The roots of Burlington Family Dentistry go back to the depression, when Eng Ryall graduated from dental school paid for by his uncle. Back then, Eng received chickens and all sorts of commodities for his dental services. In 1966, his son John graduated from Marquette School of Dentistry and began practicing with him. At the same time, the building that I am in was built to accommodate both dentists. In 1983, Dr. Charles Mesec graduated from Marquette School of Dentistry and purchased the practice of Dr. Eng, who was at the ripe age of 76. And 17 years later, Dr. Mesec purchased John's practice when he retired.

Advanced Technology

We focus on a high tech practice that makes the dental visit comfortable. For instance, we don't use a syringe, we use a device that makes the injection close to painless. We use a laser for procedures that previously used a scalpel, thus making the procedure much more comfortable and accurate with little post-op pain. Our Cerec gives the patient state of the art all ceramic crowns that are durable and free of allergens all in one visit. We use digital radiography that has such a low dose of radiation that it barely needs a lead apron. We have state of the art sterilization using hospital grade autoclaves that are checked weekly by an outside company to make sure that contents are properly sterilized. We have in treatment room computers allowing all users to access patient information quickly making sure all information is available to all our providers. Our computer information is backed up to an outside secure source to insure all patient information is safe and secure.


Syringes are the thing of the past in our office. Using the STA system greatly reduces the pain associated with dental anesthetics.


Patient safety is paramount in our office. We use hospital grade autoclaves to insure sterility of all instruments. Additionally, they are tested weekly by an independent lab to insure they are in working order. We have never had a failure in the decade of using these LISA Autoclaves.


Cerec is a system of making porcelain crowns in one visit. The crown preparation is scanned using an infrared camera, a crown designed on the computer, milled in a milling machine and cemented the same appointment. There is no need for a second appointment and no ill-fitting temporary to deal with for two weeks.


This is the milling machine used to mill the crowns designed by the Cerec.

High Standards

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Uncompromising Safety

Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!