Help and hope for TMJ
Your partners in dental health
You rest while we work. Ask us about IV sedation.
A quiet night's sleep

Welcome to Barnes Dentistry, P.C. Family Dentistry/TMJ/Sleep Apnea

Dr. Barnes has been practicing General Dentistry, treating TMJ pain patients, and treating sleep apnea sufferers in Boulder for 28 years. He is committed to providing comfortable, high quality dental care to his patients. Dr. Barnes and his staff regularly participate in continuing education to ensure the most up to date care possible. Whether you are looking for information about TMJ treatment, Sedation Dentistry, Headaches, sleep-apnea treatment, or are just in need of an experienced, affordable and trusted local dentist, you've come to the right place.

As a licensed Dentist, Dr. Barnes works with patients to achieve and maintain a beautiful smile, healthy gums and teeth, and a comfortable bite. We take time to explain treatment plans and explore options with each patient. We place tremendous value in the doctor/patient relationship and, for many of our patients, that standard of excellence reduces anxiety of a dental visit.

Our qualified staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We are located in Boulder, CO and we invite you to call with any questions or email us via the contact us or request an appointment page on our website. We also offer appointment confirmations by email and/or text message for our existing patients.

Mission Statement

Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of an uncompromising standard of excellence in dentistry. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
  • Earning the trust and respect of patients, profession and community.
  • Exceeding your expectations.
  • Ensuring a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
  • Striving for continuous improvement at all levels. 


Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Oral appliances are available to treat Sleep Apnea and Snoring. Dr. Barnes has worked in local practices including Sleep Therapeutics in Boulder, which is an Accredited Sleep Therapy Center by the Community Health Accreditation Program. Dr. Barnes has helped patients with oral appliance therapy for many years and will work with your general dentist to maintain continuity of care.


Headaches, Bite problems, tooth grinding or clenching, ear pain, painful teeth, and gum recession are all indicators of a TMJ problem. Some individuals suffer from headaches, neck pain, or “sinus-like pain, cheek pain, limited opening occlusion (bite). Dr. Barnes has extensive post-graduate training and experience diagnosing and effectively treating TMJ, head, and face pain. Dentists and physicians throughout the area refer their patients to Dr. Barnes for evaluation and care.

IV Sedation

IV Sedation is not just for patients who are nervous, but also for patients who are difficult to numb, or who want to have all of their dentistry done at once. IV sedation is safer, more accurate and more effective than taking oral sedation medications. Dr. Barnes is certified in BLS, ACLS and licensed with the State Board for IV sedation, and meets the requirements for training and safety. Other options include in-office oral medication, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), IV sedation, and a CRNA more complex IV regimen.  

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