When you need oral surgery, you want to feel confident about your providers, and you also want to know that you are under the care of a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We are diligent about and committed to staying current with all of the latest in dental technology. We are fully invested in education as well as in industry-leading equipment to give our patients the best possible outcome.
Dr. Michael Burnham, Dr. Anne Stearns, and the entire Burnham Oral Surgery team believe in providing education for our patients. We know our patients do not take oral surgery lightly, and we do not expect them to. We are here to answer questions, discuss procedures and treatments, and provide you with all the information you need to feel comfortable and confident in your care.
We appreciate your trust, and we look forward to serving you and transforming your oral health.
Dr. Michael Burnham
Dr. Michael Burnham has wanted to be an oral surgeon since his teens. As a high school sophomore, when he thought his resume wouldn’t be impressive enough to join the Air Force Academy, he investigated dentistry as a career on the advice of his father. In his further exploration of the field, Dr. Burnham met an oral surgeon he was able to shadow for several days. This led to summers helping at the practice—and the rest is history.
A self-described “people person,” Dr. Burnham loves talking to and helping people. He says the broad spectrum of patients he sees each day keeps his work fresh.
He has carefully created a state-of-the-art oral surgery practice to provide patients with the most exceptional, comfortable and caring oral surgery possible. His hand-selected helps to deliver the quality and compassion that he believes every patient deserves. Working together, they attempt to improve the lives of every person with whom they have the privilege to interact. To Dr. Burnham and his team, oral surgery is more than a profession; it’s their purpose. In this warm, welcoming environment, patients feel safe and confident. They know they are in good hands.
Dr. Burnham grew up in the Southwest in the Four Corners area and graduated from Loma Linda School of Dentistry. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he also completed a six-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Burnham shares his love of the field with other dental professionals as the director for the 5280 Study Club and the Phoenix Study Club. These clubs provide continuing education for Dr. Burnham and his colleagues.
Dr. Burnham and his team volunteer for the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM), a large-scale dental clinic that is held annually in a Colorado community. The COMOM mission is to provide quality dental services, at no cost, to individuals of all ages who cannot afford and access dental care; eliminating dental pain, promoting oral health, creating smiles, and providing oral health education.
In his spare time, Dr. Burnham enjoys skiing with his family and being involved in his children’s activities.
Dr. Anne Stearns
Dr. Anne Stearns joins Burnham Oral Surgery after spending 2016 at Summit Oral & Implant Surgery in Loveland where she practiced all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery including dental alveolar surgery, implant surgery, bone grafting, trauma, oral pathology, temporomandibular joint surgery, and orthognathic surgery.
Hailing from Cheyenne, Dr. Stearns has had a passion for medicine since watching episodes of St. Elsewhere and ER. Her love for oral surgery began in high school while working for an oral surgeon. She is happy to be back on the Front Range close to family after completing her training.
In addition to receiving her Board Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the spring of 2016, Dr. Stearns training includes:
- 2003 B.S., Creighton University
- 2007 D.D.S., Creighton University
- 2011 M.D., Emory University
- 2014 Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Emory University
Dr. Stearns is excited to be a part of Burnham Oral Surgery and to expand on the exceptional patient care provided by Dr. Burnham and his team.
Outside of the office she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, biking, and spending time with her boyfriend, Tim, and two English bulldogs, Gus and Zoe.
Caitlin is a certified dental assistant who received training from the Colorado School of Dental Assisting and has her advanced cardiac life support certification and dental anesthesia assistant national certification. With Burnham Oral Surgery for eight years, she appreciates the family dynamic there as well as the support of her coworkers. Caitlin says, “It allows us to focus on the patients and provide a compassionate environment."
When this Denver native has some free time, she enjoys training in Krav Maga, reading, crocheting, and spending time with her animals.
Thornton native Kayla has advanced cardiac life support certification and dental anesthesia assistant national certification; in addition, she is CPR certified. With the practice for 10 years, she emphasizes that the team at Burnham Oral Surgery is like a family, and they enjoy making patients feel like they are also part of that family.
In her free time, you can probably find Kayla cheering at her children’s soccer games or exploring everything the beautiful state of Colorado has to offer. She also spends time volunteering at her church teaching Sunday school and helping lead the mid-week Kid’s Club.
Originally from Fort Collins, Andi has been with Burnham Oral Surgery for three years. Her two favorite things about her job are all of the different people she gets to interact with on a day-to-day basis and all the fun she manages to have with her coworkers. Andi enjoys seeing a lot of movies, as well as playing games, getting drinks with friends, or spending time outdoors on hikes or walks with her dog.
Brighton native Jessica received her training as an expanded duties dental assistant from Pima Medical Institute. Fairly new to Burnham Oral Surgery, it hasn’t taken her long to fall in love with the amazing atmosphere and high spirits of her team members. She says, “It not only make days easier but the days are a lot more enjoyable.”
In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and son—a toddler who keeps her on her toes. Jessica loves teaching him and watching him learn new things.
Patient Care Coordinator/ Financial Coordinator
With Burnham Oral Surgery for more than two years, Lauren has a tough time coming up with just one thing she loves about her job. She says, “I have a great team that I get to be a part of. We can all count on each other.” Lauren also loves that her job enables her to help so many people.
When she’s not working, she is spending time with her daughter and boyfriend. Making pancakes on Saturday morning is a tradition they enjoy, as well as going to parks and taking other adventures.
Implant Treatment Coordinator
This Concorde College graduate has been with the practice for more than three years. Linda is originally from Chicago but moved with her family to Longmont when she was in middle school. She loves working with patients one-on-one, teaching them about the benefits of dental implants. Linda is also happy to be part of such a great team, where everyone is passionate about their work and enjoys working together. When she has the chance, Linda loves getting outdoors and riding the Harley with her fiancé and their great friends. This mom of three older kids loves hanging out with them and just having fun.
Bobbi, who is originally from Thornton, CO, received her training at Front Range Community College for Dental Assisting. She has additional training as an expanded duties dental assistant as well as her advanced cardiac life support certification and dental anesthesia assistant national certification. With the practice for more than a decade, she cites working with an amazing team as one of the best aspects of her job, as well as working with patients and helping them feel safe and comfortable while they are in the office.
Outside of work, this new grandmother of two grandchildren loves spending time with her family. Bobbi also loves traveling with her husband. Another of her hobbies includes scouring thrift shops for treasures to be refinished and repurposed.
Miriam, who calls Thornton her hometown, was trained at dental assisting school. With the Burnham Oral Surgery team for just about a year, she enjoys working with everyone on the team. On weekends, she and her husband enjoy movies or binge-watching a show on Netflix.