Dr. Barker: We're set up to pretty much take care of the entire family, and ... what sets us apart is our staff. We have staff that are awesome with our older adults. I have staff that is incredible with kids. They're so good with the children that it really takes the focus off of me, I'm just one of the other people in the room, and it allows me to do the work while they're all involved with the children. The kids most of the time don't even know what we're doing, it's really cool. We also let Mom and Dad go to the back so they can see how their children are being, number one, taken care of, but number two, how they're acting.
We're set up to take care of the kids. We're set up to take care of Mom and Dad for whatever they need, whether it's just routine exams, whether they might need a filling, they might need a crown, they might need a root canal – something like that, maybe even an implant. Or the grandparents, our older adults, they might need some, you know, if they still have their teeth, we're able to take care of their fillings, and take care of them, and address their medical concerns and dental concerns. We pretty much just take care of everybody.
Our family-friendly features include:
- Services for all ages, from orthodontics to dentures
- An office atmosphere that is welcoming for all ages, from toddlers to seniors
- “Happy visits” for our youngest patients
- A location near several schools, including McRae Elementary, Southwest Middle School, Searcy High School, Harding Academy, and Harding University.
- Laughing gas, which is a safe way to keep you relaxed during your care
To visit a dentist who welcomes patients of all ages over 2, call Searcy Family Dental at 501-299-9117.
Give Your Child a Happy Introduction to the Dentist
Many dentists say they like young children – but don’t have kid-friendly offices. Our office truly welcomes your kids. It’s important to give them a positive introduction to the dentist, as it can set the tone for their future interactions. We’re happy to see patients as young as 2.
While we’ll check the development of their teeth, their earliest visits will be focused mostly on getting to know our dentist and team. We can also answer any questions you have about issues like teething or thumb sucking. As they get older, we’ll gently clean their teeth and may suggest preventive care such as fluoride and dental sealants. Your child will receive a prize from our “treasure chest” at the conclusion of their visit.
We can often see several family members in the same day for your scheduling convenience. Just let us know when you call. We’re open as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 7 p.m., so it’s easy to see Dr. Joseph Barker before school or after work.
Find All the Services Your Family Needs
As you get older, your teeth change – and so do your dental needs. Fortunately we offer all the dental services you’re likely to need. In addition to general dentistry like dental cleanings and exams, you can receive:
- Cosmetic dentistry, to make your smile beautiful
- ClearCorrect orthodontics
- Restorative dentistry, to fix dental damage
- Dental implants
- Oral surgery, including tooth extractions
- Dentures, manufactured at our in-house dental lab
To make appointments for family dentistry in Searcy or in nearby communities like Newport, call 501-299-9117.