About Mark Burhenne DDS

Welcome! My name is Dr. Mark Burhenne, or Dr. B for short. When did we start seeing the mouth as separate from the rest of the human body?

The mouth doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It is intimately connected to the health of the rest of the body.

In fact, the bacteria and entire environment inside the mouth are connected to the rest of your body so intimately that the state of your oral health can predict whether you’ll have heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.

In my 30 years of practice as a dentist, I’ve seen a lot of misinformation and people who have fallen through the cracks due to our healthcare system’s failure to understand the oral-body connection.

I created this blog to empower people to understand how your mouth is a window into the health of the rest of your body.

It is my sincere hope that the knowledge and tools on this blog will lead to greater health and well-being for you and those you love.

Throughout this website you’ll find high-quality articles and free resources for getting and staying healthy. It’s the info I use to keep myself and my family healthy, and how I treat my patients.

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I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.S. in Biochemistry and B.A. in History of Art and had the privilege of attending the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, consistently ranked among the best in the US.

I am an active member of several continuing education groups and study clubs in prosthetics and periodontology that perform actual clinical work on patients. I have worked as an expert witness in legal dental cases. I’ve also volunteered as a dental surgeon in Jos, Nigeria.

I raised three daughters without cavities (all without ingestion of fluoride). I enjoy downhill skiing, alpine touring, mountain biking, photography, and listening to jazz and classical records (you know, those flat analog 12-inch vinyl discs).

I am passionate about restoring teeth to their original function and beauty – and as someone who studied art history and is a hobbyist photographer, the intersection of art and the opportunity to help people makes dentistry my dream profession.

I welcome your comments and questions and encourage you to like my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter to get the latest on oral and dental health.

Ask the Dentist is for you, so I want to know, what would you like answered on Ask the Dentist?

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My wife Roseann and I celebrating the 23rd birthday of one of our three daughters.
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Dr. Mark Burhenne, or Dr. B for short has been featured in and appeared on many popular TV Shows, including CNN, Fox, and CBS, in magazines such as Men’s Health and is a regular on websites such as The Huffington Post.

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I simply could not be answering questions online if it weren’t for my three daughters. Our site has grown immensely, and Ask the Dentist simply would not exist without their help. Because of the work they do for the blog, I’m able to have time when I come home from work to answer your questions and write more articles.

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Dr. Mark Burhenne, or Dr. B for short graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.S. in Biochemistry and B.A. in History of Art and had the privilege of attending the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, consistently ranked among the best in the US.

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Catharine Burhenne-Sanderson wears many hats for Ask the Dentist. She is our editor and webmaster for Ask the Dentist. We’re lucky to have her helping with our social media as well, since she’s worked for Facebook and Twitter. She has a husband and the two of them live nearby and have a pomeranian named Biscuit.

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Elisabeth Burhenne is our photographer extraordinaire. The headshot that you see at the top of this website and on all our social media profiles was taken by her. She studies business at New York University. She is passionate about animals, biology, and the outdoors and has a rescue cat named Ender.

Marie Burhenne is our YouTube Channel Producer and a film student at Purdue University. This picture is from her senior charity league graduation in March of 2014. She is an exceptional soccer player, skier, foodie, and movie lover.