Meet The Doctor

Dr. Antoaneta Cristina Barba

Dr. Antoaneta Cristina Barba is a Santa Ana dentist with over 15 years of general, cosmetic, reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry experience. She earned her first Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in Timisoara, Romania, and topped that with dental technician degree to better manage her staff and treat patients. Here in the United States, she earned her second DDS at the University of Southern California (USC).

Dr. Barba’s extensive service to dental patients began with two years of private practice as a general dentist in Romania. She then worked two years at the Clinical Hospital of Maxilo-Facial Surgery in Bucharest. In this extremely busy hospital, Dr. Barba welcomed and treated patients with all types of dental emergencies.

Early in the year 2000, Dr. Barba moved to the United States of America and subsequently met her husband in New York. They moved to California, where Dr. Barba expanded her knowledge and experience with post-graduate studies, clinical work and certifications. In 2004, Dr. Barba earned her dental license to practice throughout the United States and she has worked as a dentist in California ever since. Dr. Barba also entered USC’s two-year Advanced Education for General Dentistry program, where she earned her second DDS Certification in 2007.

In 2008, this highly accomplished dentist opened Barba Dental Corporation in lovely Santa Ana, California, where she enhances smiles with state of the art dentistry and an artistic eye. Dr. Barba takes pride in being sensitively attuned to the aesthetic and functional concerns of her dental patients by providing the highest quality dental care. In fact, Dr. Barba is the Santa Ana dentist who can communicate with patients in English and Romanian/ Romaneste. Likewise, her Santa Ana dental staff attends to patients in English and Spanish/Español. So Dr. Barba’s Santa Ana dental office is attuned to patients in three languages.

Whether you need a regular dental checkup or have a dental emergency, Dr. Barba is dedicated to enhancing your smile painlessly and without removal of tooth structure. Her state of the art Santa Ana dental office provides Invisalign services, a system that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually move teeth; Lumineers, the non-invasive porcelain laminate veneers; and laser teeth whitening to brighten your smile.

Dr. Barba says, “My Santa Ana dental team and I will give you a warm welcome and our ongoing commitment to your dental health. At Barba Dental, you’ll receive the best personalized attention that you deserve.”

To see how Dr. Barba can enhance or restore your smile, call our Santa Ana dental office today at (714) 558-6949 Hablamos Español.

Credentials & Certifications

2010: Progressive Orthodontics & Dentistry Course, Aliso Viejo, Ca.
2009: DIO Comprehensive Implant Program: Implantology and clinical restorative procedures, Ca 
2007: Invisalign Certified, Align Technology, Inc, Ca.
2007: DDS, University of Southern California
2006: Western Regional Exam Board Certified, USC, Ca.
2005: Dental Hygienist Certification, Dental Board of Florida, Tallahassee, Fl.
2004: D.D.S, Licensed for United States, USC, CA.
2004: Implantation Certification, San Bernardino County Medical Society, Ca.   
2003: Periodontics Certification, San Bernardino County Medical Society, Ca.
2003: Removable Prosthodontics Certification, San Bernardino County Medical Society, Ca.
2003: Clinical Review in Restorative Dentistry, Duggan Study Institute, Costa Mesa, Ca.
2004-05: Professor’s Assistant, DSI, U.S. and International Dental Study Institute Costa Mesa, Ca.
1998: Dental Technician Degree, Gheorghe Cristea University, Bucharest, Romania, EU.
1994: DDS with specialization in Oral and Maxilo-Facial Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timisoara, Romania, EU.

Continuing Education
Dr. Barba continually expands her knowledge of cosmetic, preventive and restorative dentistry through educational seminars and research.