Meet the Doctor

Dr. Kevin Burns

DDS, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Kevin Burns was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. After graduating high school, he lived in Honduras for two years serving the people in numerous cities and pueblos as well as learning the beautiful Spanish language. It was a most humbling experience.

Dr. Burns attended Arizona State University and received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Magna Cum Laude with emphasis in Biology and Small Business. He then attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine as a member of the 2008 inaugural class and earned the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine graduating in 2012. During his time in dental school, he was elected to membership in the Honor Dental Society of Omicron Kappa Upsilon as well as awarded the Health Professional Scholarship Program by the United States Navy.

Following dental school, Dr. Burns served as a naval officer and dentist at Naval Medical Center San Diego completing a General Practice Residency followed by operational sea duty on the USS Bataan (LHD 5) which included a 9-month deployment to the Middle East. He then completed residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Naval Medical Central San Diego. After completing residency training, Dr. Burns returned to operational sea duty onboard the USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75), which included a 7-month deployment during the COVID pandemic and was one of two COVID free aircraft carriers operating in the world at that time. He was then assigned to another year of operational sea duty onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Dr. Burns completed his naval career December 31st, 2023 after 12 years of service grateful for many professional and personal growth opportunities as well as a great pride for the United States of America, and following the military service of his father whom served during the Vietnam War and his grandfather in World War II.

Dr. Burns is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, member of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and American Dental Association.

He married his wife Jill in 2004 and they have three wonderful daughters. Having spent so much time away from home and family you may hear him say, “It’s great to come home.”

Dr. Sonny Porter

DDS, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Sonny Porter grew up in a small town in Idaho famous for potatoes and Philo T Farnsworth (the inventor of television).  He later spent two years exploring the beautiful country of Spain where he became fluent in Spanish.  After returning from Spain, he completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University and met his beautiful wife, Emily.

Dr. Porter attended dental school at Loma Linda University in Southern California.  During this time, he had the chance to participate in numerous dental outreach trips to Mexico and Ukraine.  He worked in a small room that was converted to provide dental treatment in an orphanage just outside of Kyiv, Ukraine, and that is how he developed a passion for oral surgery. He witnessed firsthand how dentistry could impact the lives of others.

His Grandfather Porter served as a mechanic in the United States Army.  While in dental school, he followed in his Grandpa Porter’s footsteps and joined the United States Army.  Dr. Porter became a board-certified oral surgeon and spent the next nine years in the military in Washington State and Oklahoma providing oral surgery to members of the military and retirees.  Following his time in the military, his family spent two years in Iowa and loved every moment of living in the Midwest.

In his spare time, Dr. Porter can spend time with his wife Emily, three children, a golden retriever named Jane and an albino ball python named Lemonhead.  He enjoys coaching his daughter’s soccer and softball teams.  He also loves exploring skyscrapers with his son Charlie and is currently using his YouTube mechanic skills to restore a 1968 Ford Mustang with his oldest son Taylor.

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