The thing that is most rewarding to me about dentistry is actually being able to change people's lives. Just a small change in how your bite comes together or how you feel can completely distract you and take all your attention to that. When I think of things as severe as a toothache, people lose sleep, people can't think properly, and to be able to have somebody come in in pain and to be able to help them resolve that issue and be able to get back to their daily lives, that's very rewarding. And even I feel on a bigger level, I have people that come into my office, they're very self-conscious about their smile. A lot of times I have patients that say that they never smile big. They always smile through closed lips. I have a lot of people tell me that they rarely laugh, and when they do laugh, they cover their mouth with their hand so that nobody will see their teeth.
In a lot of cases, I'm able to take those patients and restore their teeth to a very aesthetic look and get them to where they don't even think about their teeth anymore. It's interesting how their demeanor will change. They become happier people. They smile more, they laugh more because they don't have to think about it anymore. They can just let it come freely. Not only do a lot of people become happier, but also they're more confident among their peers. I just feel that that's a really good service that I can offer people. I feel like it changes lives.
Dr. Jacob A. Burch grew up on a farm and brings his longtime appreciation for hard work and hometown values to our Houston, TX dental practice. After graduating at the top of his high school class, this Eagle Scout attended Idaho State University and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, where he spent four consecutive years on the dean’s list.
Dr. Burch continued his training in an AEGD (advanced education in general dentistry) residency program at Idaho State University, where he became proficient in a wide variety of dental procedures, including earning certification in administering IV sedation for our patients. Thanks to his advanced, diverse skills, Dr. Burch is able to provide comprehensive, convenient dental care at Copperfield Dentistry so our patients don’t have to travel to multiple specialists for treatment.
A member of the Dental Honor Society and MENSA, Dr. Burch is a highly intelligent, experienced dentist who also has a keen eye and talent for artistry, which he loves applying to dentistry to transform smiles and change patients’ lives. He looks forward to meeting you, earning your trust, and helping you build a healthy, beautiful smile!