Bryan H. Burdette, DMD, MS
Dr. Burdette maintains a private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of TMD ( temporomandibular disorders ) and orofacial pain. He has been a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain
Dr. Burdette received his dental degree from the University of Kentucky. He practiced general dentistry for nine years in Clay County before completing a Master's program in TMD at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He then conducted TMD research and taught at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry for five years before returning to private practice. Since 1985, his practice has been limited to patients with acute or chronic facial pain.
His primary interest has been in the application of TMD research findings to clinical practice, so that patients have a scientific rather than dogmatic basis for the diagnosis and treatment of their pain.
Elyssa M. McKinney, DO, DMD
Dr. McKinney graduated from West Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She then attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine before moving to Pikeville, KY, to complete her medical residency. During this time she became interested in dentistry and subsequently completed a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.
Orofacial pain is the perfect melding of Dr. McKinney's two areas of training, osteopathy and dentistry. While attending osteopathic medical school, she learned to focus treatment on the whole person, mirroring the most current research in TMD which places equal emphasis on mind and body healing.