Dr. Christopher Burns is originally from Richmond, Indiana. He is a board-certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon who received his undergraduate degree in biology from Indiana University in 1981. He earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Indiana University in 1985. Upon completion of his dental school studies, he was elected into the OKU Honorary Dental Society. After receiving his DDS degree, Dr. Burns completed a one-year General Practice Residency in the United States Navy in San Diego, California. He went on to serve a total of seven years of active duty as a Naval Dental Officer, with tours in the Philippines and Newport, Rhode Island. Dr. Burns then completed a four-year residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Indiana University Medical Center in 1996. Immediately following his residency, he entered into private practice in the Geist area. He also started a satellite location in this office of his wife, Dr. Jill Burns, who has a general dental practice in Richmond, Indiana.
Dr. Burns has devoted his professional career to many aspects of oral surgery, with a special interest in dental implants. To keep abreast of the latest developments in his specialty, he has always exceeded the continuing education requirements of Indiana. He also maintains current certification in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
As a dedicated husband and father of three, Dr. Burns has many interests outside oral surgery. He enjoys sports, music and the performing and culinary arts.