Dr. Veronica Barretto
St. Luke’s OMS is proud to have Dr. Veronica Barretto, the FIRST and ONLY female, and also the only Latina and Spanish Speaking oral surgeon in the area!
Barreto received her undergraduate degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 2007 and her dental degree from the Maurie H. Kornberg school of dentistry (formally Temple University School of Dentistry) in Philadelphia, PA in 2011 where she graduated magna cum laude. She was the recipient of several awards including the American Association of Endodontist Student Achievement Award, awarded to the senior student who demonstrated exceptional ability in the area of Endodontics, and the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists predoctoral student award, awarded to the senior student judged to be the most outstanding in the field of dentistry for children. She also was awarded the Edward B. and Arnold R. Cook Prize in Children’s Dentistry awarded to the junior student who demonstrated exceptional ability in the field of pediatric dentistry. During her dental school training, she also volunteered for numerous research and outreach activities in the Philadelphia area and abroad, providing dental care and oral health awareness to the underserved populations in Costa Rica and Panama. She served as president of the Hispanic Dental Association as well as the Student National Dental Association for her school chapter. She completed a preliminary internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 2012. She completed her residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial at Temple Health (formerly Temple University Hospital) in Philadelphia, PA and served as chief resident from 2015-2016. In August 2015, she received her doctorate from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Outside of work, Dr. Barretto enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community by participating in outreach, and being a mentor to underprivileged students aspiring to pursue a career in health professions. She is excited to be inspirational to other females and spanish speaking individuals pursuing this specialty.