Meet the Doctors
The general dentists of Sonrisa Dental are pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to
their neighbors in San Antonio and the surrounding communities.
Justin Barber, DDS FAGD
Dr. Barber was born in Sweeny, Texas. He graduated cum laude
from the University of St. Thomas
in Houston, Texas. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from the
University of Texas Dental School in Houston in 2003. Dr. Barber served for three years at Eielson
Air Force Base in Alaska. Afterwards, he practiced as an associate with Dr. Eric Beutow in North
Pole, Alaska, before moving back to Texas in 2007. He and his wife, Carolina, love living in central
Texas and are very enthusiastic about raising their two sons, Preston and Parker, in this cherished community.
Dr. Barber's professional memberships include the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic
Dentistry, Alumni Pankey Institute, River District Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, Academy Of
General Dentistry, and Gruene Lions Club. Dr. Barber enjoys tennis, golf, running, hunting, fishing, and
skiing, but mostly playing with his sons, Preston and Parker.
Dr. Akshay Thusu was born in the city of Mumba in India. He moved to San
Antonio, Texas, weeks before starting his sophomore year at Northside
Health Careers High School. He attended The University of Texas at San
Antonio, where he graduated magna cum laude and received the highest
honors in the Honors College for completing an undergraduate thesis. He
continued his education at The University of Texas Health Science Center
at San Antonio's School of Dentistry and graduated with Distinction in
Dr. Thusu is multilingual and speaks English,
Spanish, Hindi, and Kashmiri. He is an active member of the American
Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Dental
Association, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, San Antonio District
Dental Society, and San Antonio Academy of General Dentistry. He is
committed to life-long learning and is pursuing a Fellowship in the
Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). He is one of the team dentists of
the San Antonio Rampage, the local minor league ice hockey team. He also
serves on the TAGD education committee, is a board member of SADDS, and
is the co-director of the TAGD FellowTrack program at the dental school.
He loves giving back to the San Antonio community that welcomed him with
open arms by volunteering at events providing free dental care. He
enjoys playing basketball and soccer in his spare time and roots for the
Dallas Cowboys, hometown San Antonio Spurs, and UTSA Roadrunners.
Our doctors are excited to meet you and discuss your dental needs. Call our office today at (210) 590-4100 to
schedule the first step toward your healthiest smile.