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:

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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.


Patient Care Coordinator

Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Katy graduated from JMU in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and has worked in both pediatric and general dentistry for several years. She a passion for helping people, and is excited to be a part of CFD to help us continue to provide the best quality patient care as we grow our patient family. Outside of work, she enjoys watching movies, going to concerts, interior decorating and crafting. She also loves to spend time with her nieces, and travel to new places.


Dental Hygientist

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.


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!).

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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