Dr. Barbara Fodero
Dr. Barbara Fodero has been building beautiful smiles for children and adults for over 16 years. Her extensive educational background, coupled with her artistic eye, has resulted in her providing excellent orthodontic results to her patients. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to earn her doctorate degree in dentistry, graduating number one in her class, at the University of Michigan. Dr. Fodero continued on at the University of Michigan to receive a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics. She received the Harry Sicher First Research Essay Award for her masters thesis, and is proud to have graduated from a school that has consistently been ranked as one of the top orthodontic programs in the country.
Dr. Fodero continues to attend numerous courses on the practice of orthodontics to bring her patients the latest techniques and treatments, which increases the efficiency and comfort of their treatment. My approach to orthodontics is the same as my approach to life- I follow the ‘Golden Rule’. I will treat you or your child the way I would want someone to treat me or my children.”
A transplant from Michigan, where she was born and raised, she has enjoyed living in New Jersey where she resides in Chatham with her two boys and her Boston terrier. She enjoys hiking, skiing, and gardening and hopes to pick up a paint brush and get back into art one day, when she has more free time. In the meantime, she is happy to have found a career that is both a science and an art, with the reward of giving her patients healthy and beautiful smiles.
“I love being an orthodontist. Self-confidence is such an important part of a person’s success. I have the unique opportunity to make a lifelong impact on the confidence of the family members in my practice. I am lucky to have such a devoted team who share my passion and love for our practice and patients. Our goal is to make every visit to our office a positive one and to give you a beautiful and healthy smile.”
In the Community
- Smiles Changes Lives – providing free orthodontic treatment to those children whose family cannot afford it
- Selected by patients as “Favorite Kids’ Docs” in New Jersey Family Magazine from 2009-2015.
Meet Our Team
Rachel Riccardi (CDA, RDA)
Rachel is an orthodontic assistant at Chatham Orthodontics. She joined our team in 2011 but has been working in orthodontics for the past 20 years. You can find Rachel everywhere in the office as she takes pride in her many roles at Chatham Orthodontics. She is extremely talented and loves using her experience to help put her patients at ease.
When Rachel is not in the office she loves being an “auntie” to her brother’s Boston Terrier named Molly!
Jessica is an orthodontic assistant in our office. She is the backbone of Chatham Orthodontics, diligently working behind the scenes sterilizing instruments and working in our dental lab or assisting chairside, making sure our patient’s appointments run efficiently. She is currently working towards her CDA. In her time off she likes to go to the movies and walk her dog Toby.
Karyn Conte, RDA, CDA
Karyn is an orthodontic assistant. She has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 1997 and has been working in orthodontics since 2004. She is a very happy to be a recent addition to the team at Chatham Orthodontics. In Karyn’s free time she enjoys being active with her two children, cooking, and spending time with friends.