Meet the Team

Meet the founder

Dr. Eric M. Barnes

I love being an orthodontist. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, and the friendships that I’ve built with my patients and their families are one in a million. It has always been my focus to make each patient feel at-home when they come to me for treatment and I work hard to give my patients the attention they deserve.


Dr. Ashley Barnes

I am so passionate about working closely with people in my community. It excites me to have the ability to change our patients’ smiles and see their confidence soar after they see their new smile. My goal each and every day is to give our patients the best care from the time they enter the practice until the time they leave.

I want them to experience personalized care from our office—care that will leave them smiling!

Meet the Team

Our Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Front Desk

Carolyn loves serving others. Her goal is making sure each person feels comfortable and welcomed at Braces by Barnes. You’ll meet Carolyn at our front desk. She’ll help you schedule visits, update paperwork, and answer your questions. You may also speak with her when you call. Carolyn provides general office support, too. She loves being part of a team that creates amazing smiles and looks forward to meeting you.

Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and church family. She is a graphic designer and a devotional author. She creates, publishes, and distributes monthly devotionals and prayer calendars.


Front Desk


Khadijah Razaaq

Front Desk



Treatment Coordinator



Clinical Supervisor

Sherri loves working in a practice where the doctors and team members provide a close family environment. This ensures a welcoming, friendly, and supportive atmosphere for you and your family. Sherri trains our new clinic employees. She also works with patients and their parents to ensure the patient understands their responsibilities, and offers hygiene education, too. Sherri motivates and keeps harmony within our team.

Sherri is blessed with three beautiful children and is actively involved with her church.


Clinical Coordinator

Lakeisha finds our patients to be delightful people. She says they encourage her, every day, to become a better orthodontic assistant. She enjoys helping each person and witnessing the changes in their personalities and smiles. Lakeisha assists the doctors. She sets up the trays, cleans and sterilizes instruments, and offers chairside assistance. She also will also teach you about hygiene and home care instructions.

Lakeisha has three beautiful children who are her life. She recently joined the UCC Covenant North Church and loves her church family. You can often find Lakeisha reading, cooking, and supporting her children’s school activities.


Clinical Staff


Clinical Staff



Lab Tech

Maria P. enjoys communicating with patients and parents, learning about their lives and interests. She likes building friendships while helping each patient develop an incredible smile, one they’ll love for life. Wearing several hats in our office, Maria assists with the IDB trays and takes patient records. She also works in our onsite lab, pouring up models. Fluent in Spanish, Maria translates for patients and their families.

Maria’s family includes her husband, Omar, her daughter, Delilah, and her Chihuahua, Kloe. She loves boxing and trained at the South Chicago Boxing Club. Maria enjoys working out and time at Immaculate Conception Church.



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Latonya Hill
Latonya Hill
I absolutely loved my experience if your someone looking to get braces and arent 100% sure they will help you everyone is very knowledgeable everyone is so nice and pleasant i didn't feel 100% confident in my smile before i came due to some minor issues and after i did my consultation i left feeling more confident in moving forward with getting braces from the staff to the doctors they are all great all smiles all happy great vibe i cant wait to go back to get my braces Im excited and I'm glad i found a great place to help me even when it came down to explaining how much things would cost it was broken down great i highly recommend anyone to go here great place and you wont be disappointed ❤️
Laurenton Ghent
Laurenton Ghent
Braces by Barnes staff including both Dr. Barnes were very professional and down to earth at the same time. They made me feel comfortable and confident about my braces. The process was detailed from consultation to every visit. Well worth the review.
Sharon Cooper
Sharon Cooper
I love Dr. Ashley Barnes! She’s extremely professional and caring. I love how my Invisaligns. Would definitely recommend her office
Torry Dunbar
Torry Dunbar
Everytime I visit Braces by Barnes my experience Is very welcoming. The best experience from a Dentist I ever been to. Everybody is professional, pleasant and eager to address all of my Dental concerns. Very clean place Thank you Braces by Barnes
Ericka Oliver
Ericka Oliver
I’m not sure why they only have 4.7 stars, because they definitely deserve 5 stars. The environment is amazing. Everyone is friendly which makes your experience even better. You feel more at home then at a dental appointment. The facility is very clean and the staff is just amazing. The prices are affordable, an they work with you with no hassle. My mouth was shaped like a horse because how far my teeth stuck out an now my mouth is shaped like a human mouth. Lbvs. I refer them to everyone looking to get corrections. If your looking for a place to call your orthodontist to home, stop looking an join the Barnes family.
Wendy Embry
Wendy Embry
Friendly! Accommodating! Professional! Everyone here is so nice and the office is very clean!

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