Meet the Dental Doctors of Fargo, ND

Our dental team is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the area. They work hard to make sure that your visit runs as smooth as possible and that you receive the utmost in care. The Friendly Smiles Team is trustworthy and reliably delivers friendly, professional care.  They truly enjoy seeing a smile on your face as you leave our office!

Dr. Barfield and Dr. Mahale have over 16 combined years of experience. The doctors at Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry are experienced and dedicated to take care of you and your family’s dental health.  Leave all your worries and embarrassment behind because here the culture is all about courtesy, respect, and constructive optimism. They are here to support you in restoring, protecting, and preserving your dental health. You will feel a sense of security and have peace of mind when you leave the office.  Together the doctors at Friendly Smiles have the following credentials and memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Dakota Dental Association
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders



Brenda Barfield, DDS

Dr. Brenda Barfield followed her lifelong dream in 2003 by opening her own dental practice in Fargo, North Dakota. She had played an active role in her father’s practice for over 10 years in Moorhead, Minnesota.  In 1992, she received an Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and practiced in the Fargo-Moorhead area. After her father’s retirement, Brenda followed in his footsteps and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Between graduating and opening her own practice, Dr. Barfield worked at the Family Health Care Dental Clinic in Fargo.

Dr. Barfield has studied with the leaders in the fields of chronic head and neck pain; neuroanatomy and neurology; temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD); and sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea. She has certification in TMJ & Sleep Therapy Research along with her memberships in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Dakota Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders.

Naina Mahale, DDS

“My philosophy of practice is to treat each patient as I would like to be treated myself. What I love about being a dentist is it gives the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Through them, I have learnt so much , not only about peoples’ lives and values but also about myself. I am enriched each day by my interactions with patients and staff in so many ways.. I look forward to getting to know my patients and what is important to them and help them achieve their goals for their dental health. In order to truly serve my patients well, I appreciate the importance of keeping up with new advances in dentistry. People are often surprised to know how much dentistry is constantly evolving! But since it is such a hands on field, what I have learnt is that every day is a new opportunity to be better than yesterday. I am excited to be actively engaged in this process and am constantly looking at ways to incorporate new technologies and materials that make for better patient experience, comfort and better quality dentistry.”

Dr. Mahale graduated from dental school in 2008 from the University of Minnesota Dental School. She lives in Fargo with her husband, daughter and 2 yr old dog Dobby. In her free time, Dr. Mahale loves cooking, baking ,watching movies ,travel and hanging out with her friends and family.

Dr. Mahale is committed to continued growth both in her knowledge and hand skills and in this quest, she has consistently participated in numerous Continuing education courses which include:

2009:  Post Graduate program in Cosmetic Dentistry level 1
2010:  Six Month Smiles Training
2011-2013:  Six Month Smiles Advanced Training (Boston and Chicago)
2014:  Occlusion in Clinical Practice workshop at Spear Education
2015:  Faculty Club member at Spear Education, Facial Generated Treatment Planning, Implant workshop


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