I’ve had a lot of continuing education courses. I’ve had continuing education courses in endodontics which includes root canals. I’ve had quite a bit of continuing education courses in prosthodontics which includes removable dentures and removable partials, individual single unit crowns and fixed bridges, implants, single tooth implants, multiple tooth implants, implant supported bridges, porcelain veneers and Lumineers which are a cosmetic procedure which is porcelain restorations at about the thickness of a contact lens and they are just bonded to the teeth and you don’t have to remove any tooth structure at all. I’ve also had continuing education courses in orthodontics including Invisalign where we place these clear trays in people’s mouths and they wear these clear trays for three weeks and then come into our office and get another set of trays and we keep repeating this process giving them new trays every few weeks until we get the desired result we are looking for. Dental anesthesia including Nitrous Oxide sedation where we put a mask over somebody’s nose where they breathe Nitrous Oxide and that helps decrease pain and apprehension and also oral sedation where we sedate patients with oral medications before a procedure which helps decrease fear and anxiety which may be related to dental procedures.
Dr. Rick Barfield decided as a boy that he would be a dentist when he grew up. After his childhood dentist piqued his curiosity about working on teeth, Dr. Barfield was determined that he would have his own practice one day, where he could help people create better and healthier smiles. He was the first person in his family to become a dentist.
Dr. Barfield is a native of Richardson, Texas. He went to J.J. Pearce High School and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Psychology. He received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and has been providing trusted dental care in the Plano, TX area for more than 30 years.
Dr. Barfield is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have two children. When he’s not practicing dentistry at 1st In Smiles, he can be found participating in community events, fishing, hunting, or out riding a motorcycle.
Let Dr. Barfield’s experience and compassion in dentistry help transform your smile today! Give us a call at 972-905-9266 for Dr. Barfield to take care of all your dental needs.