Ask Dr. Parker: Are Dental Implants Permanent?

May 22, 2017

Dental implants have been around for quite some time. In fact, Ingvar Brånemark, a Swedish orthopedic surgeon, invented the first dental implants in 1952. Branemark continued to study and refine his findings until they were presented at the 1982 Toronta conference.  Branemark’s work showing the clinical success of implants and introducing the concept of osseintegration was ground breaking.  Research has continued over the past 40+ years has proven to be a significant advancement in the field of dentistry. (more…)

International Tooth Fairy Tales: Lost Tooth Myths from Around the World

February 27, 2017


Losing a tooth is a universal rite of passage every kid on the planet goes through. Shedding those first teeny baby teeth, in favor of something bigger and more permanent, is one of the first signs your little one is growing up. And with loose teeth come that first inevitable visit from the tooth fairy herself. As a parent, it can be tough to figure out how to tackle the myths that come along with childhood. (more…)

The Future of Dentistry: Benefits of 3D Dentistry and CBCT Machines

December 30, 2016

Benefits of 3D Dentistry

Medical technology has been improving at an incredible rate for the past several decades, leading to leaps and bounds in the quality of care for people around the United States. This is especially true for the dental industry. (more…)

AZ Family Dental’s Dr. Parker Receives ICOI Fellowship Program Award

December 2, 2016

ICOI Fellow Award Dr. Matthew Parker

A member of the Arizona Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists and the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Matthew Parker is proud to be the recipient of a prestigious Fellowship award presented by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). (more…)

Top Foods to Whiten Teeth and Prevent Staining

November 29, 2016

Food to prevent staining

Proper and diligent oral hygiene is vital to maintaining the health and strength of your teeth long-term. Most of us today expect to keep our teeth throughout our lifetime and take oral health practices like brushing, flossing and rinsing seriously. (more…)