Our orthodontic team is a fun-loving group with many years of experience providing gentle, advanced care to our community. Three of our team members just reached 18 years of employment with Rick Burns Orthodontics! Their loyalty and dedication to the practice and our patients means the world to Dr. Burns.
Treatment Coordinator / Office Manager
In 1989, I graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. That’s also where I met Rick! There’s a lot to love about working with him. He is excellent at what he does and has a high ethical standard.
I joined the Burns Ortho family in... 2009
Favorite food on the braces no - no lists... hard pretzels and Ice
What i do best at Rick Burns Ortho... treatment coordinator for new patients and multi task
The things I am most passionate in life are... I love my job, family, our animals, reading and great friends. I love to watch Jepordy and the Bachelor.
I handle patient accounts and insurance matters. Working with patients and parents, I make sure they get the most from their benefits!
I joined the Rick Burns Ortho family in... 2001
Favorite food on the braces no - no list... tacos and pizza
What I do best at Rick Burns Ortho... I keep Dr. Burns busy with his treatment plans, so that I can send the letters to the referring dentists
I love serving our patients by... helping them understand their insurance benefits
The things I am most passionate in life are...my son Calvin
I enjoy watching our patients transform as their smile improves. They walk taller, make eye contact, and start to smile willingly. The day they finish treatment, they can’t stop looking in the mirror and grinning! I started working with Dr. Burns when he began the practice, took some time away, and returned in 2012. Working in our onsite lab, I craft custom retainers, bonded retainers, and night guards. I also send and receive all outside lab work.
My wonderful husband and I have been married more than 40 years. We have three children, five amazing grandchildren, and a dog, Vegas. I enjoy being outside, traveling, and family gatherings where I cook for others.
Treatment Coordinator / Orthodontic Assistant
I welcome new patients, teach them about orthodontics, and walk them through their treatment plan. I also assist Dr. Burns with patients’ appliance maintenance.
I joined the Rick Burns Ortho family in... 2000
Favorite Food on the braces no - no list... Skittles
What I do best at Rick Burns Ortho... making patients feel comfortable at appointments
When I am not busy at work you can find me... At home with my kids Kaleb and Kamryn
The things I am most pssionate in life are... Being a great mom. Being faithfull to my relationship with God, and just enjoying life. While I love all music, my favorite is country.
Orthodontic Assistant/Inventory Ordering
I provide chairside assistance, helping Dr. Burns with bonding brackets, changing wires, and —best of all —removing brackets!
I’m married and I have a grandson named Irving!
I joined the Rick Burns Ortho family in... 2009
Favorite food on the braces no - no list... nuts
I love serving our patients by... Smiling and truly listening to them. I try to make each visit a positive experience.
The things I am most passionate in life are... The enviroment, my family and my dogs
Head Orthodontic Assistant
I bond brackets, deliver expanders and Herbst appliances, and assist Dr. Burns with procedures.
My husband Matt and I have four red-headed children, who are very rambunctious: the total opposite of Matt and me.
I joined the Rick Burns Ortho family in... 2002
Favorite food on the braces no-no list... popcorn
What I do best at Rick Burns Ortho... bond brackets
I love serving our patients by...answering questions, and making their appointments quick and pleasant as possible
When I am not at Rick Burns Ortho you can find me... drinking coffee
Patient Scheduling and Financial Coordinator
I attended the dental health program at EACC where I completed rotations at several dental offices in the area as a chairside assistant. I help Dr. Burns with patient scheduling, greet patients and answer the phone.
I joined the Rick Burns Ortho family in... 2016
Favorite food on teh braces no-no list... beef jerky or taffy
What I do best at Rick Burns Ortho... be friendly to our patients
I love serving our patients by... greeting them when they arrive to their appointment and making sure all their questions are answered.
When I am not busy at Rick Burns Ortho you can find me...supporting my son Carter's Boy Scout Troop 776 and cheering my other son Deacon at his soccer games. I also love playing with our pet rabbit, Jedi.