About Your Dentist
"I've always loved to work with my hands, and I found my passion for the medical field through the Army. While I was serving, I fell in love with dentistry, because it allows me to combine those things every single day. A person's smile is one of the first things people notice about each other, and it's also part of their visual first impression. I love that I get a chance to enhance and create beautiful smiles. Making people feel good about their smiles makes me feel good."
U.S. Army Ft. Sam Houston, Emergency Medical Technician Certificate – San Antonio, TX
Rend Lake College, Associate of Arts and Science – Ina, IL
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences – Edwardsville, IL
Midwestern University, Doctorate of Medical Dentistry – Westmont, IL
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Bernard is skilled, driven and trained in Invisalign, conventional orthodontics, CEREC and Implant Dentistry. His vision is to continue to expand his skill set in all areas of dentistry through his passion for lifelong education. Dr. Bernard is actively working towards his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry, having completed 280 of 500 continuing education hours toward this extensive commitment. Dr. Bernard's community involvement and outreach includes being a member of Rotary International, working with the Donated Dental Services Organization, the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County free clinic and creating outreach opportunities for his fellow veterans. Additionally, working with Smiles for Nations with Dr. Johnson, who serves in leading mission trips to help those who would otherwise not receive dental care.
Life & Hobbies
In his free time, Dr. Bernard enjoys spending quality time with his two children, Kaleb and Grace, his wife, Samantha, and keeping up with his five siblings. He loves traveling with his family, learning history, spending time outdoors, and practicing many sports, including paintball, hiking, biking, target shooting, hunting, and fishing, to name a few.