I decided to become a dentist like many people when they have their own issues that they've dealt with in life. I had some dental issues early in life and felt self-conscious about that in my youth, and getting fixed up and put back together. And it just really helped me to gain back the self-confidence that I wanted to have. And I wanted to be able to do that same thing for individuals who are just trying to get their best oral health possible.
The most rewarding part for me as a dentist is the interactions with the patients that I'm able to have. To learn about people's lives ... And I know that they're coming in for a service for pain or for fixing something. Naturally, most dentists tend to be fixers, but we also tend to enjoy talking with people, interacting with them, getting to know them, finding out about their lives. We do need to fit in the dentistry at some point in time with that. But their oral health and just helping them to achieve their goals. And so, as you know someone, I think it's easier to be able to help them achieve those goals that they're looking for.
Well, the world we know it is constantly changing. Technology on a daily basis is changing. So it just makes sense that every facet of every service or technology industry tends to need to change along with it. I think you can either get left behind or you can move along with the advancements that are happening. So in dentistry, there's been a lot of advancements that have happened over the last 20 years, and especially with digital technology that's becoming the standard of care for patients.
So continuing education is needed on a constant basis to help stay up-to-date and abreast with the newest technology. And that's, we pride ourselves in our practice of being at the forefront of that digital technology. Making sure that it's tried and true and tested before it's something that we bring into our office. But also making sure that we're providing the best services possible for our patients so that they can receive the most up-to-date procedures and practices that can be provided for them.
Dr. Brent Parker grew up in northwest Houston. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in business. After his sophomore year at BYU, he served a two-year mission in Oakland, California, speaking Spanish for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
While attending BYU, Dr. Parker was a successful NCAA collegiate swimmer and a Mountain West Conference champion. He went on to earn his dental degree at Baylor College of Dentistry (Texas A&M College of Dentistry) in Dallas, graduating on the cumulative Dean’s Honor list.
Dr. Parker enjoys all aspects of dentistry and believes that comprehensive, caring treatment is the right of every patient. He received his Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), completing 500 hours of continuing education in various disciplines and a rigorous qualifying examination. Only 6 percent of dentists have achieved this honor!
Dr. Parker is dedicated to staying current on the latest trends in dentistry so he can provide the most advanced care available. His training includes the Zimmer Dental Implant Series, Gerety Orthodontic Seminars, and Six Month Smiles Orthodontics, and he is a Preferred Provider for Invisalign. He’s also a current member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Parker loves spending time with his beautiful wife, Whitni, and their three boys, who keep them busy! He enjoys any chance to spend time with his family and visit new places with them. Currently, he serves as youth group instructor in his church. His other hobbies include running, swimming, playing piano, and learning calligraphy.