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Richard Barnes, DDS


My job and personal life are interconnected in that my patients are people I choose to be around. I have a great life!

In order to become a dentist, I attended the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1990. I have been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years, and am currently the forensic dentist for Tulare County. I enjoy using my skills for different roles and always strive to stay current with new dental methods and technologies.

I love working with people to find a solution for dental issues so that they have healthy teeth and smiles. I feel like most of my patients are personal friends, and I always enjoy interacting with them! I love living in our community and helping those in it.

We have a great staff here, and they like to have a good time by joking around with our patients and making them feel comfortable. I have the best, most dedicated professionals that understand patient care!

I grew up in Southern California, and have lived in Visalia for more than 20 years. My son is Alex and my daughter is Makenna. We also have one dog and three cats at home! When I’m not at work, I enjoy golfing, snow skiing, wake boarding, and traveling. I am also active in our community and am a supporter of CASA.

Jose Miguel Saldarriaga, DDS


I was born and raised in Bogota Columbia. I studied dentistry at Javeriana University and graduated in 1982. In 1982, I also opened up my own practice. I moved to Visalia in 2001 with my wife Dr. Victoria Saldarriaga and my son Camilo. I have worked at this office since 2001 and continued to work there when Dr. Barnes purchased the practice in 2006. I enjoy all the patients I treat in the office and my goal is to make sure every patient is happy while they are in the office and when they leave after their dental work is completed.

Barton Fisher, DDS


I came to the valley in 1978 and raised a family. I worked for thirty years in the Fresno area hospitals and for six years in dental centers, including three years with Dr. Barnes. I strive to put patients at ease when they come for dental care and anesthesia care. Our daily events at the surgery center can be extraordinary for our patients, and require our compassion.

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