"They sure are handy when you smile. So, keep your teeth around a while!" - Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Barnes enjoys every moment in helping children grow a healthy smile that will last them a lifetime. She has an extensive background within the field, and aims to provide dental care with a preventative and comprehensive approach. Her natural fun-loving, comforting nature gives little humans the confidence they are both safe and welcomed the moment they walk through the door.
Dr. Barnes has always been passionate about dentistry, which inspired her to pursue it as a career. She earned her DMD and MPH degrees from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral health. She also completed her pediatric dentistry residency and her MDS degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. During this time, Dr. Barnes participated in several pediatric rotations, including one through St. Jude, where she witnessed first-hand the importance oral health has in one’s overall health.
Overall, nothing makes Dr. Barnes happier than giving princesses and superheroes the most positive dental experiences they deserve and parents the assurance that their minis are in the most caring, qualified hands. She loves her career and demonstrates that by delivering quality services that shift young minds from being apprehensive about their dentist trip to excited.
In Dr. Barnes's free time, you can find her exploring the trails of Edwin Warner Park with her husband and son Beau, baking, prepping for the arrival of her little girl, and teaching her rescue dog new tricks. She is also an adventure seeker, with trapeze flying being the scariest experience yet!