MEET OUR DOCTORS
Dr. David Walker
Dr. David Walker is a native of the Brandon, Florida area and a 1980 graduate of Brandon High School. For his undergraduate studies, Dr. Walker attended Florida State University. After graduating in 1988 from the UF College of Dentistry, he followed in his father’s footsteps and joined Dr. Marlin Walker in the commitment to providing exceptional dental care to the Brandon community. He is a past president of the Brandon Dental Study Club and remains active with the group to this day.
Dr. Walker is committed to continuing education specializing in the art of dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. He completes many hours of advanced continuing education every year so he can stay up to date with the latest proven techniques and technologies. Dr. Walker is also a longstanding member of several professional organizations that uphold the same uncompromising expectations and values he has instilled in his practice over the years, including:
- Westcoast Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Better Business Bureau
Dr. Sarah Barr
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sarah Barr to our dental team!
In keeping with the tradition of our practice, Dr. Sarah Barr has deep local roots—she is a Tampa native who grew up in the Apollo Beach and Brandon area. She grew up as a third-generation patient of our practice and worked for us as a dental assistant before she attended graduate school. Dr. Sarah is delighted to join our practice and see new and familiar faces as she continues to care for our patients.
Dr. Barr achieved her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Tufts University in Boston, MA after earning a Master’s degree in Medical Science from the University of South Florida and an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Florida State University. She is also an active member of the Florida Dental Association.
In her free time, Dr. Barr enjoys all Tampa area sports teams and loves spending time on the water with family and friends. She is also a member of the Junior League of Tampa and finds joy in giving back to her community.
MEET OUR TEAM
We are proud of our dedicated and caring dental team, each of whom was carefully selected to provide exceptional care for our patients at every stage of treatment–from routine hygiene visits to the most complex procedures. Our team shares the same values of continued educational development and dental industry advancements to provide the best dental care possible and strives to maintain the feeling of friendship and family that has always been a hallmark of our practice.
Dental Practice History
The practice was established by Dr. Marlin D. Walker in 1965. Dr. Marlin Walker was a graduate of Emory University College of Dentistry before serving in the Air Force for two years. When he began practicing dentistry, he was honored to become only the second full-time dentist in the entire Brandon area. Dr. Marlin Walker retired in 1998 after serving the community for 33 years.
When Dr. Marlin Walker retired, Dr. David Walker’s friend and dental school classmate, Dr. Eric Raynal, brought his skills and personal touch to our practice for 23 years before retiring in 2019.
Dr. Sarah Barr joined the practice upon Dr. Raynal’s retirement. She and Dr. David Walker intend to continue the practice’s traditions of quality dental care and feeling of family.
Our entire team looks forward to serving the Brandon community as your trusted dental provider for many years to come. We hope you enjoyed learning a little more about us!