Dr. Caitlin Barnes grew up in the Tidewater area of Southeastern Virginia, and went on to attend both college and dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University. Following a summer externship in Barrow, Alaska, Dr. Barnes joined the staff at the Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital where she served as a general dentist for 2 years. During this time, Dr. Barnes traveled to outlying villages via bush plane, providing dental care to remote areas of Alaska. Also during this time, Dr. Barnes also became passionate about caring for pediatric patients in order to prevent dental problems later in life. She decided to pursue a pediatric dental residency program at the Alaska Native Medical Center here in Anchorage. Following her residency, Dr. Barnes worked in private practice for several years before starting her own practice in 2016. Dr. Barnes is proud to provide high quality dental care for children and those with special needs, is passionate about community involvement and dental outreach, and enjoys spending time with her husband and three children in her free time.
Dr. Geon Bae was born and raised in Incheon, South Korea where he lived until age 13, after which he attended boarding school at the Wellingborough School in Northamptomshire, U.K. He graduated with a degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, and went on to earn his dental degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bae completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at APLA Health and Wellness where he learned how to effectively treat medically complex patients. He then went on to pursue a pediatric residency program at the Alaska Native Medical Center here in Anchorage. Dr. Bae fell in love with our beautiful state and has called Alaska home ever since. Dr. Bae is happily married to his wife Joo, a Pharmacist at Southcentral Foundation. In his spare time, Dr. Bae enjoys dental mission trips, traveling, golfing, hiking, fishing, and playing with his adorable dogs Morty and Mochi. Please help us welcome Dr. Bae to our Aurora family!