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.
I have been working with Accent Dental Center for almost four years now. I have 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 within our practice. I feel very proud and honored to work with such a great team.
With my free time I love spending time with my husband and my two daughters.
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 help 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.
I am a part time dental assistant here at Accent Dental Center. I have been working here for a little over 2 years now. I am currently in college pursuing a career in dentistry. 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.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling and spending time with my friends and family.