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124 W. Main St., Union, MO 63084

(636) 583-2612

Pediatric Dentist James Burchett, DDS

Dr. James Burchett is the only trained pediatric dentist in Franklin County, and St. Louis Magazine has recognized him as a Top Dentist for five years in a row.  Through years of special training, he knows how to ease children's fears of the dentist.  And since those anxieties follow many people into adulthood, it's important to start your child's relationship with dentistry off right.  Dr. Burchett, who's a father himself, knows how important it is to work within a child's comfort zone.  He wins children over instantly with his soft-spoken, gentle style.

Dr. Burchett treats children in Union and at his pediatric practice in O'Fallon, MO.  He has been treating children at Optima Dental Group for nearly 5 years and usually sees his patients on Thursdays and Fridays.  He uses a variety of methods to help your child feel comfortable and treats your child in a respectful manner, beginning a healthy, life-long relationship with dentistry.

Dr. Burchett spent 4 years in the Marine Corps after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.  After serving in the military, Dr. Burchett graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.  He completed his specialized pediatric residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York.  He returned to Texas to practice dentistry for several years before returning home to Missouri.

Dr. Burchett is married and has a son and daughter and one granddaughter.  His hobbies include weightlifting, flyfishing and watching football.

MEMBERSHIPS Past and Present

American Dental Association

Missouri Dental Association

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


Dr. Burchett's web site:

124 West Main St.
Union, MO 63084
Phone:  636-583-2612

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