Dr. Burke graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Dentistry in 2004. After that, he spent an additional 2 years specializing in pediatric dentistry, gaining his certificate from the University of Tennessee in 2006. During his residency training in Memphis, Dr. Burke treated patients at the University of Tennessee's College of Dentistry, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis, AR, and at Arlington Developmental Center outside of Memphis, TN.
Dr. Burke has been formally trained in behavior management techniques relating to the dental treatment of children and mentally and/or physically handicapped patients. He is fully trained in dental conscious sedation as well as full-mouth dental treatment in hospital settings utilizing general anesthesia. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Burke has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. He has also been involved with medical and dental research projects at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, and at the Paffenberger Research Center located at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD.
Prior to studying at U.T., he attended Union University in Jackson, where he obtained a Bachelors of Science degree with a major in chemistry. Dr. Burke has been practicing in rural West Tennessee for the past 2 years. Currently he is the only known, full-time pediatric dentist practicing between Jackson and Dickson, TN.
In 2004, Dr. Burke married one of his childhood friends, Lauren Collins. They are now the proud parents of two daughters.