The Restorative & Aesthetic Dental Associates team is caring, compassionate, and competent. We work with you to make your experience at our practice pleasant and stress-free. Our dentists are highly trained, accredited, and experienced.

Meet Our Dentists

Scott Burke, DMD, FAGD
“I treat people as if they are members of my family. After finding out their dental health goals, I empower them with good information from which to make good choices. Rather than lead, I’d rather they lead me.” (Scott Burke)
Read Dr. Burke's Profile
Scott Burke has wanted to be a dentist since the sixth grade. He believes that dentistry is “a beautiful marriage between art and science – a challenge to the mind and the hands.”  He enjoys how mouths that function well are also aesthetically pleasing.

Scott Burke has wanted to be a dentist since the sixth grade. He believes that dentistry is “a beautiful marriage between art and science – a challenge to the mind and the hands.”  He enjoys how mouths that function well are also aesthetically pleasing.

With more than three decades of experience at our dental practice, Scott has developed a style of relational dentistry that helps him connect to his patients personally. This approach allows him to communicate with patients regarding their dental health, potential problems, and treatment options.

Once a patient has explained his or her health goals, Scott focuses on accomplishing them in a way that is best for the individual, while addressing priorities.

“I discuss each treatment option with my patients so they understand what I recommend and why,” he explains. “Then we move forward with the best treatment plan to achieve the patient’s goals.”

Scott earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Maine and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University. He completed a residency program at the University of Vermont. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry.

Scott enjoys actively participating in his church, cycling, and scuba diving.

Thomas W. Corwin, DDS, FAGD, D.ABDSM
“Our practice is not just about teeth – it’s about putting patients’ needs above our own. It’s amazing to me how many people have never been offered the time to sit and talk with their dentist. Talking with people outside the dentist chair helps us get a much better sense of what they need.” (Tom Corwin)
Read Dr. Corwin's Profile

Tom Corwin has worked in private practice since 1983, first in Texas, and then joining us in 1993. He thinks it’s important to visit with patients and get to know them on a personal level, so they know he will be attentive to their needs – and all the details. “Everyone is different as far as their goals, needs and values, and those change at different stages of our lives,” Tom says. “Working on building strong relationships with our patients every day is central to doing the best job we can.”

A Texas transplant, Dr. Corwin earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at Texas A&M University and subsequently received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry (now renamed Texas A&M College of Dentistry) in 1983.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). He is a member of The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Dental Association, the Maine Dental Association, and The Greater Portland Dental Society.

Dr. Corwin is a Consultant Examiner for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment (formerly the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners). He gives back to the community through Donated Dental Services, a humanitarian service to the disabled, elderly, and medically compromised.

Dr. Corwin is an educator in his field and speaks to hospital, physician, dentist and dental school groups about how oral appliances can help people with sleep apnea.

He is the only dentist in Maine to be both board-certified by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Visit his sleep apnea website at

Leigh Philbrick, DMD, MAGD
“Our entire staff views patients as people. We’re all trying to help people achieve their best health by offering them excellent care, in keeping with their lifestyle. We take the time to listen and be thorough.” (Leigh Philbrick)
Read Dr. Philbrick's Profile
Leigh Philbrick has been a part of our team for more than 30 years. He feels it is important to practice the kind of dentistry that people want, and to give them reasonable options, including the pros and cons of various options, without judgment.

“Our expertise is knowing what can happen long-term,” Leigh explains. “We counsel people on what to expect and provide information to help them make decisions that are best for them.”

He says this style of dentistry is good for the doctor as well as the patient, as it allows the dentist to do solid work that will last a long time and provides the patient opportunities to express their hopes and needs.

Leigh completed his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed a general practice residency.

Recently, he was certified in the use of Diode Lasers which can be used for soft tissue and gum procedures and has completed his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Leigh regularly participates in the Dental Lifeline Network, a humanitarian service to the disabled, elderly, and medically compromised.

Meet Our Hygienists

“You can really get to know your patients here and take care of them. Our focus is always on the whole person.” (Erin)
Read Erin's Profile

Erin has more than 20 years of experience in dental hygiene and has been part of our team since 2003.

She graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of New England in 2001, while also holding a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Maine.

Erin lives locally in Portland with her two daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

“It’s all about building strong relationships – with our patients and our co-workers. There’s a caring and understanding atmosphere here that is relaxed, yet professional.” (Tammy)
Read Tammy's Profile

Tammy previously worked as a dental assistant before graduating from the University of New England in May 2000.

She has been with us as a dental hygienist since 2003.

Tammy lives in Yarmouth with her family. She enjoys spending time with her children, gardening, and early morning walks.

