Dr. Mark A. Barraza

Meet Dr. Mark A. Barraza


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“My continuing commitment to extensive education is a powerful tool that helps me give you and your family the high caliber of dental care you deserve. I continue to attend many hours of professional courses and seminars to enhance my knowledge in the disciplines of orthodontics, clear braces, implants and cosmetic dental techniques.

In 2015 I completed my training the California Implant Institute. I look forward to providing dental implants to my patients to help them achieve the high quality dental care they deserve.” – Dr. Barraza


  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Dental Sciences from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, 1982
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology from University of California Riverside (UCR), 1978

Advanced Training and Professional Societies

  • Certificate for Surgical Internship from the California Implant Institute on Placing Implants (2015)
  • Certificate from California Implant Institute (one year fellowship in 2015)
  • Completed orthodontic training (ADA certified) for adolescents and adults at United States Dental Institute (USDI), 1987 (certified five year program)
  • Completed advanced training in orthodontics, Mastership courses, 2004 and 2005

“My membership and participation in professional associations have allowed me to learn from the combined experience of all my peers. At association meetings, we discuss solutions for difficult cases, share new research, exchange effective techniques and generally build our base of knowledge in order to benefit you, the patient.” – Dr. Barraza


Living And Giving To The South County Community

Dr. Barraza enjoys making his home in the community of Bonita. He has lived in the area for over 35 years.

  • Past Board Member and supporter – New Entra Casa
  • Participating Provider – Share the Care
  • Member of Boosters – Music Machine
  • Member of Booster – Club Blue
  • Sponsor – Bonita Valley Girls ASA

“I’ve seen such tremendous growth and enjoy my home life with my wife, Carol, and our four children.” – Dr. Barraza

“South County is more than just a place where I’ve been practicing General advanced dentistry for 35 years. It is my hometown, which is why I feel it is my obligation to reach beyond my practice into the community and give something back to the people who have supported my success.” – Dr. Barraza

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