Motivated to serve

Barker named to TDA Smiles Foundation board
July 19th, 2017
Dr. Wade Barker

Dr. Wade Barker

Dr. Wade Barker ’13, resident in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, began a three-year appointment to the Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation board of directors on June 1.

The foundation aims to improve access to dental care for underserved populations through education and service such as Texas Mission of Mercy, a traveling clinic that provides free basic dental services to Texans in need.

An active volunteer, Barker has served on the foundation’s Access to Care Committee since 2011. He regularly donates time and expertise by volunteering at the foundation’s events. In fact, he has attended over 40 of them since his first as a pre-dental student in 2007.

— Carolyn Cox