Meet The Doctors

Dr. Marcia Barnes

Dr. Marcia Barnes graduated from The University of the West Indies, School of Dentistry, Trinidad in 1996 after completing a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She began practising in Jamaica in April 1998. She recently completed MClinDent (Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics) at King's College, London

She joined in the Jamaica Defence Force in April 1999 at the rank of Captain, and served as the Force Dental Officer/ Head of the Dental Corps for over 14yrs and left at the rank of a Major in May 2014.

She continues to be an active member of the Jamaica Dental Association Dr. Barnes is also a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Kingston Study Club.

Dr Barnes was recently honoured for her voluntary work with Best Care Foundation since July 2008. She continues to provide comprehensive dental care to the staff of their Children’s Home. Among to her many achievements while serving in the Jamaica Defence Force Dr. Barnes received a National Award - The Medal of Honor for Meritorious Service in 2013.

Through many hours of continuing education and professional affiliations Dr Barnes continues to increase her knowledge of advanced technical skills & state of the art dentistry essential in keeping abreast of the latest advances in general and cosmetic dentistry. With this constant exposure to the dynamic technological side of dentistry she enjoys artistically restoring teeth and help her patients maintain healthy, reliable and harmoniously beautiful smiles. 

Dr. Barnes and her team at Southdale Dental are committed to providing compassionate comprehensive dental care with clarity. 


Dr. Andrew Phillips

Dr. Andrew Phillips is a part of history as he possesses the honour of being a member of the first cohort of dental surgeons produced in the island of Jamaica. He is a graduate of the University of Technology, College of oral Health Sciences having successfully completed the Doctor of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D) programme with honours in 2015. Prior to this accolade, Dr. Phillips obtained the Batchelor of Science in Biology degree at the Northern Caribbean University as a stepping stone to his dream.

Dr. Andrew Phillips grew up the eldest of three sons to his parents and can recall his first patients being his willing younger brothers who with innocent admiration allowed him to remove shaking baby teeth. It is from the tender age of 10 that he knew where his passion lay. 

Dr. Phillips is committed to continuing education and remaining cognizant of new trends and advances in the profession. Oral health improvement for the patient is the primary goal and Dr. Phillips looks forward to working with you. Meet Dr. Phillips today!


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