Q&A with David Burke, DMD, MPH
Tribal Health Pediatric Dentist
What are the primary duties of your new position?
Provide comprehensive dental and oral health care to children and individuals with special health care needs as a USPHS Commissioned Corps provider.
Where did you receive your education?
- BA in Kinesiology at Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.
- Master's in Public Health from AT Still University, School of Health Management
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine from AT Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, AZ
- Specialty Certification in Pediatric Dentistry from Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado, Denver, CO
What is your prior experience relevant to your new position?
Pediatric Dentist at Naval Medical Center San Diego for the US Navy from 2018-2021; with Board Certification awarded by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2019.
Are you a Tribal Member?
Where are you from?
Why did you choose a career in health?
I enjoy public service and the opportunity to build personal relationships with each individual patient and their families.
I am honored to help guide my patients towards optimal oral health, free from pain and oral disease.
What are you excited about in your new position?
I look forward to working as a part of an integrated health care team, focused on safeguarding the community's health.
I am also very excited to work with the children and families at CSKT to optimize their dental care experience.
The dental staff at both Polson and St Ignatius clinics have been incredible to work with and I am excited to be part of the team!
What activities and/or hobbies do you pursue in your free time?
I enjoy hiking camping, fishing and spending time with my wife Carmen and our four children Hailey, Hope, Sage and David Jr.