Hi there! I am your Ladera Ranch dentist, Dr. Lincoln Parker. I was born and raised in Orange County, California. I consider this to be the greatest place to live on earth! I was fortunate enough to spend 2 years in South Korea teaching English and providing service as a young adult. I learned Korean and was fully immersed in a new culture. This opened my eyes to how others think and piqued my interest in connecting with others.
I attended Brigham Young University for my undergraduate education and had many great educators in physiology, anatomy, biology, and chemistry. I married my wife Mimi while at BYU, and together, we moved to Las Vegas for dental school. I attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. There I was exposed to many aspects of dental care. It was a newer school and that afforded me the opportunity to experience the latest in technology. There I was also able to push my skills beyond typical dental schools due to the faculty’s desire to give us as much clinical experience as possible.
I am a passionate learner and feel I can only provide the best possible dentistry for my patients. Straight out of school, I worked for a corporate owned dental office. This was eye opening to the different ways a dental office can be run. There, it was about seeing as many patients as possible and the goal was not providing health to our patients but getting them to say “yes” as soon as possible. It taught me exactly what I did not want to do with my career.
I find the long term relationships I can build with my patients helping them achieve what they want to do with their dental health extremely rewarding. This pushes me to know more and get better and better at my work. It is my life long legacy to provide relationship based care for my patients and team.
There are many complicated aspects of dentistry that I love to work in. My work with patients in TMJ pain has brought patients traveling a long way to see us. My work with complicated restorative patients such as “full mouth rehabs” or “All-on-4® Treatment Concept prosthesis” has helped many smile and chew confidently again. My ability to see the details helps in the esthetic cases patients see me for.
I hope you can feel our passion for you and for what we can do for you. I hope you feel comfortable to tell us your concerns and questions, so we can serve you to the best of our ability. I hope you can maximize your utilization of us here and feel more confident in your oral health than ever before!
Dr. Parker is affiliated with several key organizations keeping him at the forefront of continuing education and technology.