D. Wesley Parker, II, DDS, MD
Meet Dr. Parker
Dr. Parker is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and a native of North Carolina.
Dr. Parker obtained his bachelor’s degree in both Biology and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated with Highest Distinction and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa – the nation’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. As a dental student, Dr. Parker also won the AAOMS Dental Student Achievement Award, the AAOMP Dental Student Achievement Award, and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon – the national dental honor society. He went on to graduate first in his class, with Honors.
Dr. Parker then went on to obtain his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in conjunction with his residency training in Pittsburgh. After completing an intern year in General Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Parker finished his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and School of Dental Medicine. During his training, Dr. Parker received extensive exposure to the spectrum of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including dentoalveolar (tooth extractions) surgery, third molar (wisdom teeth) surgery, preprosthetic surgery, management of medically compromised patients, intravenous and general anesthesia, pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery, major and minor bone grafting, soft tissue and skin grafting, sinus lift surgery, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery, obstructive sleep apnea surgery, maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, dental implant surgery, treatment of oral and maxillofacial pathology, facial trauma surgery, and orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery.
After many years away, Dr. Parker returned to his home state of North Carolina to join Dr. Biggerstaff. Dr. Parker is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Winston Salem and the East Davie Civic Club. He often volunteers at the NC Missions of Mercy free dental clinics. In his spare time, he enjoys a number of outdoor activities, cooking, movies, and spending time with his wife and son.
State of North Carolina – Dentistry
State of North Carolina – Medicine
NC State Board of Dental Examiners – General Anesthesia
Novant Health – Forsyth Medical Center, Medical Park Hospital, Kernersville Medical Center
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- Residency Training Certificate – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- General Surgery Internship
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
The University of North Carolina
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biology & Psychology
Textbook and Journal Publications:
Bauer, III, R., Parker, II, D. Chapter 58: “Genioglossus Advancement” in Operative Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 3rd Edition. Vol. One. Ed. Myers, E, Snyderman, C. Elsevier. 2017.
Herlich, A., Parker, D. Chapter 53: “Le Fort I Facial Advancement” in Master Techniques in Upper and Lower Airway Management. Ed: Rosenblatt, W. et al. Walters Kluwer. Philadelphia. 2015.
Blakey G, Parker D, Hull D, White R Jr, Offenbacher S, Phillips C, Haug R. The impact of removal of asymptomatic third molars on periodontal pathology. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 67(2): 245-50, 2009.
Parker D, Proffit W, White R Jr, Turvey T. Retained third molars with orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 66(9): 1864-8, 2008.
Professional and Board Certifications:
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
United States Medical Licensing Examination Parts I, II-CK, II-CS, III
Council of Interstate Testing Agencies (CITA)
National Board Dental Examination Parts 1 and 2
Diplomat, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member, American Dental Association
Member, North Carolina Dental Society
Member, North Carolina Medical Society
Member, Forsyth County Dental Society
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC School of Dentistry
Member, Spear Study Club
Member, Omicron Kappa Upsilon – Upsilon Upsilon Chapter
Member, Phi Beta Kappa – Alpha of North Carolina