Charles B. Burch, Jr.

Owner, 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.

In his free time, Charley likes to play golf, exercise, and cultivate his property with his wife, Kim. They have a dog named Delroy and two cats, Hester and Paul.

From Charley

"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."


Jan Giles

Office Manager

Jan has been with Dr. Burch for 24 years. She enjoys gardening and landscaping her yard.  She is married to husband, Blake, for 49 years. Jan loves spending time with family, especially her five grandchildren. She lives in Winterville and they love the Georgia Bulldogs.  


Mitzi Jackson

Appointment Coordinator

Mitzi was born and raised in Jackson County, and she is married with a daughter, Madelyn. She has enjoyed welcoming and interacting with patients for over 20 years. Outside the office, she enjoys time outside with family, cooking, and entertaining by the pool. Also enjoys helping her daugter with her show animals for FFA, and traveling on the weekend.       


Wendy Humphries


Wendy has been practicing over 40 years, and joined Dr. Burch's staff in 1995. She loves working with patients and "the first class staff" at Dr. Burch's office. Her husband, Harvey, is the head coach of Athens Bulldog Swim Club, and has recently retired from the UGA Swimming Program. They have a son, Billy, wife, Kelley, an  daughter, Pirie.     


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.


Kathy Gaffney


Kathy has worked with Dr. Burch since 2007.  She has been a hygienist for 36 years. She loves seeing all her patients every six months. On her days off, she enjoys  baking, gardening, and reading.


Sonia Jordan


Sonia has practiced dental hygiene in this area for 28 years and also enjoys doing dental mission trips. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, photography, travel, and leading middle school girls at church. She and her husband, Greg, have two grown children and lots of animals.


Tina Grahl

Hygienist/Front Office

Tina has been a hygienist for over 30 years. She is married to husband, Chris, and they have two daughters and two grandchildren. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends. She also loves to play golf, travel, the beach, and the Georgia Bulldogs.


Angie McLendon

Dental Assistant

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

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