Meet Team Barba


A Caring And Competent Dental Team You Can Trust

We recognize that all of the patients of our dental office are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental care experience every time you visit our dental spa. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Whether you’re looking for general, cosmetic, or restorative dental procedures, Valerie Barba, DDS, FAGD can be your solution for a lifetime! Visit our Manasquan, NJ dental office today!

Bouquet of flowers from Dr. Barba Dental Spa


Dental spa Denise Stephanick - Dr. Valerie Barba Administrative Assistant

Denise Stephanick

Administrative Assistant

I have been in the dental field for over 40 years. I take great pride in my work. I love interacting with patients and getting to know all about them. I am the newest member of Team Barba and I’m blessed to call this dental spa my new home. I’m always ready to greet you with a smile when you arrive as well as wish you a pleasant day as you’re leaving! I enjoy answering your calls and assisting with all of your dental needs. From scheduling an appointment to filing your insurance claims, I am here to help. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family. My greatest joy is my 6 grandchildren. I also am very involved with my church family.

Dental spa Inga Office Manager, RDA - Dr. Barba

Inga Potenza

Office Manager, RDA

It is my duty to oversee our Jersey Shore dental spa, keep it running smoothly, and complete all requests so that our top cosmetic dentist in NJ, Dr. Barba, can provide state-of-the-art dental services to our patients. This includes heading-up special projects, training new staff, continued training of existing staff, and financial coordination. My favorite part of my job is helping our patients achieve optimal dental health, whether it is by holding their hand during a procedure, making their dental care treatment affordable for them, or just being an ear to listen to them. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 18 years, and we have three beautiful children. I enjoy exercising, being a teacher’s helper for CCD, and spending time with my family.

Heather Panella - Dr. Valerie Barba Dental Hygenist

Heather Panella


My mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality care and be empathetic towards their needs. It is important to me to educate patients on total body wellness and the mouth body connection. I truly treat every patient as if they were my own family member and I appreciate each and every one of them. I have been in the dental field for over 10 years where I initially was a dental assistant. I fell in love with the dentistry space and pursued my passion towards becoming a registered dental hygienist. I am very blessed to do what I love for a living and I look forward to caring for our patients each and every day. I am married for 7 years to my wonderful husband Craig with whom we share a beautiful two year old daughter, Ciana. I love to run as a hobby and stay up to date on all of the Game Of Thrones episodes.

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  • High-quality professional dental care
  • Unsurpassed, state-of-the-art care and a highly-skilled team of dental experts
  • Luxurious and serene dental office setting
  • Patient-tailored dental and cosmetic services and treatment plans
  • Highly advanced dental tools and technologies