Meet Our Sun City West Team in Sun City West, Arizona

The team at our Sun City West 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 Burns Dentistry, we maintain our education and use only the latest technology to provide advanced dentistry, including dental implants and porcelain veneers, and the best results. Get to know your team and read their bios below!

Doctors

Jerry Burns, DDS

Education
B.S., DDS, from Indiana University, Graduate of the world renown Spear Institute for advanced dental studies Graduate of PAC Live, Graduate of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for advanced dentistry and cosmetics, Graduate of Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Fellow of the International Dental Implant Association.

Achievements / Awards
Past member of the Spear faculty teaching and educating doctors from all over the world in cosmetics and rebuilding healthy functional smiles.

Learn More About Dr. Burns


Aaron Holtan, DMD

Education
DMD, Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry – Midwestern University
BS, Health & Exercise Science – Sports Medicine, Colorado State University
Masters Degree, Biomedical Sciences – Midwestern University
Advanced Implant Placement & Implant Surgery – Implant Pathway
Cosmetic Veneers & Esthetic Surgery – Smile Trend

Achievements / Awards
Additional professional training and certifications include Advanced Implant Placement & Implant Surgery (Implant Pathway) and Cosmetic Veneers & Esthetic Dentistry (Smile Trend) Dr. Holtan is involved with numerous charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Learn More About Dr. Holtan


 

Hygienists

Felicia – Dental Hygienist

Felicia was born and raised in Arizona.

Get to know Felicia:
Felicia loves spending time with my family and friends, going to the  movies, hiking. scrapbooking and  concerts. Felicia has 3 weimaraners, a mini pin and a 2 year old neice that keep keep busy.  

Favorite Procedure:  “I like doing Perio therapies and watching the mouth go from unhealthy to healthy.  My patients are so excited to get their new probe scores because they have been following my home directions!”

Fun Fact:I have a 300 gallon saltwater fish tank.”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Hawaii or Bora Bora

Education
Associates Degree, Dental Hygiene – Carrington College | AA, Art – Carrington College

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
Dental Assisting Certification, Carrington College | X-Ray Certified | Coronal Polishing Certified | CPR Certified | Laser Certified | Anesthesia Licensure


Denise – Dental Hygienist

Denise is originally from Huntington Beach, CA. She moved to Arizona in 2006.

Get to know Denise:
Denise enjoys hiking with her dog Luna exploring the beautiful areas of Arizona and traveling to sports tournaments with her two active teenage daughters. 

Favorite Procedure:  “I love doing Itero Scans.  The technology is amazing! We are able to show patients what their teeth will look like after Invisalign treatment.”

Fun Fact:I played Soccer since I was 5 years old. These days I play pickleball.

If she could travel anywhere, It would be:  “Spain!”

Education
Associate of Science Degree, Dental Hygiene, Tallahassee Community College

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
Perio Protect Certification | Laser Certification, Academy of Laser Dentistry | Graduate Practical Dental Hygiene, LVI Global


Patsy – Dental Hygienist

Patsy is from Washington State. She moved to Arizona in 2014.

Get to know Patsy:
Patsy enjoys exploring the hidden treasures offered in Arizona as well as spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoys playing tennis, quilting and reading.

Favorite Procedure:  “I love working with Hybrid Implants! It is rewarding to help patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles! I also enjoy reading our Google Reviews and seeing the great experience patients had at Burns Dentistry.”

Fun Fact:I love to play tennis!

If she could travel anywhere, It would be:  “Australia”

Education
Dental Hygiene – Yakima Valley Community College

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
Laser Certification


Assistants

Megan – Dental Assistant

Megan is originally from Houston, TX.

Get to know Megan:
In her spare time, Megan enjoys photography, cooking, baking, and waiting in line at Starbucks.

Favorite Color: Rose Gold

Favorite Quote: “Life is good because I decided to make it that way.”

Hidden Talent/Fun Fact: “I love everything pumpkin spice!”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: England

Education | Certifications
Dental Assistant Academy | CPR Certification | Phlebotomy Certification


Samantha – Dental Assistant

Sam is from Blyth, CA. 

Get to know Sam:
When she’s not working she likes to go shopping or hang out with  friends. She also enjoys going to sporting events.

