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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Kelley, Office Administrator

Kelley, Office Administrator

Kelley graduated from East Carolina University in 1986 with a degree in Early Childhood Development. She has over 26 years in the dental field. Her favorite part of working in the dental field is getting to know the patients and their families. She and her husband, Jeff, raised their 2 boys in the Cary/Holly Springs area of NC. Now that they are "empty nesters" they relocated to Wilmington in Spring 2020 ready to embark on a new adventure with a more relaxed lifestyle. Kelley enjoys spending time on the beach, reading and traveling with friends.
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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.


Keri, Dental Hygienist

Keri, Dental Hygienist

Keri graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 with a BS degree in dental hygiene. Originally from Wilmington, she lived and worked in Raleigh after graduation, where she met her husband Jon. Keri and her family moved back to Wilmington and she works as a full-time hygienist at our practice. She has two sons, Owen and Liam. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.


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.


Katrina, Dental Hygienist

Katrina, Dental Hygienist

Katrina moved to Wilmington from the Raleigh area and has been a dental hygienist since her teens (so she has over 20 years experience!) She enjoys spending time with her fiance and her 13 yr old son, as well as going to the beach and painting. Katrina is happy to be part of the Burns Family Dentistry family. Pic coming soon!


Rebecca, Treatment Coordinator

Rebecca, Treatment Coordinator

After moving to Wilmington in 2007 from the mountains of NC, Rebecca graduated from Miller Motte's Dental Assisting program in 2012. Applying her down to earth nature, she enjoys educating patients about their dental options, as well as creating a calm space to help them achieve their optimal dental health. Rebecca loves working outside in her garden, spending time with her husband and family and is learning how to play the bass guitar.


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 Calli, 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 three children Tyler, Dylan, and Landon are new to Wilmington and 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.