About Us

Meet Dr. Evan Harpster

Dr. Evan Harpster began his journey in dentistry at Nebraska Wesleyan University, earning top honors in Biology and German. Following a year teaching English in Germany, he returned to Nebraska for his dental training, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Harpster continued his orthodontic expertise at the University of Louisville, where he received both his Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Dental Science Degree.

Orthodontics is not just Dr. Harpster's profession but also his passion. He revels in the transformative journey of each patient's treatment, celebrating the progress at every stage. His strengths in focus and patience have become the cornerstone of his approach, allowing him to craft personalized and effective treatment plans.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Harpster embraces a life full of varied interests. He enjoys cooking, photography, yoga, and being outdoors. A fluent speaker of German and Portuguese, he loves exploring new countries and equally cherishes life's simple joys, such as a perfectly ripe avocado or a warm chocolate cookie.

Meet the Team!

Melissa Bubb-Harrison
Lead Clinical Assistant
Nicole Medina
Clinical Assistant
Valeria Loyola
Office Manager
Courtney Johnson
Scheduling Coordinator
Allie Gembra
Treatment Coordinator
Jackie Acosta
Clinical Assistant
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Step Inside Our Smile Sanctuary

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Our Commitment to You

Caring for Your Smile as Our Own

At Burkey Orthodontics, we see each patient as part of our extended family, and our mission reflects this profound commitment. Our team is devoted to providing top-notch orthodontic care in a warm, supportive environment where everyone is treated with the utmost care. In our office, modern orthodontic solutions meet the warmth of family-like care, creating an experience where patients of all ages feel valued and at home.

Office Events

Celebrating Every Smile

At Burkey Orthodontics, our office events are integral to the patient experience. From seasonal celebrations to patient appreciation days, each event is crafted to add joy and a sense of community to our patient's orthodontic journey. Our team delights in these special occasions, creating a fun and engaging atmosphere that makes every visit memorable.

Community and Connection

Celebrating Smiles Beyond Our Doors

Burkey Orthodontics isn't just about braces and aligners; we're also about building connections. From fun social gatherings to educational workshops, we aim to connect more closely with our patients and the Vernon Hills community. Join us in these vibrant celebrations and community initiatives – they're the heartbeat of our practice.