Dr. Parker is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Tar Heel native.
Dr. Parker obtained his bachelor’s degree in both Biology and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with Highest Distinction and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. While at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, he volunteered in multiple free dental clinics. 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 third molar (wisdom teeth) surgery, preprosthetic surgery, intravenous and general anesthesia, pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery, major and minor bone grafting, maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, dental implant surgery, treatment of oral and maxillofacial pathology, facial trauma surgery, and orthognathic surgery.
After many years away, Dr. Parker returned to his home state of North Carolina to join Dr. Biggerstaff. In his spare time, he enjoys a number of outdoor activities, traveling, cooking, photography, movies, and spending time with his wife.
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
UNC Health Care – High Point Regional Hospital, High Point Surgery Center
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
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
United States Medical Licensing Examination Part III
United States Medical Licensing Examination Part II – CK
United States Medical Licensing Examination Part II – CS
United States Medical Licensing Examination Part I
Council of Interstate Testing Agencies (CITA)
National Board Dental Examination Part 2
National Board Dental Examination Part I
Diplomat, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow, American Association 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, Omicron Kappa Upsilon – Upsilon Upsilon Chapter
Member, Phi Beta Kappa – Alpha of North Carolina