About Doctor Burch, DDS | Dental Office Athens, GA
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About Us

Charles B. Burch, Jr, DMD

Dr. Burch is a native Athenian, graduating from Clarke Central High School in 1971.  He received his BA in History from Wofford College in 1975 and his DMD from the Medical College of Georgia in 1978.


After graduation from dental school he served 3 years in the US Navy Dental, stationed in San Diego and serving aboard the USS Constellation.


In 1983 he returned to Athens to open his dental practice on N. Milledge Avenue.  The Hawthorne Park facility, built in 1997, was completely renovated and remodeled in 2015.  In keeping with our philosophy of providing our patients with the highest level of care it has been designed and equipped with the latest dental technologies.


I am proud to have served the Athens community for over 20 years.


During that time my staff and I have always sought to provide the highest quality of clinical care in a relaxed and caring environment.  Most of my staff has been with me for over 30 years.


We have a family atmosphere in our office and strive to extend that feeling to our patients.


~Charley Burch

About Athens Dental Design

We want you to feel at home during your visit. Stepping foot through the front door sends a warm familiar feeling as you take a glance around our newly remodeled office.  Enjoy the gorgeous local art that adorns our walls and decor; and please, don’t hesitate to ask from whence they came. We’re proud of our artists!


A brief wait may allow for some quiet time to read a chapter or catch up on email  in our so-called ‘waiting’ room — but don’t expect to be there for long.

Soon you’ll be passing through classic french doors to the treatment rooms that lead to a skilled staff happy to assist you.


Now, you can take a deep breath and relax knowing that Dr. Burch and his dedicated staff lead the way with their approachable manner, skilled artistry, and new technology at hand.


Forever keen on anticipating future dental trends, Dr. Burch has outfitted the practice with an advanced line of high-tech capabilities.

Our equipment is designed for accurate, virtually pain-free diagnosis and treatment.


Dr. Burch along with the entire staff, are pleased to be  committed to providing the highest level of dental care just for you.


They truly possess an exceptional talent and careful consideration that easily sets Athens Dental Design apart from the rest.

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Jan Giles

Office Manager

Jan and her husband Blake are natives of Athens and she loves the daily interaction with patients. Outside the office her interests are landscaping, church, sports, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren!


Mitzi Shirley

Hygiene Coordinator

Mitzi is from Commerce and enjoys welcoming patients to the office. When not at work, she enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, and being creative. She also enjoys doing a variety of fun learning activities with her daughter, Madelyn.


Kathy Gaffney


Kathy has enjoyed being a hygienist for over 30 years. She loves the friendships she has made with her patients. Kathy and her husband Steve have two boys, Ben and Will.


Wendy Humphries


Wendy has been a hygienist for over 35 years. Her husband Harvey is a UGA swim coach and she has two children, son Billy and his wife Kelley, and daughter Pirie. She grew up in dentistry as her father is a dentist and has always loved her work.


Angie McLendon

Dental Assistant

Angie joined Dr. Burch's practice in 2004 and enjoys spending time with family and friends. The beach, motorcycle riding, Clemson/Georgia football, and spoiling her precious grandbaby are just a few of her favorite things.


Ami Babineau

Dental Assistant

California girl that relocated to Athens and began working with Dr. Burch in 1995. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, and kayaking. She is a proud mother of son Max.