Favorite Procedure:  “I enjoy hybrid surgeries and watching people regain their confidence.  Our technology; scanners, CT’s, same day crowns, and 3D printers helps us to provide state of the art care to our patients.”

Fun Fact:Senior year in high school I played volleyball. I was  #1 in San Diego for most digs and #20 in California.

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Greece

Certifications | Achievements | Awards
PRP Certified | X-Ray Certified


Tiara – Dental Assistant

Tiara is originally from Iowa and moved to Arizona seven years ago.

Get to know Tiara:
Tiara and her husband recently bought their first home in Surprise. Tiara has a cat and enjoys playing video games when she’s not working.

Favorite Procedure: “I enjoy Oral Surgery/ Extractions. Removing a source of pain and infection for a patient is gratifying. It can give instant relief and I love being able to help people in that way!”

Fun Fact: “I lived in Taiwan for seven months!”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Switzerland

Education | Certifications
Dental Assistant Diploma, Western Iowa Tech CC | DANB Certified Radiology| EFDA Certified (Iowa)


Jessica E.- Hygiene Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona,

Get to know Jessica:
Jessica is new to the dental industry and loves it! When she’s not working, Jessica enjoys going to the gym and hiking when the weather in nice outside. She has a 3 year old daughter who keeps her busy. They spend a lot of time going out and finding things to do!

Favorite Procedure: I enjoy smile designs for patients, being able to change peoples lives everyday and giving the best experience. Smiling with confidence is the best feeling! I also enjoy reading our Google Reviews. It is amazing the impact we have on patient’s lives!” 

Fun Fact:I have so many that I cannot even think of one!”

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

Education | Certifications
CPR Certification


Support Team

Debbie Jo – Concierge

Debbie Jo is a native Arizonan.

Get To Know Debbie Jo:
When she’s not helping patients at our Sun City West office, Debbie Jo loves to shop, play sports, and spend time with her four children and four grand children.

Favorite Procedure: ” I love seeing our Burns Dentistry google reviews and learning about the experience patients had with us.”

Fun Fact:I love to hear that patients missed me as much as I missed them while I was out of the office. “Being missed is a great feeling!”

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

Education | Certifications
Glendale Community College | AZ Cosmetology License


Roslyn – Doctor Administrator

Roslyn is from Washington State

Get to know Roslyn:
Roslyn’s father was a Colonel in the Air Force and a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War. When she’s not helping the Burns Dentistry Team, she stays active by playing tennis and golf. Roslyn also enjoys volunteer work with Seniors, Veterans and pets.

Favorite Procedure:  “My favorite procedure is Hybrid Implants because they are life changing. Giving clients a healthy and beautiful smile raises their self esteem and improves their quality of life. It is a joy to see the positive change in patients who get Hybrid Implants!”

Fun Fact: “I love horses and used to compete in shows with my two horses when I was younger. I was also an All Star Softball Player!.”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Heaven! I miss many of my loved ones.

Education | Certifications
Dental Assisting | Lake Washington Vocational Tech Institute | Troy State University | Bellevue Community College


Mareena – Doctor Administrator

Mareena is originally from Hawaii but moved to Arizona three years ago.

Get To Know Mareena
When she’s not at the Burns Dentistry offices she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Procedure: “I love being able to assist our patients get out of pain and have a WOW experience!”

Fun Fact: ” I graduated from the same Maui High School as Diane Shannon, another Burns staffer.”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: All 50 States, Europe and Japan

Education | Certifications
Associates Degree | CPR Certification | Dental Assisting Certification


Jessica S.- Hygiene Administrator

Originally from Chicago, IL, Jessica graduated from high school in Glendale.

Get to know Jessica:
Jessica is married to her High School Sweetheart. She has been a part of the Burns Dentistry team since 2017. When she’s not working she enjoys shopping, traveling and going to concerts!

Favorite Procedure: “I enjoy giving patients a WOW experience starting with an impressive initial phone call!”

Fun Fact: “I used to have the same exterminator as Alice Cooper, Stevie Nick and Hugh Jackman!”

If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Every Disney Themed Park around the world

Education | Achievements
25 years in Sales | 10 years volunteering with the Girl Scouts

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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