Matthew M. Parker, DDS
Periodontal prosthetic rehabilitation, oral plastic surgery, and implant dentistry
Dr. Matthew M. Parker was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Upon graduation from Oak Hills High School, Dr. Parker attended Wabash College and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. In 1995, Dr. Parker received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Chemistry, magna cum laude, from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Dr. Parker attended the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, where he was active in student research and received Dean’s list recognition. In 2000, Dr. Parker received his doctorate in dental surgery and accepted a residency position from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and the Birmingham Veteran’s Administration Hospital. While in Birmingham, Dr. Parker received extensive training in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease, intravenous sedation, and dental implant placement. In 2003, Dr. Parker was awarded certificates in Periodontology from both the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and the Birmingham Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
During the summer of 2003, Dr. Parker and his wife, Emily, reported to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to serve in the U. S. Navy Dental Corps. While stationed at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, Dr. Parker served as Head of the Department of Periodontology and Preventative Dentistry. Dr. Parker and his team were responsible for the periodontal care of 8,500 Sailors and Marines who frequently deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq. For his efforts, Dr. Parker was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal at the conclusion of his tour of duty.
In 2003, Dr. Parker achieved board certification in Periodontology from the American Board of Periodontology. In 2009, Dr. Parker received the N. Wayne Hiatt Rising Star Award for leadership from the Ohio Dental Association. He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and the Cincinnati Dental Society. Among his numerous local responsibilities, Dr. Parker serves as a Board Member of the Cincinnati Oral Health Foundation and served as the President of the Cincinnati Dental Society in 2016. In 2019, Dr. Parker was the recipient of the Cincinnati Dental Society Meritorious Service Award.
Before returning to Cincinnati in 2007, Dr. Parker operated periodontal practices in Oak Harbor, Washington and Asheville, North Carolina where he gained valuable experience in all phases of periodontal and dental implant care. Dr. Parker serves as an educational leader for local dentists as the President of the Eastside Dental Study Club and his Spear Dental Study Club.