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 and the best results. Get to know your team and read their bios below!
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.
Studied at Arizona State University Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Undergraduate from University of Southern California
Achievements / Awards
Dr. Nelson has years of experience and training in Dental Implants, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Aesthetics, and Orthodontics.
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.
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.
Originally from the Central Coast of California, Ariel has almost 10 years of experience in the dental field. She started her dental career as a dental assistant, and was an assistant for 4 years before furthering her career as a dental hygienist. She went to hygiene school locally in Mesa and loves living in Arizona.
Get to know Ariel: In my spare time I enjoy traveling, stand-up paddle boarding and spending time with 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.
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.
Samantha was born and raised in Blythe,CA and moved to Buckeye 3 years ago. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, doing her makeup, and watching her little brother play baseball on the weekends with her family.
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.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Jessica graduated from high school in Glendale. Her experience includes more than 25 years in sales and customer service. She has been a part of the Burns Dentistry team for three years.
Roslyn came to Burns Dentistry with almost 30 years of experience in the dental field. She attended Troy State University in Alabama, and Bellevue Community College in Washington.
Get to know Roslyn: Roslyn possesses a love for life, and a desire to grow. She gets her inspiration by surrounding herself with like minded individuals.
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.
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.
Jenna has more than 12 years of experience working in the dental field, and has been with Burns Dentistry since the fall of 2020. She prides herself on her training coming directly from hands-on experience working in a dental office.
Get to know Jenna: Jenna was born in Boston, MA, but grew up in Arizona. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, and her family.
Marina has worked in the social media field for almost six years. She joined the Burns Dentistry team in January of this year!
Get to know Marina: When Marina is not in the office, she loves to be outdoors, enjoying the feeling of being free and open! Also, she’s a foodie and loves trying new foods.
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.