If you wanted to choose just one word to describe what sets Dr. Burgess apart from other dentists, it would have to be commitment.
A Wilmington Dentist with Commitment to His Patients
At most dental offices your actual exam time with the dentist is five minutes. Dr. Burgess’s standard practice is to spend thirty minutes with his patients. He not only looks at their teeth, but asks about their overall body health and how they are feeling about things.
“His warmth and caring always come through. Our patients are always struck by his chairside manner and really love him.
“They know how much he cares, too. For example, we have quite a few patients with Alzheimers. Their children are comfortable bringing them because they trust Dr. Burgess and know he will take care of them well.” ~Karen, staff member
His commitment to his patients does not stop when he walks out the door. He’s available to his patients for emergencies 24 hours a day, even giving out his home number on the answering machine in case a patient needs to reach him after hours.
“Dr. Burgess treats every member of our family, from the littlest to the most senior, as if we are members of his own family. He has always been there for us. Knowing that toothaches don’t only happen on week days, his availability gives me tremendous peace of mind. I love that the office message gives you his home phone number. How many dentists will give you their number and mean it when they say, ‘In case of an emergency, call me anytime’?” ~Mrs. Daniel Flohr
A Dentist with Commitment to Expertise
One comment his patients make about Dr. Burgess is that they can sense how much he loves his work. His love drives him to know as much as he can about everything that can impact the treatment he provides his patients. An example of this is his dedication to continuing education. By law, dentists in North Carolina are required to take 13 hours of continuing education a year. Dr. Burgess routinely takes 75-80 hours per year, 6 times the requirement. He also works hard to stay on top of the latest technology and make it available for his patients. On top of all that, he is a mentor with the Kois group, and a Seattle Study Club member. If you’re looking for a dentist who not only knows what he is doing, but invests much of his personal time to be the best dentist possible, give Dr. Burgess a call.
A Dentist with Commitment to the Wilmington Community
Since 2009 Dr. Burgess has used his dental skills not only as a volunteer, but also as a member of the board of directors at St. Mary’s Dental and Medical Clinic. This clinic tries to meet the dental needs of the growing poor and uninsured. If it were not for the service of volunteers like Dr. Burgess, many people would go without necessary dental care they cannot afford. To learn more about Dr. Burgess and his commitment to Wilmington and the surrounding area, you can read more on the meet Dr. Burgess page.
Dr. Burgess is always welcoming new patients. Office Hours are Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.