Meet The Doctor
Dr. Josh Parker was born and raised in Baton Rouge and graduated from Central Private High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. While in dental school, he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, C. Edmunds Kells Dental Honor Society, received several scholarships and awards for academic excellence, and graduated at the top of his class.
After dental school, Dr. Parker decided to further his education in the field of orthodontics to help change people’s lives by creating beautiful smiles! He completed his three-year orthodontic specialty residency and received a Master of Science degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Parker has been practicing orthodontics in Baton Rouge since 2014.
To demonstrate his desire to provide the absolute highest level of patient care, Dr. Parker has voluntarily completed hundreds of additional hours of preparation to become a Board Certified Orthodontist. Only 1 in 3 orthodontists is certified. Achieving board certification is the last step in a long and intensive educational experience to ultimately provide excellent patient care. Also, Dr. Parker volunteers his time at Children’s Hospital on the cranial facial team.
Orthodontics is more than just straightening teeth. It takes extensive knowledge of jaw growth development, facial symmetry and more to perfect a smile. There’s a reason orthodontists must go through additional years of schooling after receiving their dental degree. Board certification goes a step further, demonstrating an orthodontist’s passion and dedication to the field.
To learn more about the board certification process, click here!
Dr. Parker understands the importance of staying up to date on all the latest trends in orthodontics. He is affiliated with the following organizations:
- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
- City of Central Chamber of Commerce (member)
- Incognito Gold Elite Study Club
Outside the office, Dr. Parker enjoys golfing, running, and cheering for the LSU Tigers with his wife, Dr. Erin Maturin. Most of his free time is spent with his children, Jolie and Jackson.
Dr. Parker looks forward to meeting you and your family at your next visit.