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3643 Walton Way Extension

Augusta, GA 30909

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Family Dentistry in the Evans & Augusta, GA areas


Family Dentist Evans & Augusta, GA

For over 30 years, the dental practice of Dr. Frederick L. Thielke, DMD and Brett T. Burford, DMD  has been taking care of the smiles of their neighbors in Augusta, GA and the surrounding communities. The practice features an impressive team of dental professionals, they take great pride in serving patients in the area and continue their commitment to maintaining your beautiful smile from the moment you walk through the door until you exit the building. For any dental care you may need, you and your family are in excellent hands with this team of dental professionals. We are committed to serving our patients by providing information that helps them to make informed decisions about their oral health needs.

We offer a wide range of dental procedures, including  preventative, cosmetic, and emergency care, as well as veneers, porcelain crowns, orthodontics, root canal therapy and oral cancer screenings.  Our office also takes pride in using up to date technologies including: digital x-rays, intra oral cameras, and computers at every work station and operatories. Our team works hard to make sure patients are receiving the highest quality of treatment. We can't thank you enough for considering our practice. We hope after your first appointment to care for you, your family, and friends for a lifetime.  We take pride in treating our patients like family.

We genuinely hope this website is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more.  Please feel free to contact us to schedule your appointment today.


Dr. Frederick Thielke

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Dr. Brett Burford

Originally from Ila, GA, Dr. Burford completed his dental training at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 2014. After graduation, he joined the practice to help provide the highest level of dental care to our ever-growing patient family. Dr. Burford is passionate about patient education and making sure that every patient leaves with a beautiful, healthy smile. His particular interests include prosthodontics, oral surgery and cosmetic procedures. Outside the office, you can usually find him enjoying the great outdoors with his dog, Boone. 

Lynsey Freeman

Born and raised in Augusta, Lynsey joined the team in August 2014 after completing her dental assistant training at Careers in Dentistry. Well-versed in all aspects of dental assisting, her favorite procedures involve cosmetics and oral surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeremiah and her pets (2 cats and a dog). 

Melanie Bussey, RDH

Melanie graduated from the Medical College of Georgia Dental Hygiene program in 1998. The very next year, she began working with Dr. Thielke and has been providing the highest quality preventative and educational services to her patients ever since. Outside the office, Melanie is an accomplished photographer. 

Cheryl Townsend

A team member since the practice began, Cheryl has 36 years of dental assisting to her credit. She began her career with Dr. (and GA Representative) Charlie Norwood. After his election and retirement from dentistry, Cheryl came to work for Dr. Thielke. She is a constant and familiar presence to our patients and always strives to make their visits exceed expectations.

Renee MacGilvray, RDH

Another Augusta native, Renee graduated from the Medical College of Georgia Dental Hygiene program in 1996. Since joining the practice a month later, Renee has not only been educating her patients on proper oral care, but building lasting relationships. When not at work, you can find Renee with her husband, Jeff, and their two children, Palmer and Grace.

Deania Capers

As Office Manager, Deania is the face (and voice) our patients recognize the most. Originally hired as a dental assistant from Augusta Tech in 2004, she moved to the front office in 2008. Between scheduling, insurance and various patient concerns, Deania keeps our practice running smoothly. When not working you can find Deania volunteering at her mom's daycare and spending time with her husband David.

Anna Gagner

Anna came on board after graduation from Augusta Technical College in 2007. Since that time, her personality has made her a patient favorite. She has continued her training to include certifications in expanded-duties dental assisting. Well-versed in all areas of dentistry, she particularly enjoys orthodontics. In July of 2014, Anna and her husband, Tim, welcomed a new addition to their family-a baby girl named Bryn. 

Jacquelyn Clements

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3643 Walton Way Extension, Augusta, GA 30909 | 706-738-7129

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