Meet The Doctors
Eric William Burns was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Upon completion of High School in Algiers, LA, Dr. Burns enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served 6 years active duty in Hawaii and Okinawa, Japan. He then decided to attend Southeastern Louisiana State University in Hammond, LA for his Bachelor of Science Degree. While attending college, he also served in the Louisiana Army Reserve National Guard and then attended the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After graduation, Dr. Burns returned once again to the military for four years; specifically the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC as a military dentist and then as an associate in private practice.
In 2010, Dr. Burns began working in Wilmington and purchased our practice. He currently serves in the U.S. Army Reserves as a dental instructor at the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society and the Wilmington Tri-County Dental Society.
Casey Guthrie Burns was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA for her undergraduate Bachelor of Science and was then accepted to the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Relocating with Dr. Eric Burns to Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC, she was an associate in a private practice group focusing mainly on esthetic restorations, implant dentistry and pediatric dentistry. In 2011, Dr. Burns relocated to the Wilmington area and has maintained the same focus; remaining very active in continuing education as a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society and Port City Study Club (Seattle Study Club).
Dr. Kenneth Mason Black was born in Bessemer City, North Carolina, a small mill town 25 miles from Charlotte. After high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Thailand near the end of the Vietnam War. When he returned home after enlistment he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from UNC Charlotte.
He spent another 6 years on active duty and during this time decided to become a dentist. While in Dental School he joined the Army National Guard and eventually transferred to the Army Reserves. Dr. Black has since retired from the Army with 38 years of active and reserve duty service!
After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill Dental School in 1992, Dr. Black worked for several group practices before becoming an owner of his own dental practice in Chapel Hill from 2005 until 2016. Upon selling the practice, Ken and his wife, Debra decided to move to Leland, NC and now, as they say, the rest is history!