Barkat qualified from Barts and the Royal London. Following on from this he went to Bishops Stortford to complete general professional training. He then returned home to Oxfordshire and has worked in Iffley. Barkat has particular specialty in dental implants and has completed implantology certificate in NIRISAB at renowned Tatum Clinic.
Outside of dentistry, Barkat is a keen sportsman enjoying a variety of sports and represents a local cricket team where he is the captain.