A Dedication to Patient Experience
We understand that each patient has different needs and goals, which is why we focus on customizing care and keeping treatments in-house. Our ultimate goal is to make each patient feel comfortable and informed, while enhancing their overall experience through a relaxing office space and the latest in dental technology. We are here to guide you through every process and empower you with the knowledge to make the best decisions for your oral health.
A Passion for His Craft and Community
Get To Know Dr. Jason Burns
Dr. Jason Burns grew up in Ahwatukee and attended Arizona State University, earning a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences. Although he originally studied Biomedical Engineering he quickly realized it was not the path for him and decided to pursue a career in the medical
field, something that always sparked his interest.
From there he discovered his love of dentistry
and later attended Indiana University School of Dentistry.
After graduating from IU, Dr. Burns returned home to the warm Arizona desert to practice dentistry locally for several years. Now, he’s excited to begin a new chapter with his own practice.
Dr. Burns believes no treatment plan is one-size-fits-all and is passionate about creating an individualized approach for his patients, tailored to their unique needs. He prides himself on his attention to detail, compassion and integrity he brings to his work.
In his free time, Dr. Burns enjoys watching all sports, but especially the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, and ASU football. He loves golfing, spending time with his wife and kids and being in the sunshine (especially if it’s on a beach somewhere).
Meet the Faces of East Valley Dentistry
Every member of our team is capable, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. With decades of combined experience, they are prepared to provide the best customer care and overall experience for each patient. Get to know our team members and see what makes them such an important part of our family!
Kirsten has been a Dental Assistant for 8 years and is cross trained in Pediatrics, Oral Surgery, Cosmetics, and Orthodontics. Kirsten loves seeing her patients as comfortable as they can be and has the knowledge to answer any question to make that happen. Kirsten spends all her free time with her 8 year old daughter; usually having movie nights or swimming. There's nothing she loves more than seeing everyone around her smile as much as she does.
Lori is dedicated to helping each patient understand their treatment plan and working with them to maximize their dental benefit options. Her favorite part of working at East Valley Dentistry is being able to work and interact with wonderful people. Lori grew up in Indiana, received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and relocated to Arizona from Illinois. Lori has been in dentistry for 15+ years. Her interests include family, swimming, golf, boating, water and snow skiing. She and her husband Ken are the proud parents of a daughter, Carly.
Alexis is the first friendly face you see as you walk into East Valley Dentistry. She is dedicated to helping patients with every step of their dental visit from making patients feel comfortable, scheduling their appointments, and discussing treatment options to processing their insurance claims. She is our insurance and billing expert always ready to help answer patient questions or concerns She has worked in the dental field since 2003 as a dental assistant, treatment coordinator, insurance specialist and office manager. Alexis is an Arizona native, attended ASU, mother of 3, a dog and a bearded dragon. Outside of the office she spends her time swimming, boating, being a Colorado River junkie, traveling, and watching Netflix.
Derek has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 10 years. He moved to Arizona from Oregon in 2019 with his wife and three daughters. When not helping patients with their oral health, he enjoys going on adventures with his family, hiking, heavy metal, playing music, weightlifting and remodeling his house. Derek chose his profession so he could work alongside his patients to see their oral health transformations and progress over time. He has a gentle but thorough touch and looks forward to helping you achieve a happy and healthy smile.
Emery is a native Arizonan, who after completing her prerequisites at Mesa Community College, enrolled into Carrington College’s dental hygiene program. Emery is passionate about patient education and helping people maintain healthy smiles. Emery graduated with an Associates in Dental Hygiene in December of 2021 and started working shortly after. Emery is also a photographer and loves connecting with people and building new friendships. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, doing anything outdoors, and reading books.
Your First Visit
Feel at Home
You will be welcomed by one of our friendly team members, and we’ll answer any insurance or financing questions you may have to make your appointment as seamless as possible. After a thorough cleaning by one of our hygienists, you’ll meet with Dr. Burns and receive a comprehensive oral exam, complete with any necessary x-rays. Before leaving, we can also schedule any future visits and sign you up for our in-house membership plan.
WHAT TO BRING
To make sure your first visit goes as smoothly as possible, be sure to bring the following items to your appointment:
- Photo ID
- Insurance Card (if using) and/or Form of Payment
- Completed New Patient Forms
If you have any other questions on what you should bring to your first visit, give us a call and one of our friendly team members can assist you.
Modern Dentistry For All
Our office is equipped with the latest dental technology because we believe our patients deserve the best care possible. Modern dental tools and techniques ensure that your visit is efficient, your diagnosis and treatment are accurate, and your overall experience is comfortable.
Our CEREC Scanner allows for clear and detailed 3D images of your mouth, while our milling machine cuts crowns, bridges, and more using impressions to create a perfect fit. We also offer digital x-rays and CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography) to capture the most accurate data in 3D form.
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