The Ask the Dentist Team

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.

Catharine Burhenne-Sanderson, Elisabeth Burhenne, Marie Burhenne
Catharine Burhenne-Sanderson, Elisabeth Burhenne, Marie Burhenne
Dr. Mark Burhenne DDS
Dr. Mark Burhenne

Founder and CEO

Dr. Mark Burhenne 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?

Dr. Mark Burhenne DDS
Marie Burhenne

Founder and CEO

Marie Burhenne is our YouTube Channel Producer. She’s a sophomore at Purdue University and is in charge of video production and social media for her sorority, Sigma Kappa. We are very proud of her deep commitment to charity work, which she got involved with during freshman year of high school and has carried with her through college. She is a film buff, foodie, and an exceptional soccer player and skier.

So Ask the Dentist is truly a family production! I have to hand it to my wonderful wife, Roseann, for helping me raise these wonderful girls. None of our girls has ever had a cavity (yet!) and I’m grateful that they’re so much fun to work with (and still want to help their dear old dad with Instagram.)

Dr. Mark Burhenne DDS
Elisabeth Burhenne

Founder and CEO

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, entrepreneurship, and the outdoors. She has a rescue cat named Ender.

Dr. Mark Burhenne DDS
Catharine Burhenne-Sanderson

Founder and CEO

Catharine Burhenne-Sanderson wears many hats for Ask the Dentist. She is our editor-in-chief 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 and her husband also live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have a Pomeranian named Biscuit.