As a graduate of Abilene Christian University and the University of Texas Dental Branch - Houston, Dr. Burnett has been practicing dentistry in Tyler since 1983. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has also been awarded Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Burnett also has memberships with the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Smith County Dental Society (serving as president in 1996).
Additionally, he has accumulated over 200 hours of education in restorative dentistry at one of the world’s premier post-graduate dental training facilities, The Pankey Institute. Dr. Burnett is also a graduate of the Continuum of Contemporary Esthetic Diagnosis and Treatment at Baylor College of Dentistry where he received extensive training in cosmetic dentistry.
As a Tyler, TX dentist, Dr. Burnett has also furthered his education by accumulating over 200 hours of classroom and hands-on training in dental implant placement and restoration. His implant training has taken him to The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he received his certification from taking the Preceptorship in Oral Implantology.
Other implant-related courses have taken Dr. Burnett to California, New Orleans, and Dallas, and training continues to be ongoing. Patients of Dr. Burnett have the unique benefit of having most dental implants placed and restored in our office.
Dr. Burnett has been recognized in 2010-2017 by receiving the Texas Super Dentists Award. Dr. Burnett was chosen by his peers in the dental industry to receive this honor. The Super Dentists award is conducted through MSP Communications and published by Texas Monthly Magazine. Dr. Burnett was also chosen “Best Dentist” by BScene Magazine, published in East Texas.
Dr. Burnett and his wife, Katie, have two grown children; a son and daughter-in-law who live in Austin, and a daughter who lives in Nashville. They also have three furry “children” at home, a dog and two cats. As a couple, they enjoy travelling, date nights, and working on their “bucket list” of things they haven’t done yet!
Dr. Burnett and Katie are active members of Glenwood Church of Christ. Dr. Burnett is an avid reader, enjoys working out and singing in the Tyler Civic Chorale. He also loves snow skiing, scuba diving, and is working on learning to sail.