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.

Dr Gary S. Barker, dentist in Pasadena, MD
Gary S. Barker, DMD
Dr. Gary S. Barker graduated Magna Cum Laude at Brandeis University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in chemistry and economics. Dr. Barker earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Connecticut Dental School. He continued his post-doctoral education in a highly competitive general practice residency program at the University of Maryland Hospital. During his residency training, he focused on all of the dental specialties. Dr. Gary S. Barker is the recipient of numerous academic awards, honors and achievements and is exemplified by the numerous continuing education courses he takes throughout the year in various topics of general and cosmetic dentistry. He maintains his memberships in the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry and in the Academy of General Dentistry.

In 2006, Dr. Barker attained a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.), a distinction achieved by less than 15% of dentists nationwide.

A positive self-image begins with a beautiful, confident, and healthy smile. Dr. Barker is committed to providing the care and passion to maintain and optimize the oral health of his patients. He is committed to educating, creating awareness and encouraging his team to advocate for your health, confidence and trust for a lifetime of wellness.

Dr. Barker understands that in today’s rapidly changing medical and dental fields, continuing education and professional development are of the utmost importance. He recognizes that successful patient treatment is a combination of improved function and aesthetics. 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 Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife, Ellen, and their service dog, Bleu. In their spare time, they enjoy relaxing on the beach, trying new restaurants and being with their three children.

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, patient care coordinator for the dental office of Dr. Gary S. Barker
Natalie — Patient Care Coordinator
Natalie joined our team in 2016 after eight years of experience as a dental assistant. She completed a certificate program for dental assisting and has her dental radiology license. This allows her to help with clinical patient care as well as managing the office. Natalie enjoys our small office as it allows us to get to know our patients on a more personal level. She appreciates the honesty and loyalty that Dr. Barker brings to the office and his patients in addition to the family-friendly atmosphere. Natalie is goal-oriented, personable and is willing to go above and beyond for our patients. Natalie has a young daughter, Alexa, and her hobbies include crafting, doing DIY home projects, and baking and decorating cupcakes.


Ellen, dental hygienist for the dental office of Dr. Gary S. Barker
Ellen — Registered Dental Hygienist
For the last 19 years, Ellen has been caring for our patients with the utmost compassion. She especially enjoys working with children, which she has over 20 years of experience in her other part time position as a pediatric hygienist. Ellen is passionate about children enjoying their dental experience and tries to make each appointment special for them in order to ensure their positive outlook on their dental health. Ellen enjoys spending time with her husband, dog and three children in her spare time.


Lauren, dental assistant for the dental office of Dr. Gary S. Barker
Lauren — Dental Assistant
Lauren has several years of experience in the dental field and has been a part of our intimate family practice since 2018. She has her dental assistant certificate and dental radiology license. Lauren is very friendly and enjoys making patients feel comfortable throughout their dental visits. Lauren enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her young daughter, Aubrey.