Meet the Doctors

Richard L Beckermeyer, DDS, PC in Niles, MI.
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Compassionate Family Dentist in Niles, MI

At the practice of Beyond Smiles, our top priority is providing you with the healthiest smile possible. Here, we are a health-based practice, dedicated to identifying and treating decay and preventing oral diseases through encouraging patients to make healthy choices. That’s why we offer a variety of services, including teeth cleanings, cosmetic treatments that give you a vibrant smile, restorative options such as dental implants that return strength and function to the teeth, as well as orthodontics. With our convenient location in Niles, MI, we are able to serve patients of all ages across Berrien County and Southwestern Michigan.

Below, meet our compassionate and knowledgeable doctors!

Compassionate Family Dentists in Niles, MI

Dr. Richard Beckermeyer


Indiana University Purdue, University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Volunteer Experience

Mission of Mercy Michigan
United Hands
Global Village Ministries
Your Best Pathway to Health
FreeDom Clinic USA

Professional Association

Michigan Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, Lakeland Valley Dental Society

Personal Biography

After 11 years of working the dental field as a Dental Technologist specializing in orthodontics, and then a licensed Dental Hygienist, Dr. Beckermeyer became a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1995. Dr. Beckermeyer also enjoys photography, bicycling, and swimming.

Dr. Periza Zaninovic


Loma Linda University, California

Associate Professor

Loma Linda School of Dentistry for 11 years

Special Skills

Trilingual fluency in English, Spanish, French. Completed residency in Cosmetic Dentistry in 2000.

Our History

The office of Beyond Smiles. was established in 1996, after we purchased the practice from Dr. Ed Martin. Originally a converted home with three operatories, expansion of our office was inevitable. In 2004 we purchased the land adjacent to Plym Park Golf Course. On March 16, 2006, we had our grand opening for the new building. The building was designed by Dr. Stan Bell, who uniquely incorporated many foundational Christian values.

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For more information about our team, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at 269-683-6461.

We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy smile!