Growing up in Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Barter originally went to school for engineering, getting his degree from St. Francis Xavier University in 1990. He decided to specialize and pursue dental surgery, attaining a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Dalhousie University in 1994.
Dr. Barter took his knowledge to the Canadian Armed Forces until 2010, where he served our military as Dental Detachment Commander and Senior Dental Officer for Europe. In 2006, he completed two-years of advanced training in the Resident AEGD program with the United States Army. This expertise gave him specialized training in all fields of dentistry, specifically surgical procedures, and he also achieved accreditation in multi-drug IV sedation. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Barter shared his expertise with fourth year dental students as a clinical instructor at the University of Alberta. He taught comprehensive dental care scenarios and acted as a clinical instructor for the IV sedation course.
Dr. Barter’s wife Jill is also a dentist in St. Albert, Alberta. The two met in 1995 and have three children, spending most of their spare time with family and the kids’ extracurricular activities. Dr. Barter’s biggest passion is flying his two planes. Dr. Barter is a general dentist at Higson Dental Group but typically focuses on surgical procedures with IV sedation.
Dr. Barter provides services as a general dentist at Higson Dental Group.