Meet Dr. Joseph Parker
Dr. Joseph D. Parker graduated summa cum laude from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. He worked for five years in the banking industry before deciding to enter dental school. He graduated near the top of his class from the University of Michigan earning his Doctoral degree in Dental Surgery. Dr. Parker completed his orthodontic residency program receiving his Masters of Science in Dentistry and Certificate of Orthodontics from Saint Louis University in 2010.
Dr. Parker is a member of the following professional organizations: Yakima Valley Dental Society, American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists.
When Dr. Parker is not in the office he enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids playing sports, skiing on snow or water, and just about anything else that will take you outdoors. One of his passions is farming and he takes any opportunity he gets to be out on the land. His family is excited to be out West again and enjoy the perks the area has to offer.
Meet Dr. Renelle Conner
A note from Dr. Parker:
It is with great pleasure that I introduce Dr. Renelle Conner as a new member of our team.
Dr. Renelle R. Conner; Orthodontics is her passion. She is enthusiastic about empowering people through transforming their smiles. In fact, she is so passionate and enthusiastic that while working in clinic to create beautiful smiles, she can often be overheard trying to convince patients to become orthodontists too. She grew up in Toppenish, Washington. Yes, that is right, she is a local! In high school she enjoyed competing in volleyball, track, and rodeo. She is proud to say that she still holds the Girls Toppenish High School annual triathlon record, having beaten the previous record by four minutes. If you are reading this and you are from Toppenish, she encourages you to try and beat her record!
After graduating Toppenish High School, she enlisted in the United States Air Force and served on active duty for four years as a meteorologist, forecasting for pilots, locations and missions. Although she started a career as an Air Force weather forecaster, her path was altered when an oral surgeon and orthodontist fixed her smile. Realizing the enormous positive impact that was made on her own life, through the work of these doctors, she knew that this was how she wanted to improve the lives of others. To do this, she transitioned from full-time military to a full-time student, completing 11 years of higher education, becoming a doctor and completing a residency in orthodontics.
Outside of the office Dr. Conner has many hobbies. Her favorites are hiking, boating, spending time with her husband Jay, making espresso, playing Skip-Bo with family, and eating spicy foods!
Dr. Conner is a member of the following organizations: American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics, Society of American Indian Dentists, 446th Aerospace Medicine Squadron—USAF Reserve Dental Service Corp, American Dental Association.
Please welcome Dr. Conner to the practice.
Administrative Manager/Financial Coordinator