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About Us

Our goal is to provide excellent family-oriented general dental treatment and service. We seek to provide long-term preventative dental care and to educate and motivate our patients to a higher standard of dental health through building a lasting relationship based on trust, respect and loyalty. We understand our patients value their time, so we make every attempt to stay on schedule. Our doctors and team, with over sixty years of combined general dental experience, we’ll go the “extra smile” to help your smile last a lifetime!

Meet The Doctors

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Eric Burns

Eric William Burns was born and raised in the suburbs of New Orleans, LA. Upon completion of high school in Algiers, Dr. Burns enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served 6 years active duty in Hawaii and Okinawa, Japan. He attended Southeastern Louisiana State University in Hammond, LA for his Bachelor of Science Degree. During his college years he also served in the Louisiana Army Reserve National Guard.

Dr. Burns attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans for his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After graduation, Dr. Burns returned to active duty with the United States Army for four years. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a military dentist and as an associate in private practice in Fayetteville. In 2010, Dr. Burns started working in Wilmington and after about a year of associating, purchased this wonderful practice w his wife Casey. He currently serves in the U.S Army Reserves as a dental instructor at the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center and has served our U.S military for 29 years combined service including two war time deployments.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, Cape Fear Dental Society (local chapter), American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and CEREC Doctors Club.

Dr. Casey Burns

Casey Guthrie Burns was born and raised in the town of Harvey near New Orleans, LA. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA for her undergraduate Bachelor of Science. Dr. Burns was accepted into the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She relocated with Eric to Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina where she was in a group private practice focusing mainly on esthetic restorations, implant dentistry and pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Burns relocated to the Wilmington area in 2011 and together they purchased this practice. She has maintained her practice focus on advanced Implant restorative procedures and cosmetic rehabilitations using state of the art CAD/CAM digital dentistry. She continues to be very active in her continuing education being a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics, North Carolina Dental Society, Cape Fear Dental Society (serving currently as Vice President), Port City Study Club (Spear Study Club) and CEREC Doctors Club.

Dr. Burns completes over and beyond the necessary hours for continuing education each year. She is a firm believer that learning is not preparation; it’s a way of life. School is never out for the professional.

Meet The Team

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 15 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), running, reading, all things music, hiking with her dogs and crocheting. She enjoys the field of dentistry as well as interacting with patients at their appointments; every day is a good day to share a smile!

Caitlin - Office Administrator

Caitlin is from St. Mary’s County, Maryland and moved to North Carolina in 2020. She currently serves in the United States Navy Reserve as a Hospital Corpsman and takes great pride in doing so. She is also a full-time student at Purdue Global University majoring in Health Sciences. She loves seeing patients happy and smiling confidently! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dog Ace, long walks at the beach, and the gym.

Tracey - Office Administrator

Tracey is from Long Island NY and moved to Leland with her husband in 2022 to be closer to her family, as her 2 young adult children started their own journey. She has over 40 years of dental experience, starting as a chairside assistant, Tracey moved to front desk admin and then continued on to become the office manager. She loves helping patients maintaining a healthy smile and feeling confident in their appearance.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking in the kitchen with her husband, spending time with her family, and exploring her new life here in North Carolina.

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.

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.

Erica - Dental Hygienist

Erica graduated in 2018 from Goodwin University located in Hartford CT, with an associates degree in Dental Hygiene. Originally from East Providence RI, Erica and her husband moved to Wilmington in search of a fun, ocean-side community in warmer weather. In her days off she enjoys spending time at the beach with her family, practicing yoga and going for hikes with her dogs. Erica loves meeting each patient where they are at in their dental journey and empowering them with knowledge and habits for a lifelong healthy smile.

Keri - Dental Hygienist

Keri attended UNC Chapel Hill where she graduated in 2000 with a BS degree in dental hygiene. After graduation, she moved to Raleigh where she met her husband Jon. A native of Wilmington, Keri eventually made her way back to the coast where she and Jon started their family. They are proud parents of 2 very active boys and one furbaby, a goldendoodle named Ruby. In their free time, they enjoy attending their boys sporting events, spending time on their boat and hanging out with family and friends. Keri stepped away from dentistry for a couple of years to spend some time with her boys but is excited to be back at Burns Family Dentistry and can't wait to reconnect with all of her previous and new patients!

