Dr Melinda Barva
Dr Melinda Barva established MB Orthodontics and has for 20 years been providing her patients with exceptional, comprehensive orthodontic care.
She graduated equal first in her Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree from Sydney University in 1988. She subsequently obtained her Orthodontic Master's Degree from Adelaide University. Prior to commencing her orthodontic studies she worked as a dental officer at Westmead Hospital in NSW in the paediatric, periodontic and special needs departments. She also worked as a locum dentist in the Riverland region of SA.
Melinda has an interest in continuing education and taught post-graduates in the Orthodontic Master's programme for five years. She has presented case reports at local orthodontic meetings and also at an international conference. She was responsible for co-ordinating the Auxiliary Programme for the Australian Orthodontic Congress held in Adelaide in 2014. She is currently the secretary of the SA branch of the Australian Orthodontic Society and the SA liason officer for Give A Smile.
Melinda feels it is important to stay at the cutting edge of orthodontics. She and her staff attend courses and conferences locally and interstate and Melinda also has attended many European Orthodontic Society conferences. In her practice, she has developed her own indirect bonding technique over the last 16 years to improve the accuracy of bracket placement and enhance patient comfort. Melinda has a strong belief in utilising growth, where possible, to increase the orthodontic treatment options and resulting outcome.
When not at work, Melinda has a keen interest in arts and crafts. She also enjoys cooking, walking and spending time with her family.