DR. BLYTHE O’DONNELL
I am happy to think I have been practicing dentistry in Manistee since 2001. Over 15 years! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my patients and seeing their families grow. My favorite part of the work day is having patients leave their appointments saying "that was much easier than I thought it would be". I love when patients come for follow up much more relaxed than they were at their earlier appointments. My main goal in dentistry is to create life long dental patients; either here or elsewhere. I know what can occur with lapses in dental care and hope my patients never choose that path due to a previous experience.
My husband Ryan and I moved to Manistee after I graduated from Dental School at the University of Mighigan from the Brighton area. We were both happy to leave long commutes and traffic behind. Manistee has truly become our home with all of our children being born here. My parents now live in Onekama and we have made wonderful friends while here.
Education is improtant to me. I am continually looking for dental courses to take myself and I volunteer and support our local schools whenever possible. During my time here I have presonally distributed the "swish" program at Kennedy Elementary and we now have our hygienists running the swish program at Manistee and Onekama schools.
I stay busy at home with my husband, Ryan and our four children, Brynn, Jack, Andy and Maeve. When times allow, I enjoy running, reading, and enjoying our beautiful scenery wihle hiking, biking or kayaking. We truly love the Manistee area and look forward to our future here.
THOMAS BERARD, DDS
I had spent most of my young life without ever visiting the dentist. In college, while studying for finals, I came down with a terrible toothache. I was very nervous, but the pain forced me to make an appointment. I ended up having a tooth pulled.
Through the years, I have personally experienced almost every type of dentistry that a person could have: root canals, crowns, bridges and porcelain facings. I've even had dental treatment to relieve headaches and jaw pain.
I realized then that I could help others with situations similar to mine. After graduating from the University of Detroit Dental School, I dedicated myself to providing the best possible treatment to every patient. I also realized that advanced education was crucial to offering quality care. I have studied smile makeovers and headache treatments at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and have been recognized as a preferred LVI provider. To help patients who are as nervous as I was, I have taken courses in providing conscious sedation, and I have earned a prestigious Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
I have been a dentist in Manistee for over 20 years. I belong to the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics.
When not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Janet, and our children, Janique and Jarrod. We also enjoy seeing our older son David, his wife, Leah and our grandchildren,Gianna, Vincent & Cierra. Their family lives in Indiana and we love to visit.
Let's get together and discuss your unique dental needs and desires - I look forward to getting to know you better.