Berrien Dental

Berrien Dental Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Practice


Berrien Springs, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/12/2014 -- Berrien Dental would like to express their gratitude for the continued support they have received as they officially declare the new office open. Held on October 31, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by the Saint Joseph Mayor, the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce President, friends, family, and other members of the community.

A new sign for the practice arrived just in time for the ceremony, which was held to commemorate the opening of Berrien Dental’s second office. This office is located at 711 Comings Avenue, just south of Napier Avenue off of Niles Avenue in Saint Joseph. Dr. Todd Christy and Dr. Eric Balsis of Berrien Dental acquired the new practice location in addition to their existing one in Berrien Springs, MI. The two offices are approximately 10 miles apart.

The previous owner of the Saint Joseph dental practice, Dr. Brian Smith, chose Dr. Christy and Dr. Balsis to take over it upon his retirement. On September 25, the Berrien Dental team threw a retirement party for Dr. Smith. The party was held in the Saint Joseph office and was a great opportunity for everyone from both Berrien Dental offices to get to know each other and to wish Dr. Smith a happy retirement.

Dr. Smith retired from practice on September 2, but will continue to assist in the office during the period of transition over the coming months.

Both Berrien Dental offices will remain open throughout the week. The Berrien Springs location will maintain its current hours, while the Saint Joseph location will be open Tuesday and Thursday from 7am to 5pm and Friday from 7am to 1pm.

The entire team from Dr. Smith's practice will be staying on, during and after the transition. Dr. Christy, Dr. Balsis and the teams from both offices are already up and running.

The office in Saint Joseph will be undergoing some remodeling, but it will be done in sections so as not to interfere with patients’ dental visits.

For questions or appointments, call 269-471-4055 for Berrien Springs or 269-983-4311 for Saint Joseph.