Provider Spotlight: Dr. Joseph P. Barta

Joseph P. Barta, Doctor of Dental Surgery
With KCHC since 2013

Brief description of your professional expertise / experience / reason for choosing your field:
Dr. Barta joined the Kenosha Community Health Center (KCHC) team in 2013 as a pediatric dental specialist. He is committed to providing high-quality dental care and education for children, adolescents and adults with special needs. In addition to specialty care, Dr. Barta also helps highly anxious adults with their oral health.

In addition to serving patients at KCHC, Dr. Barta has worked as a pediatric dentist at Kenosha Smiles and at Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin for the past 31 years.

Why did you choose to work for Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc.:
Through my work with Head Start over the last 25 years, I have seen firsthand the needs of the underserved residents of southeastern Wisconsin.  Being a part of the KCHC team, I have the opportunity to care for those of greatest need every day, and to ensure that they are receiving excellent dental care.

Education Background:
1984–1985: Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Cell Biology – University of Minnesota
1984–1988: Doctor of Dental Surgery – University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
1988–1990: Pediatric Dentistry – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Community Involvement

  • Active Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Past President of the Kenosha County Dental Society
  • Head Start Dental Clinician
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