Did you know?

Healthy gums are generally a light to medium shade of pink. They look and feel firm instead of soft or spongy, and they fit snugly against your teeth without pulling away from your roots. You should not experience pain or discomfort when brushing, flossing or eating cold foods.

To learn more about proper oral hygiene habits and how our team can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.

At the office of Gary S. Barker, DMD, we can care for most every dental need. It is rare for our dentist to have to refer a patient to another dental office, making us a dependable source for all-in-one oral health care. We pride ourselves on being a convenient and comfortable place to get all your family’s dentistry services, including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and sedation dentistry for those who have dental anxiety. So, come in today and enjoy our laidback, family-friendly atmosphere! We offer our exceptional dental services in Pasadena, Maryland, and to those in the surrounding areas of Glen Burnie, Arnold, Lake Shore, Jacobsville, Annapolis, and Severna Park, Maryland.

About Us

About Us

Caring Professionals Dedicated to Excellence

For over 20 years, Dr. Gary Barker has been providing high-quality, comprehensive dentistry in Pasadena, Maryland. We understand the importance of maintaining relationships with our patients, which is why so many people have come back to Dr. Barker for all these years. We also hold ourselves and our services to a high standard of excellence while providing our guests with individualized and accommodating patient care. Call today to learn more or set up a consultation with our skilled, experienced dentist.

About Us

Meet Bleu!

Our Adorable Service Dog Loves New People

Bleu is our Alaskan Malamute Border Collie, and he loves giving our patients company and comfort if they ever feel unease during their visits. He is a certified service dog trained to help calm those with anxiety. We also understand some individuals may not enjoy having a dog in the office during their visits, so he’s not here every day. Feel free to call ahead and request Bleu at your next appointment. He would love to meet you!



“Dr. Barker and Mrs. Ellen are absolutely wonderful to my family, including two 5 year old boys. So friendly, always on time, and just a great experience every visit.”

Kristal Trohanowsky


“I've been going to Dr Barker for years. I've had several fillings done, but mostly just routine cleanings. Great dentist and very personable.”

Michael Strejcek


“Had some old fillings replaced. Felt at ease, he did good job explaining things, and the dental work was fully completed in short order with virtually zero discomfort. Great job, will return.”

Lucas Naden


“I have been going to Doctor Barker for the past 25 years - a true professional with numerous certifications. He seems to love his work and takes the time to make me feel comfortable with his treatments.”

Paul S.


“Dr. Barker over the years has treated my family and I like family. We are very grateful for him and his staff.”

Todd A.


“My family has been going to Dr. Barker for about 13 years and I would not choose to go anywhere else for dental services. Dr. Barker, Ellen and the entire staff make coming to the dentist a pleasurable experience. My kids love Dr. Barker and Ellen; and she is simply the best.”

Karen H.


“As an extremely nervous patient, I was overwhelmed by the genuine concern for my comfort and relief from anxiety. I was fortunate to be recommended to Dr. Barker, and will be a repeat customer. The 4 members of staff that I dealt with were all professional & genuinely friendly and engaging. Thank you to all!!”

Mark B. S.


“I highly recommend Dr. Barker. I had an emergency and received immediate attention. The office staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The office is clean and Dr. Barker has earned my trust. I had an extremely positive experience!”

Eric K.