Dr. Burns is a Board-certified pediatric dentist.  After earning her undergraduate degree in Biology from Colorado College she decided to apply her life-long interest in a career in medicine toward becoming a dentist. She competed her DDS degree at the University of Southern California and then went on to complete a 12-month program to earn an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency certificate, while working in a Federally Qualified Health Clinic in Walla Walla, WA. It was at this clinic that Dr. Burns began her training in sedation dentistry for children.

After completion of her AEGD residency, she returned to Southern California to complete a 25-month, hospital-based residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Rady Children’s Hospital, overseen by UCLA School of Dentistry. While a resident at Rady’s, Dr. Burns served as an integral part of the hospital’s multi-disciplinary teams for the purpose of providing care to severely medically compromised children and special-needs patients. Additionally, she trained in the use of several different modalities of sedation dentistry for children, including providing full-mouth restorative dentistry for patients under general anesthesia.

Dr. Burns practiced in San Diego, CA for three years before moving back to Seattle, WA to live and work in the city in which she was raised. She recently became a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a two-step certification process. Dr. Burns undertook this voluntary testing in order to ensure that she practiced with an industry-leading standard of excellence in skills and knowledge within her specialty.

Dr. Burn’s professional memberships include:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD)
  • California Dental Association (CDA)
  • San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDS)

Dr. Burns is from Seattle, WA and thrilled to be back home in the great northwest.