Richard Barone, DDS is a general dentist. This means he is the primary care provider for dental patients in all ages. His responsibilities to his patients include the diagnosis, treatment and management of cosmetic, restorative and preventive dental services to meet their oral health care needs. These services can include: tooth-colored fillings, dental implant restorations, root canals, crowns, bridges, veneers and gum disease therapy. Enhancing his patients' quality of life by improving their oral health and the appearance of their smile is a privilege that Dr. Barone deeply values. And, simply put, it is the reason he became a dentist in the first place.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Barone knew he wanted to be a dentist when he was just a boy. Inspired by his own dental experiences and family physician Dr. Sal Campisi, Dr. Barone acquired a strenuous and demanding Jesuit education at Bellarmine College Preparatory and The University of Santa Clara. While an undergraduate studying biology, Dr. Barone published research articles in national journals regarding the immune system. After receiving his BS in biology he applied and gained acceptance to the prestigious University of California School of Dentistry.
Dr. Barone has practiced dentistry in a variety of private practice settings since passing his National and State Board examinations in 1988. Eager to stay on top of the latest advances in dentistry, he continues to study and learn new techniques. This thirst for knowledge led him to become a Certified Provider of Invisalign, which are basically invisible braces without wires or brackets. By staying up-to-date with the latest dental advances, Dr. Barone is able to provide the highest level of care not only to his patients, but also to the less fortunate in Orange County at the charitable clinics where he donates his services.
After well over two decades of experience Dr. Barone is recognized by his colleagues as one of the area's leading general dentists. He is a member in good standing of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Orange County Dental Society and the Santa Clara Dental Society.
As a member of the South Coast Dental team of multidisciplinary dental specialists Dr. Barone collaborates with his colleagues as needed to make sure you get the dental care that is precisely right for you. And he does everything in his power to give you truly gentle care so that dentistry can be an enjoyable part of your life. His goal is not only to enhance your smile, but just as importantly, to help you keep your teeth for life.
Dr. Richard Barone's Qualifications and Experience