Dr. Barrett is a General Dentist, focused on family and cosmetic dentistry, as well as pediatric patients. He is an avid amateur photographer, and his work on youth sports, theatre, and special events can be seen in local newspapers, websites, and school yearbooks. Patients can also see a few of his favorite photos displayed in his treatment rooms at Midlothian Dental Center.
Dr. Barrett first became interested in dentistry as a result of an aptitude test taken in high school. Ironically, his results matched extremely high with dentistry as well as with physician, mechanic, counselor, florist, and photographer. For him, dentistry uniquely combined aspects of each of these professions and allowed him to use his medical and scientific knowledge as well as artistic abilities and hand eye coordination to educate his patients and provide compassionate care.
Dr. Barrett is a native of Richmond and is very active in his church serving on various committees, as a head usher and as a youth advisor. He graduated from the University of Virginia with distinction before attending the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He then completed a general practice residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Barrett decided to return to Richmond, open a dental practice, and for twenty years, also served as an adjunct professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. He is active with and has served on the board of directors for the Richmond Dental Society and has participated in mission projects with the Virginia Dental Association. Dr. Barrett maintains membership in the James River and Titanium study clubs to keep apprised of all the new techniques and technology that keep dentistry exciting.
Today, Dr. Barrett enjoys treating lifelong friends and long term patients. For him, one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a dentist is seeing patients grow up, and bring their own children to see him for their dental needs. Dr. Barrett has been awarded Top Dentist by Virginia Living for five times and counting since 2013, there’s a reason patients keep coming back.