Dr. Mel Burchman, DDS, MALD
2019 President, Academy of Laser Dentistry
Private Practice, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA
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Dr. Burchman has maintained a general dentistry practice in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, since 1976.

He began using lasers in 1999 and now has eight lasers in his practice.

In 2001 he received Advanced Proficiency in Nd:YAG laser from the ALD.

In November 2003 he received the “The Science Behind the Clinic of Laser Dentistry” award for his presentation on “Nd:YAG and Diode Laser Therapy in the Medically Compromised Patient.”

Also in 2003 his office was written up in Men’s Health magazine in an article titled “The Drill Is Gone.”

In 2005 he became a Certified Laser Educator from the ALD and received its Certificate of Mastership in 2008.


Dr. Burchman has been published twice in the ALD journal Wavelengths on the use of lasers in the care of medically compromised patients. Dr. Burchman calls this his passion and has presented on this topic over 50 times.

He was awarded the ALD’s Leon Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence in 2012. He has served the ALD as a mentor, examiner, and chairman of many committees and is a member of its Board of Directors Executive Committee. In 2015 he was the General and Scientific Chairman of the ALD annual conference and in 2016 was the Co-Program Chair of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery conference.

In 2016 he received his Recognized Course Provider certification and is currently the ALD President. Previously he has lectured for Sirona Dental, Benco Dental, and Henry Schein Dental.