Meet the Doctors
John L. Bauer, DMD
Dr. Bauer grew up in Oregon, attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and dental school at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU, formerly University of Oregon Dental School) graduating in 1977. He started his dental practice as an associate with Dr. John Graham in Burns in 1977, building his own office at its current location in 1979.
Dr. Bauer’s goal was and still is to practice all facets of dentistry and to offer those to a small community. Burns Dental Group will continue to provide all these services under his guidance.
Matthew D. Bauer, DDS
Dr. Matt was blessed to grow up in Harney County. After completing his dental training and having spent some time abroad in college, he gratefully returned to the tranquility of the High Desert to join his father and mentor, Dr. Bauer at his Burns dentistry practice.
With a keen interest in helping replace missing teeth, Dr. Matt was able to focus his dental training on the technology and techniques to help patients with completely or partially missing teeth as well as all other general dentistry services. As a native of Harney County, the unique benefits of taking care of this community are ever present in the mind of this care provider who finds that calling on patients to find out how they are getting along does not usually require a phone call. A trip to the local hardware store, a meal at a local restaurant, an event for local youth, or even the county fair are great places to check on the smiles of the finest patients in the world.
He is most proud of his darling bride and wonderful children.
Stanley L. Kull, DDS, MS
Dr. Stan Kull grew up in Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska and dental school at University of Nebraska Dental College, graduating in 1979. Dr. Kull earned a Masters Degree in Periodontics at the University of Nebraska Dental College in 1984. He maintained a full time periodontal practice in Eugene, Oregon for 22 years. In 2007, Dr. Kull began practicing at Burns Dental Group.
Harney County brings him back to his Nebraska roots. Dr. Kull and his wife, Barbara, greatly enjoy life in the high desert.
Dr. Kull brings to Harney County his years of knowledge and experience – offering complete periodontal care, diagnosis, and treatment of oral diseases, including gum disease, oral pathology, aesthetic plastic surgery, tissue and bone grafting, as well as placing dental implants since 1989. Dr. Kull is an invaluable asset, a skilled surgeon and diagnostician of oral disease.
Michelle L. Crabtree, DMD
Dr. Michelle Crabtree grew up on a ranch in rural Montana. She graduated from Montana State University with a Dental Hygiene degree and Cell Biology/Neuroscience degree. She spent seven years practicing as a dental hygienist prior to dental school.
Dr. Crabtree graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Dental School in Portland, Oregon in 2017 as a National Health Service Corps Rural Scholar with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. She has been trained with all the newest dental technologies and materials.
Dr. Crabtree and her husband, Josh, have two grown children and one granddaughter. They relocated to Burns in 2017 and are enjoying the rural lifestyle and all the outdoor activities Harney County has to offer.
Dr. Crabtree enjoys helping our patients achieve their optimal smile and function and looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your dental goals.