Our Dental Professionals

Dr. Katherine Bolton

Dr. Katharine A. Burton, DMD

Dr. Burton holds a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

A native of Wellesley, MA, Dr. Burton came to Providence in 2010 to work as an associate of Dr. Robert Serinsky at Benefit Dental Care. She fell in love with the area and the people, and left to start her own practice in 2017. Always learning, she strives to give you the best care by participating with some of the premier academic clubs in the country. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Rhode Island Dental Association, the Providence Branch of the Seattle Study Club, and the Perico Spear Study Club.

Dr Burton is a 2022 recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Dentists by Incisal Edge Magazine, and was awarded Top Docs of RI in both 2020 and 2021 by her peers. Currently she volunteers time mentoring dental assisting students from CCRI and works in partnership with Donated Dental Services of Rhode Island to provide extensive care to those in need.

When not at the office, Dr. Burton enjoys spending time with her two children skiing or traveling to Cape Cod. 

Dr. Aaron Shin, DDS

Dr. Aaron Shin is a general dentist from Lodi, CA. Dr. Shin first became interested in dentistry while volunteering for health clinics in Berkeley, CA. He earned his B.A. in Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Shin then obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

He moved to Rhode Island in 2019 to live closer to his brother who also resides and works on the East Coast. Dr. Shin is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Rhode Island Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, and Perico Spear Study Club.

Dr. Shin continues to pursue his passion in volunteer work by volunteering his dental services at the Rhode Island Free Clinic. Dr. Shin enjoys spending time at cafes, watching PC basketball, and exploring New England.

Dr. Courtney Silva, DMD

Dr. Silva holds a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Merrimack College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was named a Presidential Scholar.

Dr. Silva was born and raised in Providence. She previously practiced in Massachusetts but like a true Rhode Islander returned home and has been an associate at Burton Family Dental since 2022.

As a member of the American Dental Association and the Rhode Island Dental Association, Dr. Silva stays up-to-date with the latest approaches to treatment, as she believes in the concept of lifelong learning.

When not working, Dr. Silva enjoys baking, reading and spending time outdoors.

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