Ira M Bernstein, DMD, LLC
Dr. Ira M. Bernstein was born and raised in Elizabeth, N.J. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine. After completing a general practice residency program at French-Polyclinic Hospital in New York City, he practiced for six years in a prestigious group practice in Manhattan. Dr. Bernstein practiced general dentistry in New City, NY for over 30 years and has recently relocated his practice to Suffern, NY. Dr. Bernstein was on the teaching staff at a New York City Hospital for many years and has served as a consultant to Nyack Hospital.
Dr. Bernstein has special interest and training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. He has done research, authored, and published several scientific papers in national and international dental journals. Dr. Bernstein also holds a United States Patent for an invention used to help patients with jaw problems. He has presented lectures to various dental professional groups, including the Greater New York Dental Meeting. He also has attained Diplomat status in several professional groups and has achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.).
An avid student as well as teacher, Dr. Bernstein attends numerous conferences and courses. He recently completed an advanced training program in Comprehensive Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry at the well-known Rosenthal Institute of New York University School of Dentistry. Dr. Bernstein has also completed formal training in the use of Botox and Dermal Fillers. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, where he has served as a mentor and clinical instructor at training courses for other doctors in the use of Botox & Facial Fillers for migraine, TMJ, and facial cosmetics.
Dr. Bernstein is married and has two children and three grandsons. He has been a resident of Rockland County for over 35 years. He is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and was a former professional musician. His hobbies now include playing bass guitar and singing lead in a doo-wop /oldies band called “Forever Young”.
Dr. Bernstein has been regularly listed in the “Guide to America's Top Dentists”
published by the Research Council of America. He has been selected by his peers for listing in “Doctors of Excellence” and “Hudson Valley Top Dentists”. Dr. Bernstein has also been chosen as a Charter Member of “Peer Review Dentists” and has been listed in “TrademarkTop Doctors Edition”.
Trina, our Dental Assistant, became a Certified Dental Assistant in 1996. She has been working with Dr. Bernstein for over 16 years. Trina always has a smile on her face and is proud that she is part of a team that values quality dental care and patient relationships.
Trina and her husband Tim have three children, Kymberlee, Tyler and Trevor. Trina loves spending time with her family both at home and vacationing with them. She also enjoys her alone time reading a good book.
Trina strives to build relationships with her patients and sees her co-workers as family and looks forward to work every day.
Geri, our administrator, joined out team over 15 years ago. She is a true people person and thrives on the interaction she has with our patients where she can embrace her natural love of caring for people.
Geri enjoys listening to oldies music and dancing. She is an amazing cook and loves to watch movies and read (especially James Patterson)
Geri is always ready to help patients and our staff with whatever they need. Geri is an expert at helping patients utilize and maximize their dental insurance benefits.
Cathy graduated from Orange County Community College in 1987, and has been working with Dr. Bernstein for over 20 years. Cathy has a great personality, and enjoys helping our patients achieve excellent oral health.
She is proud of the fact that our office is a modern practice with a reputation for excellence in customer service.
When Cathy is outside of the office she loves to travel. She travels to Boston to spend time with her granddaughter Belle. She is a passionate New York Jets football fan and attends all home games and often travels to away games.
Cathy truly loves her work in dentistry and has a heart for every patient she treats. She especially feels accomplished when she can make people with previous negative memories of dentistry comfortable and happy to be receiving care.
Our staff strives to exceed your expectations as we provide the most up to date quality dental care. We pride ourselves on constantly striving to be current on the many advances in modern dentistry.
Our emphases on establishing and maintaining warm, compassionate and personal relationships with our patients is a well known and has always been a major factor in the success of our reputation.