Shreya Jha, DDS, comes to us from St. Luke’s University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she performed her residency training. Dr. Jha graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience before completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Touro College of Dental Medicine in West Chester, New York. During her training, Dr. Jha received the Award of Excellence from the American Student Dental Association, and, in addition to receiving certifications in Invisalign and Zoom! Whitening, obtained her Associate Fellowship Certification in Laser Dentistry from the World Clinical Laser Institute. In her free time, Dr. Jha enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking, painting and traveling. Fun fact - she is also pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Indian Classical Dance.


Dr. Howenstine graduated with honors from Marquette University School of Dentistry. He has practiced in Kimberly, Wisconsin with Midwest Dental. He maintains membership in the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association.

In order to provide the best possible treatment for his patients Dr. Howenstine regularly attends continuing education courses. He comes from a long line of dental professionals, with his grandfather, uncle, and father being dentists and his mother a hygienist.

Dr. Howenstine and his wife Ana reside in Stevensville with their three children, Caroline, James, and Mary.

In his free time Dr. Howenstine enjoys watching sports, working on cars, hunting, technology, and fitness. He regularly competes in running races in the summer and cross country ski races in the winter.


Dr. Burt grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. She served in the US Navy Dental Corps until August, 2016. Prior to her active duty service, Dr. Burt was staff dentist at the VINA Community Dental Center in Brighton, Michigan. She has been married to her husband James for 10 years and they have four children, Avery, Evelyn, Lydia, and Whitney.

Pediatric Dentist

St. Joseph Dentistry welcomes Dr. Matthew Bernard, DMD, to our newly created Pediatric Dentistry team!

Dr. Bernard recently received his Board Certification from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry - which is the highest level of certification attainable by a Pediatric Dentist.

Dr. Bernard comes to us with a wealth of Pediatric Dentistry experience that all began at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Bernard went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Dr. Bernard comes to us from the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he fulfilled his Pediatric Dental Residency focusing on comprehensive care of medically complex children, dental rehabilitation, and oral sedation.

Dr. Bernard has also dedicated his time and services volunteering in Guatemala, and providing preventative, restorative, and oral surgery services to the children of Easter Seals as part of their UIC Special Needs Outreach program. Dr. Bernard is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is seeing patients in our newly constructed Pediatric department. We are so excited to have Dr. Bernard join our team here in southwest Michigan!

To schedule an appointment for your child with Dr. Bernard, call (269) 281-8080, or fill out a form on through Contact Us Page.

3386 Niles Rd.

St. Joseph MI 49085


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