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:
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!
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.
Sumer was born in Buffalo, NY, but moved to Raleigh as a child. She graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2016 with a B.S. in Biology, and from UNC-CH in 2019 with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 cats. She also has a green thumb when it comes to houseplants and gardening! She is so excited to be a part of CFD, where she is passionate about helping her patients achieve their optimal oral health in a relaxed and judgement free environment.
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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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
We want your time at Cardinal Family Dentistry to be relaxing and stress-free. We provide comforting amenities to make you feel right at home.
You deserve to be comfortable while you wait, and during your treatment. Our office is equipped with chair monitors, a mini-fridge, and more.
We work with a wide range of insurance companies in order to keep your treatment affordable, and we do our best to help you maximize your benefits.
At Cardinal Family Dentistry, we invest in technology in order to give our patients the accurate, efficient care they deserve.
Money should never come between you and your dental health. We offer flexible financing options to keep costs within your budget.
We love meeting new patients! If it’s your first visit at Cardinal Family Dentistry, we offer a $99 exam to get you on the right track with your dental health.