Meet Dr. Barbara Fodero

Orthodontist. Mom. The Kid Whisperer.
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‘‘I only recommend treatment that I would do for myself or my children."

Why did Dr. Fodero choose orthodontics?

“I became interested in orthodontics in college. I’m artistic and love working with my hands, but I always had an aptitude for math and science. I wanted a career that would allow me to pursue my two passions — having the artistic license to work with my hands while having the challenge of problem solving. My medium is not typical of most artists — I work with teeth. I engineer moving them to make a beautiful smile that has a profound impact on someone’s self-confidence and overall dental health. It’s very rewarding.”

What’s the best part of being a Chatham orthodontist?

“The best part of my job is connecting with people. I enjoy forming a relationship with my patients, particularly young people because I get the privilege of seeing them change and grow. I also had orthodontic treatment, so I relate to the process and do my best to make it as pleasant as possible. Finally, I enjoy seeing the end results, of course!”

A Passion For Orthodontics in Chatham, NJ

Learn more about Dr. Fodero's journey to becoming a healthcare provider for you and your family.
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa at Indiana University in Biology

  • Obtained Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at University of Michigan – graduated #1 in her class

  • Attended the University of Michigan for MS in Orthodontics. Received first place research award for her Master’s Thesis Research

  • Harry Sicher Research Award

  • Voted New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s Top Dentist

  • Voted New Jersey Family’s Favorite Kids’ Docs

Community Service
  • Participates in Smiles Changes Lives, providing free orthodontic treatment to underprivileged children

  • Goes to surrounding elementary schools for Dental Health Month, teaching children the importance of taking care of their teeth

  • Supports school fundraising for sports, performing arts, and education. Need a sponsor? Simply ask Dr. Fodero how she can help you and your organization!

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‘‘When I’m not straightening teeth, I enjoy being a mom to my two very active boys."

Who is your hero?

“My hero is my grandpa, who is no longer alive. He was a World War II veteran and of the ‘greatest generation,’ who lived through the Great Depression. He was a courageous and patriotic man, who imparted so much wisdom to me about his life experiences and how he grew from life’s challenges. He was a kind and compassionate soul who made me feel very loved.”

What do you do outside of the office?

“When I’m outside of the office, I’m usually on the sidelines watching my two boys, who are active in tennis, soccer, baseball, and hockey, or just spending time with them. I have an adorable, but crazy Boston Terrier named Phoebe who also keeps me busy. I love to read, cook, ski, hike, and travel places.”

What "lesson from mom" do you live by?

“My mom taught me to always be kind.”

Dr. Fodero and her staff are super friendly, caring, and professional. The kids never complain about going to their visit to the orthodontist, which is so great! My oldest son had his expander put in and already removed and his teeth look awesome! We haven't even taken the next step of braces yet and I am so happy with results thus far. Dr. Fodero takes her time and really gives 100% to attention to detail.

Liliana C., Actual Patient at Chatham Orthodontics

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