Dr. Burke was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force in 1997. . She attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Dental school where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2001.
During her military career, Dr. Burke served as Chair of Orthodontics at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS, Associate Professor of Advanced Education in General Dentistry and is a published author of “Mouthguards Save Smiles”. Dr. Burke has over 20 years experience in dentistry and orthodontics. She retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2015.
“I became an orthodontist because braces changed my life for the better. Orthodontics transformed me from a self-conscious buck-toothed teenager to a much more confident person who was finally happy to smile! I am fortunate that I can give others straight teeth, self-confidence and a smile they’re proud of, while building friendships with my patients and their families.”
In her spare time, Dr. Burke enjoys time with her family, volunteering at local schools and cheering for her UNC Tarheels.