Meet the Amazing Pediatric Dentists of Alligator Dental!

drburns1Dr. Al Burns

Dr. Al Burns received his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in June 2009. He then became Board Certified in 2010. His education included advanced studies and specialized training in dentistry for children, adolescents, special needs, and medically compromised patients. His training also focused on sedation, anesthesia dentistry, and interceptive orthodontics. He received his Master’s of Science Degree from Ohio State University.

Dr. Burns graduated from the University of Nebraska Dental School in 2007, and he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in 2003. He directs all dental services at Alligator Dental, including providing prophylaxis and dental care treatment.

Dr. Burns loves children and has seven of his own with Lisa, his wife of fifteen years. In addition to his family and pediatric dentistry, other passions include football, fishing, and fireworks.


Dr. Sarah Severson

Dr. Sarah Severson was born and raised in central Texas, growing up in both south Austin and Round Rock. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and graduated in 2011 Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Creative Studies.

Upon completing her undergraduate education, Dr. Sarah moved to Dallas, where she attended Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015 with a Doctor or Dental Surgery degree. She graduated in the top 10% of her dental class and was inducted as a member into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) national dental honor society.

Immediately following the completion of dental school, Dr. Sarah moved to Milwaukee, WI to obtain specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, a top ranked specialty program. She completed her 2-year residency and obtained a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Her training offered extensive experiences in sedation, dental trauma and treating children with special health care needs. Dr. Sarah also recently passed her written board examination and is currently a board’s eligible candidate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Sarah is very excited to be back home in Central Texas and is eager to join the Alligator Dental team! She feels the practice’s philosophies align well with her own values and treatment beliefs as a dentist. She absolutely adores children and her goal is to have fun at the office with her patients, so they can be as comfortable as possible and genuinely enjoy and look forward to every visit at the dentist’s office.

Aside from treating children’s dental needs, Dr. Sarah enjoys biking, trail running and doing/attempting most outdoor activities. She’s always up for an adventure! Dr. Sarah also enjoys trying new restaurants and considers herself a ‘foodie.’ She will eat just about anything, but loves Mexican (especially tacos and elotes), Thai, Indian, Mediterranean and Japanese foods most. She also loves dogs, babies, children, live music, lakes, boating and traveling.