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 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 “Hershey”, 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 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 for over 10 years. 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 and reading.


Treatment Coordinator & CDA


Tina was born and raised on Vancouver island and is happy to call the Okanagan her home now. She began her career in dentistry 21 years ago and has had the opportunity to work in every aspect of dentistry, including orthodontics, endodontics, and prosthodontics. One thing Tina has learned over the past 21 years is a comfortable dental experience is attainable for everyone-and this end is always her goal when caring for our clients.


Treatment Coordinator & CDA


Catherine is Dr. Burghardt’s right hand. She has over 20 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.

Brianne (Bri)



Bri is an exceptional hygienist and member of our team with over 10 years experience. She graduated at the top of her class and has taken the time to further her education in laser periodontics.

Our clients enjoys Bri’s positive attitude and gentle hand. Bri likes visiting with family and friends, cooking and taking her dog diesel for a run as well as being an aspiring triathlete.




Amanda (CDA) grew up in Summerland but had been living in Alberta with her husband for over 14 years. Within the last 3 years they have welcomed their first son, Jacob. In 2016 they made the decision to move back to the Okanagan and couldn’t be happier!

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. She has relished every moment since.

Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and rediscovering the Okanagan. She and her family are having so much fun finding new parks, lakes and cool places to have a picnic. On her own time Amanda enjoys her new hobby: running.




Robyn grew up in Ontario. She has been pursuing a career in dental hygiene since 2002 by completing her pre health sciences & completing a Co-op program in a dental office while still in high school. Robyn completed her studies in 2009 which include dental assisting as well as a certified Hygienist. She is very passionate about oral health and is excited to share her experience in the hygiene area with our clients.

Robyn moved to the Okanagan to be closer to her cousin Brianne who is also a beloved member of our team.  In her spare time she enjoys running, savoring a good glass of wine (with some eighties music!) and spending time with her dog Sophie. We believe Penticton will be a perfect fit for her and her lifestyle.

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