Dr. Juliana Barros earned her DDS degree from the University of Uberaba, Brazil in 1995. She has postgraduate training in restorative dentistry from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. In addition, she earned a Master's Degree in Laser Dentistry from the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute and University of São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Barros lectures and conducts research in the fields of restorative dentistry, biomaterials, and hard/soft tissue laser applications. Recognizing great opportunities to advance knowledge and treatment in laser dentistry, she developed the laser dentistry curriculum at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and is the acting director of the Laser Clinic.
She is a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Academy of Operative Dentistry, International Association for Dental Research, and Consortium of Operative Dentistry Educators. Dr. Barros is a full-time member of the faculty at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.