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.

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Dr. Eric Burns

Dr. Eric Burns

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.


Dr. Casey Burns

Dr. Casey Burns

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).


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 7 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.


Brandy, Office Administrator

Brandy, Office Administrator

Brandy is our newest team member, she brings with her, over 20 years of dentistry experience, both clinically as well as administrative. She has worked in various specialty practices across the United States to include Pediatric, Prosthodontics, and Orthodontics. She graduated from Georgetown University, Washington DC with a Bachelor of Science degree. Brandy is passionate about all aspects of dentistry to include patient education, volunteering her free time at many of the local elementary schools reviewing proper brushing, flossing and oral hygiene techniques with students. When Brandy is not working in the office or in a school, you can find her with a camera in hand, photographing families and babies. Brandy is married and together they have 3 sons, their oldest Landon is a Science Olympiad and twins Grayson & Blayne play travel soccer for WHYFC.


Bekah, Treatment Coordinator

Bekah, Treatment Coordinator

Bekah is a Dental Assistant with her Certification in CPR/First Aid, relocating to Wilmington from from Baltimore, MD. With 10 years experience and a love for dentistry, she strives to deliver patient care with compassion and uses her knowledge to help educate her patients. Bekah and her husband, Greg, have 2 boys; Vincent and Connor. She has a great appreciation for music, movies, art & her favorite thing to do is spend time with family and friends.


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 is the newest member of the Burns Family Dentistry team. She 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.


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.


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.