About Cardinal Family Dentistry

Meet Dr. barker

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Dr. Barker grew up in Cary, just a few miles away from the Cardinal Family Dentistry office. Since she was young, Dr. Barker has been passionate about both science and art. After volunteering in the UNC Hospital Dental Clinic, Dr. Barker realized that a career in dentistry would allow her to combine her passion for science with her artistic abilities, and the rest is history! She went on to graduate from UNC Chapel Hill with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery with Distinction.

Dr. Barker’s hard work and commitment to compassionate care has earned her many awards for academic and clinical excellence, and her research on dental implants has recently been published in the journal of Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research.  When not in the office, Dr. Barker and her husband, Will, enjoy cheering on UNC to national championships, heated jeopardy competitions, and spending as much time as possible with their family, including their daughter, Emma, and two beloved felines, Cheddar and Bo (named for her favorite Bojangles biscuit)

You’re in good hands with Dr. Barker at Cardinal Family Dentistry. Dr. Barker is highly skilled and professional, and has a way of making patients feel like friends. If you’re looking for an honest, friendly dentist in Apex, Cary, New Hill, or Holly Springs, we can’t wait to meet you!

Dr. Barker is an accomplished Apex dentist, having received the following accreditations:

  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Come In & Meet Dr. Barker Today!

Meet Dr. Cooper


Dr. Cooper graduated from UNC with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at UNC School of Dentistry as well. She is from Gastonia, North Carolina and has lived in North Carolina her whole life with the exception of one year in Knoxville, Tennessee for her husband's job. Dr. Cooper found her passion for dentistry on a dental mission trip to Haiti, where she assisted her father who is also a dentist. Seeing patients get out of pain and the artistic aspect of dentistry sparked her interest. From there, she began spending time shadowing dentists and specialists and decided this was the career path for her! Dentistry even brought Courtney and her husband together, since he is also in the dental field.

Her number one goal is to help her patients feel comfortable and confident with their smiles, and looks forward to caring for patients of all ages.

In her spare time, Dr. Cooper can be found spending time with her husband Ben, son Lewis, and fur baby Penny. She also enjoys playing piano, singing, reading, hiking, and doing cross-stitch and jigsaw puzzles.

Dr. Barker and the Cardinal Family Dentistry team are thrilled to have Dr. Cooper joining us – she is not just an exceptional dentist, but also a wonderful person - we know that you will love her as much as we do!

Come In & Meet Dr. Cooper Today!
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a team that cares

At Cardinal Family Dentistry we are honored to serve the community of Apex by providing honest, compassionate dental care. We focus on preventive care and education to make sure all of our patients enjoy optimal dental health, and we offer judgment-free treatment if you’re in need of a corrective procedure. Dr. Barker and the rest of the Cardinal Family Dentistry team want to be a resource for you when it comes to your dental health, so we always keep you well-informed and offer honest guidance to help you make the best decisions for you and your family.


Dental Assistant

Christina was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and relocated to North Carolina with her parents in 1986. She currently resides outside of Fuquay-Varina with her eleven-year-old daughter, Jada. Christina has fifteen years of experience as a dental assistant and has completed advanced training in complex procedures. She is a member of the Auxillary Dental lmplant Association and is experienced in working with anxiety-prone patients. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching sports and adult clogging. She loves to travel to the beach and stays extremely busy with her daughter being in dance and beauty pageants.


Insurance Coordinator

After spending most of her career as a public school teacher, Judy has brought her incredible eye for detail to Cardinal Family Dentistry to help us take care of you. She is proud to be married to her high school sweetheart, DeWitt, with whom she raised 3 daughters. When not at the office, you are most likely to find her around town with one or all of her 3 grandsons, working up a sweat in her garden, or whipping up something delicious in the kitchen (ask her about her famous apple bread!).


Dental Hygienist

Jackie was born and raised in beautiful SW Florida. She relocated to the Triangle in 2012 after graduating from Florida Southwestern with an A.S in Dental Hygiene. She has been a hygienist for 7 years and enjoys helping her patients achieve and maintain healthy smiles. When she is not busy making teeth sparkle, she can be found driving around town getting her girls to dance and soccer. She enjoys reading, reggae and relaxing on the beach.


Patient Care Coordinator

Fay was born in Hialeah, Florida and made the move to North Carolina in 2012 with her family. Before becoming a Patient Care Coordinator in general Dentistry she worked with animals as a Veterinary Assistant. In her free time she enjoys binge watching new shows and going on walks with her seven year old pup Atlas. She is excited to be up front providing a friendly welcoming environment to our patients at Cardinal Family Dentistry!


Dental Assistant

Jenna was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and has lived in Sanford, North Carolina all her life. She recently graduated from Dental Assisting school. In her free time Jenna likes to enjoy her days at the beach or lake. She is excited to be a part of CFD and start her dental career.

our mission at Cardinal Family Dentistry

Cardinal Family Dentistry strives to provide quality care in a warm, welcoming environment. Our compassionate team genuinely cares about our patients, and we want to help you and your family achieve your oral health goals. We have a conservative approach to dentistry with an emphasis on prevention and education in order to keep you happy and healthy.

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