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Gerald Berg DMD
7001 South 900 East
Midvale UT 84047
Thank you for this gift of being pain free. I hope my story gives hope to others like me.
I have had TMJ and other jaw problems for over 20 years. I experienced migraines, headaches, neck, jaw, and muscle pain every day during that time. I have had 4 jaw surgeries that helped very little and continued to wake up every morning with an achy jaw. The last 20 years I haven’t been able to enjoy foods like steak, raw veggies, apples, and never chewing taffy or gum.
I am currently having cleanings for the beginning stages of periodontal disease because I have avoided the dentist for 10 years. It just hurts too much to sit through a cleaning without discomfort.
I have had bite adjustments in the past that did little to help. I just figured the daily pain was something I would have to deal with. When you explained to me the new computer generated program to read my bite, I was skeptical! I just wanted the debilitating discomfort to go away, so I scheduled the appointment.
The procedure was painless. I felt better as I left your office and as my muscles relaxed and healed, I started waking up in the morning feeling wonderful. I was able to eat a steak, and finally after 2 weeks from the procedure I was able to chew gum for the first time in 20 years. I can’t believe the difference. There are so few treatments for jaw pain. Thank you for giving me this amazing treatment.
Please share my story with your patients. There is hope!
Approximately twenty years ago Dr. Berg treated me for unbalanced bite as my teeth were not matching properly.
As a result, Dr. Berg looked at my teeth and did the best he could to estimate which teeth didn't smoothly come down and he ground down those teeth to improve the bite and fix the problem the best that he could and it improved my bite considerably.
About three months ago, I had a similar problem, only this time there was new technology available that the bite can be seen with a computer screen that shows your entire mouth and all the teeth and which ones need to be ground and how far to smooth them down.
After a short period of about ten minutes of painless grinding, Dr. Berg was able to completely fix the teeth, so the bite matched up accurately and it was repaired with exceptional skill and accuracy.
I was very impressed with the available technology, and skill with which Dr. Berg and his assistant administered in this program in making it so successful.
I highly recommend this procedure to anyone with the same problem, and know through my experience that such technology and skill will work.
Benefits of 3D x-ray
3D x-Ray provides the dentist, with the most detailed information for a more accurate diagnosis and more precision in the treatment. 3D x-ray provides you with a more complete view of the facial anatomy from almost every angle and perspective that you would never see with 2D images. The fact that the patients’ 3D x-ray images allows the patients to understand better their treatment plan.
3D x-ray is quick and easy: in only 10 seconds, we will acquire a complete overview of the oral, jaw and dental area of the patient by means of a quick scan. You can use this precise and much more comprehensive information to advise your patients even better than before.
We know that your first priority is always to provide relief for patients in pain. We understand that giving the patient a comfortable experience in the dental chair will keep them coming back for years to come.
Depending on the application or procedure you may use, the laser is the ideal tool for your practice. Whether the laser is being used for a long period of time or only for brief moments, it will provide superior dental health care and outstanding comfort to your patients. Even those procedures that necessitate only a small amount of laser use profit from the advantages of laser therapy. Using DEKA’s CO2 technology bleeding is minimized, swelling is controlled, and there is usually little, if any, postoperative discomfort.
Our lasers are used for an enormous number of treatment procedures. You will provide the highest level of patient care available anywhere. Your patients will quickly see the benefits of this patient-friendly technology versus the traditional treatment methods. Dentists using our lasers have patients referring others to them because of the many advantages of this exciting new technology.
The T-Scan® is a diagnostic device that measures relative biting forces, including occlusal force, timing and location and is an ideal instrument for advanced TMJ and TMD problems.
Air abrasion is a drill-less technique that is being used by some dentists to remove tooth decay and for other applications.
How Does Air Abrasion Work?
During air abrasion, an instrument that works like a mini sandblaster is used to spray away decay. During air abrasion, a fine stream of particles is aimed at the decayed portion of the tooth. These particles are made of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture and are propelled toward the tooth surface by compressed air or a gas that runs through the dental handpiece. Small particles of decay on the tooth surface are removed as the stream of particles strikes them. The particles of decay are then "suctioned" away through a thin tube.
