Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Barr is a 1974 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where she completed her residency in pediatric dentistry in 1976.
She taught full time in pediatric dentistry in Omaha a one year, then moved to Denver in 1977 to open a private practice there. Dr. Barr practices with her sister, Nelle Barr, and a third pediatric dentist, Dr. Sean Whalen. They are joined one day a week by Betty’s husband, Dr. Don Kleier, an endodontist and Chair of the Division of Surgical Dentistry at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Barr is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry and served as an Examiner on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry from 1989-1996. She is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and an Honorary Member of OKU.
Dr. Barr serves on the Council on Clinical Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the committee that writes the Clinical Guidelines for the specialty.
She has authored 17 publications in the literature of dentistry, and presented several research abstracts and table clinics. Betty is adjunct faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine pediatric dental residency programs. She speaks regionally to both pediatric dentists and general dentists on a variety of clinical topics.