Meet Dr. Sara S. Bergsma, DDS, MS
With nearly 30 years of practice in Traverse City, I have been blessed to be able to share a journey to a beautiful and healthy smile with awesome individuals and families from Traverse City and northern Michigan.
After graduation from Traverse City Senior High School, I began my undergraduate work at Hillsdale College and completed at Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery as well as a Masters of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
My education does not stop there. I participate in Continuing Education programs covering both General Dentistry and the specialty of Orthodontics. As an officer of the Resort District Dental Society, I have helped host dozens of Continuing Education events for our local dentists.
I am a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Resort District Dental Society. I have acted as the President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and New Dentist Liaison for the Resort District Dental Society over the past 15 years.
My husband Eric and I enjoy family time with our now grown kids, plus tennis, golf, hiking, and boating in Northern Michigan. We also enjoy supporting the community efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Child and Family Services, Step Up Northern Michigan, and Community Outreach meals.
Meet the Staff
Maureen and Sue answer your phone calls, schedule your appointments, and help with billing and insurance questions. They are extremely knowledgeable and strive to make your experience, from first phone call to final visit, a pleasure.
Erica, Joanne, Karyn, and Brenda are dental assistants who are right there with you during your scheduled appointments. They take x-rays, change wires, and help you learn how to take care of your appliances. Their years of experience allow them to be very involved in helping you finish your orthodontic treatment with the best possible results.
State of the Art Orthodontics
There have been so many advances in orthodontic treatment making it more convenient and accessible than ever before. With the introduction of Invisalign and other clear aligner therapies, more and more adults are finding that they can have the smile that they have always wanted or realign teeth that may have shifted over the years.
We no longer take impressions! We have a digital scanner that takes a 3D picture of the teeth and bite. We use our in house 3D printers to make models of the teeth. The precision is amazing. We can make adjustments to teeth using computer aided technology giving us the flexibility to make aligners in our office or use industry leaders like Invisalign or 3M Clarity Clear Aligners to help construct beautiful smiles.
Our highly trained team works hard to keep up with all of these advancements to provide the most up to date technology available in the field of Orthodontics.