Meet Dr. Burger

Brenton W. Burger, DDS, MS

Welcome to our office. Dr. Burger received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and a Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland in Baltimore. After dental school, he did a residency in Anesthesia at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Burger is Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Burger performs a full scope of practice in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a special interest in dental implants particularly in the full arch reconstruction All-On-4 procedures. This technique is performed on patients who need to replace all of their teeth on 4 implant per arch. He has developed a bone grafting technique to increase the amount of bone needed before dental implant placement. This technique has gained national recognition and has been published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He started a study club recognized by the Academy of General Dentistry, is an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis, Tennessee, and teaches many courses in CPR and surgery pertaining to dental implants and bone grafting techniques.

Current Research Project: Development of a new guided bone regenerative membrane for maxillofacial, orthopedic and neurosurgical applications.

Dr. Burger also has many different hobbies and passions, including outdoors activities such as water sports, horseback riding, camping, biking, hiking and especially playing with his cherished dog, Maia.

Education:

1985-88
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program
Chicago, Il

1982-84
Medical College of Pennsylvania
Anesthesiology Residency Program
Philadelphia, PA

1978-82
Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Doctor of Dental Surgery

1976-78
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Master of Science, Microbiology

1972-76
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Bachelor of Science

Honors:

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society
Sigma Alpha Omicron Microbiology Honor Society
Board Certification and Fellow American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Board Certification and Fellow American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

Patents:

Ultrasound-Fixated Resorbable Pin with Radial Channels for Osteosynthesis, US 61/460,661

Guided Tissue Regeneration Membrane, US 61/871,516

Compositions and Methods for Enhancing Healing and Regeneration of Bone and Soft Tissue, 15/48319-535001 US

Faculty Position:

Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis, TN.

Hospital Affiliation:

Fair Oaks Hospital

Publications

Burger, B.W. Use of Ultrasound-Activated Resorbable SonicPins for Horizontal Alveolar Bone Augmentation, Clinical technique feature, Academy News, Academy of Osseointegration, Vol 21, Number 4, 2010, p 7.

Burger, B. W. The Use of Resorbable Poly-D-L-Lactide Pins (SonicPin) and Foil Panels (Resorb-X) for Horizontal Bone Augmentation of the Maxillary and Mandibular Alveolar Process. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 68, 1656-1661, 2010

Burger, B.W. Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopy. Part I. A Preliminary Report on a New Technique. Virginia Dental Journal. Vol. 66, Oct-Dec. 1989, pp 10-15

Burger, W., Malsh, E., Mayer, B.W., Masseter Contraction and Tachycardia Causing Termination of Anesthesia, Anesthesia Progress, Nov-Dec, 1984, Vol 31, No 7, pp257-262

Scientific Presentations:

Rodriguez, I.A., Fetz, A., Burger, B.W., Bowlin, G. L., Compressed Electrospun Gelatin, Chitin Whiskers and Honey Membranes for Bone Grafting Applications, Poster Session, TERMIS (Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine International Society), October, 2013

Burger, B.W., Bailey, M., Yates, C., Bowlin, G. Development of an Electrospun poly-D-L-Lactic Acid (PDLA), Polydioxanone (PDO), and Chitin-Whiskers (CWs) Compressed, Composite Membrane for Guided Bone Regeneration, Poster Session, TERMIS (Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine International Society), October, 2013

Burger, B.W. The Use and Comparison of Resorbable Poly-D-L-Lactide Foil Panel (Resorb-X) to Guided Bone Regeneration Membranes in Horizontal Bone Augmentation of the Maxillary and Mandibular Alveolar Ridges, Poster Session, Academy of Osseointegration, March, 2011

Burger, B.W. The Use of Resorbable Ultrasound Activated Pins (SonicPin) for Horizontal and Vertical Augmentation of the Alveolar Ridges, Poster Session, Academy of Osseointegration, March 2010

Membership:

American Board of Oral of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mid-Atlantic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society
American Society of Dental Anesthesia
Academy of Osseointegration

Hobbies:

Camping, photography, reading, and developing new materials and techniques to advance the fields of dentistry and medicine