Meet the Team
Dr. Karen Barwick
Dr. Karen grew up in eastern North Carolina and, since age 6, wanted to become a Dentist.
She attended Meredith College and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1983. After graduation, she immediately entered UNC School of Dentistry to fulfill a childhood dream, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree in 1987.
She began her practice in 1987 on Hwy 54 in the offices of Drs. Joel Walker and Bill Inge. Concurrently, she became a clinic instructor in the Dental Clinic at Alamance Community College.
In 1989, Dr. Barwick opened her first office on Pine Street in Graham. After 5 years, the office where we are housed today was built.
Dr. Barwick has many passions. She is very passionate about our patients, about the Red Cross, where she donates a pint of whole blood every 56 days, saving the environment, helping with a Horse Rescue Ranch that her brother and sister in law own and operate in Northern California, organizing just about ANYTHING or just being with friends (Patients) and family that she holds dear.
In her free time, you can find her exercising, traveling , spending time with her family and friends, and loving life with Hank and their animals, Lola, Sadie, Peanut and Abby.
Dr. Chris Berry
Dr. Chris Berry is a native of Eastern North Carolina – born & raised in Rocky Mount. He is a Tar Heel born & bred, attending UNC-Chapel Hill for a Bachelor of Science in Biology and subsequently a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Before dental school, he worked with NC Missions of Mercy providing free dental care to underserved populations around the state. Now, he is an active member of the Alamance Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society, and American Dental Association.
Dr. Berry is enthusiastic about continuing his education in the dental field so that he can provide the best dental care to his patients. In order to provide a range of services, Dr. Berry is Invisalign® certified and has earned his fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Berry married his wife Courtney, an Oncology Nurse Navigator at UNC, after his first year of dental school. They currently live in Chapel Hill with their dogs, Easton and Koda. They enjoy exercising, golfing, spending time at the lake, wake surfing, hiking, kayaking, finding new restaurants, and attending UNC sporting events.
June 14, 1935 – March 26, 2020
Grace is, of course, the mother of Dr. Barwick, but was also an integral part of our “Family”. She began working as a member of our Front Office Team in 1989, when she was the ONLY member of the Front Office Team.
She was Appointment Coordinator, Financial Coordinator, Insurance Coordinator, Greeter, Gardener and in charge of keeping EVERYONE in line. Mama Doc “retired” in 1996 when “Pops” (Robert Barwick) became too unwell for them to continue their weekly travel from Kinston.
Mama Doc loved the Lord, her family, and all living things (especially plants and animals). She was a shining light that will forever be remembered in our office. She played many roles for us, but mostly she was a wise and compassionate soul who touched our hearts and made us all feel loved and appreciated. We will forever miss her mischievous sense of humor and all the laughter she evoked.
Rolla joined our team in 2001 after having been in the medical field 12 years. She is an integral part of our Front Office Team and serves as our Insurance Coordinator. She is responsible for all of the “quirky” Social Media posts that emanate from our various Social Media sites.
You can enjoy Rolla’s smiling face on Mondays and any other times that her Team needs her presence.
Rolla is an AVID music fan who enjoys the outdoors, traveling, exercising and spending time with her friends and her son Rayce.
Michelle joined our practice in 1994 as Dr. Barwick’s Chairside Assistant. She graduated with Honors from Alamance Community College in 1991 as a Dental Assistant II, and immediately sat for and completed her Certified Dental Assistant Credentials.
Michelle assisted Dr. Barwick until 2005 at which time she became our Front Office Manager,
She has an incredible personality, loves to make everyone laugh and loves to sing Gospel Music.
In her free time, you can find Michelle shopping, walking, singing at her church and spending time with her husband Kenneth and sons Cameron and Conner. She makes life around the office SO MUCH FUN!!!
Julie is our Clinic Coordinator. She joined our team in 2007.
Julie graduated from Alamance Community College in 2007 as a Dental Assistant II has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2011.
You will find Julie taking care of the clinical area from one end of the building to the other, even sometimes assisting our Doctors.
Julie enjoys spending time with her family and MANY Friends. (We say she knows everybody in Alamance County!)
When not helping to run our show, you will find Julie riding her Harley, but her true love is spending time with her nephew, Noah!
Quinn joined our practice in 1997 as a Dental Hygienist.
She started her career in Dentistry as a Dental Assistant II, having graduated from Alamance Community College in 1992.
She graduated in 1997 from the Hygiene Department at Guilford Technical College to become a Registered Dental Hygienist.
Quinn enjoys working with our patients.
Vicki joined our Team as Financial Coordinator in July 2014. Originally from West Virginia, she came to North Carolina to study Business and Accounting at Guilford College. She and her husband, Don, have lived in Eli Whitney for over 25 years. Together, they enjoy baseball, Ruritan and spending time with family.
Michelle McGee graduated from Hygiene school at UNC in 2011 and joined our practice full time in 2015.
She loves the UNC Tarheels! Michelle enjoys baking and spending time with her husband, Allen, and her two children, Taylor and Connor!
She has such a sweet personality and truly dedicates herself to our office and our patients.
Michelle is our “resident baker” and boy can she bake!!!!!! We think that she thinks if she feeds us enough sugar, we will become “sweet”!!! Keep trying!
Lindsay joined our team in 2018 as the Chairside Assistant to Dr. Berry. She is a 2017 Graduate of the Dental Assistant Training Center (DATC) which is located in our office.
Lindsay is ALWAYS happy and loves making our patients feel as comfortable as possible while in our clinic.
Lindsay enjoys watching “Friends”, spending time with her boyfriend Bryan and going axe throwing!