Dr. Brent Parrott was reared in Northern California with four younger siblings (all girls except the oldest three). He led an active life, participating in competitive sports, including swimming, waterskiing, racquetball, football, basketball, and baseball. He participated regularly in church and boy scouts, obtained the rank of Eagle, and held leadership positions in both. His greatest aspiration from an early age was to be a great dad.
In finding a career, his father advised him against following in his footsteps of dentistry. But after receiving treatment from a dentist other than his dad, Dr. Parrott decided the world needed more gentle caring dentists like his father, and less like the one he saw. He immediately switched from computer science to pre-dental and has been thrilled with his decision.
Serving a two-year mission in Spain helped Dr. Parrott learn to speak Spanish which he tries to keep up by speaking it at every opportunity presented. After graduating from Creighton Dental School, Dr. Parrott practiced in Gilbert, Arizona for 10 years, then was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of practicing with his dad in Paradise, California.
Alexis and Dr. Parrott have eight kids between them (two have passed on) and at last count, thirteen grandchildren. When the “Camp” fire in November 2018 destroyed their home and office in Paradise, California, they chose to relocate to Queen Creek where cold winters would not be an issue and to be near four of their children.
Dr. Parrott still has a dental practice in Northern California and has discovered his passion is teaching other dentists to be gentle, caring, and creative in providing the care patients want and need. Yes, he still treats patients in California as the team has asked and continues to work with them. Dr. Parrott is excited to be working so close to his new home and have the opportunity to help the people of Queen Creek.