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 and the best results. Get to know your team and read their bios below!

Doctors

Dr. Jerry Burns

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.

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Dr. Erickson

Jeffrey Erickson, DMD

With more than a decade of experience, Dr. Jeffrey Erickson brings his small town work ethic to his passion for the art of dentistry, and the positive impact he can make in his patient’s health. As a second generation doctor, he understands that both skill and compassion are required for exceptional patient care. He recognizes the trust that patients place in him and his dental team, and appreciates every patient relationship for this reason.

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Dr. Holtan

Aaron Holtan, DMD

Dr. Aaron Holtan is one of the newest doctors to join the team at our Sun City West office. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University, and a Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (M.A.) degree from Midwestern University.

The people aspect of dentistry is what Dr. Holtan enjoys the most, building relationships with his patients. He enjoys helping patients get out of pain, or transforming their smile and helping them regain their confidence.

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Hygienists

Holly - Registered Dental Hygienist

Holly - Registered Dental Hygienist

Holly is a second generation Arizonan. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Phoenix College. She has worked in the dental field for more than nine years, and has laser and oral conscious sedation certifications.

Get to know Holly:
She enjoys spending time with her children, being outdoors, bike riding, and spending time up north.

  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • 18 years in the dental field, and nine years experience as a hygienist
  • Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride
  • Favorite Quote: “Don’t worry, be happy.”
  • Hidden Talent/Fun Fact: Growing up, she raised chickens, ducks, goats, and turkeys.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Switzerland, Fiji, New Zealand
Haleigh - Registered Dental Hygienist

Haleigh - Registered Dental Hygienist

Originally from San Diego, Haleigh has called Arizona home since 2005. She earned her Associate of Applied Science and Dental Hygiene Associate degrees from Carrington College in Arizona. Haleigh has more than ten years of dental experience, including five years of dental hygiene experience.

Get to know Haleigh:
Haleigh has a wonderful husband named Jack, and they have two cavapoos named Emmie and Moose. Together, they’re both huge ASU fans, and love going to football games and tailgating.

  • Favorite Color: Black
  • Favorite Movie: Home Alone
  • Favorite Quote: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
  • Hidden Talent/Fun Fact: She is the oldest of five children.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Anywhere in Europe

Assistants

Heidi - Dental Assistant

Heidi - Dental Assistant

Heidi was born and raised in Arizona. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Bryman College, and has more than seven years experience in the dental field. She has been with Burns Dentistry for over one year.

Get to know Heidi:
Outside of work, Heidi enjoys shopping, working out, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their two children.

  • Favorite Color: Gold or Black
  • Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
  • Favorite Quote: “Let’s rock this day!”
  • Hidden Talent/Fun Fact: She held the record for most stolen bases at her high school for over three years.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Mykonos, Greece
Sarah - Dental Assistant

Sarah - Dental Assistant

Originally from New Mexico, Sarah attended the University of New Mexico, and PIMA Medical Institute in Denver. She has been a Dental Assistant since 2016, and joined the Burns Dentistry team one year ago.

Get to know Sarah:
When she’s not working, Sarah enjoys spending time in the outdoors, reading, painting, cooking, playing with her toy Aussie, Ladybug, and cheering on the Denver Broncos.

  • Favorite Color: Red and Turquoise
  • Favorite Movie: The Apple Dumpling Gang
  • Favorite Quote: “Rest at the end, not in the middle”
  • Hidden Talent/Fun Fact: She enjoys eating spicy food.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: The Maldives or Bali
Karli - Dental Assistant

Karli - Dental Assistant

Originally from Indiana, Karlie earned a Psychology, Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University, and her Dental Assisting Certificate from Carrington College. She has two years of experience in the dental industry, and recently joined the Burns Dentistry team.

Get to know Karli:
In her free time, Karlie likes to read, and loves traveling. She’s been to Australia, New Zealand, and Nicaragua.

  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings
  • Favorite Quote: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Thailand or Japan
Megan - Dental Assistant

Megan - Dental Assistant

Megan is originally from Houston, TX. She attended the Dental Assistant Academy, and holds certifications in CPR, and Phlebotomy. Megan has eight years of experience, and has been with Burns Dentistry for the last four years.

Get to know Megan:
In her spare time, she 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: Megan loves everything pumpkin spice.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: England
Amy Lynn - Dental Assistant

Amy Lynn - Dental Assistant

Amy graduated from the Pima Medical Institute and has been working as a Dental Assistant for more than four years. She is CPR and X-ray certified. She joined Burns Dentistry in Februray of 2021.

Get to Know Amy Lynn
Amy Lynn has a daughter who inspires her to become the best person she can be. She loves being a part of the Burns Dentistry team and watching her patients who never smile, can’t stop smiling because of the new smile and confidence we gave them.

  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Movie: Angel has fallen
  • Favorite Quote: “DTreat yourself”
  • Claim To Fame: Shuffleboard champion
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: I would go to the Philippines and go to the monkey beach

Support Staff

Mareena - Doctor Administrator

Mareena - Doctor Administrator

Mareena started her journey in the dental industry in 2014. She attended Baldwin High School on Maui, and earned her certificate of dental assisting through Academy for Dental Assisting Careers. She is also CPR certified.

Get to know Mareena:
Mareena is originally from Hawaii, but moved to Arizona three years ago. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring new places.

  • Favorite Color: Hachi
  • Favorite Movie: Green
  • Favorite Quote: “Everything happens for a reason”
  • Fun Fact: I have been to 16 states, Bahamas, Mexico, St. Thomas, and Tortola.
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Would like to see all 50 states, Japan and Europe!
Debbie Jo - Concierge

Debbie Jo - Concierge

Debbie Jo graduated from Glendale Community College, and also has her Arizona Cosmetology license. She joined the Burns Dentistry team two years ago.

Get To Know Debbie Jo:
Debbie Jo is a native Arizonan. When she’s not helping patients at our Sun City West office, she loves to shop, play sports, and spend time with her family.

  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Movie: The Count of Monte Cristo
  • If she could travel anywhere, It would be: Greece or Italy

Schedule a Consultation

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.

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