Dr. Russell Parker is a native of Jones County, Mississippi and grew up in Big Creek, a small community outside of Soso. He graduated from West Jones High School in 1992. Dr. Parker earned an Associates of Art from Jones County Junior College in 1994 and a Bachelor of Science in Polymer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1997.
After graduating from USM, Dr. Parker accepted a position as chemist for J.W. Aluminum just outside Charleston, SC. About 2 years later, he accepted a chemist position with Akzo Nobel Coatings in Clinton, MS and continued there until beginning his dental education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS in 2001.
Dr. Parker earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2005 and relocated to Pascagoula in June of that year. Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 forcing the office to close for several weeks. During this time, Dr. Parker accepted a position as general dentist at Franklin Medical Mall in Mobile, AL and returned full time to Pascagoula in 2006. In addition to these experiences, Dr. Parker also participated in two dental mission trips to Piedras Negras, Mexico treating underserved areas.
Dr. Parker is married to Jennifer Crowson of Ellisville, MS and resides in Ocean Springs. He enjoys many outdoor activities including running, biking, swimming, hiking, and has completed multiple Ironman triathlons and marathons.
Dr. Parker’s affiliations include:
- American Dental Association
- Mississippi Dental Association
- Fifth District Dental Society, Past President
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry