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Meet Our Doctors

Goodlettsville dentists Dr. Rick Barkley and Dr. Stephanie Harding are committed to providing only the highest quality of care while treating our patients like family. We know that everyone has a different set of goals for their smile. We promise to listen to your unique needs and concerns while offering solutions that will have you smiling for years to come. 

Dr. Rick Barkley


Dr. Barkley grew up in the Madison-Inglewood Area and graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy. After college, he attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Since his graduation in 1976, Dr. Barkley has practiced dentistry in the Madison, Rivergate, and Goodlettsville areas for nearly 40 years. These years of practice give him a wealth of experience to provide top quality dental care.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, and the Nashville Dental Society. In order to provide his patients with the current techniques and procedures, he frequently participates in continuing education courses.

Dr. Barkley and his wife, Ann, have two daughters. Their oldest, Laural, and her husband Wayne along with their three children recently relocated back to the Nashville area from Cape Town, South Africa. Their youngest, Becca is an NICU nurse at Centennial Medical Center. Dr. Barkley and Ann are actively ministering at Parkway Baptist Church. He has traveled the world for the past 25 years doing volunteer mission work for the Lord serving in the Phillippines, West Africa, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela.

Dr. Barkley always says, “Our goal is to treat each patient as if they are a member of our family. The relationships we have with our patients are most important to us. And The best thing about teeth is that they are connected to people. We love people!!!”

Dr. Stephanie Harding


Dr. Harding grew up in Goodlettsville and graduated from Goodpasture Christian School in 1999. Upon her graduation she attended Lipscomb Univeristy where she obtained a bachelors degree in science and graduated magna cum laude in 2003. Dr. Harding then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and graduated with honors in 2008.

Since her graduation, Dr. Harding has worked as a general dentist in the Nashville area before returning here to her hometown of Goodlettsville. During that time she has honed her clinical skills and taken many hours of continuing education on everything from CAD/CAM Cerec technology to limited orthodontics including Invisalign.

Dr. Harding is a member of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association and the Nashville Dental Society. She has been honored to be voted one of Nashville's Top Dentists for the past five consecutive years by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine.

When Dr. Harding is not working in someone's mouth, she can be found singing and traveling with the Christian a cappella group, Durant. She frequently travels abroad singing and also doing dental missions.

She has traveled throughout the world - most recently to Belize, the UK, France and Africa! She is also an active member at Northfield Church in Hendersonville and sings on the church's praise team. 

Dr. Harding says her favorite part of being a dentist is helping others to smile again! "Teeth are important, but bringing back someone's authentic smile is what it's all about!"

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