Meet Our Sun City Team in Sun City, Arizona

The team at our Sun City dental office is the best of the best – a team of dedicated professionals who maintain a compassionate and knowledgeable demeanor to put you at ease. At our Sun City dental office, we maintain our education and use only the latest technology to provide advanced dentistry, including teeth cleanings, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and the best results. Get to know your team and read their bios below!

Doctors

Lisa Kubik, DMD

Education
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

Learn More About Dr. Kubik


Michael Dodd, DDS

Education
B.S. University of Colorado, School of Dentistry
Pomona College

Achievements | Awards
Additional professional training at Spears Education and Kois Training

LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. DODD


Marius Puha, DMD

Education
B.S., Liberal Arts & Sciences, Biology Major, Chemistry Minor, University of Illinois at Chicago
DMD, Western University of Health Sciences
M.A., Biomedical Science, Midwestern University

Achievements | Awards
M.Ed, Instructional Leadership, University of Illinois at Chicago

LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. PUHA


Brian Goldfarb, DDS (Periodontist)

Education
B.S. Vanderbilt University
DMD, Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine
Periodontics Residency, LSU Dental School

Achievements | Awards
Periodontics Residency, LSU Dental School

Learn More About Dr.  Goldfarb


Hygienists

Alyssa – Dental Hygienist

Alyssa was born and raised in Arizona.

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!

Favorite Procedure: “I love Periodontal Therapy because I get patients comfortable with the procedure and make their mouth healthy again.”

Fun Fact: “I read the last Harry Potter book in 2 days!”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: The beach!

Education
Associates Applied Science, Dental Assisting | Associate Applied Science, Dental Hygiene

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
Golden Scholar Award


Christine – Registered Dental Hygienist

Originally from Southern California.

Get to know Christine:
Christine is married with two children, a beautiful daughter and an amazing son. She also has two dogs. Christine is an ocean lover and misses it now that she’s in Arizona.

Favorite Procedure: Debridements! I love seeing the look on the patient’s face when they can actually see and feel their teeth. It’s priceless!”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Fiji and Australia

Education | Certifications
Associate’s Degree in  Applied Science, Carrington College |

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
Anesthesia Certified | Laser Certified


Assistants

Sylwia – Dental Assistant

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.

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 fur baby, her husky named Nala.

Fun Fact: She is fluent in Polish and rides motorcycles

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Europe

Education | Certifications
Dental Assistant Certification | Phlebotomy Certification | Radiation Certification


Allyson – Dental Assistant

Allyson was born and raised in Idaho.

Get to know Allyson:
She loves being outdoors in AZ and enjoys trying new restaurants. Currently she is hoping that Dr. Burns will open a practice somewhere tropical.

Favorite Procedure: “I love seeing new patients and changing their general opinion on the dental experience. (get to prove people wrong)”

Fun Fact: She has a hairless cat and would love to open a “Hairless Cat Sanctuary” one day

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Spain because Spanish men…

Education | Certifications
Graduated Alltrain 2019 | CPR Certified | PRP Certified


Jessica L – Dental Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in Arizona.

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.

Favorite Procedure:Full Smile Makeovers and Dental Implant Surgeries because they change people’s lives!”

Fun Fact: “I love to bake and make treats for my family and the Burns Team.”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Thailand, Paris or Greece

Education | Certifications
Phlebotomy Certification | Radiation Health & Safety Certification | Dental Assistant Certification | CPR Certification


Anahi – Dental Assistant

Anahi is from Yuma, Arizona.

Get to know Anahi:
She started her career in Law Enforcement in 2017 in the Yuma County’s Sheriff Office. In 2022, after she had her son, she decided to change her career path and pursue Dental Assisting. Anahi enjoys the outdoors and frequently goes hiking with her family in Sedona and Happy Jack.

Favorite Procedure:Full mouth extractions with an alveoplasty because it provides relief for patients by removing all the infected teeth and recreating the natural contour of the gums.”

Fun Fact: “I learned to play the piano when I was 5 years old! I am obsessed with sharks and orcas, Jaws is my favorite move.”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Chobe National Park in Botswana

Education | Certifications
Dental Assisting Certification | Radiation Health & Safety (RHS) Certified | CPR Certified | BLS Certified


Victoria – Hygiene Assistant

Victoria was born and raised in Arizona.

Get to know Victoria:
When she’s not working with the Burns Dentistry Team, Victoria enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies. She also looks for opportunities to invest in her personal and professional growth.

Favorite Procedure: “I love giving patients new and improved smiles with Implant Supported Dentures and Invisalign.

Fun Fact: “Cooking is my therapy!”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Spain

Education | Certifications
Dental Assistant Certification | Hygiene Administration Certification | Treatment Coordinator Certification


Support Team

Susan –  Concierge

Susan is originally from Sacramento, CA.

Get to know Susan:
Susan grew up as an Airforce Brat and travelled a lot. She lived in England for awhile when she was a child. When Susan isn’t at work, she loves to bake & decorate cakes, especially for her 6 kids and 12 grandkids.

Favorite Procedure: Hybrids are my favorite procedure because I enjoy seeing the process from start to finish and how it changes their quality of life!”

Fun Fact: “I love to rollerblade and I recently taught myself how to crochet.”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Italy!

Education | Certifications
CPR Certified | Digital Form Expert


Shari – Doctor Administrator

Shari is originally from Massachusetts.

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.

Favorite Procedure: “I love Smile Design – Full Mouth Reconstruction because changing patient’s smiles changes their lives forever!”

Fun Fact: “I love to Rollerskate!”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Iceland

Education | Certifications
Associates Degree in Dental Assisting | TMJ Certification | Hornbrook Group \ Training with Academy of Craniofacial Pain Bio research


Suzette – Hygiene Administrator

Suzette is originally from California.

Get to know Suzette:
Suzette moved to Arizona in June 2022. She’s been married for nine years has has two beautiful daughters and two amazing sons.

Favorite Procedure: “I enjoy seeing patients who overcome their fear of the dental office. Starting with that first phone call when a patient informs me they have a fear of coming to the dentist due to past trauma then they come in for their first visit and receive that Wow experience. I love hearing that they actually enjoyed their visit and look forward to coming back for their next hygiene visit.”

Fun Fact: “I love spending time with my family. I am the event planner/party host in my family and love to coordinate and plan out every holiday, birthday, or special occasion.”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Hawaii and Spain

Education | Certifications
Dental Assistant Certification

Read What Our Patients Have to Say

Burns Dentistry aims to constantly innovate our treatments and personalize our care based on the unique needs of every patient. Your comfort is a top priority when you visit our dentist office. Read how our patients enjoy their experience with our professional team.

“I had the best experience at Burns dentistry. From the moment I walked in the receptionist greeted me by my name to when they called me back for my appointment. This was the first dental office that ever gave me a tour of there office which I thought was pretty neat. Office is really nice and clean. Dr. Holtan was very nice and friendly and loved how he took his time on explaining everything to me. So extremely grateful and highly recommend Burns Dentistry.”

B. Garcia

“I have never been to such a nice dentist office! Everyone is truly kind, gave me a tour, a welcome gift, and they have all the up to date tech. My hygienist, Felicia, was wonderful, knowledgable, and kind. I am truly looking forward to my future appointments.”

A. Babbitt

“Excellent dental care and amazing office staff! So caring, thoughtful and so congenial -makes for a great experience!”

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