Richard Holley, DDS

Dentist

Top Sun City West dentist, Dr. Richard Holley might be a New Jersey native, but Dr. Richard Holley, a friendly, science-loving, father of two teenagers, says Arizona is the best place to live in America. After 25 years practicing dentistry, Dr. Richard Holley’s achievements are notable and vast. He began his career at the University of Colorado’s dental school and later completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of Missouri. At the youngest age on record, Dr. Holley earned a fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry, and he’s even served as President of the Arizona Academy of General Dentistry. When he’s not working, volunteering or woodworking Dr. Holley is typically woodworking, restoring a vehicle, or spending time with his wife and two teenage children.

Today, Sun City dentist, Dr. Holley, trains to grow his expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. He also seeks to learn about the newest dental technologies in the industry, such as digital dentistry, which he refers to as “a whole new world.” Eager to share these exciting new dental technologies with the local public, Dr. Holley spent a year hosting his own weekly radio show. He has contributed to numerous articles in local newspapers over the course of his career, and enjoys giving back to the community by donating his time with veterans, free clinics, and dental-related nonprofit organizations, such as Mission of Mercy. As much of as Dr. Holley loves science, his academic interests were not the only reason he pursued dentistry.

Dr. Holley cares about changing peoples’ lives. One of the job activities he enjoys most is comprehensive work with children and seniors. He values giving young people a chance at a better life and working with older individuals who have endured for generations. At home, Dr. Holley employs a natural extension of his work skills to one of his favorite hobbies- woodworking. He’s completed large furniture pieces, an exotic guitar , bows for archery and more.

Fun fact: “Auto restoration is a fun pastime I share with my father in law. I’ve always loved classic American cars and recently got to finish a Shelby Cobra that I keep as my special occasion vehicle.”- Dr. Holley

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.

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.

“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

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

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