Burnham Oral Surgery
Michael A. Burnham, DDS, MD

Meet the Team at Burnham Oral Surgery

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 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.



Surgical Assistant

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 since 2009, 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 working on home projects, reading, crocheting, playing Pokemon Go; and spending time with her cats, dog, and gecko.


Surgical Assistant

Thornton native Kayla has advanced cardiac life support certification and dental anesthesia assistant national certification; in addition, she is CPR certified. With the practice since 2007, 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 sports 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.


Office Manager

Originally from Fort Collins, Andi has been with Burnham Oral Surgery since 2015. 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, traveling, and hanging out with her husband and dog. 


Patient Care Coordinator

Ally has been with Burnham Oral Surgery since 2018. Her two favorite things about her job are interacting with new patients and making her team members laugh with her jokes. She says “It’s easy to come to work every day when you know you have a great team that has your back!”

Ally enjoys spending her free time in the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, or just camping you can find her in the mountains. When she isn’t wandering the wilderness, she is at home watching Netflix with her husband and two dogs.


Financial Coordinator

With Burnham Oral Surgery since 2015, 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 since 2015. 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 with her neighbors and friends. This mom of three older kids loves hanging out with them and just having fun.


Surgical Assistant

In 2017 I began my new adventure... I moved to Colorado and became a dental assistant. I joined the Fabulous Burnham Team in July of 2018.One of the most rewarding parts of being an oral surgery assistant is the happiness and appreciation our patients give us, but most importantly I look forward to coming to work everyday to see our patients smiles. 

Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my husband David and our 3 beautiful kiddos, Michaela, Donovam, and Marissa!  You can catch me either at a football game, soccer game or cheer competition.  Our dog Astro is pretty cool too!

Shannon Schaffner

Sterile Technician

Shannon went to school at Pima Medical Institute for sterile processing tech and has her CPR certification.  She has been with Burnham Oral Surgery since 2019.  Shannon enjoys being around her team at work with all the laughs and silly conversations.  In her free time she likes to go paddle boarding, hiking, and boating with her husband and 4 children. 

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