Dr. William Parker opened Parker Dentistry in 1983. He is honored to be joined by his daughter, Shannon, who is a hygienist, and his son, Dr. Chad Parker, who is also a dentist.
Located between Steilacoom Boulevard SW and Gravelly Lake Drive SW, our address is 9114 Bridgeport Way SW in Lakewood, WA.
Dr. William Parker
Dr. William Parker was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. After graduating from Wilson High School in the North End of Tacoma, he earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Washington and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Washington School of Dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Parker spent two years as a dentist in the Navy at Moffett Naval Air Station in Palo Alto California. During his time there, he performed all the root canals and was able to further hone his craft by taking continuing education courses. In the evenings, he ran his own dental practice in Hayward.
In 1983, Dr. Parker and his wife returned to Tacoma to begin a family and built their dental clinic in Lakewood, where he is still practicing. In recent years, Parker Dentistry has become a family affair. His children, Shannon, a hygienist, and Chad, a dentist, are now part of the Parker Dentistry team.
Dr. Parker continues to take advanced education courses so that he can provide the best care available to his patients. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Pierce County Dental Society.
When he is not caring for his patients, you can find him playing tennis, riding his horse, fishing, hunting, or working out. There is nothing he enjoys more than being surrounded by his family and friends. Dr. Parker and his wife enjoy being active in the community, especially in youth athletics and church.
Dr. Chad Parker
Dr. Chad Parker received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. Following a two-year mission in Brazil, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Parker loves to smile and knows how vital smiling is in our lives. He understands that being self-conscious about your teeth can affect your personal and professional life in various ways. For this reason, he takes the quality and aesthetics of your dental care very seriously. Dr. Parker and his team make every effort to improve your health, boost your self-confidence, enhance your quality of life and well-being through gentle, caring dentistry.
Dr. Parker recognizes the value of continuing education and training and is very enthusiastic about all the advances there have been in dentistry. He regularly attends courses at the prestigious Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and received his certification to perform implant surgery from the prestigious Kois Center for Advanced Dentistry through Science.