Marya J. Barnes, DMD
Dr. Marya Barnes is experienced in all areas of Periodontics, including dental implants, soft and hard tissue grafting and laser therapy. Dr. Barnes joined our practice in May of 2011 and we know that our patients and referring dentists will benefit from her extensive training and special talents in the field of Periodontics.
She completed her undergraduate education at Hampton University in Hampton, VA where she received a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences. Dr. Barnes continued her education at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree in 1998. In 2001 she graduated with her specialty degree in Periodontology from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.
After graduating from the University of Alabama Advanced Periodontics program in 2001, Dr. Barnes joined the U.S. Air Force and was assigned to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. During her tenure with the Air Force, Major Barnes was a Staff Periodontist, a member of the Keesler Forensic Dental Team and the Dental Officer in charge of Infection Control. In 2004, Dr. Barnes became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (Board Certified). Dr. Barnes joined the University of Alabama faculty in December of 2005, where she served as an adjunct Professor. In 2007, Dr. Barnes and her family moved to Atlanta where she worked independently as a periodontist until finally partnering with Dr. Toni Miller at Miller Periodontics in Atlanta, GA.
She is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, North Georgia Dental Society, and the Southern Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Barnes attends seminars and meetings regularly to stay well informed on new innovations that can be utilized in today’s modern periodontal practice. She is dedicated to provide her patients with a gentle, caring and comprehensive approach to periodontal therapy.
Dr. Barnes believes life is about balance and in her leisure time she enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with her family. Dr. Barnes is the mother of a 19 year old son, named Artez (aka Raphael) who attends the University of Miami.