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 children, Emma and Wyatt, 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. Jowza

Dr. Marmar Jowza, dds

Dr. Marmar Jowza grew up in New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with minors in Biology and Psychology from The College of New Jersey and later earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S) from New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Jowza is highly committed to clinical excellence and passionate about providing the highest quality care to her patients. She currently resides in Raleigh with her husband, Billy, and their children, William and Ella.

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. Jowza 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 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.


Dental Hygienist

Carla was born and raised in Rougemont, NC. In 1996, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. After practicing in Durham for 12 years, she moved with her husband and two daughters to Central Asia. She and her family have recently returned to the Triangle area. When she is not building patient trust in our office, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, and baking.


Dental Hygienist

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Front Office Administrator

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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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