Meet Our Sun City Team

in Sun City, Arizona

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.

Doctors

Dr. Lisa Kubik

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

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Dr. Richard Holley

Richard Holley, DDS

Education
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.

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Dr. Frank Nelson

Frank Nelson, DDS

Education
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.

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Hygienists

Candi - Registered Dental Hygienist

Candi - Registered Dental Hygienist

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.

  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Movie: What Dreams May Come
  • Favorite Quote: “Never underestimate yourself. Possibilities are endless”
Christine - Registered Dental Hygienist

Christine - Registered Dental Hygienist

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.

  • Favorite Color: Black
  • Favorite Quote: “Never let fear decide your fate”
  • Hidden Talent: She is scuba certified and loves to snorkel.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Australia
Alyssa - Registered Dental Hygienist

Alyssa - Registered Dental Hygienist

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.

  • Favorite Color: Purple, Teal, and Black
  • Favorite Movie: The Greatest Showman
  • Favorite Quote: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
  • Hidden Talent: She has won the Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: The beach
Crystal - Hygiene Assistant

Crystal - Hygiene Assistant

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.

  • Favorite Color: Teal
  • Favorite Movie: The Notebook
  • Favorite Quote: “The wonderful thing is that it’s so incredibly easy to be kind.”
  • Hidden Talent/Fun Fact: She has a twin brother

Assistants

Sylwia - Dental Assistant

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. 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.

  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Movie: Pretty Woman, Jumanji, The Great Gatsby
  • Favorite Quote: “Believe you can and you are halfway there”
  • Hidden Talent: She is fluent in Polish and rides motorcycles
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Europe
Aamnda - Dental Assistant

Amanda - Dental Assistant

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.

  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan, Reservoir Dogs, Lords of Dogtown, Anchorman
  • Favorite Quote: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”
  • Hidden Talent: She helped with a brewery start up in San Diego and knows how to brew beer.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Ireland or Australia
Jessica L - Dental Assistant

Jessica L - Dental Assistant

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.

  • Favorite Color: Green
  • Favorite Movie: A Star Is Born
  • Favorite Quote: “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal”
  • Hidden Talent: She was on a traveling jump rope team.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Thailand, Bora Bora, Bali, or Italy
Ashley - Dental Assistant

Ashley - Dental Assistant

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.

  • Favorite Color: Green
  • Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride and Goonies
  • Favorite Quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world”
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Scotland, Ireland, or Greece
Elizabeth - Sterile Tech

Elizabeth - Sterile Tech

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!

  • Favorite Color: Black
  • Favorite Movie: The Indiana Jones movies
  • Favorite Quote: “Never let fear decide your fate”
  • Hidden Talent: She was on a traveling jump rope team.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Italy

Support Staff

Susan - Concierge

Susan - Concierge

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.

  • Favorite Color: Teal
  • Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, Seven
  • Favorite Quote: “What does not kill me makes me stronger”
  • Hidden Talent/Fun Fact: She enjoys rollerblading.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Maui! Anywhere with beautiful white sand beaches and warm water!
Shari - Doctor Administrator

Shari - Doctor Administrator

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.

  • Favorite Color: Yellow
  • Favorite Movie: Beaches
  • Favorite Quote: “Push Yourself Because No One Else Is Going To Do It For You”
  • Hidden Talent: She loves to Rollerskate
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Iceland
Ryan - Administrative Assistant

Ryan - Administrative Assistant

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.

  • Favorite Color: Lime Green
  • Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Tokyo
Charity- Treatment Coordinator

Charity- Treatment Coordinator

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.

  • Favorite Color: Blue or Black
  • Favorite Movie: Step Brothers and Forrest Gump
  • Favorite Quote: “Be somebody who make everybody feel like a somebody”
  • Hidden Talent: She barrel raced horses in the rodeo, and has an orange belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Her cousin played the role of “Booger” in the Revenge of the Nerds movie series.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Hawaii
Candice - Insurance Specialist

Candice - Insurance Specialist

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.

  • Favorite Color: Yellow
  • Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
  • Favorite Quote: “This ain’t my first rodeo”
  • Hidden Talent: She was a competitive roller skater as a child.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Anywhere in Great Britain.
Taylor - Claims Reconciliation Specialist

Taylor - Claims Reconciliation Specialist

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.

  • Favorite Color: Turquoise
  • Favorite Movie: The Lion King (1994 version)
  • Favorite Quote: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”
  • Hidden Talent: She and her daughter are the babies of her family, of 21 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Bora Bora

Schedule a Consultation

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.

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