Mary Papez-Berg, DDS
Meet Reno Dentist Dr. Mary
I started my dental career in 1991 after graduating from UCSF School of Dentistry.
I built my dental practice by taking Northern Nevada dental emergencies 24/7, including holidays. What I learned from those early days is that pain does not just occur Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM. I had many years of meeting patients at my office after hours.
Now that my practice has matured and my patients have achieved stable dental health, I don’t have as many emergency visits as those early years. That being said, I just met a patient at the office at 4:00 PM last Sunday!
To this day, if one of my patients calls with an after-hours dental emergency, they will be contacted by us within a few hours to be assessed. If need be, they will be seen, as that is our commitment to our patients!
During office hours, it is common for us and our staff to work through our lunch or stay late to accommodate one of our patients who has pain or a broken tooth. I feel this level of commitment by our office makes us unique.
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, from preventative to cosmetic procedures. We treat the entire family to help them achieve optimum dental health. We have a close relationship with our dental specialists — if our patients require orthodontics, gum surgery, or other procedures that cannot be done in our office, we will assist them in scheduling an appointment with our specialty referrals.
I feel very lucky to work with an excellent team, many who started this journey with me 28 years ago. I can speak for the entire dental team when I say we value the special relationships we have with our patients. We have watched two year-olds grow up and drive themselves to their appointments. We have attended our patients birthday parties, graduations, weddings, and also have grieved with their losses. They are a part of us as we try to brighten each of their lives with a healthy smile!