Martin Thomas Barco III was born in Kailua, Hawaii in April 1976 to parents Martin Thomas Barco II of Winamac, Indiana and Karen Ann Mead of Anderson, Indiana. Martin’s father served 25 years in the United States Navy as a dentist. After retiring in 1995 he and his family relocated to Bloomington, Indiana where he practiced dentistry in the community until his death in 2006.
Martin graduated from Carmel High School in Mundelein, IL in 1994. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with a NROTC scholarship. In 1998 Martin graduated with a B.A. in History and Economics and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.
In 1999 Martin married Amy Laura Borneman of Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Amy is also a graduate of Northwestern University and has a graduate degree in Audiology also from Northwestern. After serving for 8 years in the armed forces, four of which were on active duty as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, Martin resigned his commission in 2002 to pursue a career in dentistry.
In 2008 he graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC. He and his family then returned to Indiana where Martin completed a one-year general practice residency with Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Since 2009 Martin has been practicing dentistry in Bloomington, Indiana. He and his wife Amy have four children: Martin, Eleanor, Henry, and Robert. Martin’s mother Karen resides in Greenwood, Indiana. Martin’s interests include history, athletics, fishing, and travel. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children and is involved in youth soccer and youth running. Martin is a member of Hoosiers for Dental Excellence.
Dr. Barco is originally from Martinsville, but he has been connected to the Bloomington area for over 20 years. He attended Northwestern University before serving four years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. After his service in the Marines, Dr. Barco started dental school at the University of North Carolina. He completed his General Practice Residency at Indiana University and has been busy helping patients achieve and maintain excellent oral health ever since.
The practice of dentistry runs in Dr. Barco’s family. His father was a dentist in the U.S. Navy for over 25 years, during which Dr. Barco had the opportunity to live all over the world -- from Washington State to the Philippine Islands and even right here in Bloomington from 1995 to 2006.
Today, Dr. Barco is committed to providing superior dental care for friends and families around Bloomington. He was pleased to return to the area with his growing family in 2009 to begin practicing dentistry. Dr. Barco is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, the Southern Indiana Dental Association, and the Spear Dental Study Club in Bloomington. He enjoys helping people smile brighter through his work!
Dr. Barco and his wife Amy have four children named Martin, Laura, Henry, and Robert. His hobbies outside of the office include running, hiking, learning about history, reading, traveling, and coaching youth soccer.