Thomas Burk, DMD, MD


Biography

In his spare time, Dr. Burk enjoys watching sports, snowboarding, wine tasting and cooking. In particular, he loves to cheer on his alma mater, the University of California Berkeley (Go Bears!), and has told his wife Kristine that they must get tickets to the Rose Bowl if they ever play in the game in their lifetime. He and Kristine also love to travel and try local cuisines (their most recent trip was to Spain and Italy). They also enjoy weekends at home, during which they and their dog Brody, a Tibetan Terrier, explore the local Massachusetts and New Hampshire hiking trails.

Dr. Burk grew up in Antioch, California, approximately an hour from San Francisco. He was introduced to dentistry early in life by his dad, who is a general dentist in Antioch. Dr. Burk grew up with an appreciation for the significant impact a dentist has on his patients’ lives and in the community, and so pursued a career in the field.

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Biology with High Honors. Dr. Burk received his dental degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and went on to complete his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Like Dr. Greene, Dr. Burk completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX. This program is known for their exceptional training, including rotations on general surgery, neurosurgery, and anesthesia. They also have one of the highest case volumes of any oral surgery program in the country, including complex trauma, oncology, cosmetic, and dentoalveolar cases.

During residency, Dr. Burk was active in research focused on bone grafting and reconstructive surgery. He served as chief resident and was elected to the position of President of the Resident Organization of AAOMS. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. His clinical interests include complex facial trauma, advanced dental implant technologies, benign pathology and orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Burk has completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, earlier this year. We know he will be a great addition to our team, as he shares our philosophy of exceptional patient care above all else. He brings with him not only the skills and knowledge from a first-rate education and training but also the compassion and bedside manner of a surgeon who cares deeply about his patients’ well-being and oral surgery experience.