“As a hygienist, I am one of the caregivers you interact most at the practice. I believe strong relationships coupled with expert care and attention goes a long way toward alleviating any discomfort you may have about going to the dentist.” (Meghan)
Read Meghan's Profile

Meghan joined Restorative & Aesthetic Dental Associates in 2014. She received her Dental Hygiene training from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Meghan grew up in Salem, MA and moved to Maine in 2012.

She lives with her husband and three children in Brunswick. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Meet Our Dental Assistants

“We listen to our patients and try to make them feel at ease. We take the time to explain to each person what is going on, in a way they can understand.” (Tammie)
Read Tammie's Profile

Tammie has enjoyed assisting her favorite dentist, Dr. Burke, since 2003.

When she’s not helping patients feel comfortable in the dental chair, Tammie is volunteering at a local animal shelter. Devoted to her two dogs at home, Tammie makes sure their teeth are brushed too!

“I have developed great relationships with our patients and always look forward to catching up with them at their next visit.” (Julie)
Read Julie's Profile

Julie has worked with Dr. Corwin as his clinical assistant for more than 20 years. She not only assists with restorative dentistry, but is also an expert in the clinical aspects of oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.

Julie enjoys creating artwork as well as gardening, travel, and spending time with her two adult children.

Meet Our Dental Lab Technicians

“Everyone’s teeth are unique, and I enjoy providing the best product for each person. When creating models to show patients, I like to ask them about how they want their teeth to look. Everything is customized here.” (Robin)
Read Robin's Profile

Robin has an A.S. in Applied Science (dental laboratory technology) from N.V.C.C. in Fairfax, VA. She is a Certified Dental Lab Ceramist and has been in the dental field for over forty years.

Robin is instrumental in engineering case design and does all diagnostic “wax-ups” for patients. This ensures the case is designed properly for function and esthetics and allows the patient a visual concept of proposed treatment.

“Everything is very specialized here, and we do our absolute best for each person. We care about our patients.” (Karen)
Read Karen's Profile

Karen has a B.A. in Social Sciences from USM. She has also taken several courses in gemology and metalsmithing from the Gemologist Institute of America, Portland School of Art, and Humboldt University.

A dental lab technician for 15 years, Karen does our gold and metal work, as well as preliminary preparation for implant prostheses.

Meet Our Business Office Personnel

Kathleen Eddy
Kathleen Eddy, Practice Manager
Read Kathleen's Profile

Katie has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. She has worked with several providers throughout her six years in corporate dentistry.

She enjoys meeting new patients, hearing their stories, and watching their treatment processes from start to finish. She enjoys learning more efficient ways of doing things and continuously implementing best practices.

“I feel really fortunate to be a part of this practice. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the smile on a client’s face.” (Deborah)
Read Deborah's Profile

Deborah has an undergraduate degree from Keene State College in New Hampshire. She spent 36 years as a real estate paralegal with two, prominent law firms in Portland.

Deborah volunteers for H.A.R.T. in Cumberland and has seven rescue kitties of her own.

She spends her spare time playing with her grandson and sewing cat and dog beds.

“One of the best things about my job is making people smile and laugh. I enjoy the patient interaction very much.” (Lori)
Read Lori's Profile

Lori works as an office administrator, sleep apnea insurance specialist ,and occasionally as a dental assistant.

She loves spending time with her family, especially watching her son play hockey.

“I enjoy greeting our patients, talking with them, and helping to coordinate their appointments for treatment needed. I strive to make them feel comfortable with a friendly lighthearted demeanor and a sense of humor.” (Laurie)
Read Laurie's Profile

Laurie joined us as a scheduling/billing coordinator for our business administrative team in 2017, bringing more than 15 years of administrative/scheduling experience working in the medical field.

Laurie loves spending time with her family and friends. She’s a big fan of going to restaurants and supporting live music! She also enjoys going on small adventures and road trips to new places.

Restorative & Aesthetic Dental Associates and 42 North Dental

The Practice is a 42 North Dental Care, PLLC practice and is owned and operated by dentists Dr. Samuel Shames, DMD. and Dr. Ronald Weissman, DMD. The Practice is supported by 42 North Dental, LLC, a dental support organization that provides non-clinical administrative and business support services to the practice. 42 North Dental, LLC does not own or operate the dental practice or employ dentists to provide dental services. Find more information about 42NorthDental, LLC and the dental practices it supports at

Our TRUE Values

As a 42 North Dental supported practice, we abide by TRUE values: Teamwork, Respect, Urgency, Excellence. Inherent in these values is our commitment to providing high-quality dental care to patients of all races, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, national origins, and ethnicities. We are committed to an inclusive workforce with equal opportunities for all employees and know we are at our best when we are working together. We believe our diversity is our strength and connects us to the patients and communities we serve.

You Deserve the Best

If you’re ready to experience a dental practice that puts your needs first, give Restorative & Aesthetic Dental Associates of Portland, Maine a call at (207) 773-6331 or contact us today. We look forward to getting to know you!