Get to Know Dr. Rocío Barocio
Dr. Barocio is originally from Mexico. She decided to follow the steps of her father and grandfather and pursue a career in dentistry like them. After completing dental school, Dr. Barocio spent the next 5 years of her life completing 2 residency programs, one which was her specialty in Prosthodontics (which is the branch of dentistry that focuses on cosmetics and replacement of teeth), and the second one involving general dentistry. She then moved to Florida to start her new journey next to her husband and loving rescue dog. Dr. Barocio is the founder of Tallahassee Dental Specialists and is thrilled to be part of this community. Dr. Barocio loves music and she actually used to play the piano for 15 years. Her first job was as a dental assistant at her dad's office. As a mother of two little ones, Dr. Barocio knows life can have its challenging moments but considers family to be the best part of life. Her favorite food is Mexican and her dream is to open up a franchise of one of her hometown's restaurants here in Tallahassee.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Barocio completed her doctorate at the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila in Mexico; during this time, she also attended externships in Ecuador and Japan. After attending a dental internship with the Institute for Social Security and services for State Workers (ISSSTE), she came to the United States to pursue a three-year Prosthodontics Residency and her Master’s in Science, graduating from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency at the University of Texas Health Center San Antonio.
Throughout dental school and her various residency programs, Dr. Barocio has been committed to attending multiple continuing education courses that are equivalent to hundreds of hours. She has had extensive exposure to a wide variety of specialty topics, including dental surgery, digital restorative procedures, sedation dentistry, and much more. She is currently a member of the following organizations: