Benjamin H. Barkley, DDS
A North Carolina native, Dr. Barkley grew up in Rocky Mount, and attended Rocky Mount Sr. High where he played baseball and football. He later attended North Carolina State University receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in textile management. Following his dream of becoming a dentist, Dr. Barkley attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Barkley has always been interested in Central America, and has participated in two dental related projects in that part of the world. During dental school, Dr. Barkley was a member of the UNC Mexico project. This select dental team spent two weeks living at an orphanage in Mexico where they delivered essential dental care and education to the children. He also participated in several Mission of Mercy free clinics throughout the state which delivered dental care to underserved residents of North Carolina. Recently, in 2013 Dr. Barkley traveled to the Dominican Republic for a dental implant project in which the team helped donate over $1 million in free dental care.
For his dedication and commitment to this cause, Dr. Barkley was recognized as the most involved volunteer of his class for two consecutive years. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Barkley participated in a residency program at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs hospital, where he received advanced training in general dentistry. He is committed to providing quality dentistry and expanded services through continuing education courses.
Dr. Barkley’s parents have lived in the High Country for 15 years and currently reside in West Jefferson, N.C. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and hiking with his wife, Homa. Dr. Barkley and his team look forward to serving the High Country with exceptional dentistry and are committed to providing patients with gentle, comprehensive dental care in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.