Meet Dr. Barden


Creating a Lifetime of Healthy, Confident Smiles

I’m passionate about providing each patient and the family with the best orthodontic experience.  I not only want them to be thrilled with their finished smile, I want them to enjoy every step of developing that smile.

I was drawn to orthodontics because I wanted a job where I could truly make a lasting and positive difference in people’s lives.  I wanted to be able to get to know my patients personally, and develop a relationship with them.  I love how each patient is different: their clinical situation, their goals, their lives, and interests. I’m intrigued by each person and enjoy learning who they are.

I’m proud to have assembled a team of people who believe in personal care.  We treat each patient as a person.  We’re attentive to their comfort and desires, we listen actively to them, and we deliver care that changes each person’s life.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science with Honors in Zoology – University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Marquette University School of Dentistry
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate – Marquette University School of Dentistry
  • Master of Science and Orthodontics Certificate – Marquette University School of Dentistry

I believe my patients deserve the highest level of care.  Orthodontics is an evolving specialty; new technologies, materials, and techniques are constantly being developed, and it’s essential that I remain current on the changes.  Through continuing education, and attending lectures, seminars, and meetings, I learn from the leading researchers in the field.  Then I’m able to bring that knowledge back to the practice and my patients.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists, trustee on the board of directors
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Greater Milwaukee Dental Association

I feel very strongly that it is important to be involved in professional societies.  I am proud to serve as a Trustee on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists.

Personal Life

I grew up in West Bend. Whitefish Bay has been my home for several years now.  I’m happy to live and work in the same great community: my home is just a few blocks from the office.

My wife Debra is a professor of social psychology at Marquette University.  We have two awesome kids: our son Evan, and his little sister Millie.  We have no pets at this time, but the kids keep pushing for a dog.  Time with family is my priority when I’m not in the office.  I also love the great outdoors, especially if I’m fishing, canoeing, or hiking.

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