Meet Dr. Burden

A Millstone, NJ dentist with a lifelong love for education and enhancing smiles.

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‘‘"I completed my Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Temple University in 1999, where I learned traditional dentistry techniques. I finished my hospital-based general practice residency at the Virtua Health System in New Jersey in 2000. While taking a two-day course entitled Air Abrasive Microdentistry, my approach to dentistry completely changed. I then began diagnosing and treating dental disease and opened my first solo microdentistry practice, New Paradigm Dentistry, in 2001."


New Jersey requires dentists to take 20 hours of education each year. Dr. Burden will at times receive 65 hours of continuing education courses in one month!
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Advanced Training

Dr. Burden has over 2,000 hours of continuing education and focuses each year on learning more in the fields of microscope-enhanced dentistry, Invisalign, orthodontics, implants, cosmetics, non-surgical periodontal therapy, and numerous minimally invasive dental procedures. His passion for minimally invasive dentistry takes him on the road throughout the year to train other dentists all around the country.

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More than 20 years of Experience

Dr. Burden has been the leading micro-dentist for Millstone, NJ, area patients for more than 20 years. He lives by the advice of his mentor who said, “Do it right the first time and don’t use cheap materials or instruments!”

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AGD Mastership

Dr. Burden earned Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry, which is the highest level of achievement attained by less than 2% of all practicing U.S. and Canadian dentists.


In 2021, Dr. Burden achieved Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry.
What does that mean?

Dr. Burden proved his dedication to dentistry and lifelong learning by completing at least 2,000 hours of approved continuing education in various disciplines and passing a meticulous examination with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

This rigorous program granted him AGD Mastership, which less than 2% of all practicing U.S. and Canadian dentists have achieved.

  • I became an AGD Master…
    Because my dedication to continuing education didn’t stop with a degree, I go above and beyond the educational and licensing requirements.
  • I have dedicated myself…
    To learning, growing, and staying up-to-date on technology and procedures so I can provide you and your family with the best dental care.
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Committed Care for our Community

Dr. Burden has been the leading micro-dentist for Central Jersey area patients for more than 20 years and continues to show his love and support for his community by supporting PTO events, school outreach programs and activities, youth sports teams, and more.