Dr. Barringer was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then attended the Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta. His Oral and Maxillofacial residency training was completed at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He participated in a one year fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Ohio State University. Dr. Barringer moved to Rocky Mount and began practicing in 1989. He became Board Certified in 1990. He and his wife have two children and are active members of The Church of The Good Shepherd in Rocky Mount.