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Dr. Richard Burns
• Clinical Assistant Professor, DDS, MSD

Dr. Richard Burns is originally from Troy, Ohio and attended Miami University where he received a BA degree in Zoology in 1979.  He then enrolled in The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and graduated with honors in 1983.  After completing a General Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio in 1984,  Dr. Burns entered the graduate orthodontic program at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis.  Upon graduation in 1986, he entered private practice in New Philadelphia, Ohio, where he currently resides.

Consistent with his training at Indiana, Dr. Burns maintains an interest in integrating biomechanical principles into clinical practice.  It is with this emphasis that he approaches teaching, both in academic and clinical settings.  Other areas of clinical interest include treatment of temporomandibular disorders and interceptive treatment with fixed and removable appliances.

Professional affiliations include:  the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, Tuscarawas Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, the Ohio Association of Orthodontists, the Cleveland Society of Orthodontists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  In addition, Dr. Burns is involved with several local church and community organizations.  On a personal level, Dr. Burns maintains interests in bass guitar, automotive performance and racing, as well as recreational shooting and (of course) Ohio State Football.