Dentistry in the years that I’ve been there has changed dramatically. We are now coming to age and we’re more integrating dentistry into medicine, which is what it should be because I have no idea how anybody ever thinks that the mouth is segregated from the rest of the body. And I find the most rewarding aspect to be able to treat and to help people with periodontal problems restore their health, replace the teeth, and have them live a lot longer by doing so.
Meet Dr. Page Barden, A Dentist Dedicated to Empowering His Patients
Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, Dr. Page Barden earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Denver and continued his studies at the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. Following that, he served honorably in the U.S. Air Force as a captain and was stationed for two years in Okinawa. Upon returning from overseas duty, he was chosen to help close the Vietnamese refugee camp at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida.
He entered general practice for two years in Detroit. Then, he headed back to the classroom at Indiana University, where he earned his Master’s of Science degree in periodontics. While there, he completed a surgical residency. He practiced periodontics in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, before moving to Georgia.
As the forward-looking founder of Inspiring Smiles, Dr. Barden emphasized that periodontal disease is a medical problem occurring in a dental setting. By reducing the elements contributing to that infection and other systemic diseases, he has helped patients live longer and healthier lives. He specializes in helping patients in difficult dental situations achieve a better quality of life through dentistry. This includes treatments such as full mouth reconstruction and dental implants.
Dr. Barden is married with two grown children. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, fishing, hiking, and gardening. Despite his busy career as a periodontist, he has always made time for his family and hobbies.
Dr, Barden’s legacy as a periodontist is characterized by his commitment to his patients’ overall health and well-being. He recognized that dental health is a primary component of overall health and took a holistic approach to his practice. His dedication to his patients and his profession will continue to inspire future generations of dentists and periodontists.