Mercy Dental Clinic (MDC)
VOLUNTEER DENTIST OF THE MONTH
Jenifer M. Barrett, DMD
Dr. Barrett of Vidalia is a mama to her 4th Great Pyranees dog, Luna. In her spare time she collects movie memorabilia, which she's been doing for over 30 years!
"I have tons of autographs, movie posters, and pieces of costumes from all kinds of movies. Among my favorites are:
-- Wizard of Oz: cast autographs, piece of yellow brick road, straw from Scarecrow, hair from Lion costume, piece of Wicked Witch of West's hat.
-- Gone With the Wind: cast autographs
-- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Facial Molds of Brad Pitt & Cate Blanchett used to make "old age" special effects.
-- Autographs of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz.
All of the above and much more are on display at my office."
Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.
She received her Master’s degree from Georgia Southern University (where her thesis included a specialized study of primary teeth).
She received her Doctorate from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey.
Dr. Barrett moved to Vidalia in 1999 and opened Barrett Dental, PC in 2000, where she is currently practicing General & Cosmetic Dentistry.
She also teaches Dental Hygiene students one day per week at Southeastern Technical College.
Dr. Barrett began volunteering a few months ago at MDC with a true heart to help the under-served patients of Mercy Medical Clinic of Lyons. She said her "favorite thing" about volunteering at MDC is "the positive atmosphere" and how staff and volunteers are so encouraging and uplifting. When asked what the most surprising thing about volunteering at MDC has been, she replied, "that you did not have red and blue pencils!" Apparently, that's a dentist thing!
Thank you, Dr. Barrett, for giving your time and your heart to Mercy patients!