Dr. Barnett, a native of Chatsworth, Georgia, loved going to the dentist as a child – everyone was so welcoming and kind at her dental office, that she actually decided to become a dentist when she was eight years old! Dr. Barnett graduated from Dalton High School then went to Auburn University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. While at Auburn, she was a member of the Auburn University Gymnastics Team, specializing in floor exercise and balance beam. As a gymnast, she was named the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year and NCAA Academic All-American and earned the Wentworth Award for the gymnast best representing the values of the Auburn Creed.
After college, she attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where she was the recipient of the Hinman Dental Society Scholarship and Judson C. Hickey Memorial Scholarship. From there, she went on to complete additional training in a General Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. During residency, she completed rotations in oral and maxillofacial surgery, forensic dentistry, family medicine, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine. She also gained experience handling dental emergencies while being on call at the ER, managed complex dental treatments coordinated with multiple dental and medical specialists, and routinely treated patients with special needs and dental phobias in the office setting and in the OR under general anesthesia.
After completing residency, she moved to Atlanta and has been practicing as a general dentist now for over a decade. She loves helping people learn more about their oral health and taking the time to get to know her patients and how she can help them achieve their dental and health goals.
Dr. Barnett lives in Atlanta with her husband Evan (also a dentist!) and their two cats, Linus and Jeorgette. She loves food and a good cup of coffee and enjoys trying as many new and unique restaurants as she can. She also enjoys exploring Atlanta by foot and by bicycle and is a health and fitness enthusiast, with yoga, barre, and dance being some of her favorite activities.