The Powertome improves the tooth removal process for the doctor and patient by providing greater control for the doctor during extractions. This innovative tool is an automated pertiotome that offers extremely precise tooth extraction with minimal or no alveolar bone loss. The surgery can be flapless, so patients may experience reduce pain and swelling. Because bone loss is minimized, healing occurs faster, which often allows for immediate placement of implants. The automated system also reduces concern for fracture of lingual bone or buccal plate. This translates into less chair time and faster recovery for the patient.
L-PRF System has proven to be a safe and rapid preparation of autologous leukocyte-platelet rich fibrin (L-PRF). L-PRF is mixed with autograft and/or allograft bone prior to application to a bony defect for improving handling characteristics. It is indicated but not limited to extraction sockets, sinus and dental ridge augmentation procedures, palatal defects and maxillary bone atrophy.
L-PRF can be easily fabricated chairside by using the FDA cleared Intra- Spin™ System and a simple protocol. Every component of the Intra-Spin™ System, including the Xpressions™ Fabrication Kit, has been optimized to ensure proper biocompatibility and clinical performance for graft delivery.
Phlebotomists are medical professionals who draw blood from patients for various lab tests and procedures. Nurses also commonly perform phlebotomy, and hospitals and medical offices will often hire additional staff who are trained in phlebotomy.
Conscious sedation is a combination of medicines to help you relax (a sedative) and to block pain (an anesthetic) during a medical or dental procedure. You will probably stay awake but may not be able to speak.
Conscious sedation lets you recover quickly and return to your everyday activities soon after your procedure.
Intravenous Sedation ("Twilight Sedation")
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offices offer their patients the option of Intravenous Sedation or Dental Intravenous Anesthesia or to some it is referred to as "Twilight Sedation" for their dental treatment. Intravenous Sedation or "twilight sleep" helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. Your treatment can be completed under intravenous sedation. Intravenous sedation or "IV sedation” (twilight sedation) is designed to better enable you to undergo your dental procedures while you are very relaxed; it will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you. IV sedation will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment. You may not always be asleep but you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep – a "twilight sleep”.
If you choose the option of intravenous sedation your IV sedation/anesthesia is administered and monitored by an Oral Surgeon, or anesthesiologist, therefore eliminating the costly expense of having your treatment carried out in an operating room or same day surgical facility.
HIOSSEN, Inc. was established in Pennsylvania in 2006 as a subsidiary of Osstem Implant. Osstem Implant is leading the Asian-Pacific market with the largest market share and ranked one of the top five implant companies on the globe.
HIOSSEN Inc. produces a wide variety of implants at the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Fairless Hills, PA. The quality implants are exported to more than 20 different countries in Europe and Asia.
The technique for total rehabilitation of the edentulous, known as the All-on-4® treatment concept, is a surgical prosthetic medical procedure. The concept was developed, institutionalized and systematically analyzed in the 1990s through studies funded by Nobel Biocare in collaboration with a Portuguese dentist Paulo Malo. It consists of the rehabilitation of the edentulous maxilla and mandible with fixed prosthesis by placing four implants in the anterior maxilla, where bone density is higher, allowing the highest success rate. The four implants support a fixed prosthesis with 12 to 14 teeth and it is placed immediately on the day of surgery. All-on-4® is a registered trademark of Nobel Biocare.
We have one goal. We want to be your dental laboratory by offering you advanced technology, un-compromised service and reliability, a community of support and one of the finest, creative, technical teams in the dental industry. With an expanded ownership and management team, our laboratory has the means, the talent and the commitment to be your comprehensive laboratory resource for better dentistry.
I am so grateful being a dentist. My goals are to help people achieve a successful outcome of dental needs. I am totally committed to expertly treat those needs using the best and most advanced techniques available. I want the treatment I render to last a long time, to look as natural teeth should be and for you to be comfortable while receiving treatment. I look forward to getting to know you.
