We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you. We Have On Time Appointments, Contact us To Schedule Yours Today!

Dr. Laura Parrish :

Dr. Laura Parrish

I have wanted to be an orthodontist since I was 6 years old! I remember having an expander and braces at a young age and oddly enough, I loved it! I knew the difference it made in my smile and confidence it gave me throughout school. I knew I wanted to help others achieve the same thing.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Undergrad at IUPUI, accepted early into dental school
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery- Indiana University, Indianapolis
  • Master of Science and Orthodontic Certificate- Indiana University, Indianapolis

As much as I have a passion for a beautiful smile, I also have a passion for learning. I enjoy attending continuing education courses to keep up-to-date on new technology and advancements in the field. Knowing the mechanics behind tooth movement and artistically being able to create a perfect smile is what gets us great results.

Professional Affiliations

My Team

I have had the pleasure to work with a wonderful team. Each individual has their strengths that make the practice run smoothly and each contribute to a fun, familiar environment. Many members have worked on the parents that are now bringing their kids in for treatment! Having a great experience and telling others about it makes the practice a somewhere you want to come back.

Outside the Office

I was born and raised in northwest Indiana. I met my husband, Dr. Brandon Parrish, during dental school and we got married a week after we graduated from dental school and then attended orthodontic school together. Moving back to my husband’s hometown of Fort Wayne was an easy decision. I’ve always heard it’s a great place to raise a family and has the same small town feel that I grew up with. We have two boys, Noah and Ty. They are the joy of my life and I love being surrounded by such fun, loving boys (all 3 of them!) In my spare time, (what spare time with kids?) I treasure family time, reading books to my kids, and getting out for a nice dinner!

Dr. Brandon Parrish :

Dr. Brandon Parrish

I am very lucky to work in a profession that I love. It is very rewarding to give the gift of a beautiful smile and have a positive influence on patients’ lives. A beautiful smile is one of the first things you notice when meeting someone new, and I am honored to play a major part in the process that can have such a significant effect on a person’s self-image and oral health.

Education and Continuing Education

I strive to stay up to date with the latest in orthodontic technology so I can provide the best results in less time, and with improved comfort. Although I rely heavily on an artistic eye and experience, “evidence-based care” is the foundation of our practice. By focusing on the scientific literature and what the research in our field tells us, we get one step closer to great results.

Professional Affiliations

My Team

Our team is exceptional! Many members of our staff have been assisting for more than 25 years! This level of experience is extremely beneficial, not only to our patients’ comfort, but in the results we achieve .  As a patient of Parrish Orthodontics, you are a part of our family, and each time you come to our office, we make it a pleasant experience for you and your family.

Outside the Office

I am a Fort Wayne native and am pleased to practice orthodontics and raise my family in this wonderful area. I am married to Dr. Laura Parrish and we are very happy for the opportunities offered by the Fort Wayne community. We have two sons, Noah and Ty, and love spending time with them and watching them explore and learn about the world at this young age. They are truly a joy. When I’m not in the office or with my family, I enjoy playing golf, being with friends, and cheering on Indiana sports teams!

Dr. Kate Welch :

Dr. Kate Welch

I loved going to the orthodontist growing up! My experience having braces lead me to want to be an Orthodontist and to help others be proud of their smiles. I feel fortunate to be able to work in a field I love and to have an influence on peoples’ smiles every single day. I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to work alongside Drs. Parrish and the wonderful team at Parrish Orthodontics!

Education and Continuing Education

I have always had a passion for school. Being able to learn new things is something I truly enjoy. I strive and am committed to continue to learn and understand the ever changing field of orthodontics through continuing education courses and seminars. Staying up-to-date and knowledgeable regarding new techniques and advancements in the field is just another way to ensure our patients are receiving the best treatment.

Professional Affiliations

My Team

I am extremely fortunate to be able to work with such an amazing and talented team. Not only do our team members have years of experience but they are one of the kindest groups of people. This provides a wonderful environment for our patients and leads to exceptional care. This team creates a fun and positive office environment that reminds me of the wonderful experience I had growing up at my orthodontic office. I am incredibly thankful that our patients can experience the same!

Outside the office

I grew up in Fort Wayne and am so excited to be able to practice orthodontics in my hometown! I attended DePauw University (Go Tigers!) before going to dental school at IU in Indianapolis. I met my husband while living in Indianapolis and we got married after my first year of orthodontic residency. He is a high school art teacher and loves all things ceramics! We have enjoyed exploring all of the new things Fort Wayne has to offer since moving back. In our spare time we love to be active, explore new places, and try different restaurants around town.


Meet our Orthodontic Experts

Mary

Mary

Front Office Manager

I take care of our office finances to ensure each day runs smoothly. I have worked here for over 30 years and have enjoyed watching our young patients grow up and start families of their own. It’s a special treat when they bring their children in for treatment because they enjoyed their time here so much. I am married with two children and five wonderful grandchildren. We enjoy watching the Colts and Detroit Tigers, and spending the summer at the lake with family.

Eileen

Eileen

Appointment Secretary

My goal each day is to make every patient feel great as they leave our office! I work at the front desk where I schedule appointments, answer phones, and address the many questions our patients have.

I am approaching my 40-year anniversary with my husband and we have four children and seven grandchildren. I love music and spending time at the lake.

Laura

Laura

Appointment Secretary

I love working at the front desk, greeting patients and parents. I answer phones, schedule appointments, and answer questions.  The best part of my job is getting to know patients and helping them through treatment to when they finish with a new, beautiful smile!  I am married and we have one amazing daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We love vacationing at the beach!

