Meet our experienced team at Orthodontic Associates. Please take a few moments to learn about Dr. Karker and our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Our team represents a wealth of orthodontic training and experience to bring you your most beautiful, healthy smile
Dr. R. Gordon Karker has been practicing dentistry since 1984, and has specialized in orthodontics exclusively since 1990. He received a Bachelor's degree in Zoology from Olivet Nazarene University and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University. He went on to complete his orthodontic residency at Emory Univeristy. In addition, he served as a dental officer in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years. Dr. Karker was on staff at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for 5 years as the Director of Orthodontics at the Center for Craniofacial Disorders before going into private practice.
Dr. Karker is Board eligible by the American Board of Orthodontics. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association.
Dr. Karker grew up overseas with his missionary parents and four siblings in South Africa and Lebanon. He and his wife, Carol, have two children. Away from the office Dr. Karker volunteers his time at his church and enjoys bike riding, wood working, and travelling to Indianapolis to visit his grandchildren.
Our staff is trained and skilled, and are especially interested in making all of our patients feel right at home. Each member of our treatment team is a certified assistant and strives to provide the highest level of care.