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About Sedation Dentist, Dr. Bernstein

Every dentist is different and Dr. Bernstein offers you a very unique skill set. He is a perpetual student and an admitted continuing education enthusiast.

Dr. Bernstein has been administering sedation on his patients for his entire career to help people just like you to overcome their fear of the dentist. He is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology ( as well as the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation ( He received his post-doctoral certification in I.V. Conscious Sedation at the prestigious USC Ostrow School of Dentistry program, studying under the leaders in this field, Dr. Stanley Malamed and Dr. Ken Reed. But Dr. Bernstein’s training extends well beyond sedation, allowing him to perform comprehensive dentistry that is so often needed when dental phobic patients finally get the courage to call his office.

After completing a comprehensive series of post-graduate courses, Dr. Bernstein was appointed to the faculty of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). LVI is world-renowned as the premiere postgraduate teaching facility in dentistry today. As a Clinical Instructor, sedation dentist, Dr. Bernstein taught other dentists from around the world about the latest techniques in Cosmetic Dentistry, TMD/TMJ treatment, and Full Mouth Reconstruction.

In 2002, The Richards Report, one of dentistry’s most popular journals, awarded Dr. Bernstein “Practice of the Year.” Since then, Dr. Bernstein has been lecturing nationwide on the outstanding contributions to the profession that earned him this award.

While observing other dentists, Dr. Bernstein noticed that many patients were suffering unnecessarily. In 2007, this led to Dr. Bernstein founding The Dental Comfort Academy (, an organization dedicated to distributing information on Painless Dentistry, including Sedation Dentistry, Painless Injections, and a wide variety of equipment, materials and techniques to help make every dentist the Best Dentist possible, and to make dentistry completely comfortable for patients like you.

Dr. Bernstein is a Bay Area native and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of the Pacific Dental School. He loves being a dentist and he is particularly excited about all the amazing advances in the field of cosmetic and Sedation Dentistry. Sedation Dentist, Dr. Bernstein regularly publishes articles in leading dental journals. He has been featured in the news for his work in advanced cosmetic rehabilitation, and he has appeared on KPIX television doing an “extreme makeover,” painless injections, and Teeth Whitening

Dr. Bernstein is married and has 3 children. He enjoys outdoor sports and relaxing with his family.

Dr. Bernstein is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist Click Here to verify.


  • Former Clinical Instructor Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Alameda County Dental Society
  • International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
  • Certified by USC Dental School in Clinical I.V. Sedation
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.