Tammy

Tammy

Appointment Secretary

I joined Parrish Orthodontics in 2014.  I will be the one that helps you schedule your appointments, answers the phone, and assists with any questions you may have.  I have two wonderful children and two beautiful grandchildren.  I enjoy spending time with them, as well as camping, fishing, and anything to do with being outdoors.  We enjoy watching NFL and NASCAR and are avid fans of the Colts and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Missi

Missi

Treatment Coordinator

I love my position as treatment coordinator, meeting new people, going over all aspects of orthodontic treatment & helping patients have the best experience with our office.  Even with over 20 years of orthodontic experience I still look forward to coming to the office every day.  My husband & I have a daughter, we love traveling & anything we can do together as a family.

Thea

Thea

Treatment Coordinator

I am responsible for new patient consultations, taking X-rays, and corresponding with referring dentists and other necessary specialists. I have worked here for 16 years and love seeing the beautiful smiles our doctors and team have created.

I am married and have a daughter, a son, and two stepsons. I enjoy reading and camping with my family and friends.

Lori

Lori

Financial Coordinator

I assist patients with financial needs and questions, and help them find payment options. I also work closely with the doctors in new patient consultations. I love to see how excited the kids get when talking about braces. In the end, it is rewarding to see the gorgeous smile we created. I have two daughters and one granddaughter. I enjoy scrapbooking, watching Colts football, and going to the lake with friends.

Becky

Becky

Insurance Coordinator

I work with patients and their parents with regard to scheduling appointments as conveniently as possible and answering any insurance questions they may have.

At home, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am an avid sports fan, especially Indy car racing, football, and hockey. I also love listening to music.

Ashleigh

Ashleigh

Clinical Assistant

As a newcomer in the orthodontic world, I could not have found a better place to work. I am constantly learning and getting to know our patients while working with Dr. Parrish. I am a newlywed and enjoy spending time with my family and new in-laws. On the weekends, I help run my family’s cafe in Ohio, so I can do my other passions: cooking and baking. I am excited to be in this career!

Clare

Clare

Clinical Assistant

As an assistant, I help in many aspects of the clinic.  I help with wire adjustments, bandings, and bondings. I feel very lucky to work with such a wonderful team.  The best part of working at this practice is seeing the progress made by our patients, and seeing the end result.  I am a Mother of three girls, Kate, Macy, and Mia, and have a wonderful husband.  I enjoy baking, outdoor activities and spending time with my family.

Haley

Haley

Clinical Assistant

I’ve been working with Dr. Parrish since September of 2015.  I absolutely love my job! Meeting new patients everyday and seeing the joy on their face at the end of treatment is simply amazing!  I like to spend my free time with my family, traveling, and being outdoors.

Janelle

Janelle

Clinical Assistant

I assist Dr. Parrish in creating beautiful smiles. I enjoy getting to know our patients and having fun every day at work. I enjoy seeing the end result of our patients treatment and making beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.  I have two wonderful sons, Mason and Evan. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, as my family is a big part of who I am. I also enjoy watching my kids sporting events as well as Ohio State & Colts Football.

Jensen

Jensen

Clinical Assistant

I assist Dr. Parrish in adjustments, bonding, appliance fit and deliveries, and anything else needed in the clinic.  I love helping in the process of creating beautiful smiles and getting to know patients and families.  I am married to my best friend, and we have an adorable puppy named Abbott.  In my free time I love watching hockey and football, going to the movies, reading, and spending lots of quality time with my family.

Amey

Amey

Clinical Assistant

I have enjoyed working here for 19 years and getting to know so many great patients as I change and prepare wires for adjustment, give patient and parent education, place bands and indirect bonds, and assist Drs. Parrish as needed. I am a mother of three: Emily, Hannah, and Tomie. In my free time I enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors.

Rhonda

Rhonda

Clinical Assistant

I help Drs. Parrish with patient care in the clinic, in addition to providing education on proper home care and helping with scheduling when I’m needed. I feel privileged to be able to help with patient care, especially when I get to build a relationship with a patient and see their beautiful smile when they are finished. I have three children and two dogs, so it’s like having five children around the house. I also enjoy gardening and the outdoors.

Stacy

Stacy

Clinical Assistant

As one of our assistants, I work one on one with our patients and our doctors during adjustments, bondings, and bandings. I love to work with new people and enjoy getting to know all about them as we improve their smiles. I am a mother of four wonderful children at home. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and reading books.

Ranelle

Ranelle

Clinical Assistant

I assist our doctors with all aspects of clinical patient care, from preparing wires for adjustments to patient and parent education. I enjoy seeing my patients’ beautiful smiles when they are finally finished with their orthodontic treatment.

I have a great husband, two wonderful sons, and two four-legged daughters that are Yorkies. I also love to read and watch baseball when I have the time.

Vanessa

Vanessa

Clinical Assistant

I assist Dr. Parrish with creating beautiful smiles. I enjoy building relationships with our patients and love seeing the end result of their treatment. I also just finished my own braces and can relate to the experience. I am the mother of three wonderful kids. In my spare time I enjoy family time and being outdoors.

Whitney

Whitney

Clinical Assistant

As an assistant, I help Dr. Parrish give our patients beautiful smiles. I have been in the orthodontic field for nine years as an assistant. What I love most about my job is getting to know our patients during appointments and helping them achieve the smile they want. I am married with three beautiful children: Jayda, Bryce, and Addia. I enjoy running, working out, being outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends.

Angie

Angie

Lab Technician

I am responsible for making the appliances in our office. I have been in the orthodontic field for 25+ years.  I enjoy making colorful retainers for our patients.  I have been married for 32 years.  We have 4 adult children and 4 wonderful grandchildren with two more on the way.  I enjoy reading books, sewing baby blankets, and love spending time with my family.