Meet Dr. David Barto, Jr.


“My goal for each child is an enjoyable, memorable experience while helping develop a lifetime of beautiful smiles.”

- Dr. David Barto, Jr.


Dr. David attended University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for his undergraduate studies, he was accepted to the University of Tennessee Memphis School of Dentistry. He did a general practitioner residency at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. Dr. David then was accepted to the University of Tennessee Memphis School of Pediatric Dentistry where he received his post-doctoral certificate after two years of training.


Dr. David continues to keep up to date with pediatric dental and orthodontic techniques. Dr. David spent six weeks of orthodontic study at the American Orthodontic Society. He attends the UT Memphis Alumni meeting and Dr. Gerald Samson’s (g)nathos continuing education courses in Marietta, Georgia.


Dr. David is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry. He’s a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, the Chattanooga Dental Society and the American Orthodontic Society.

Look no further for your child’s dental home...

Our Pediatric Dental Office

Our Mission and Hours

We strive to provide superior professional care for you and your family in the same manner we would treat our own family’s children.


We are available

Monday through Friday 8:00 am til 5:00 pm.

 If you have a question or emergency after hours, please listen to our message for instructions.

If necessary, dial 911.


We will provide that care in a relaxing, child-friendly environment. We ask the parents to be involved in their child’s dental experience and strive to keep them well educated in their dental needs. Through this, we hope to promote good oral health and to create a long-term fondness of dental care. We constantly strive to provide with the latest technology, which in turn, makes for the most comprehensive and comfortable visit for you and your child.


Our office is happy to file insurance for you. The amount not covered by insurance (copay, etc.) is due at the time of visit. We accept Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and CareCredit.

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Our primary asset is our

talented and friendly staff.


Your child’s appointment will be comfortable and enjoyable because of our team and the relaxed environment that we have created. We cultivate a relationship with each of our patients, which not only ensures better children’s dental care, but also turns a visit to the dentist into a visit between friends.


Our team enjoys a long term relationship with both the office and our patients. Several staff members have been with us since we began practicing over 30 years ago. Many of our current patient’s parents were also seen by our office as a child.

You’ll Love Our Office...Discover our Difference.


Dr. David and his team are dedicated to providing the best care for

     your child.


We treat each child as if they are our own!


An calm, relaxing atmosphere that ensures a fun and relaxing visit for patients and parents.


We grow with your children... orthodontic treatment is available should your child need it for a healthier, more beautiful smile.


Provide a dental home for your child and instill good

     oral health habits in your child.


Dietary Counseling.


On-Call availability for after-hours emergencies.



Pediatric Dentistry

What is a Pediatric Dentist?


A Pediatric Dentist, like Dr. David, is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised. In our opinion, taking your child to see a pediatric dental specialist is as important as taking them to see a pediatrician.


What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?


When a Pediatric Dentist is Board Certified it means that the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry or ABPD certifies that the dental care being provided is based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a Pediatric Dentist like Dr. David has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to deliver quality patient care.

Establishing Your Child’s Dental Home


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including...


  • Comprehensive oral health care including acute care and preventive services.

  • Individualized preventive dental health program based upon a caries-risk assessment.

  • Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.

  • Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).

  • Dietary counseling.

  • Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot directly be provided within the dental home.

  • Referral at an age determined by patient, parent, and pediatric dentist.

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Your Child’s First Visit


Dr. David and his team love working with children and are dedicated to great dental experiences.


We, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,

recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.


During your first visit, you will be introduced to our Pediatric Dental Team, given an office tour and and given an opportunity to discuss your child's unique smile and ways to keep it beautiful for years to come.


Depending on the age of your child, he or she will either be given a knee-to-knee examination (where your baby’s head will rest on our doctor’s knee while their body is on your lap) or a regular exam in the doctor’s chair.


We request that you complete our First Visit Forms prior to arriving for your appointment. This helps our office keep your and everyone else’s scheduled visit on time.


Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help your child care for their own teeth. In most cases, we will also clean their teeth on this visit, and provide an evaluation that will outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.


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