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Richard M. Parker, D.D.S.

Dentist in Lemont, IL

Dentist in Lemont Dr. Richard M. Parker combines the unique qualities of broad clinical experience, extensive education, and a friendly personality in his professional care. He was born in Chicago and studied biology and chemistry at Western Illinois University. Dr. Parker graduated from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and then opened his office in Lemont immediately afterwards. He regularly attends continuing education programs to keep up with the latest information and techniques. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Parker enjoys sports, reading and spending time with his family.



  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
    University of Illinois (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Esthetic Dentistry Program
    University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Dental Implant Continuum
    Baylor College of Dentistry (Dallas, Texas)
  • Restorative Dentistry & Occlusion
    Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study (St. Petersburg, Florida)
  • Surgical Periodontics Series
    The Perio Institute (Snoqualmie, Washington)
  • Fellowship & Mastership in the Academy of General Denistry This honor is based upon post-graduate studies and passing a rigorous examination.
  • Fellowship & Mastership in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists These awards are based on demonstrating clinical compentency in dental implant prosthetics and meeting the extensive educational requirements.
  • Certificate of Recognition and Commendation Awarded by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for achieving the highest score on the 2006 Written Accreditation Examination.
  • Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry This is based on meeting the AACD’s continuing education requirements.
  • Laser Certifications from both the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the World Clinical Laser Institute.
  • Chosen as one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumer’s Research Council of America via an unbiased selection process based on education, experience, affiliations, and certifications.
  • Lectured in the U.S. and Europe on restorative and esthetic dentistry.
  • Author of dental articles published in The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentistry Today, Odontologu Zinios, andContemporary Esthetics.
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1988
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine