KAREN BARWICK is a native of Kinston, NC. She graduated from Meredith College in 1983 with a B.S. degree in Biology and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1987 with a D.D.S. degree.
Dr. Barwick has been very active in organized dentistry throughout her career. She is a member and past president of the Alamance Caswell Dental Society; a member and past President of the Third District Dental Society, a member of the North Carolina Dental Society and the American Dental Association. She also served from 1993 through 1997 as a member of the ADA Standing Committee on the New Dentist.
In 1994, Dr Barwick received the NCDS Commendation Award, which is given to a dentist who is less than 40 years old and has demonstrated leadership qualities and service to the NCDS through involvement in the affairs of the society. In 1998, Dr. Barwick received the Alamance Caswell Dental Assistants Society Boss of the Year award. This was one of the highlights of her career.
In 2003, Dr. Barwick completed a 300-hour course in Dental Implants at New York University in New York City. In 2011, Dr. Barwick completed 50 hours of continuing education in Implant Placement and Restoration in Loma Linda, California and 7 hours of Continuing Education on the use of Cone Beam Radiography at the American Dental Association Annual Session in Las Vegas. In May, 2013, Dr. Barwick and some of her team completed a 15 hour Course in Short Term Orthodontics in Atlanta, Georgia. We now offer Short Term Orthodontics in our practice.
Dr. Barwick started her practice in Graham in 1987. She has been practicing in her current location since 1995.
In 2010, Dr. Barwick, with the encouragement of several trusted colleagues, launched Dental Assistant Training Centers, Inc. which is a 12 week intensive training program to become a DA I (Dental Assistant I).
In May of 2018, Dr. BArwick and her Team welcomed Dr. Chris Berry, a 2018 graduate of the UNC Dental School.
She is married, and has one dog and two cats. In her spare time, Dr. Karen enjoys being with her family, caring for her animals, exercising, organizing and traveling (to Italy, of course). She is a strong advocate for blood and platelet donation.