Chatham Orthodontics

Dr. Barbara Fodero, DDS, MS

Dental Services

What sets your business and brand apart?

Having a “mom perspective” has helped me understand the demands of juggling children’s busy schedules along with work schedules. It’s made me a more compassionate and sensitive orthodontist. I treat my patients the way I’d treat my own children.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love having a profound impact on someone’s self-esteem when I create a beautiful smile. I also love the connections I make with my patients and their families. I feel like people come in as patients and leave as friends.

What’s the moment when you knew you nailed it?

When I learn that new clients hear positive things about me and my business on their community Facebook page, I know I’m doing something right.

What inspired you to start your business?

When I was in college in the early ’90s there was much talk in the media of a “glass ceiling” for women in the work force, and a disparity in income between men and women. The easiest way to eliminate that threat is to be your own boss and have your own business, so I made sure of that when I pursued a career in dentistry and opened my own practice.

How’s your business involved in your local community?

I participate in a program called Smiles Change Lives, where I donate free orthodontic treatment to children whose parents can’t afford braces. I also sponsor local school sports, performing arts and general fundraiser events.


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