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


Tina was born and raised on Vancouver island and is happy to call the Okanagan her home since 2008. She has been working in dentistry since 1991 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 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 but had been living in Alberta with her husband for over 14 years. In 2013 they 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.



Josi grew up in Cawston. She is proud to call the Okanagan her home. She is enjoying her career in dental hygiene and very happy that she chose this path in life.

She is pursuing a certificate in local anesthetic so she can better serve her clients.

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.

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