Meet Steven D. Barney, DDS
Board Certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon
Although new to Colorado, Dr. Barney is not new to caring for your oral and maxillofacial surgical needs. Dr. Barney attended the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and graduated in 1992. After graduation, he practiced general dentistry for one year before following his passion for oral surgery. He completed a 1-year general practice residency with an emphasis in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Loyola Hospital of Chicago. He completed his residency in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at UCLA/Harbor Medical Center in 1998 and became Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2003 and recently became re-certified in 2013. For over 14 years before moving to Colorado, Dr. Barney enjoyed his thriving private practice in the California coastal communities of Palos Verdes, San Pedro, and Torrance. Also, Dr. Barney was an examiner for the State of California Dental Board performing site visits for dental and medical offices to approve their sedation and general anesthesia skills and procedures for licensure.
For Dr. Barney, one of the most rewarding parts of his career has been his faculty position with the UCLA/ Harbor Medical Center and the UCLA School of Dentistry. He was an active faculty member with the Department of Surgery teaching the UCLA residents specializing in the treatment of major facial trauma and instruction in providing anesthesia in a clinic setting. Dr. Barney loved the complicated and rare cases he had the opportunity to treat and use as teaching experiences for his residents. This was very rewarding for him as he assisted in the training of over 24 residents and hundreds of dental students.
In his private practice, Dr. Barney provides dental extractions, wisdom teeth removal, biopsies, dental implants, bone grafting for dental implants, and intravenous anesthesia. In the office, every day Dr. Barney prides himself on providing the best care possible in a safe, caring environment. It is important to him to treat his patients with the same care and consideration as if he were treating his family. He regularly attends continuing education courses each year to stay abreast of all the latest advances in anesthesia, bone grafting, implant placement, and wisdom tooth removal.
Dr. Barney enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and all their activities and sports. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys skiing, fishing (both deep sea and now fly fishing), trap shooting, horseback riding, and being close to the wonderful Rocky Mountains.