Hi I’m Maggi. I am Dr. Berg’s Office manager. I have worked in his office for 30 years. I am dedicated to a high standard of work ethics and will do my best to make sure you feel at home at our office. I have great empathy and understanding heart. I love a challenge. I love everyone, especially children and animals. I have two grandchildren who I spend a lot of time with. I also have a Lhasa Apso dog named Kyra Jet. I love Cooking, gardening and going for walks, also I love to Travel (where ever there is a beach). My goal is to make your visit to our office a great experience.
I have worked for Dr. Berg for nine years. Six years as an assistant, and three years as a RDH (dental hygienist). I also surgical assist during implant placement, sinus lifts, bone grafts and extractions. Dr. Berg had me certified as a national phlebotomist (blood drawer). We use the components of the patient’s blood for better and quicker healing. I love working for Dr. Berg. He is very fair, compassionate, and generous. Dr. Berg has been my dentist since I was eleven years old as well as my family’s dentist.
I have been working as an RDH (dental hygienist) for Dr. Berg for over four years. I am certified in the use of the Deka CO2 laser that is used to treat periodontal problems. I love that I work for a dentist that stays current in the latest technology. This allows me to stay up to date and be the best hygienist for my patients. I love my job.
I love my job! I am the receptionist/patient coordinator for Dr. Berg. I love working with patients and getting to know them. I have a great memory and love to acknowledge people with parts of their lives that they have shared with me. I am a people person, and love working with a dentist that keeps up to date with the most advance equipment and training.
My name is Sandy. I am a certified bi-lingual dental assistant. I come from Mexico and have made Salt Lake City my home. I love working in Dr. Berg’s office where I am able to use my skills to help people feel good about themselves. I am learning some advance skills in this hi-tech office that will help me achieve my personal goals of being the best assistant I can be.
My name is Melissa. I am originally from Huntington, Utah. I am a certified dental assistant, working for Dr. Berg for two and a half years. I am trained in assisting in implant placement, bone grafts, sinus lifts and advanced cases of TMD (bite problems) procedures, besides doing all the other procedures in the mouth. I love my job! I am certified in using the T-scan that analyzes bite forces. We are able to adjust bites to get rid of migraines and other muscle skeletal pain problems. I am also a nationally certified Phlebotomist. We draw blood from patients and use it for advanced healing on bone grafts and implants.
I was born and raised in Murray, Utah. I graduated from the University of Utah with a BA degree in Biology, then off to the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis Missouri earning a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree, and have been practicing in Midvale since 1976. I served a mission for the LDS Church, in Peru, South America and learned to speak Spanish. I am the Father of four girls and 1 boy.
A few things you may not know about me are, I was the dentist for the Utah Jazz basketball team for 15 years, and almost earned a NBA championship ring when the team played Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls for the championship.
With permission from some of the interesting people I have associated with over the years are Frank Laydon, the Utah Jazz coach, Gary Player the golfer from South Africa, Mohammed Ali, the great boxer, Tanya Tucker the singer, and many wonderful patients from all over.
I enjoy fishing, especially in Alaska, and skiing. I loved golf until I got tired of chasing the ball in the weeds and ponds. One of my greatest passions, besides religion, is dentistry and helping patients achieve their goals. I have mastered many advanced skills since dental school, and I love today’s great technology.
Before dental school I was a computer operator and worked on the IBM model 20, which was as large as a car and had cards that had to be collated before manfully inputting into the system. I think of our tiny cell phones of today and the capacity of them that are a thousand times greater than the IBM of 1969. I am a member of the American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association and am a founding member of the Dental Coop of Utah.
have a superb office staff including all certified dental assistants, two full-time certified dental hygienists, two nationally certified phlebotomists (blood drawers), and office coordinator and office manager both having over 37 years’ experience. I welcome you to our practice.
Gerald Berg DMD
7001 South 900 East
Midvale UT 84047
Mon - Thur: 7:30 am to 4 pm