Meet the Doctor
Valerie Barba, DDS, FAGD
From the serene, relaxing, and luxurious setting of her dental office in Manasquan, NJ, Dr. Barba and her exceptional team have served the local Jersey Shore community since 2007. Gleaning from her experience over more than three decades in practices in California, New York and New Jersey, she and her team created an unsurpassed dental spa experience with state-of-the-art technology and care that not only soothes and inspires, but sets the foundation for optimal overall health and wellness. Dr. Barba says helping her patients love their smiles gives her an “indescribable feeling of joy and happiness.”
A southern California native, Dr. Barba earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychobiology and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Continuing Education Study Club, the Gordon Christensen International Study Club, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Clear Aligners, and the New Jersey Dental Association. Dr. Barba has also earned Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry, an achievement of a very small percentage of dentists. Click here to read more.
The continual journey of learning remains important to Dr. Barba’s goal of being recognized as one of the best cosmetic dentists in New Jersey. She has expanded her resume to include certification in facial rejuvenation procedures such as BOTOX™ Cosmetic, Juvéderm™ dermal fillers and KYBELLA™ treatment for double chins. As a strong believer in feeling good about yourself both inside and out, she is continually elevating her skills. Most recently, Dr. Valerie Barba completed a MasterClass on jawline reconstruction.
Married for 36 years and blessed with four children and two grandchildren, Dr. Barba enjoys family life and prioritizes wellness in mind, body, and spirit. You will often find her running on the Spring Lake, NJ boardwalk or enjoying the ocean air by Manasquan Beach. Her music ministry at St. Peter’s Church in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ as a Leader of Song and choir member is also especially fulfilling.
Q&A WITH VALERIE BARBA,
Would you like to know why Dr. Barba became a dentist, or what her daily oral health routine looks like? Watch our video Q & A with Dr. Barba to learn more.
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) offers Fellowship awards to members for their commitment to excellence in dental education. Dr. Barba’s passion for the field of dentistry earned her this distinguished title in the Summer of 2022.
Serving the community on the Board of Directors of the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce is incredibly rewarding for Dr. Valerie Barba. In 2016, she was awarded the Business Excellence Award by the Chamber and was acknowledged by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey for this accomplishment.
Dr. Barba’s goal is not only to help her patients be the healthiest version of themselves, but to also look and feel their very best. With this in mind, she became certified in Facial Rejuvenation procedures by the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 2011.
New Office Location
After falling in love with work and life at the Jersey Shore, Dr. Barba opened her Dental Spa in Manasquan, New Jersey in 2007. Her practice combines state-of-the-art technology with unsurpassed dental care to help her patients build a foundation of optimal overall health and wellness.
Dr. Barba says, “When you’re excited about and interested in your field, it motivates you to continue learning and growing”. This drive to learn led her to become certified in Advanced Implant Prosthetics in the Summer of 1993.
The Journey Begins
Starting at a young age, Valerie Barba always knew she wanted to become a dentist. In 1986, she became Valerie Barba, DDS by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).