Our Sun City 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.
B.S. Marketing, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
DMD, Midwestern University
Achievements / Awards
Guest Lecturer at Midwestern University- Glendale, AZ
Dean’s Research Award - 2018
Community Service Award – 2016
President of the Midwestern University Student Research Group - 2016
Kenneth A. Suarez Dentsply Research Award – 2015
Degree graduate of the University of Arizona and the University of Colorado. Advanced General Dentistry degree from the University of Missouri. Studied at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advance Dental Studies, learning the most advanced techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.
Achievements / Awards
Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry at the youngest age on record, and has since been honored by his peers by being elected President of the Arizona Academy of General Dentistry.
Undergraduate at Arizona State University Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California
Achievements / Awards
Dr. Nelson has years of experience and training in Dental Implants, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Aesthetics, and Orthodontics. With over 30 years of experience, he has taught internationally, been a part-time faculty member of his alma mater USC and provided hours of continuing education courses to other professionals.
Candi is originally from Lincoln, NE. She has a total of thirteen years in the dental industry, and has been with Burns Dentistry for more than two years.
Get To Know Candi: In her spare time, Candi enjoys knitting, and is an animal lover, especially cats.
Christine is originally from Southern California, and earned her Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Carrington College in Glendale, AZ. She has over 22 years of experience in the dental field, and has been with Burn Dentistry for more than five and a half years.
Get to know Christine: Christine loves the ocean. One of her bucket list items is swimming in a shark cage to see a Great white shark up close.
Originally from Arizona, Alyssa earned her Associate Applied Science in Dental Assisting in 2008, Associate Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2012, and her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2013. She has more than twelve years of experience in the dental field, and has been with Burns Dentistry for two years.
Get to know Alyssa: When she isn’t working, Alyssa loves spending time with her family, two huskies, and three cats, Alyssa also loves to sing. She’s been married for seven years, and together they enjoy traveling and going to new places. Alyssa also listed to sing, and collects knives.
Crystal was born in Minnesota, but has lived in Arizona for most of her life. She earned her Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, and has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for more than ten years. Total, she has more than twenty years of experience, and has been with Burns Dentistry for over two years.
Get to know Crystal: In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, being outdoors, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.
Born in Poland, Sylwia came to the United States when she was 2 years old. She grew up in Illinois and moved to Arizona 2 years ago. After she started assisting, she decided that was the career she wanted to grow in. She has thirteen years of experience as a dental assistant, and has a Dental Assisting Certification, Phlebotomy Certification, and Radiation Certification.
Get to know Sylwia: In her spare time, she loves the outdoors - hiking, camping, traveling, and offroading.She loves to cook and bake in her spare time. She has one furbaby, her husky named Nala.
Amanda was born and raised in Arizona. She has more than nine years of of experience in the dental industry, and has been with Burns Dentistry for almost one year.
Get to know Amanda: In her spare time, she likes painting with acrylic paints, (and anything art related), reading, anything outdoors (hiking, camping, fishing, etc.), cooking, and spending time with family. Her and her fiance have 2 dogs (their kids). She also enjoys doing woodworking projects.
Jessica is an Arizona native. has been working in the dental field since 2015, and has held a phlebotomy certification since 2018. She has been with Burn Dentistry for over three years.
Get to know Jessica: Jessica likes to go running, baking, and decorating. She’s also an animal lover, and has two dogs of her own. Even though she’s an Arizona native, she’s never been to the Grand Canyon.
Ashley was born in Alaska, and grew up in Arizona. She earned her Associates of Arts from Estrella Mountain Community College, Associates of Applied Science from Phoenix College, and her Bachelor’s of Arts from Ottawa University, graduating Cum Laude. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2009, and phlebotomy certified since 2005. Ashley started her career in healthcare in 2005, and has been with Burns Dentistry for over two years.
Get to know Ashley: Outside of work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, and her family. They currently have four dogs.
Elizabeth was born in India, and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She earned her degree from Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin. Originally she started as a treatment coordinator, but decided to go to school for assisting. She’s been working in the dental field for over two and a half years.
Get to know Elizabeth: Elizabeth loves going to the lake, and hiking. Her favorite sports teams are the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers...Go Pack Go!
Susan is originally from Sacramento, CA. She moved to England when she was five years old, and moved to Tucson, AZ when she was twelve years old. She raised six children in Tucson, and currently resides in Surprise. She has a Career Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding, and has more than thirty years in customer service.
Get to know Susan: When Susan isn’t at work, she loves to bake/decorate cakes, especially for her grandkids. She also enjoys rollerblading.
Originally from Massachusetts, Shari moved to Arizona when she was seven years old. Shari received her education from Apollo College, and has completed Office Manager Training with the Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Anatomage CBCT Training, and is a TMJ Certified Dental Assistant. She has worked in the dental field for 18 years, and has been with Burns Dentistry just shy of one year.
Get to know Shari: When she’s not at work, she loves cheering on the New England Patriots, and of course the Cardinals. She and her husband have two children, 5 dogs, and two cats.
Ryan is originally from Nebraska and has lived in Arizona for the last five years. He previously worked at an orthodontics office for two years before joining the Burns Dentistry team. He is CPR certified.
Get to know Ryan: Ryan enjoys watching movies, playing the guitar, and watching sports. His favorite football team is the New York Giants.
Originally from Washington, Charity studied at Glendale Community College and Mesa Chairside Dental Academy. She has an Associates Degree in Dental Assisting and Business Communication, and continued education and training through the Scheduling Institute, Grant Cardone University, and Ritz Carlton. Charity has more than 17 years of experience in the dental industry, and has been with Burns Dentistry for four years.
Get to know Charity: Outside of work, Charity is involved in dog rescue, and other volunteering. She is a mother of three amazing sons, and has three dogs and one cat (who thinks he’s a dog). She enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, bowling, playing pool, watching basketball, and cheering on her favorite football team, the Seattle Seahawks.
Originally from San Diego, CA, Candice is a current student at Grand Canyon University, with a major in Sociology. She also has experience as a dental assistant, including seventeen years of experience chairside assisting, front office administration, and management.
Get to know Candice: When she’s not at work, Candice enjoys quilting, and leading bible studies. She and her husband have three grown children, and four cats. She looking forward to becoming a grandma one day.
Taylor is originally from Surprise, AZ. She has been in the dental field for more than ten years, and has a Dental Assistant Certification, and Medical Billing and Coding Certification.
Get to know Taylor: Taylor’s hobbies include mountain biking, and having movie and game nights with her family. She loves to watch baseball, and her favorite team is the Washington Nationals. Taylor has one daughter who is six years old, and a dog mom to an eight year old Rottie Australian Shepherd mix.
With a fully trained dental team and an inhouse 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.