Dr. Barr was born in Arkansas. At age five, his family moved to Venezuela. (His father is a former engineer with Reynolds Aluminum.) Eleven years later, his family moved back to Arkansas. After high school, and college at the University of Arkansas, he attended dental school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. After graduating in 1988, he served in the U.S. Navy as a dental officer for three years. He spent the first year stationed in San Diego. The second and third years were served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence, including a tour during the Persian Gulf War.
Since leaving the Navy in 1991, Dr. Barr has practiced in South Florida. His private care practice was established in Boynton Beach in 1994.
With over two decades of experience behind him, Dr. Barr continues to immerse himself in continuing education. He has averaged 100 - 150 hours per year, which is over 6 times the state's licensing requirements. Dr. Barr has a true passion for dentistry, and can't seem to get enough new knowledge!
Dr. Barr has also become a nationally renowned dental author and lecturer. He has had articles appear in several professional journals. He is also sought after by dental manufacturers for product evaluation and research. Dr. Barr has served as a clinical instructor with The Aesthetic Advantage, a prestigious institute for training dentists from around the world. This is a great honor and recognition of Dr. Barr's dedication to the art of aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Barr has also taught cosmetic dentistry with the III to I Foundation and the Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic courses.
Among Dr. Barr's grateful patients are many dentists. To be the "dentist's dentist" is considered the highest compliment by Dr. Barr.
"As a fellow Dentist and Patient of Dr. Barr, I am extremely satisfied with his dental work. I had fillings and crowns done by him, and I can say that he is a true professional and he takes great pride in his work. The crowns and fillings are very comfortable and look very natural. I would also like to commend his wonderful staff. They really help make your visit a very pleasurable one." —Dr. Mitchell Klein
Dr. Barr lectures on a national level as a featured speaker at major dental meetings. He has also published numerous articles in professional journals and mainstream magazines. Additionally, he's been interviewed for articles. Click here to see articles written by or about Dr. Barr.
More recently, Dr. Barr served as a certified instructor for Six Month Smiles. He traveled all over the United States teaching other dentists and certifying them to offer Short-Term Orthodontics, also known as Six Month Smiles. This is a wonderful cosmetic service that can straighten teeth in about six months.
"I've known Dr. Barr for several years now. Over this time he has demonstrated to me on countless occasions the true meaning of excellence. I am extremely passionate about what I do, and particularly admire ethics and excellence of execution. Dr. Barr has demonstrated world class care and skill on a consistent basis.
Knowing Dr. Barr's professional ethics and skill, I would be happy to recommend his services, from general care to all aspects of cosmetic treatment.
In particular I have seen evidence of Dr. Barr's work with regards to facial aesthetics, something I have been practicing for quite some time. The results are outstanding." —Dr Pav Khaira (UK Private Cosmetic and General dentist)
Dr. Barr is married and has a son and daughter. He enjoys auto racing, music, photography and adventure travel.
Dr. Mike Barr is pleased to offer professional dental treatment services to patients in Boynton Beach and the surrounding communities of Boynton, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach Florida.
Dr. Barr and family
Dr. Barr at Moroso Motorsports Park
Angel Falls, Venezuela. Dr. Barr proposed to his wife at the base of Angel Falls!