Our professionals at Barnwell Family Dentistry maintain all dental accreditation requirements and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.  

The staff at Barnwell Family Dentistry is CPR and AED certified through the American Heart Association.

Barnwell, SC Dentist Dr. Alberto Saenz, DMD, PADr.  Alberto L. Sáenz

It is truly an honor and joy to join the Fakoury family dental legacy here in Barnwell, SC.  I recognize the tradition of great dental care that has been provided by Dr. Russell and Dr. Terry since 1954.  I plan to continue that tradition.  Together with this wonderful staff, I pledge to provide the best possible dentistry for you and your families.

Prior to my becoming a dentist, I worked as a civil engineer for 7 years after graduating from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Engineering.  That was 1994.  In 2006, I graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston with my degree in dental medicine.  From there, I went on to complete a General Practice Residency in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  As a dental physician resident working in a hospital setting, I was able to gain invaluable knowledge and technical skills from a very experienced faculty.  Following my residency, I had the pleasure of working with a number of gifted and talented dentists helping me sharpen my clinical skills.

I have been searching for a reputable practice in a small town, choosing to avoid the fast pace of a bigger city, which would allow me more time for patient care and interaction.  

I am the oldest of two boys, blessed with caring parents.  My lovely wife, Catherine, and I married in 2006.  Together we have an adorable daughter, Gisele.  She is now 6.  My hobbies include spending time with my family, photography, exercising at the gym, riding bikes, hiking trails, reading books on history and medicine, and listening to music ranging from classic rock to blues, jazz, and classical.

Currently, I am a member of the South Carolina Dental Association, American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

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Rebecca Sharpe

My name is Rebecca Sharpe.  I am from Lexington, SC.  I have been working as a Dental Assistant for 12 years now.  I previously worked with Dr. Al Sáenz in West Columbia.  Knowing the quality of his work and dedication to his patients, I was happy to join the team at Barnwell Family Dentistry.  

I received my X-ray certification from Midlands Technical College in 2003 and my Associates Degree in Arts from the University of Phoenix in 2011.  I married my wonderful husband in 2008 and together we have two beautiful boys.  I love being a mother, a wife, and a Dental Assistant.  They are all very rewarding parts of my life.




Samantha Ortiz

My name is Samantha Ortiz and I have been in the dental field for twenty-one years.  I was a Dental Assistant for about ten years before I decided to focus on the hygiene aspect of dentistry.  I have been married to Jesus Ortiz for twenty-one years and together we have three beautiful children ages 19, 17, and 9.  In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, reading, and camping when able.  

I have been part of the Barnwell Family Dentistry team since February 2014 and I feel that I have truly been welcomed into a loving, caring family.  I love what I do because it gives me great pleasure to help people feel better about themselves.  I do more than just clean teeth.  I also help people better their oral health and in the process better their lives.  Oral health plays a very big role in one's overall health.  When your mouth is in poor health, it can lead to numerous other health issues.  It is very gratifying to be able to help people maintain their overall health.  

My greatest wish is to be able to continue helping people for many years to come and to grow in the field of Dental Hygiene.


Caitlyn Roberts

My name is Caitlyn Roberts.  I was born and raised in Barnwell, SC.  I graduated from Barnwell High School.  I went on to further my education and attended Aiken Technical College and graduated with a degree in Applied Science in Expanded Duty Dental Assisting.  I have been fortunate to receive a position at Barnwell Family Dentistry here in my hometown.  Dental Assisting is fascinating and I enjoy working with Dr. Sáenz.  I am very blessed to work with such a great team.



Rebecca Nettles
Hi there.  I'm Rebecca Nettles and I was raised here in Barnwell, SC.  I graduated from Barnwell High School and am currently pursuing a career as a dental hygienist.  I will be attending Midlands Tech in Columbia, SC beginning in the fall.  For now, I'm thrilled to be part of the team at Barnwell Family Dentistry as a front desk staff member.  Dr. Saenz and our hygienist, Samantha, have taught and shown me several things that will help me when I start my hygiene program.  
In my spare time, I enjoy being in the outdoors and traveling.  I also enjoy reading, spending time with my family and dog, Jackson.
Megan Ray
I was born and raised in Barnwell, SC.  I graduated from Barnwell High School.  I've always had an interest in dentistry and in 2014 decided to further my education as a dental assistant.  I graduated from Penn Foster College in 2015 with my RDA.  I'm excited to work with Dr. Saenz at Barnwell Family Dentistry presently as a front desk staff member.  
I have a wonderful, handsome son named Maddix Kruze Aiken.  He is my pride and joy.  On my days off, I enjoy spending time with my son, family, and friends.  I enjoy exercising and going on fun vacations.  I am a member of First Baptist Church of Barnwell where we have a wonderful ministry.

Alberto L. Saenz, DMD, PA
733 Reynolds Road
Barnwell, SC 29812
(803) 259-3497 Ph
(803) 259-5921 Fax


Barnwell Family Dentistry