Meet Dr. Joseph Parker
For the past dozen years, Dr. Joseph Parker, his wife, Jan, and their four children have been blessed to live in central Washington. Dr. Parker was immediately drawn to the area due to its similarity to his hometown. He was raised on a hay and grain farm in northern Utah where he learned the importance of small town values, hard-work, and determination to achieve your dreams. His first job out of college was in agriculture with Farm Credit Services. Over the years, he longed to do something different for his family that would be impactful not only to them but to those he served.
After finishing his prerequisites at Utah State University, Dr. Parker moved to the upper Midwest where he completed his dental degree at the University of Michigan in 2008, graduating near the top of his class, he then attended Saint Louis University where he spent an additional 30 months receiving specialty training in orthodontics.
Orthodontics became a passion for Dr. Parker while in dental school. It just clicked for him. He loved the engineering side of orthodontics and more importantly he loved connecting with patients and seeing the difference a confident smile can make. Dr. Parker feels very fortunate to be part of such a positive change for his patients.
Dr. Parker knows the values of this community and the importance of being part of it. Dr. Parker supports and sponsors kids throughout the Yakima Valley through various organizations including 4H animals, school projects, and sport travel teams.
Meet Dr. Camille Walker
Raised in central Washington, Dr. Camille Walker began dreaming of a career in orthodontics during her senior year at Ellensburg High School. Dr. Walker joins our practice from Beaverton, Oregon, where she led Walker Orthodontics as the owner and orthodontist for a decade. Prior to building her practice, Dr. Walker served in the United States Navy as an active-duty dentist.
Earning her undergraduate degree from Washington State University and doctorate credentials from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Dr. Walker trained to become an orthodontist at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, graduating in 2011. She achieved board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics in 2012.
Driven by the values of adventure, impact, and community, Dr. Walker believes that a healthy smile can change the world. With this, her passion is helping her patients achieve their best smile through modern orthodontic care.
Dr. Walker is thrilled to be back in central Washington with her partner, Brad, and their pup. Outside of the office, exploring new hiking trails and foodie adventures are two of Dr. Walker’s favorite activities. Dr. Walker is eager to meet new patients and community members through chairside conversations and service opportunities.
Orthodontic Lead Assistant