CR Dentistry Update Speaker Bio

Barbara B. Mauldin, DMD

Barbara MauldinDr. Mauldin is a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi. During high school, she earned a great deal of acclaim through her enthusiastic participation in choir, dance, and band. She earned a Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and Spanish at the University of Southern Mississippi where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her Registered Dental Hygiene degree where she graduated magna cum laude at the School of Health-Related Professions at University of Mississippi Medical Center. After three years as a hygienist in Mississippi, she returned to USM for her prerequisites for dental school.

Dr. Mauldin was one of five women in her dental class out of a graduating class of 50. She graduated summa cum laude with her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Mississippi School Of Dentistry. She and her brother, Dr. Paul Ballard, were the first pair of siblings to begin their studies and earn their DMD degrees in the same year. She was also one of the few women in this area of Mississippi to start a solo dental practice.

During her career, Dr. Mauldin served six years as the first female Speaker of the House for the Mississippi Dental Association, and has served on many of the association’s committees. She holds memberships in the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association, and the Mississippi Association of Women Dentists. She is a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists. She holds a masters in the Academy of General Dentistry. From 2000 to 2002, she had the opportunity to serve as a volunteer dentist for the Holland America cruise line.

Dr. Mauldin enjoys being a part of the Petal community.  She is a member of the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce, serving two terms as president, and has chaired the Petal Christmas parade for 20 years. For over 20 years she has volunteered weeks of her time on dental mission trips to Peru, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Honduras. She also is involved with the Edwards Street Fellowship Mission in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Additionally, she has been an active member of the Rotary Club since the organization began admitting women in 1989. She served as District Governor of Rotary District 6840 in 2013–14, and was the 2007 recipient of the Citation for Meritorious Service for her work following Hurricane Katrina. Currently, she is chair of the Rotary 101 minutes for her club.

Dr. Mauldin and her husband, Dick, have four sons and a daughter.  She loves to ballroom dance, snow ski, restore neglected houses, cook for her family, and relax with a good book. She is still an avid dancer and helps with beginning dancers at her studio, Studio 117.