Dr. Bridget Burris
Dr. Burris graduated from Baylor University College of Dentistry with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1985, and then began practicing general dentistry in Las Cruces. Prior to receiving her degree in dentistry, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from New Mexico State University in 1981. During that time she was also a graduate research assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She has undergone extensive postgraduate training and has completed study at The Dawson Academy, The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, and Spear Education. Dr. Burris takes a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry and uses modern tools and techniques to create life-changing smiles.
Dr. Burris’ dedication to providing comprehensive, high-quality care shows in her commitment to continuing education. Her advanced coursework includes one-appointment crowns (CEREC™ technology), cosmetic dental treatments using each patient’s individual facial features as a guide for restoration, IV and oral sedation, computer-guided dental implant placement, laser periodontal therapy, advanced cardiac life support, and TMJ analysis, to name a few. She combines clinical knowledge with state-of-the-art technology and gentle, compassionate care to deliver rewarding experiences that truly change our patients’ lives.
Her professional memberships include the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, New Mexico Dental Association, South West District Dental Society, Spear Faculty Club, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. She has completed her fellowship with the Misch Institute of Implantology. In February of 2012, Dr. Burris earned Diplomate status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. The awarding of Diplomate status is the highest honor a professional society such as the ICOI can bestow on a dental professional involved in oral implantology. She is also certified in laser dentistry by the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Burris is a visiting faculty member for the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and Spear Education. She also has gained fellowship status with The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.
For the past 23 years, Dr. Burris has volunteered her time to the El Paso Zoo, performing dentistry for the animals. She also volunteers in Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico on medical and dental mission trips, as well as volunteering locally at the New Mexico Mission of Mercy. She also supports her local community through involvement with local youth, FFA, 4-H, and Las Cruces Rotary. In her spare time, Dr. Burris enjoys scuba diving, beading, and spending time with her two children and pets.
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