AboutRichard Bernstein DMD

Richard Bernstein DMD is a Cherry Hill based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Bernstein and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 856-282-4709 and experience why our patients think Richard Bernstein DMD is the best dentist in Cherry Hill.

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Dr. Richard Bernstein

Dr. Richard Bernstein

Dr. Richard Bernstein

Dr. Bernstein graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia and then went on to attend Villanova University from 1971 to 1972 until he transferred to the University of Maryland. In 1975, Dr. Bernstein graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.

During his time earning his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Bernstein was involved in various research projects. From 1971-1973 he participated in a neurophysiology research program under the direction neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Simeone. Their research results were published in Stroke Magazine where Dr. Bernstein is listed as a participant.

From 1973 through 1974, Dr. Bernstein assisted with more research on a project at the National Institutes of Health’s Dental Research. The scientific paper was published in 1976 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, where he was once again credited as a participant.

Dr. Bernstein received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD) from Temple University Dental School in 1979. In the same year, he married his wife Sara whom he met at College Park, Maryland while they were both attending college. Sara works as Dr. Bernstein’s dental office manager.

Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Bernstein has attended thousands of hours of continuing education in the field of dentistry. He has attended a three-year clinical program in Orthodontics given by the institute for Graduate Dentists. He also graduated from a twenty session clinical program in surgical periodontics given by Albert Einstein Hospital in NYC. On top of that, he has participated in numerous courses in Implantology given by Nobel Biocare, Asta Tech, 3M and others.

In July of 1988, Dr. Bernstein received a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. To receive a Fellowship, one must take several hundred hours of approved continuing education courses in a variety of dental fields and pass written examination.

Keeping up with modern dentistry, Dr. Bernstein integrates the latest technologies in his dental office to offer his patients the latest in dental care. His office in South Jersey was one of the first in the area to integrate digital radiology. He’s been taking digital x-rays for over 15 years which has resulted in a 90% decrease in radiation exposure for his patients and zero toxins have been released into the environment.

For over 12 years, CEREC/ CadCam dentistry has been implemented in Dr. Bernstein’s practice. His offices include the third and latest hardware upgrade. Dr. Bernstein can produce porcelain crowns, veneers, onlays, custom abutments for implants and implant crowns in a single visit.

Dr. Richard Bernstein has practiced as a CEREC Dentist for the last 15 years. For the past ten years, Dr. Bernstein has been whitening his patient’s teeth using Zoom! products. He uses the latest Zoom! WhiteSpeed LED light which has brought his patient’s amazing results. This light doesn’t contain any harmful UVA or UVB rays and using this method decreases the likelihood of sensitivity and dramatically increases the brightness of your smile.

Dr. Bernstein is also one of the first dentists to operate an Electric Apex Locator during endodontic procedures. For over 30 years he has been using this type of device to improve the accuracy and success of his root canal therapy procedures as well as eliminate the need for numerous patient x-rays. He currently uses the latest version of Tulsa Dental’s rotary one-visit endodontic system.

In addition to all of these other advanced dental devices Dr. Bernstein uses, he also implements the use of Acton Cavity Detection System and a soft tissue laser to provide the most advanced and pain free dentistry there is. Dr. Bernstein enjoys using new technology in his practice and doing anything he can to make his patient’s visit more enjoyable and effective.




Valerie has been a CDA/RDA dental assistant for 30 years. She LOVES working with dental phobic patients. Valerie finds it rewarding to be attuned to our patients. She listens to their concerns about dental procedures and helps to turn their visit into a pleasant dental experience!

Valerie is a "South Philly" girl who enjoys reminiscing with our patients about her adventures growing up in 80's Philadelphia. Her three daughters were raised "Jersey" girls. One daughter is attending college with the aspiration of becoming a nutritionist. Her other daughter attends college on the track to becoming a nurse. Her third daughter enjoys the career of being a hairstylist in the Rittenhouse area.

When she is not working, Valerie enjoys spending time with her family. Mia and Bella are her cherished two mini Pomeranian dogs who round out the family. In her spare time, Valerie enjoys doing yoga and working out at the gym. Her healthy lifestyle extends to cooking and eating healthy meals. Her latest hobby is refinishing old furniture. For relaxation, Valerie likes to spend time at the Jersey shore. She listens to a variety of music styles from Rap with her daughters, to disco and rock.


Office Manager

Sara’s father was a career Naval officer. She was born at US Clarke AFB in the Philippines, but Cherry Hill became her hometown at the age of 16.

Sara went to the University of Maryland where she graduated with a BS in Microbiology. After graduating from college she returned to her hometown and supervised the Microbiology lab at JFK hospital, Cherry Hill division.

Sara married Dr. Bernstein in 1979. They made Cherry Hill their home and in 1980 opened their dental practice. Sara was a working mommy and managed the dental office while raising two children. She continues to manage the dental office.

Sara’s hobby is gourmet cooking. It is not uncommon to come to the office and smell the tantalizing aroma of Sara’s latest creation emanating from the kitchen.