Wow, it was another beautiful summer here in Leelanau County. I did hear from many of you that, "A little less rain would have been nice." But that was always followed with, "There's no place I'd rather be in the summer!"
About The Doctor
This spring, Dr. Erik Burke started working with us. He is a Traverse City native, having graduated from T.C. Central. He played football in high school, and his skill as a wide receiver secured a football scholarship to Colgate University. Colgate is located in upstate New York and, coincidentally, is Dr. Siddall's alma mater as well. Dr. Burke enjoys all kinds of music, playing the guitar, and singing. He was known to play a few gigs in college and grad school, earning that always-needed extra cash. Even now, he still performs the occasional wedding.
After college, Dr. Burke attended the University of Detroit Dental School. He has spent the last few years in San Francisco, California, where he completed an intensive general practice residency, and then worked in general practice. During this residency he received special training in oral surgery, sleep dentistry, dental implants, endodontics (root canals), and special-needs care.
He Does Invisalign, Too!
In addition, Dr. Burke became an Invisalign-certified dentist. The Invisalign system is a series of clear retainers that straighten teeth, instead of the usual metal braces. The retainers can be made by taking impressions of the teeth, or a 3D scan can be used to fabricate the retainers. I have seen some awesome results using the Invisalign system!
Outside The Office
Dr. Burke enjoys traveling and recently traveled to Iceland with his cousin. They spent a week "roughing it," traveling the land and camping. They documented their trip with the help of a drone and 2 Go-Pro cameras. The footage is quite unbelievable. If you have time, ask him for a viewing, or look up "Band of Brousins in Iceland" on YouTube.
I have enjoyed working with Dr. Burke and look forward to getting to know him better. Through my observation, he is a skilled dentist and quite a likable guy.