About Us

Meet Our Team

Learn more about the team of dentists and dental care professionals with 34 years of experience giving customers the best dental care available. We're a locally-owned and operated practice and serve Tyler, TX and the surrounding areas. Free cosmetic dentistry consultations and 24-hour emergency services are available. Call Burnett Dental Care today at 903-597-7721.

Dr. Robert Burnett - Dentist

Dr. Bob Burnett, a leading Tyler, TX dentist, blends caring compassion with a gentle technique to make every patient’s visit as pleasant as possible. Utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology in a wide array of new applications, Dr. Burnett is able to offer all the standard dental procedures plus exciting new approaches to cosmetic and implant dentistry that make it possible to have the kind of smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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.

Savanna Torrez - Patient Care Coordinator

Savanna started her career in dentistry in 2010 in Tyler. Savanna’s friendly, outgoing personality makes our patients immediately comfortable. Her knowledge and experience in dentistry has been invaluable as she assists patients with planning their dental treatment, scheduling appointments, and helping to make use of their dental benefits.

Savanna and her husband, Marcus, enjoy spending family time with their daughter, Noel. They enjoy many outside activities such as hunting, fishing, and camping. Also, Savanna has previously danced professionally, and she and her husband co-own another business in Tyler.

Krista Adams - Business Assistant

Krista has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1993. She has worked in several areas of patient care, from clinical chairside assisting and lab work, to working in the front office managing the hygiene program and social media. Krista’s years of experience and knowledge of the field of dentistry are complemented with her love for our patients and her desire to pamper them and give them the best customer service possible!

Krista and her husband, Kenny, have two children, Wade and Zachary, and two grandchildren, Karsen and Karlee. They enjoy family activities, the outdoors, and spending time with their friends.

Elizabeth Myrick - Registered Dental Hygienist

Elizabeth has been in the dental field since 2002 and has been a dental hygienist since 2009 when she received her degree from the Tyler Junior College program. Elizabeth was given the top honor in her graduating class by receiving the “Golden Scaler” award. She very much enjoys helping her patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.

Elizabeth and her husband, Paul, love spending time with their two children and enjoy outdoor activities such as four-wheeling, hunting, boating, and of course, going to the beach in the summer. They attend Glenwood Church of Christ.

Jennifer Sawyer - Registered Dental Hygienist

As a graduate of Tyler Junior College’s Dental Hygiene program, Jennifer has been treating patients as a hygienist since 1999. Jennifer loves getting to know her patients and is continually seeking for better ways to help them achieve optimum dental health.

Jennifer and her husband, Todd, enjoy traveling and sailing, and they are big fans of major league baseball and UT football. They share their home with their dog Finn, and Bittle, their cat.

Amanda Mendez - Dental Assistant

Amanda’s career as a Registered Dental Assistant started in 2011. She has had several years of experience assisting chairside as well as managing front desk operations. Amanda works chairside with Dr. Burnett, providing a high level of patient care to assure patients of an exceptional experience.

Amanda is a Tyler area native, and enjoys doing crafts and spending time with her family and friends. Amanda’s love for people and her animals is very evident in her sweet and caring personality!

Lisa Taylor - Dental Assistant

Lisa has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2006 and works chairside with Dr. Burnett. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work in dentistry, and her passion for caring for our patients is evident every day!

Lisa was born and raised in Tyler. She and her husband Joe have two children, Harlow and Jet. Lisa and Joe attend church and teach a children’s Sunday school class at Friendly Baptist Church. They enjoy family time, being outdoors, and hunting and fishing together.
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