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.
- American Association of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Indiana Dental Association
- Isaac Knapp District Dental Society
- Orthodontic Alumni Association
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!