Dr. Michael Burnham was inducted as a Fellow to the American College of Dentists at the ACD 2017 Annual Meeting and Convocation on October 19 in Atlanta.
Dr. Burnham, an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon practicing at Burnham Oral Surgery in Thornton, specializes in a wide range of procedures including wisdom teeth removal and dental implants.
“This is really awesome and I am truly honored," he said. "To be inducted as a Fellow is a great accomplishment. None of this would be possible without the team. Their hard work, attention to detail and positive attitudes resonate throughout the office and it results in excellent patient care that has ultimately led to me being recognized by my peers. This may be an individual recognition, but this is really about the great team around me and the tireless work they put in every day.”
Membership in the American College of Dentists is by invitation only. There are over 7,400 Fellows, active and retired. Fellows are selected based on their contributions to organized dentistry, oral health care, dental research, dental education, the profession, and society. Approximately 3.5% of dentists are Fellows of the American College of Dentists.
The American College of Dentists is the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. It was founded August 20, 1920 at the Copley-Plaza Hotel in Boston by the President, President-elect, and Secretary of the American Dental Association (then called the National Dental Association) and the President of the National Association of Dental Faculties (precursor of the American Dental Education Association). The College was founded “to elevate the standards of dentistry, to encourage graduate study, and to grant Fellowship to those who have done meritorious work.”