Our highly qualified and specially selected team of dental health professionals are here to serve you. We combine extensive knowledge in the field of dentistry and esthetics with a passion for helping people. It is our goal to create a friendly and professional atmosphere that you can rely on for all of your dental needs.
Eric Burton, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Eric Burton obtained his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. As a graduate of Mizzou and a diehard Tiger’s fan, Dr. Eric returned to Columbia in 2003 to begin practicing.
An eternal student, Dr. Eric completes more than 150 hours of continuing education each year ( Missouri licensed dentist are required to complete 50 hours of CE every two years). In fact, in July of 2009, Dr. Eric was awarded the prestigious Fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Achieving Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry is one of the few added distinctions a general dentist can achieve. The AGD is the only professional association exclusively serving the interests and needs of general dentist. To earn Fellowship in the AGD, dentists must take more than 500 hours of educational courses in various disciplines. Candidates must also pass a rigorous exam. The award is then presented to general dentists in a formal ceremony. Eric Burton, DDS, FAGD is one of only 7 percent of general dentists who have achieved this honor. To learn more about this award or the AGD, visit www.agd.org.
Not only is Dr. Burton dedicated to life long education, he is also an active member of several other organizations, such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association and the American Orthodontic Society.
Genuine, quality patient care is a fundamental part of Dr. Burton’s practice, which means that we will take time to talk with you about the treatment options that best fit your unique circumstances. We want every patient to feel valued and appreciated — after all, patient satisfaction is the key to our success.
Registered Dental Hygienist/Practice Administrator
Heather is our practice administrator and one of our registered dental hygienists. She was raised about an hour south of St. Louis. She moved to Columbia in 1991 and graduated from the dental assisting program in 1992. She worked as a dental assistant for several years and found it to be very rewarding. She then completed her nursing degree and worked in the health care field for a short time, however, she missed dentistry.
Heather graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in St. Louis in May of 2003. She is dedicated to helping her patients care for their teeth and educating them of the correlation between oral and total body health.
Heather has been with our practice since we open in July of 2003 and truly loves our family of patients and dental team.
Stacey is our Office Manager and she has been with us since 2011. ” I have really enjoyed working with Dr.Burton and his team. What really stands out above any other office is the quality of care that Dr. Burton and his team give to each patient. Making their experience at our office the best it can be.” Our office is always seeking and implementing the newest technology.
In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I am one of our registered dental hygienists. I have been with Dr. Burton since 2006. In May 2005 I received an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene in St. Louis. “I enjoy working with people and educating them about their oral health and its relationship to whole-body health.” Dr. Burton’s and my dedication to helping people prevent disease is just one of the reasons I love working here.
When I am not working, I love spending time with friends, family, working out and playing music.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Olivia in one of our EFDA’s here at Accent Dental Center. She has been here since 2010. “I truly love coming to work each day to work with our amazing team. I love having the opportunity to interact with patients and learn so much about dentistry from Dr. Burton. My favorite part of this career is building the relationships we have with the people we care for.”
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my friends and family.
I joined the team in 2017 as one of the office coordinators. I have over 15 years of customer service and medical field experience, so it is the perfect fit.
I have a B.A. in biology and have a passion for conservation biology. In my spare time, I enjoy training competition and working dogs as well as volunteering at the local therapeutic riding center, where my personal horse is part of the therapy team.
My favorite thing about working here at Accent Dental Center is being able to make a positive difference with all the patients and the community. I love being able to make a personal connection with each and every person that walks through our door. It is truly an honor to be able to help our patients!
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
My name is Kim, I am very excited to be back to the Accent Dental team as one of Dr. Burton’s awesome assistants! I graduated from Nichols Career Center with my expanded functions and dental assisting certification in 2004. I fell in love and realized this is what makes me happy. My dental passion has continued to grow over the years and I was lucky enough to work for Dr. Burton for several years prior to having my sweet little boy. I’m just a small-town girl who enjoys spending time outdoors with my family! Dr. Burton is one of the best dentists I have worked within my career and I couldn’t wait to get back here because of the great people on our team and the amazing patient we have. I look forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time.
My name is Emily, I began here at Accent Dental Center in April of 2019 as an Office Coordinator. Dentistry is a brand new field for me, but having the ability to help others while consistently learning new things makes it the perfect career choice for me. I attended the University of Missouri and have been a Columbia native my whole life. I have a four-year-old son named Max and if I’m not spending my free time with him, you can find me taking a dance class, exploring one of the many parks here in town, or soaking up some sun at the pool. I love being part of a team like this. Everyone works so hard to help one another be great and Dr. Burton is so thoughtful and truly cares about his dental family. I am happy and willing to go the extra step for you at your next visit!
Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Breanna, and I am a registered Dental Hygienist here at Accent Dental and have been since February 2018. I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Forest Park in St. Louis, MO in 2017. Being passionate about dental hygiene comes easy for me because I enjoy making patients feel comfortable that are nervous about dental appointments, educating patients on gum health, gum disease in a thorough manner that is easy to understand, and creating trusting relationships for years to come. Before going to dental hygiene school, I worked as a dental assistant at a Pediatric office, so caring for kids has a soft place in my heart. When I am not at work, I love going camping/float trips/boating, and traveling! I love working with such a great dentist. Dr. Burton has amazing skills and really appreciates his team. I look forward to making your next dental visit the best experience it can be, and helping your smile shine!