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!


Lisa Kubik, DMD

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

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

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


Marius Puha, DMD

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


Dr Brain GoldfarbBrian Goldfarb, DDS (Periodontist)

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

Dental Hygienists

Alyssa – 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!

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

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
Golden Scholar Award

Christine - HygienistChristine – 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

Briana HygienistBriana – Hygienist

Briana is a Native to Arizona

Get to know Briana:
She loves to be outdoors and go hiking in Sedona, go to the gym, and take trips to Disneyland with her 3 kids.

Favorite Procedure: “I love debridements! The instant gratification of removing the build up and bacteria plus the patient’s reaction when they see and feel how clean their teeth are.”

Fun Fact: “I enjoy personal development and I am also a freakishly fast runner.”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Disney Cruise to Alaska

Associate of Science Degree, Dental Hygiene at Carrington College

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
Laser Certification, Academy of Laser Dentistry | Anesthesia Certified

Mikaela HygienistMikaela – Hygienist

Mikaela is originally from the Dakotas.

Get to know Mikaela:
She loves to exercise and be outdoors and spend time with her boys! She also enjoys snuggling up on the couch with a good book.

Favorite Procedure: Debridements are so satisfying!”

Fun Fact:  Mikaela is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do!

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Switzerland

Associate of Science Degree, Dental Hygiene at Carrington College

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
Laser Certification, Academy of Laser Dentistry | Anesthesia Certified


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

Rayna - Dental AssistantRayna – Dental Assistant

Rayna is from Spokane WA. Moved to AZ in 2023.

Get to know Rayna:
Rayna worked at a thrift store and papa murphy’s pizza before becoming a Dental Assistant. She loved concerts, anything outdoor and arts/crafts. Hanging out with friends, traveling, thrifting and laughing.

Favorite Procedure: “Full mouth restorations to see impact/improvement of quality of life on patients. Love to see a confidence boost in people.”

Fun Fact: Sometimes she snorts when she laughs, loves scary movies and is allergic to gelatin (gummy bears).

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Saturn

Spokane community college, certificate in dental assisting with 3 years under her belt.

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
X-ray certification. CPR, Sterilization experience/training.

Taylor - Hygiene Assistant

Taylor – Hygiene Assistant

Taylor is Native to Arizona

Get to know Taylor:
Taylor is outgoing, friendly and loves making people laugh. She finds her passion in helping others. In her free time, she enjoys painting, going to the gym and spending time with her family.

Favorite Procedure: Perio therapies! She loves the joy the patients receive when they have been given a fresh start!

Fun Fact: Taylor is currently working towards her Black Belt in Martial Arts! Her motto is, “Leave them better than you found them”.

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: France! She would also love to see snow for the first time.

Deer Valley High School, Grand Canyon University, Hygiene Assisting 3 years

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
Radiation Health and Safety Certification, CPR 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.

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

The Kennedy's

“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

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