Meet the Team

Dr. Michael Burghardt



Phone: (250) 492-2608

Originally from Edmonton, Michael William Burghardt attended the University of Alberta, where he earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in 1997 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS, General Dentistry) in 1999.

Dr. Burghardt owns and operates Dr. Michael W. Burghardt Inc. – The Smile Enhancement Studio.

Dr. Burghardt is a member of the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA), the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, the Association of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (ADSBC), and the Canadian Dental Association (CDA).

Dr. Burghardt, having completed the core restorative program at the world’s premiere cosmetic dental training institute, LVI Global, has earned this distinction enabling him to offer his patients advanced cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. To this end, he has taken Post-Graduate training in Orthodontics, Conscious Sedation, Zoom Whitening, Smile Design, Smile Reconstruction, Comprehensive Esthetic Reconstruction, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Neuromuscular Dentistry, K7 Sonography, EMG and Jaw Tracking, CEREC 3D Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Lumineers, Implant Restorative Dentistry, Implant Surgery, advanced bone grafting, All on 4 Implant Surgical Solutions, Mucogingival Grafting, The Physiologic Approach to the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and computer guided implant surgery.

Dr. Burghardt’s goal is to provide the best quality dentistry and service, using the best technology available, and to enjoy doing it. He wants his dentistry to have a long lasting positive impact on his patients health, social life and self esteem.

An avid outdoors and family man, Dr. Burghardt and his wife Carolyn enjoy hiking, walking their dog “Goliath”, biking and spending time at the beach or the playground with their four children – Samuel (born in 2002), Emma (born in 2006), Mya (born in 2006) and Ava (born in 2009). Other favourite hobbies include camping, wakeboarding, golfing, boating, fishing, snow boarding, down hill skiing and volleyball. Dr. Burghardt is a Christian who desires to grow spiritually, socially, personally and professionally.





Sarah is a receptionist like no other. She has been part of the team since 2001. She goes above and beyond routinely and always has a smile. Sarah has a beautiful daughter and a husband that keep her busy. She enjoys scrap booking, family time, traveling  and reading.


Treatment Coordinator & CDA


Catherine is Dr. Burghardt’s right hand. She has almost 30 years experience. Her knowledge and expertise in helping to create beautiful and healthy smiles is invaluable.

Catherine’s quick wit and competency makes working with her a pleasure. In her spare time she enjoys running, scrap booking and camping with her family.




Amanda (CDA) grew up in Summerland and after graduation moved to Alberta for 14 years. In 2013 Amanda welcomed her first son, Jacob. In 2016 Amanda made the decision to move back to the Okanagan and couldn’t be happier to be surrounded by family and close friends again!
Amanda has known she wanted to be a dental assistant since she was quite young, following in her aunt’s footsteps. In 2011 she graduated Dental assisting in Edmonton through N.A.I.T and she has relished every moment since.
Amanda takes delight spending time with her family and friends and rediscovering all the beautiful wineries, beaches, restaurants and all the fun stuff Penticton has to offer.
She thoroughly enjoys working and cleaning kid’s teeth and making their first experience a positive exciting and fun time! Amanda adores working for the Smile Enhancement studio and feels like they are a part of her family.

Brianne (Bri)



Bri has been registered dental hygienist since 2001. She graduated at the top of her class.

She grew up in Ontario and moved to the sunny Okanagan to work at the SES back in 2008. We are so happy she did! Our clients love her and so do we! She has a positive attitude and a gentle hand.

Bri’s family life keeps her busy, especially her three beautiful young children. She enjoys running and has a natural talent for photography.


Johanna(RDH) has worked full time with the Smile Enhancement Studio since September of 2018. We have been lucky to have known her for much longer as she did two of her earlier practicums in our office. She grew up in Penticton but spent several years travelling…including Austraila where she was lovingly given her nickname Joey:) She enjoys hanging out with her dogs,working out and spending quality time with her beau and family and friends.

Penticton Dentists - The Smile Enhancement Studio is one of Penticton's most sought after oral health facilities in Penticton, British Columbia.