Dr. Joseph Barker graduated from Arkansas State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Louisiana State University in 1996. After graduation, he moved back to his hometown of Newport, AR. There he worked with Dr. Mike Brown as an associate dentist for eight years. He then purchased an office in Brinkley, AR, working there for 11 years before selling the practice. In 2016, he opened his current practice in Searcy.
Dr. Barker enjoys serving others through his work. Given this, it’s not surprising he was named the New Dentist of the Year for Arkansas in 2006. Earlier, in 1996, he received an Operative Dentistry Award and Outstanding Senior Dentist Award.
Dr. Barker lives in Newport with his wife, Lori, and their son, Tyler. He is a member of the First Baptist Church, where he teaches Sunday school class. He enjoys mission work and helping those in need. In his off time, he also enjoys spending time with his family and their Labrador retrievers. The entire family loves spending time outdoors.