Heather M. Parsons, D.M.D.
Dr. Heather Parsons is originally from the Northern Nevada area. Growing up in the small town of Virginia City has given her an appreciation for the importance of being involved with the community that she is a part of. She is passionate about taking care of the oral health needs of the children in Northern Nevada and keeping everyone smiling. After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Nevada, Reno, she completed her Dental School tenure in Boston, Massachusetts and then moved on to residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York. Although the east coast was a great experience, she was very excited to have the opportunity to move back home after completion of residency in 2013. Moving back home meant having all her favorite activities back in her backyard—skiing, hiking, and boating with her husband in Lake Tahoe, and trail running with her dogs. She was very honored and humbled to take over Valley Pediatric Dentistry in the fall of 2016, after spending a little more than a year in the office. She stays committed to continual learning by regularly attending courses to provide her patients with latest techniques and technology, and has strengthened that commitment by completing her Board Certification process through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She stays involved in the community through volunteering at the Annual Give Kids a Smile Clinic, giving time to the Northern Nevada Cleft Palate Clinic, and supporting athletic and academic programs in the Carson Valley.
Emily Whipple, D.M.D.
Dr. Emily Whipple grew up in Boulder City a small town in southern Nevada. She decided wanted to be a dentist in junior high after having braces and loving going to the orthodontist. After completing undergraduate education at the University of Nevada, Reno she went back down south and completed Dental School at UNLV School of Dental Medicine in 2008. She had enjoyed Northern Nevada so much that she returned to practice as a general dentist. During this time she realized her love of working with children and in 2013 she returned to UNLV to complete a residency in pediatric dentistry. She returned to Northern Nevada in 2015 and completed the final step of ABPD board certification in 2016.
Dr. Whipple enjoys spending time with her husband, bonus son James, son Freddy and their 2 dogs Harley and Stevie.
Melinda serves as the Office Manager for Valley Pediatric Dentistry. Melinda grew up in Smith Valley, Nevada, and is a wonderful asset to the practice. She keeps the business running smoothly, and is also passionate about the oral health of her community, in which she has raised 3 children. She received her Certification in Dental Assisting (CDA) from the National Dental Assisting Board through Truckee Meadows Community College, as well as an Associates Degree in Small Business Management. Melinda is also certified in Medical Claims Coding and Billing.
All members of both our front and back office team are carefully selected and specially trained to work with children and their caregivers. Many of our team members hold various certifications and degrees from a variety of programs. The team is routinely trained in CPR, and radiography practices. All members are well versed on the latest OSHA standards and practice the highest level of sterilization as well as patient care & confidentiality. The entire team is enthusiastic about ensuring that every child has a pleasant and memorable experience, and will enjoy their dental visits for years to come.