Meet the Burns Family Dentistry Team

Our practice is focused on staying current with the latest techniques and technology. Our entire staff is CPR certified and attends annual training to ensure we are OSHA compliant. The Drs. and hygienists well exceed the mandatory annual continuing education hours (Drs. 15 hrs.; hygienists 6 hrs.). Both Drs. are also members of local dental study clubs and all staff members attend applicable sessions and obtain additional training pertinent to their job responsibilities.


Debby, Office Manager

Debby, Office Manager

Debby graduated from Owens/Findlay University in 1997 (Ohio) with a degree in Business Management. She has over 20 years of experience in purchasing, production control and business management in the automotive, oil refining and insurance industries with over 10 years in Dental office management. Wilmington has been her home since 2005, previously living in Charlotte, NC and growing up in NW Ohio. Debby enjoys spending time with her family (she has two daughters; Laken and Kaelyn), going to the beach, reading and crocheting. She enjoys the field of dentistry as well as interfacing with patients at their appointments.


Laurabeth, Office Administrator

Laurabeth, Office Administrator

Laurabeth is originally from northern New Jersey and graduated from William Paterson University in 2011 with a degree in Public Health Education. She has been in the dental field since 2012 and loves greeting everyone with a smile; making them feel comfortable about coming to the dentist. She moved to the Wilmington area in 2019 with her husband Joe, Copper the dog and Charlotte the pig. In her spare time, she loves crocheting, fishing, and spending time with her little family.
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Savannah, Office Administrator

Savannah, Office Administrator

Savannah is from Port Orange, FL and moved to Wilmington in 2019. She currently attends The University of Alabama receiving a bachelors degree in food and nutrition. She loves seeing patients fulfilled and smiling after a dentist visit. In her free time she loves to go to the gym, hang out with friends as well as her boyfriend, Taylor.
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Julie, Dental Hygienist

Julie, Dental Hygienist

Julie, a full-time hygienist, is from Concord, NC, and has lived in Wilmington since 2004. She received a bachelor's degree in Health Promotion from Appalachian State University prior to earning a degree in Dental Hygiene at Cape Fear Community College. With her educational background and love for healthy smiles, Julie is committed to providing a comfortable and educational experience. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dogs, fishing and kayaking.


Sherry, Dental Hygienist

Sherry, Dental Hygienist

Sherry is a seasoned hygienist with over 30 years’ experience having graduated with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1981 from her native state of WV. Since then she has practiced in both Pittsburgh and Charlotte now looking to finish her career in Wilmington after being drawn here because of her love for the water. She has two grown daughters and one granddog named Zola. Her favorite pastimes include boating, kayaking, biking and reading. Because of her own attention to detail, she is excited to become part of a team with an outstanding work ethic and dedication to exceptional patient care.
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Karen, Dental Hygienist

Karen, Dental Hygienist

Karen graduated from Tennessee State University in 1992 with an Associate degree in dental hygiene. She also earned an Associate Business degree from Miami University of Ohio. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio; Karen and her husband moved to the Wilmington area in 2013 to be near family. She has over 20 years of experience in dental hygiene. In her free time she enjoys the beach, golfing and tennis.


Dana, Treatment Coordinator

Dana, Treatment Coordinator

Dana has been a dental assistant since 2004. Natives of Charlotte NC, Dana and her husband moved to Wilmington in 2015. She loves working in the dental field and her true passion is being able to make the patients feel at home and comfortable during their visit. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs Ryder and Chyna, usually on the water.


Katy, Treatment Coordinator

Katy, Treatment Coordinator

Katy graduated from Cape Fear Community College's Dental Assisting Program in 1996. Over the last 19 years, she has built her career on the principal of caring. As a Wilmington native, Katy enjoys many outdoor activities the area offers. In her spare time you may catch her walking her dog Tasha, paddle boarding or volunteering at church.


Victoria, Treatment Coordinator

Victoria, Treatment Coordinator

Victoria is a dental assistant with over 17 years of experience and a passion for Dentistry. Victoria and her four children Tyler, Dylan, Landon and Zoe love Wilmington but are natives of Northern Virginia. She loves spending time at the beach with her family, going to concerts and drawing. Her understanding and compassionate demeanor helps patients with high anxiety to feel comfortable and relaxed.


Misty, Treatment Coordinator

Misty, Treatment Coordinator

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