Meet the Staff

We recognize that all our patients are unique, and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.



Office Manager

Marie is a rare person in Austin—she is an Austin native! Marie has worked in the medical and dental fields for more than 22 years and brings a wealth of knowledge about management and insurance reimbursement to the practice. Marie has worked with Dr. Burkett since 1999 as both an assistant and office manager.

Marie is married to Senior Pastor Sherman Ray Taylor of Spirit of Truth Ministries here in Austin. She is the proud mother of two wonderful and successful sons. Mac is in business management and Keith is an anesthesiologist in Denver. In her free time, Marie loves reading the Bible, cooking for friends, and serving in her church where she is a pastor for the women at Spirit of Truth Ministries.



Lab Technician

Hector has worked with Dr. Burkett since 2001 as her in-house dental lab technician. Hector’s area of expertise is in dentures, partials, dental implants, and occlusal guards (nightguards). Hector is a 2001 graduate of Texas State Technical College in Harlingen, where he completed an Associate of Applied Science in dental laboratory technology. After joining Dr. Burkett’s staff, Hector worked side by side with Dr. Burkett’s former technician, who had more than 25 years of experience.

Hector is a key member of Dr. Burkett’s dental team, and his presence in the office allows for quick completion of cases and same-day repairs if someone breaks a denture.

During his personal time, Hector enjoys spending time outdoors, playing soccer, and biking in the company of his lovely wife, Gisela, and his son, Hector.



Lab Technician, CDT, FNBC

Danny joined our team in August 2013. He is a graduate of UTHSCSA Dental Laboratory Technology in San Antonio. He received advanced training from Pankey Institute, C.O.R.E., and the Louisiana State University-Esthetics Continuum. He owned Dental Arts Studio, Inc. for 35 years before joining his wife, Dr. Burkett, in private practice.

Among many accomplishments are former UTHSCSA Dental Laboratory School adjunct faculty member, past president of the Dental Laboratory of Texas, current member of the Central Texas Study Club of Texas, and former trustee of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is also a member of the American College of Prosthodontists Laboratory Alliance.

Danny is a veteran and received training in the United States Air Force as a dental technician. We are happy to have such a wealth of experience in our practice.


Registered Dental Assistant

Frances joined our office in 2022, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience from her 40-year career as a dental assistant. She spent ten years working with the Army National Guard, overseeing the dental care of service members. Now she works alongside Dr. Burkett to educate patients on their procedures and provide the most comfortable treatment possible.

Frances has one awesome son, Bryan, and two amazing dogs, Olive and Miss Kitty. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving, gardening, live music, and photography.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Angela has spent her 29-year career as a hygienist in oral surgery, periodontal, and prosthodontic offices. Eleven of those years were as a hygienist in Zurich, Switzerland! Her role here includes performing dental cleanings, but more importantly, education about the importance of regular dental care. Angela is passionate about continuing education in order to pass on what she learns to our patients. 

Angela and her husband James have two dogs, Cuna and Remo. She is a beginner quilter and loves to read and travel. She’s been to 20 countries and more than 200 cities! A Longhorn by marriage, her heart will always bleed Garnet and Gold. Go Florida State Seminoles!


Dental Assistant

Carolina’s job consists of a variety of things including chairside assisting and sterilization, as well as helping her coworkers with whatever needs to be done. She’s a great team player and loves learning new things, especially in the lab.

Carolina has four grown children, Michael, Abreem, John Paul, and Nicole. She is an animal rescuer with five Chihuahuas and a terrier mix. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels, exploring the outdoors, volunteering in the community, and baking for family and friends. You may also catch her singing karaoke!