Thank you so much for taking such great care of me and my two front teeth. You and your staff were well worth the three flights!!! I am loving my new teeth. Thank you again for working so hard to make sure I was happy. You and your team are the BEST! Hugs from Sacramento.
Thank you! My new teeth are absolutely great! My new smile is amazing! My new bite is perfect! Even the new night guard design is innovatively delightful! What a difference you and Designed Smiles have made! With my highest respect and admiration!
Dear Dr. Burdick,
You treated me in 2002-2003 for severe TMJ issues. I was going through a very difficult time in my personal life and my longstanding issues with TMJ, including neck pain, migraines and jaw pain, were sever to the point of debilitation.
You and your staff were so wonderful – always kind and patient as you worked to help sort out the inevitable insurance matters and to diagnose and treat my TMJ disorder. I should note that I had previously had several night guards made by other dentists when I lived in other parts of the country, and while they did prevent further grinding damage to my teeth, they had done nothing to resolve the core disorder.
You made a somewhat unorthodox (at the time) guard for me – which you had me wear for some periods during the day as well as at night – involving very thick plastic biting surfaces on either side of my back teeth, which prevented me from closing my mouth/teeth all the way. Along with heat massage, and other therapies you recommended to help loosen up my jaws and break habitual muscle-clenching patterns, my problem was eventually solved. I know it was principally the guard you made for me that made the difference.
It has been more than ten years now since you treated me and I have never, ever had a problem again with bruxism, nor have I had any recurrence of TMJ -related problems of any kind. So I am writing to thank you again for your skill, your patience, and you excellence as a clinician in solving what for me had been truly a crippling condition. My adult daughter in Denver now suffers from TMJ pain and discomfort (and bruxism) and I wish she were near enough to you to have your treat her. It is not an overstatement to say that your conscientious care, diagnosis and treatment really did change my life, and I will be forever grateful.
With sincere appreciation