Hours & Contact

Burre Dental Center

959 Myrtle Ave
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone: (707) 442-7078
Fax: (707) 442-7298

Hours: Mon thru Thur 6:45am – 5:00pm
Fri 7:45am – 5:00pm
Sat 7:45am –5:00pm


Primary dental care, including routine and preventive dental examinations and care for children and adults. Restorative care, including fillings, root canals, partial and full dentures, and treatment of gum disease is available by appointment. Same day, walk-in and urgent care provided for toothache, other oral pain and infection.

Burre Dental Center has 16 operatories, including two private rooms. Seven dentists are on staff. Some services provided by interns and residents of the University of California-San Francisco School of Dentistry under the direct supervision of the clinic’s Dental Director. We have well child dental visits for children up to 4 years old on the first Wednesday of every month. Parents are encouraged to establish routine oral health care for their children and for themselves. Coverage depends on a number of factors; we will assist you in determining eligibility. Those without insurance are eligible for large discounts based on income and ability to pay; flexible time-payment plans can be arranged. We also accept most private insurances.


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Carter Wright, DDS
Carter Wright, DDSDirector of Dentistry
Dr. Wright serves as the Director of dentistry for the Open Door Community Health Centers. He came to the Open Door team in 1998 from Southern California, having completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1989 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Kristine Croy, RDH
Kristine Croy, RDH
Diane Patkowski, DDS
Diane Patkowski, DDS
Dr. Patkowski, a native of Poland, obtained her dental degree in Poland in 1974, moving to the US and completing three years of training to obtain her DDS in San Francisco, Ca in 1991.
She practiced dentistry in the bay area before coming to Humboldt County with her family in 2000.
Larry Swingseth, RDH
Larry Swingseth, RDH
Vui Bui, DDS
Vui Bui, DDS
Dr Bui joined Open Door Community Health Centers in the Summer of 2012.

He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in May 2011.