Meet our Doctor
Dr. Nikia Burns, DMD, MS
“As a native of Southwestern Pennsylvania, specifically Greene County, I am so happy to share my passion for what I do. When a patient feels good about their smile, they feel more confident about themselves. I truly enjoy helping patients achieve good oral health and a beautiful smile!
My journey to becoming an orthodontist began as a patient myself. I really never hated my smile but after the transformation occurred, I could not believe how much of a change actually took place. To this day, it was hand down one of the best decisions I ever made.
I attended Pennsylvania State University where I received my bachelor’s degree in Pre Medicine. I then went to obtain my DMD degree at Nova Southeastern School of Dental Medicine where I graduated at the top of my class. Lastly, I pursued my specialty training at West Virginia University where I earned my Masters Degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of helping thousands of patients of all ages achieve their best smile.
I currently reside in Canonsburg with my husband, Nate, and two amazing boys, Hayden and Ryder! Any free time I have is spent with my family. We love to travel! Teaching our sons about the different cultures of the world is our family’s greatest adventure. We also love to sample the diverse foods these areas have to offer. Eating is our favorite!!”
As a medical specialist, Dr. Burns has completed the medical residency credentials to be called an orthodontist. She is a specialist in straightening teeth and ensuring optimal jaw performance. An orthodontist has 2-3 years of specialized training beyond dental school and is a specialist at straightening teeth and insuring proper form and function.
Penn State University
Nova Southeastern School of Dental Medicine
West Virginia University
Organizations and Professional Associations: