After graduating from Virginia City High #School, Virginia City, Nev., Heather attended and received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with Distinction from the University of Nevada, Reno. She went on to attend Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine where she obtained her Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude in 2011. In 2013, Dr. Parsons received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Stony Brook University Hospital (SUNY) in New York.
Commenting on her new association, Dr. Parsons said, “I am excited to be working with such an exceptional and established team. Dr. Todd Gray and the staff at Valley Pediatric Dentistry provide our area youth with high quality pediatric dental care in a friendly and fun environment. I look forward to building life-long relationships with our patients, and their families, as well as becoming more involved with our community.”
Dr. Parsons believes that the biggest obstacles for patients to maintain good dental health care are appropriate treatment and education on the importance of oral hygiene and its effect on long-term and overall health. Growing up in Virginia City, Dr. Parsons understands the challenges associated with #rural living and accessing dental care due to time constraints and distance to service providers. She feels that by properly engaging the entire family with fun, effective care and prevention strategies, parents and their children will be equipped to combat the daily distractions and challenges of dental care.
During her free time, Parsons enjoys #running her two dogs Bogey and Kobe. She enjoys outdoor activities such as boating and hiking with her boyfriend, Wisi Betschart, at one of their favorite spots, Lake Tahoe.
Native Nevadan and local talent, Heather Parsons, DMD returns to the area and joins Dr. Todd Gray, DDS at Valley Pediatric Dentistry. Effective July 7, 2015, Dr. Parsons will be providing Northern Nevada youth with exceptional pediatric dental care and hopes to educate area children and their families on the value of good oral hygiene and its impact on overall health.