Thank you for your interest in my practice. Every aspect of Avery Orthodontics is designed to pursue my vision of achieving exceptional results that our patients love. This is done by incorporating modern treatments unique to each patient's individual needs with friendly service and compassionate care. I love orthodontics because my purpose is to directly enhance the quality of my patient's lives. Orthodontic treatment is not simply straightening teeth or fixing a bite, it is an exciting and rewarding experience. Parents ask me to to be a small but important piece of the overall puzzle that leads to the confidence young people need for future success and I could not take that task more seriously. Adult patients, meanwhile, are often surprised at how many options we have to meet their needs and how smoothly the treatment process can unfold.
As an orthodontic specialist I am well versed in many different orthodontic techniques. The methods and products I use are carefully chosen with regard to scientific evidence of effectiveness and clinical experience. Every patient is presented with multiple options that I deem will be both effective and easily tolerated. Rest assured that while there are no "magic" systems as many marketing schemes may want you to believe, my primary goal is always to achieve a long-lasting, fantastic result as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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
I have been in the Orthodontic world on and off since 2004, taking off a few years here and there to stay home with my kids. My son is 7 and my daughter is 5. We enjoy a busy life of baseball, soccer, gymnastics and PTO. My Husband and I have been married 16 years and we enjoy coaching our kids sports teams, dancing, and playing cards with friends.
I rejoined Dr. Barnett's staff in 2012. It's my pleasure to greet you when you arrive in our office and to help you with any financial or insurance questions. I look forward to getting to know you! Thank you for choosing Avery Orthodontics.
Orthodontic Assistant and Front Office Admin
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