I have been working in the dental industry for 20 years and at Burns Dentistry almost 10 years. I have an associates degree in Dental Assisting, x-ray certification and phlebotomy certification. Sun City dentistry has always been a passion for me since the beginning. I love what I do, helping change the lives of our patients and achieve the smile of their dreams.
The Burns Dentistry team is a special group that strives for excellence in everything that they do - and I love being a part of that. I truly enjoying being part of something bigger than myself. As the Chief Operations Officer, I oversee all departments and the continuing growth here at Burns Dentistry. What that means for the patient is that I ensure perfection for each patient that we take on. When I am not helping our patients and staff, I enjoy shopping, going to the movies and spending quality time with family and friends.
I have worked in the dental industry for more than 16 years, and have had the wonderful opportunity of being at Burns Dentistry for the past two years. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Western New Mexico University, where I attended college on a Softball Scholarship. Being a dental care provider has always been a passion of mine, so after I graduated college I started my career as a dental assistant. I loved every minute of being a dental assistant, and I haven’t looked back.
My favorite part about what I do at Burns Dentistry is working with patients and building relationships. I’m lucky to have a rewarding job where I can help patients stay healthy and achieve the smile they have always wanted, and deserved. Joining the team at Burns Dentistry has been a great experience. I love the positive atmosphere, team focused environment, and always being challenged to grow both personally and professionally. I can honestly say that the dentist office is a place that I love to go to every day. When I’m not at work, I love hiking, shopping, and spending lots of time with my family.
I have been working in the dental field for the past 7 years, and a majority of that time has been right here at Burns Dentistry. I have a Bachelor’s in Science in Dental Hygiene and am on the board of the Arizona Dental Association. When I was younger I loved going to get my teeth cleaned. My hygienists growing up were amazing, and later turned into my mentors. I knew for a long time that I wanted to be part of the medical field and help people, especially with both of my parents working at a hospital.
I’ve always had an obsession with teeth - it’s one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. In the Dental Hygiene space I found that I can help people with their overall health, make them feel better and change people’s lives with their smile. Smile’s are contagious and I want to be a reason for someone to smile. The relationships I have built with both patients and coworkers has been extremely rewarding. I always love to come to work because I enjoy who I am around, it’s like being with family and friends. When I’m not helping people with their teeth, I am a very active person and always out doing something. I recently got married to my husband after dating for 10 years and we are expecting our first little girl in August of 2020.
Jessica was originally born in California, however, she considers herself an Arizona native as she moved here when she was 6 years old. She studied at the University of Arizona, before deciding that dentistry was her passion. Jessica began taking courses to join the Dental Hygiene program at Phoenix College. Since then, she has taken extensive continuing education courses on Patient Care, Dental and Medical Insurance Billing, TMJ/TMD, and Treatment Coordination. Jessica has worked in the dental industry for more than ten years, and joined the Burns Dentistry team one year ago.
Get to know Jessica: In her spare time, she enjoys hiking in Northern Arizona with her husband and their dog, Stella. Aside from being in the great outdoors, she enjoys staying active and working out or doing yoga, and spending time with her family and friends.
Heather is originally from Fresno, California. Her family moved to Arizona in the summer of 1989. Heather’s training was completed in a functioning dental office designed to hire and train team members with hands-on experience. After her training was completed, she moved on to become the Billing/AR Specialist, later becoming the Billing Department Team Lead for one of the largest dental companies in the Phoenix area. She has been in the dental field for over thirteen years, and joined the Burns Dentistry team one year ago.
Get to know Heather: Heather’s hobbies include reading, cooking, chasing her grandkids, and relaxing with her husband. Together, they have 2 quirky, fun cats!
Theresa was born and raised in Chicago, IL., and recently moved to Arizona in July of 2021. She holds a BA from DeVry University with an HR concentration and has eight years of experience in the Human Resources field. Theresa is currently preparing for the SHRM-CP (HR Professional Certificate).
Get to know Theresa:
She is married with two children, and a Shih Tzu named Nizze. In her free time, she likes to unwind with yoga. She’s adventurous and will generally try something at least once, and is a lover of all things of the Mexican cuisine.
Originally from Maui, Hawaii, Diane moved to Fort Collins, CO, and lived there for 18 years before moving to Arizona 4 years ago. She has twenty-five years of experience in the dental field, and has been with Burns Dentistry for over four years.
Get to know Diane: Diane loves to golf, loves the water, and spending time with her boyfriend Sean. Some of her favorite sports are hockey, golf, and college football. Diane and Sean recently welcomed a new cat to their family.
Our leadership team at Burns Dentistry is comprised of dedicated professionals who maintain a compassionate and knowledgeable demeanor. We maintain our education and technology to provide advanced dentistry in our area. Our vision at Burns Dentistry is to provide comprehensive state-of-the-art care in a fun, supportive, growth-minded culture.
We are one office with multiple locations, providing our patients and community with the highest level of customer service. Under guidance of our highly-trained leadership team we will invest in your personal and professional growth and development.
With a fully trained dental team and an in-house lab to deliver every type of dental procedure, we are fully equipped to customize an exact plan for you and your mouth. At Burns Dentistry, we know that every patient is different and that is why we’ve gone through the care and training to make sure we can deliver exactly what you need. With a personalized treatment plan, you can have the information you need to make an educated decision about your health and your future, with no pressure on our end.