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The Team at Associates in Family Dentistry

Experience the Difference! High-Tech  Dental and Smiles for the Whole Family.

Michael C. Hutchison

Michael C. Hutchison


As a cosmetic dentist with more than twenty-nine years of experience, Dr. Michael Hutchison quickly reached the pinnacle of his career by becoming an accredited member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in April 2001, as one of only 250 members worldwide.

Dr. Hutchison practices dentistry based on one primary goal: to provide excellence in dental services and overall care to his patients. Dr. Hutchison graduated from Loyola University’s Dental School where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1987. Upon completion of dental school he practiced in LaGrange, Illinois for 10 years.

Moving to the Traverse City area with his family in 1997, he quickly established a thriving dental practice that has progressed into one of the area’s most quality-driven practices for both general and cosmetic dentistry in the Northern Michigan region and beyond. Dr. Hutchison focuses on creating a team-approach with each patient to deliver the best overall care possible. If you are looking for exceptional dentistry delivered in a relaxing atmosphere, look no further than Dr. Hutchison!

Outside of serving as one of the top family and cosmetic dentists in Traverse City, Dr. Hutchison enjoys spending time with his family, boating, playing golf and using computers. His dental interests focus on cosmetic dentistry, implants, pain management (TMJ), and sleep disorders.



Office Manager

I have been working at Associates in Family Dentistry since 1999. I graduated from Central Michigan University in 1997 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Shortly thereafter I discovered my love for dentistry! I thoroughly enjoy working in this industry and am proud to say I work at Associates in Family Dentistry.

I love warm weather and, with living in Northern Michigan, it is known that summertime is my absolute favorite time of year. I enjoy fishing on many of the beautiful lakes with my husband and children. I also like playing sports and most any game in general.




Graduating from Ferris State University with my degree in Dental Hygiene, I pursued my dental career in the Traverse City area. I have been in practice now for over 20 years and am proud to be a member of the Associates in Family Dentistry team. I believe making our patients feel like they are part of our family is what sets our practice apart from the rest.

Aside from dentistry, I enjoy kayaking, skiing, sewing and reading as well as spending time with my husband, two grown children and my grandchild.




When growing up, I always loved going to the dentist and knew I wanted to go into the dental field. I graduated from Ferris State University in 2012 with a passion for dental hygiene. I relocated to the Traverse City area and was ecstatic when the opportunity became available to be a part of this beautiful office! I became a member of the Associates in Family Dentistry team in June 2016. I truly take pride in making patients feel comfortable and allowing them to have the best care. I love working with the latest technology to provide excellent treatment to our patients.

I love being on the water and boating on all the lakes Northern Michigan has to offer during the warm summer months! I also enjoy skiing, camping, walking, and most of all spending time with my family.

Erik R. Burke

Erik R. Burke


Originally from Northwest Michigan, Dr. Burke graduated from Traverse City Central HS in 2004 and then attended Colgate University (perfect name for the schooling of a dentist!) on a football scholarship as a wide receiver. Dr. Burke received his Doctorate from the University of Detroit-Mercy and completed an intensive, one-year general practice residency at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. He then worked in private practice in San Francisco, CA before finally returning home to practice for good. He has extensive training in all manners of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, root canal therapy, sleep appliances, wisdom tooth extraction, and is an Invisalign certified practitioner.

When Dr. Burke is not caring for his patients, he enjoys the outdoors, playing guitar, stand-up paddleboarding, beach volleyball, and spending time with his friends and family.



Dental Assistant/Patient Care Coordinator

I moved to the Traverse City area in July of 2017 from Rhode Island, where I studied General Health Science at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts. My career goals have always included working in the dental field and caring for the needs of patients, and I feel very blessed to have been given that opportunity with Associates in Family Dentistry. I am ecstatic to be a part of the Associates in Family Dentistry family and am grateful to have the opportunity to share my smile with the greater Traverse City area.

Aside from dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my family every chance I get. With my husband in active duty military, it has allowed me to see so many places in the United States. I LOVE meeting new people and making new friends in all the places we have been. I also enjoy spending time viewing the beauty of our country and enjoying mother nature any way I can.

“I love the fact that, as a dentist, I can have an impact on someone’s health and frankly their perception on life through their smile. My utmost concern is for my patients to have a positive and painless experience in my care. I am invested in people and am truly blessed to be able to work with my hands and have countless interactions with amazing people every day.” Erik R. Burke, DDS, GPR

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