Katie - Dental Hygienist

Katie is a dental hygienist with more than a decade of experience in the dental industry. Following graduation from the School of Health and Life Sciences in Oxford, NC, she moved to Wilmington in 2008. She graduated from Cape Fear Community College with degrees in both Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene. She is also a former President of the Cape Fear Region American Dental Hygienists' Association. She always says, "Smiles are free but worth a lot." For fun outside of the office, she loves to swim in open water at Wrightsville Beach and has completed the 3.5 mile Swim the Loop race. She has a snuggly dog Buckle and an adventurous cat Mango. Travel and hosting dinner for her friends are what she and her husband do best together. She can't wait to see all your lovely smiles.

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, Hank and June, usually on the water.

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 Tasha, paddle boarding or volunteering at church.

Victoria - Treatment Coordinator

Victoria is a dental assistant with over 17 years of experience and a passion for Dentistry. Victoria and her four children Tyler, Dylan, Landon and Zoe love Wilmington but 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.

Madison - Treatment Coordinator

Madison graduated from Miller Motte with her associates in dental science in 2014. Native to Charlotte, she moved to Wilmington to start her career as a Dental Assistant. Her mother was a Wilmington native and wanted her to be where she wishes she could be! Madison started off in Pediatrics for 5 years and now has come to love general dentistry and what it has to offer. She enjoys helping people of all ages to make their smile how they envision it, as well as making them feel comfortable in the dental chair. She loves to spend her time with her 3 sweet pups, Angel, Buddy and Camo, and her husband, James. Madison and her family love going on their boat and fishing.

Danielle - Treatment Coordinator

Born in CT, raised in Wilmington from a young age, Danielle graduated from CFCC’s Dental Assisting program in 2003. She is passionate about patient care! Danielle's happy place is the beach and she is a mom to 3 kids that keep her extremely busy. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her babies, crafting or wearing her aesthetician hat!

Our Patients Say

A Week Ago

Casey Burns is the best of the best (as is Eric Burns) .. I cannot say enough good about them!!! They spend time with you, make you feel great and are so very thorough … always a great experience and I am honestly a dentists nightmare

Mindy K
A Week Ago

Dr. Eric and Casey Burns are always good to me. Their staff is very helpful and the atmosphere inside the office is very clean and relaxing. I would recommend them to anyone!

Connor F
5 Months Ago

🌟 Incredible Dental Experience! 🌟 I had the most fantastic visit to this dentist office! The staff is beyond wonderful, making me feel at ease from the moment I walked in. Their warm and caring approach truly sets them apart. The dentist is not only highly knowledgeable but also uses the latest high-tech equipment, which instantly put me at ease. It's clear that they genuinely care about their patients' well-being. I couldn't have asked for a better dental experience. If you're looking for a dentist who combines expertise with a caring touch, this is the place to go! 💯🦷 #TopNotchDentalCare

Martin S
5 months ago

Dr. Casey Burns is simply the most competent and kind dentist I have had the pleasure of seeing. The staff is friendly and warm, and I leave feeling better each time. She has been instrumental in getting rid of my dentist-associated fear, and my mouth is so much healthier than before I started seeing her. So sad to move/find someone new.

Christian S.
5 months ago

Burns Dental has been a great experience in every way. The office staff, hygienist and dentists are always welcoming and supportive. I’m always nervous and they make sure you are comfortable and they let you know what they are doing every step of the way. I highly recommend them for your dental needs!

Jennifer M.
3 months ago

Both Casey and Eric Burns are amazing dentists! She has a wonderful soft touch and goes the extra mile to make her patients comfortable. Eric puts everyone at ease. I love the office as a whole- a great dentist experience!

Kate
2 months ago

🌟 Incredible Dental Experience! 🌟 I had the most fantastic visit to this dentist office! The staff is beyond wonderful, making me feel at ease from the moment I walked in. Their warm and caring approach truly sets them apart. The dentist is not only highly knowledgeable but also uses the latest high-tech equipment, which instantly put me at ease. It's clear that they genuinely care about their patients' well-being. I couldn't have asked for a better dental experience. If you're looking for a dentist who combines expertise with a caring touch, this is the place to go! 💯🦷 #TopNotchDentalCare

Martin S.
5 months ago

My wife and I have been with Burns Dentistry since we moved to Wilmington 8 years ago. Eric and Casey are the best Dentists we have ever had. They are very up front about what care is needed and how best to accomplish that care. They are kind and compassionate always remembering details of our life- we feel more like friends than just patient /Doctor relationship. The staff is also amazing- always so kind and friendly! Burns Family Dentistry is the BEST dentist group in Wilmington!!

Jeffrey L.
2 Weeks Ago

Excellent experience!! The staff at Burns Family Dentistry is welcoming, caring, knowledgeable, and efficient! My care plan was thoroughly explained including the “whys”. Both dentists make the patient feel comfortable. I highly recommend this practice!!

Lynn F

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