About Newport Center Smile Design
At Newport Center Smile Design, patients are taken care of in a timely manner. Dr. Barker sees only one patient at a time, so each person can get the attention he or she deserves.
Newport Center Smile Design
Our practice is a state-of-the-art facility. We utilize digital radiography, which reduces the amount of radiation exposure, and an intraoral camera, which allows us to improve diagnostics and show patients exactly what is going on in their mouth.
Our office has an amazing location! We are located in the Newport Center Medical Plaza at Fashion Island, home of great dining and shopping. Come for your appointment, and then explore all the area has to offer! The ocean views over Corona Del Mar are pretty spectacular as well.
We know that without our wonderful family of patients, we wouldn’t be here today. As a way to say “thanks,” every existing patient who refers a friend will be entered into a raffle drawing every three months. Prizes include iPads, iPods, and other cool gadgets.
Most importantly, patients at our office have the ultimate and final say in their dental treatment. We believe it is our job to present all possible options and allow patients to be in charge of the treatment they feel most comfortable with.
About K. Douglas Barker, D.M.D.
K. Douglas Barker, DMD, is a cosmetic and general dentist at Newport Center Smile Design in Newport Beach, California. He is most passionate about implant dentistry and uses his surgical and prosthetic skill set to restore people’s smiles in a conservative and non-invasive way. At Newport Center Smile Design, he performs the majority of oral and dental implant surgeries himself, and offers Invisalign®, full mouth reconstructions, and custom veneers.
Dr. Barker decided at a very young age that he wanted to be a dentist. As an orthodontic patient from the age of seven, he remembers the warm compassion he received from his orthodontist and their staff, which left a great impression on him. Today, he strives to exhibit the same compassion for his patients.
Originally from Florida, Dr. Barker attended the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in zoology and participated in research on American alligators. He stayed at UF to complete his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, and he is proud to be a Florida Gator. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Barker moved to Brooklyn, New York, for a two-year general practice residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. During his residency, he became interested in cosmetic and complex prosthetic cases, including placing and restoring implants. He then went on to practice dentistry in Manhattan and Queens.
Dr. Barker engages in continuing education and attends the annual Greater New York Dental Meeting in New York City. He has also been taking more advanced prosthetic courses, specifically in implants, and is a member of Spear Education, a platform that provides continuing dental education. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.
Outside the office, Dr. Barker is married to his lovely wife, Heather, and they have two children. When he’s not working, he enjoys being outdoors cycling, running, surfing, swimming, snowboarding, or wakeboarding. He also enjoys mountain biking and competes in triathlons every season. Dr. Barker stays actively involved in his community and has participated in mission trips to Honduras and the Dominican Republic to provide dental services to people in need. He has also biked across the United States with Push America, an organization that raises funds and awareness for individuals with disabilities.