As an orthodontist, I like listening and giving patients what they want, as well as what they need. I enjoy talking with people and having fun, while also providing the best possible treatment experience and healthy, beautiful results!
Orthodontic treatment is about improving people’s oral and overall health, increasing their self-esteem, and, of course, a smile that radiates confidence. It’s a time of growth, as patients see the change in their appearance and start to feel more comfortable with how they look. From visit-to-visit, I get to watch my patient transform and share their excitement.
It is deeply rewarding to build a relationship with each patient and to be part of their life as they change their world, all by straightening their smile!
~ Dr. Laurie Parks
Education and Experience
As a child, Dr. Parks had extensive dental work, and orthodontic treatment. She loved everything about the experience and knew, then, that oral healthcare was her dream career.
She attended the University of North Texas, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology, and then Baylor College of Dentistry, where she was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2003. Remaining at Baylor, in 2005 Dr. Parks completed her orthodontic residency and received her Master of Science in Oral Biology and Certificate in Orthodontics.
Dr. Parks has practiced orthodontics since 2005, using advanced techniques and processes to create incredible smiles, one person at a time.
Continuing Education and Professional Affiliations
Providing patients with high-quality treatment, grounded in evidence-based science, is important to Dr. Parks. Through continuing education — attending meetings, lectures, seminars, and participating in fellowships — she stays current on changes in orthodontics.
By carefully evaluating the latest technologies, methodologies, and materials, Dr. Parks is able to incorporate proven, conservative options into patient care.
Dr. Parks is a member in good standing of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southwest Society of Orthodontists
- Gaylord (Baylor) Alumni Association
Beyond the Office
Dr. Parks grew up in Burleson, Texas where her parents still reside, and now lives in Allen with her two amazing cats, Lois and Eileen, who were named after her grandmothers. Allen is also home to her brother and sister-in-law, who have two children still at home and one who just graduated from the University of North Texas.
When she’s not changing smiles, Dr. Parks enjoys hanging out with her family, being entertained by her cats, seeing movies, and exercising.