Dr. Gordon L Barkley, III


Our team is led by Dr. Gordon L. Barkley III. Born & raised in Peoria, he is extremely excited to return to his roots and serve his hometown community. Dr. Barkley purchased the locally renowned practice, Drs. Kuntz and Maloney Endodontics, Ltd in 2017, bringing back state of the art technology and techniques with him.

Currently, and throughout his dental education, he served his professional organization at the local, state, and national levels. Dr. Barkley is currently pursuing board certification, to better serve his community and profession. He also currently teaches part-time at OSF's general practice residency in Peoria, IL and Marquette's endodontic specialty residency in Milwaukee, WI. He believes in the importance of continuing education and giving back to his community and profession, staying up to date with the latest endodontic procedures, research, and studies.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Anna and family, Crossfit, yoga, traveling, fishing, and playing guitar. He has a passion for nutrition and how the effects of lifestyle impacts oral and overall health.


  • Marquette University School of Dentistry: Masters of Science Degree and Specialty Endodontic Certificate, 2017
  • Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine IL: Doctor of Dental Medicine, 2015
  • Eureka College: Bachelor of Science Degree, 2010
  • Peoria Heights High School, 2006

  • Honors & Awards

    Littlejohn Award Recipient, Midwestern University

    Highest Honor Bestowed by University to Whom Best Embodies Service and Commitment to the Community, Health Professions, and the University

    CDS Award for Recognition of Leadership and Service

    CDS 2014-15 Academic Chapter President

    Dean’s Recognition Award, Recipient

    In Recognition of Leadership, Professionalism, and Collegiality

    Millennial Scholar, CDMI Inaugural Class of 2015 Scholarship

    Millennium Society Member, MWU Roll of Honor

    ASDA’s Award of Excellence, Recipient

    Nominated By CDMI Dean, Recognizes Superior Involvement, Leadership, and Service To Peers, School, and Community

    CDMI Outstanding Leader Award, Recipien

    2013 and 2015 Nominee

    Nominated and Selected By Peers, Recognizes Superior Dedication, Leadership, and Service Within the College of Dental Medicine

    1st Place, MUSoD Research Poster Competition

    QMiX 2in1 and NaOCl Precipitate: Documentation, Identification, and Exothermic Reaction

    Professional Membership

  • Edgar D Coolidge Endodontic Study Club
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity, Alpha Omicron Chapter
  • American Dental Education Association