Meet The Parkers
Dr. Bill Parker
I was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington and have lived there all my life. I went to Jason Lee Junior High and graduated from Wilson High School in the North End of Tacoma. I spent 4 years at the University of Washington on an academic-football scholarship. I played four years of varsity football and 2 years of varsity baseball. My major in undergraduate school was Zoology, with a minor in economics. I then spent the next four years at The University of Washington School of Dentistry. After graduation, I served two years as a dentist in the Navy at Moffett Naval Air Station in Palo Alto California. While in California, I had an evening dental practice in Hayward. I was able to take many continuing education dental courses while in the Navy and did all the endodontics, (root canals); on our base for the two years I was stationed there.
My wife and I moved back to Tacoma, began a family and built a dental clinic in Lakewood, Washington in 1983. I am currently still practicing in that same building with my youngest son, Chad, who is also a dentist, and my daughter, Shannon, who is one of our hygienists. I do general family dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We have always kept up on the ever advancing dental field. My son and I have made changes along the way to ensure our patients are always getting the best for their investment.
I am very thankful for my two sons, my daughter, and my wonderful wife. We have always been very active in the community in many ways, especially in youth athletics and church. I am proud to always have been a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Pierce County Dental Society. We have a staff that is caring and very experienced from the front office to the chair side assistants.
When not doing dentistry, you can find me playing tennis, riding my horse, fishing, hunting, or working out. There is nothing I enjoy more than being surrounded by my family and friends.
Dr. Chad Parker
Dr. Chad Parker attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate education. From there he served a two year mission for his church in Brazil, and then went on to attend the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He graduated in 2006 and since then has enjoyed getting to know each of his patients and providing them with the excellent dental care they deserve. Dr. Parker loves to smile and knows how important smiling is in our lives. He knows how being self-conscious about you teeth can effect your personal and professional life in various ways. It is because of this that he takes very seriously the quality and esthetics of your dental care. Dr. Parker and his team make every effort improve your health, boost your self-confidence, enhance your quality of life and well-being through gentle, caring dental care.
Dr. Parker knows the value of continuing education and training and is very enthusiastic about all the advances there has been in dentistry. Dr. Parker attended the Kois Center for Advanced Dentistry through Science to train and gain his certification to perform implant surgery as well as regularly attending courses at the prestigious Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. Dr. Parker’s goal is to always be as qualified as he can to care for your oral health and dental esthetic needs.
Dr. Parker understands that most people’s lives are busy and that they have limited budgets. To accommodate you and your family, the patient experience at Parker Dentistry has been designed to be convenient, comfortable, and affordable. We work extremely hard to get you in and out on time because we value your time and schedule. Additionally, Dr. Parker and his team work with your dental insurance to make your visit as worry free as possible.
Dr. Chad has been working at Parker Dentistry since June of 2006. Among his co-workers are his father, who has been a dentist since 1973, and his sister who has been in the dental field since 1989 and is currently one of our two hygienists.
In his personal life Dr. Parker and his beautiful wife Kyla enjoy their son’s Cru and Rece, daughter Emry, and English Bulldog Wrigley!! They are regular supporters of Husky athletics, love traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Parker’s favorite thing to do are: wrestle with his kids, go out to dinner with his wife, and watch Syracuse basketball games!!
Meet Our Team
Our Office Team
I was Born and raised in Tacoma, WA where I married my high school sweetheart and have 2 beautiful children. I have been in the dental field for over 20 years. I started as a dental assistant and shortly thereafter transitioned to the business and office managing side of dentistry.
I am a very compassionate individual who loves helping others. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, exercising, shopping and having cookouts.
“I love coming to work every day because of the relaxed and fun filled environment Dr. Bill and Dr. Chad create. They are both extremely good dentists and very down to earth!”
Lesa – Bill’s Assistant
Lesa grew up in the Puget Sound area attending Clover Park Vocational Tech becoming a certified dental assistant at the age of 18. She has worked for Dr Bill Parker for over 25 years both as a chair side assistant and up front on in the business office.
Getting to know several generations of families that have become patients over the years has been one of the things Lesa has loved most about working for Parker Dentistry
In her spare time, Lesa enjoys running, working out at the YMCA, and spending time with her family both near and far.
Amber- Chad’s Assistant
Amber grew up in the small town of Steilacoom, WA where she graduated from Steilacoom High School in 2007. After receiving her Associates of Arts she went to Bates Technical College for the Dental Assisting program and is currently a certified Dental Assistant. She made her debut at Parker Dentistry as an intern and has been assisting full time as Dr. Chad’s chair side for the past two years.
She enjoys making people laugh and believes sense of humor is one the best qualities to have. Amber’s favorite hobbies are cooking and baking. She loves exercising, dogs, penguins, shopping and most of all spending time with her friends and family. “I feel like I got so lucky to have been hired on at this office. I never feel like I’m at work, and that’s the best.”
Born in Germany and raised an army brat, I was able to live in Germany, Hawaii and seven other states. I have lived in and raised my family in Sumner, Washington for over 30 years. My hobbies are gardening, cooking, and photography. I love having family and friends over for holidays and celebrations. I feel extremely fortunate to work with everyone at Parker Dentistry where I have been a hygienist for over 30 years. The environment is fun-filled with an up beat team of dental professionals that make dental visits enjoyable!
I have been a dental hygienist for the past 10 years. I love what I do and am lucky to work for my dad, (Dr. William Parker), and my brother, (Dr. Chad Parker). I grew up working in my dad’s dental office as a dental assistant/sterilization technician, and am currently a hygienist. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Washington State University (don’t hold that against me), and later went to Lake Washington Technical College for my Post-baccalaureate degree in Dental Hygiene.
When I am not working at the dental office, you will find me at my other “office,” the gym. I enjoy working out and challenging myself physically and mentally. I love participating in sporting events as well as watching them. March Madness is my favorite time of year!!
What I like most about Parker Dentistry is that there is no “I” in team. We all work together to make each person have as good a dental experience as possible. We are fun, upbeat, and want to make coming to the dentist a positive, stress free environment. One piece of advice from your hygienist…. “They will be awesome if you floss them!”