Meet the Team

Petra, Office Manager


Petra, Office Manager

Petra is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Business and also holds a Master’s degree in Health Service Management. With more than four decades of dental operational and management experience, Petra has developed a sharp eye for how a dental practice can operate smoothly and stay a strategically focused organization. As a dental consultant for 14 years she has compassionately helped dental practices set priorities for their number one asset, the patient. Petra has one son, who graduated from New Mexico State University with honors. She enjoys visiting him, playing golf, bowling, swimming and cooking good, old-fashioned German cuisine.









Michelle, Dental Hygienist


Michelle, Hygienist

Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in 1989 and her Dental Hygiene Associate of Science Degree from Montgomery County Community College in 1999 (Summa cum Laude). Her strong desire to work directly with patients and use her significant health education experience led her to the dental hygiene field. Michelle had been proudly working with Dr. Burns for the last 10 years and continues her great care with Dr. Paster. She is a member of the Montgomery Bucks Dental Hygiene Society, Sigma Phi Alpha Honorary Society, and the Penn State Alumni Association. Her pride in her alma mater is unrivaled among the Penn State faithful. She loves Penn State so much she recently tied the knot with a faculty member! She leads a busy and fulfilling life with her family of six.









Devon-Lin, Dental Hygienist



Devon-Lin, Hygienist

Devon-Lin joined the practice in 2004 after graduating Summa cum Laude from Montgomery Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program. She is a member of the dental honor society, Sigma Phi Alpha, and the Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association. Devon-Lin is also licensed as a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner. She enjoys spending time with her dogs and gardening.












Vicki, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)


Vicki, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Vicki is the newest member of our practice having joined us in July 2014. After attending the EFDA certification program she became a licensed EFDA (expanded functions dental assistant). This licensure signifies the extra training she received to create highly aesthetic provisional restorations and allows her to perform additional reversible dental procedures. Vicki joined our practice in 2014 and takes great pride in placing beautiful restorations. Vicki also has a passion for softball and was a former All-American first-baseman at Gloucester Country College. Her and her husband, Josh, have 2 energetic labs named Blue and Nittany.











Nichole, Dental/Lab Assistant


Nichole, Dental Assistant

Nichole is originally from Franklinville, NJ and recently moved to the Royersford area. She joined our practice in 2013 and has grown to enjoy both patient care and dental laboratory work. She has extensive experience in patient care having worked for over 10 years in the field. Nichole has a beautiful 6-year-old daughter with whom she loves to spend time. Nichole is both CPR and x-ray certified.












Alicia, Dental/Administrative Assistant

Alicia, Dental/Administrative Assistant


Alicia, Hygiene Coordinator

Alicia is the newest member of our team, joining us in 2016. She graduated from Berks Technical Institute with an Associate’s degree in Dental Assisting in 2014. She has been in the dental industry since she graduated and is x-ray certified. With her training and passion for dentistry, she provides each of our patients with the utmost care. She is a mother to 2 beautiful girls and enjoys spending time with family, singing, experiencing new things and playing video games.