am equally impressed with your sensitivity and caring. You exemplify the best in your profession and I am grateful to be one of your clients.”

– Douglas J. Higgins

“I love my new teeth. I am exceptionally happy.” – Jay Schulist

Anonymous comments on survey cards:

“Fabulous personal treatment.”

“The ‘Best Team’ ever!!”

“If one needs to have (dentistry), this is the very best place to do it. You guys are definitely on the right track!!”

“I love the ambience of the office. The interior design, domestic atmosphere, comfortable waiting room, and the friendly staff are all wonderful and much appreciated.”

“I am writing to say thank you to you and Allison for your kind thoughts regarding Kurt. You’re not only my idea of a perfect dentist, but in addition, a wonderful caring person. Your telephone call was not only welcomed, but it strengthened my warm feelings toward you. You cannot imagine what comfort you brought. Thank you again! – Jane Kennedy

This is my attempt at a most heartfelt “thank you” for all the efforts you’ve made on my behalf. I say “attempt” simply because no note or compilation of words could adequately relay the appreciation we both feel for the kindness you’ve shown. It often seems to the two of us that the ordinary is only occasionally punctuated by the extraordinary. So when the extraordinary does occur, and we recognize it as such, we can’t help but be moved by the gift of someone else’s generosity and understanding. Thank you for bringing a measure of that into this medical endeavor and for treating us new patients with the care we don’t often see in even the most long-term scenarios.

– Ingrid Taylar

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