Dr. Barnett completed a full four years of formal university orthodontic training following dental school. During his orthodontic residency, he concurrently earned a master's degree in Cellular and Structural Biology. Dr. Barnett is currently an associate professor of clinical orthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he travels every other Friday to teach the orthodontic residents.

B.A. Biology: University of Texas at Austin
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS): University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Orthodontic Research Fellowship: University of Florida
Orthodontic Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Master of Science (MS): University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences San Antonio

Committed to continuing education, Dr. Barnett maintains memberships with the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Society and Cedar Park Study Club.

Dr. Barnett has also received many honors and awards, including:
Dr. Barnett is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics after completing the voluntary board examination process through the only orthodontic board recognized by the American Dental Association and American Association of Orthodontists.
Named College Scholar by the College of Natural Sciences at UT-Austin
Named to Dean’s List all 4 years of Dental School and graduated with highest honors
Recipient of the American Association of Orthodontist’s Dental Student Award for Exceptional Interest in Orthodontics
Recipient of the Teachers of Oral Diagnosis Graduating Senior Award
Recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Dentistry and Excellence in Basic Science awards for Graduating Dental Students
Recipient of the Armand J. Guarino Award for Academic Excellence in Master’s Studies from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in San Antonio

During his leisure time, as a native of Austin should, he does many of the great things Austinites enjoy that make our city unique. He loves attending University of Texas games, listening to as much live music as possible, boating on the area lakes, and running or biking the Lady Bird Lake trail and area greenbelts. You may see him at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, at one of our unique restaurants in south Austin, or at the dog park with his boxer, Lyla. He also enjoys spending as much time with his family and friends as possible.

“Having the opportunity to return to the city I grew up in and love so much to practice has truly been a dream come true. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to improve patients’ lives and to act as a positive role model for our young patients as an orthodontist. I enjoy getting to know the families in our practice and have fun each and every day I go to work. We pride ourselves at Avery Orthodontics that we perform orthodontic care of the highest quality and all patients are treated as if they are family members of our own.” – Dr. Barnett