Sanford L. Barr, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Dr. Barr is a Chicagoland native who earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Bioscience in just three years at the University of Illinois. He was accepted to Northwestern University Dental School at 19 years old. After graduating, he completed a general practice residency at Northwestern’s Lakeside VA hospital, with an emphasis on restorative dentistry and medicine.

Ever since, Dr. Barr has served the community in private practice for over four decades, adding to his expertise with 80-100 annual hours of continuing education. His many certifications and trainings include:

  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery
  • Fellow – Academy of General Dentistry
  • Many certificates in implants, cosmetics, and CAD/CAM dentistry
  • CEREC – mentor/teacher

Dr. Barr was honored as one of Chicago’s top 20 dentists by Chicago Magazine in January 2017. This prestigious award is voted on by dentists from Chicagoland.

Long after entering into private practice, Dr. Barr continues to be an educator and mentor in the dental field, joining the faculty of Northwestern, later serving as an attending at the VA Lakeside hospital and Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, and finally joining the Surgery faculty at Rush Medical College.

At work, he is dedicated and tireless to a fault, but he swears that he needs his assistants, hygienists and business team more than they need him. He admits he is “obsessed” with dentistry, as well as his family. He and his wife of over 43 years have a son, two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. Their son is a track and baseball coach; one daughter works as a social worker and the other is a doctor/therapist.

When he’s not at the practice, Dr. Barr enjoys golfing, staying fit, and playing music. For many years, he has served as the lead guitarist/singer of The Starting Lineup – a rock ‘n’ roll band that regularly plays shows in the area, donating all proceeds to charity.

Listen to “The Starting Lineup”

A rock ‘n’ roll band that regularly plays shows in the area, donating all proceeds to charity.