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Dr. Brian volunteering in the Kuna Yala

Dr. Brian is a welcomed site on the small island of Achutupu, where the 620+ Kuna children lack access to dental care. Following preventative care for all of the children and triage examinations, the Mission Save a Smile team provided over 150 extractions, restored 107 tooth surfaces, provided root canal therapy, preventative care and sealants.


Dr. Chris Burseth and Dr. Brian Burseth

Dr. Chris and Dr. Brian Burseth share a passion for outreach dentistry and an interest in restoring smiles to change lives.


Mission Save a Smile's 5th annual Paddle For Smiles

The doctors at Burseth Family Dentistry showed their support at Mission Save a Smile’s 5th annual Paddle for Smiles Fundraiser. Funds raised at the event will purchase dental equipment and supplies for the dental care of the over 600 Guna children on Achutupu, Panama.


Dr. Brian Burseth restoring more than smiles

Built originally in 1936 by the Bauer Family, restoration work at the office has been designed to match the original Georgian Colonial Architecture.


Dr. Brian Burseth joins his father at Burseth Family Dentistry

Born and raised in Crystal Lake, Illinois, Dr. Brian Burseth feels a strong connection to the Crystal Lake and McHenry county communities. After receiving his BA in biology and biomedical studies from St Olaf College, Dr. Brian attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Upon completion of his DDS degree, Dr. Brian joined his father at Burseth Family Dentistry where he now happily provides dental care to his hometown community. Dr. Brian stays up to date with the newest dental technology through continuing education courses, and is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists, Illinois State Dental Society, and McHenry Country District Dental Society. In 2015 Dr. Brian was awarded the Osseointegration award for excellence in implant dentistry. For the past eight years, Brian has traveled with Mission Save a Smile, assisting in the provision of dental care to the Embera and Kuna communities in Panama. While in dental school, Dr. Brian established the International Outreach Program Committee at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and continues to be an advocate in facilitating international outreach programs for the University of Minnesota and its students. In his free time, Dr. Brian enjoys running, skiing, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.


Dr. Brian Burseth and Dr. Kelley Gyllenhaal - Kuna Yala

Providing restorative care for Kuna children in Achutupu, Panama

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