Dr. Gary S. Barker attended Brandeis University in Massachusetts where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. Following graduation, Dr. Barker was accepted into the University of Connecticut Dental School where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. After his dental graduation, he continued his post-doctoral education in a highly competitive general practice residency program at the University of Maryland. There, he received training in all the dental specialties. Dr. Gary S. Barker is the recipient of numerous academic awards, honors and achievements. He is exemplified by the numerous continuing education courses he takes throughout the year in various topics in general and cosmetic dentistry. He maintains memberships in the American Dental Association® and the Academy of General Dentistry.
In 2006, Dr. Barker achieved a major professional milestone: a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.), a distinction achieved by less than 15 percent of dentists nationwide.
Dr. Barker’s experience has taught him that people who feel good about themselves interact positively with others. A positive self-image begins with a beautiful, confident, healthy smile. Dr. Barker is committed to providing the care and resources to maintain and optimize the oral health of his patients. He is committed to a process that educates, creates awareness and allows his team to advocate your health, confidence and trust for a lifetime of wellness.
Dr. Barker is keenly aware that in today’s rapidly changing medical and dental fields, continuing education and skill development are of utmost importance. He also recognizes that successful patient treatment is a combination of function and aesthetics. With this in mind Dr. Barker stays on the forefront of cosmetic and preventive dentistry through advanced continuing education. He has combined this knowledge with a state-of-the-art dental facility in Pasadena, Maryland, in order to deliver the best dental treatment possible.
Dr. Gary S. Barker resides in Owings Mills, Maryland, with his wife, Ellen, and their service dog, Bleu. In their spare time, they enjoy being with their three children: Morgan, Brett and Mitchell. They also enjoy weekends at their condo in Ocean City, Maryland, and trying new restaurants.
Meet Our Team
Our considerate and close-knit team members are excited to care for you and your dental needs. If you have any questions or concerns before visiting with our dentist in Pasadena, Maryland, please reach out at 410-846-9122. Our team will do our best to help you feel informed and prepared for your visit to the office of Gary S. Barker, DMD.
Natalie joined our team in 2016 but was a dental assistant for eight years prior. She completed a certificate program for dental assisting and has her dental radiology license, too, which allows her to help with patient care as needed. Natalie enjoys our small office as it allows us to get to know each other and our patients on a personal level. She also appreciates our honest doctor and family-friendly atmosphere. She is a great communicator and is goal-oriented, going above and beyond for our patients. Natalie has a young daughter, Alexa, and her hobbies include crafting, doing DIY home projects and baking/decorating cupcakes.
Since 1986, Ellen has been caring for our patients with complete consideration. She enjoys that our doctor is honest and cares about his patients and their results. And Ellen has over 20 years of experience with pediatric care! She loves seeing children enjoy their dental experience as she believes this is the backbone of future dental care. Ellen loves what she does and has three grown children, whom she is very proud of.
We have had Lauren as a part of our small family practice since 2018. She has her dental assistant certificate and dental radiology license. Lauren has several years’ experience in the field, so she’s great at making patients feel comfortable throughout their dental visit. Lauren also has a young daughter named Aubrey.