Dr. Thomas O. Burns


Dr. Burns was born and raised in Lafayette. His father, Dr. William O. Burns, was a practicing dentist here for over 25 years. Dr. Tom Burns graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry number one in his class and received many honors.


Perhaps the most appreciated was the Manard K. Hine award for "The Outstanding Fourth-Year Dental Student for Professional Attitude and Habits" chosen by his classmates. Dr. Burns graduated from Indiana University School of Orthodontics and started his practice here in 1981. Dr. Burns was an Assistant Professor of Orthodontics and taught in the orthodontic program for over seven years.Dr. Burns is the past president of the Indiana Association of Orthodontists' Hoosier Orthodontic Forum, and West Central Dental Society. He remains active in local, state and national dental and orthodontic organizations.

Dr. Burns and his wife, Mary Ann, have three children: Allison, Sally and Greg. Dr. Burns stays busy following their academic and sporting interests and enjoys skiing, scuba diving, car racing and helping run the local Soap Box Derby.