Meet the Dentists

Dr. Chris Burseth,

Dr. Chris Burseth was born and raised in the Chicago Suburbs. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota recieving a B.A. degree in Biology. Dr. Burseth continued his education receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois School of Dentistry. He maintains his commitment to continuing education programs to best serve his patients and acts as a mentor for dental students interested in extending the reach of dentistry to those lacking access to care.

Dr. Chris Burseth is the founder of the nonprofit public charity Mission Save a Smile which provides dental care to impoverished communities in Central America. In his free time Dr. Burseth enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing, scuba diving, photography, woodworking, antique auto restoration, and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Dr. Chris Burseth, DDS


Dr. Brian Burseth,

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, DDS


Dr. Kelley Gyllenhaal,

Dr. Kelley Gyllenhaal is excited for the opportunity to provide quality orthodontic care for the patients of Burseth Family Dentistry! Dr. Kelley is a licensed specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology at Northwestern University, received her DDS at the University of Illinois School of Dentistry, and completed her orthodontic specialty training at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Dr. Kelley is happy to offer Invisalign® to treat a wide variety of teen and adult patients at Burseth Family Dentistry. Invisalign® treatment is a series of highly customized transparent trays that are individually prescribed by the orthodontist. The trays gradually straighten teeth over time without the need for metal braces or wires. Dr. Kelley has extensive experience treating cases with this technology and is able to extend the scope of patient opportunity for Invisalign® treatment. At your initial visit we will let you know if Invisalign® is for you!

Each year, Dr. Kelley travels with Mission Save a Smile to indigenous populations in Panama lacking access to dental care. She finds it extremely fulfilling to use her training to help extend the reach of dentistry to those who need it most.

Dr. Kelley Gyllenhaal, DDS, MS

Dr. Chris Burseth and Family - Founders of Mission Save a Smile

Dr. Burseth with his son Michael

Extending the reach of dentistry into the jungles of Panama.

Dr. Burseth and Family

Working with the Guna in the San Blas.

Burseth Family with Embera Villagers

Dr. Burseth and family founded Mission Save a Smile in 2007 to reach those lacking access to care.

Dr. Brian Burseth - Making Kids Smile - One Love,One World, One Smile


Dr. Brian established the International Outreach Program Committee at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry


Embera Community Panama.

Keeping Kids Smiling

Dr. Brian has served as Vice President of Mission Save a Smile since 2007

Burseth Family Dentistry

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