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Announcing the Board Certification of Dr. Ryan H. Parnell

Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, one of the largest oral surgery practices in southeast Texas, is pleased to announce the Board Certification of Ryan H. Parnell, DDS, MD.

Dr. Parnell is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

“Dr. Parnell has distinguished himself by passing the rigorous Board Certification process,” said the doctors of Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. “The certification process is comprehensive, covering biological sciences and clinical practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.”

Dr. Parnell earned the Board Certification after passing two exams, which demonstrated his knowledge and experience required to practice within the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

“I am proud to join the rest of the doctors in our practice in becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery,” said Dr. Parnell. “Like all Diplomates, I am committed to lifelong learning, keeping current in knowledge and skills, and practicing in a safe and contemporary manner.”

About Dr. Ryan H. Parnell

Dr. Parnell joined Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in August 2020. His specific areas of interest within the scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery include:

  • Dentoalveolar procedures
  • Dental implants
  • Bone grafting techniques
  • Maxillofacial traumas
  • Orthognathic surgeries
  • Benign oral pathologies

Dr. Ryan Parnell was born, raised, and educated in Odessa, Texas where he attended the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and was a 2010 Magna Cum Laude graduate with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.

He completed his four-year dental education at Baylor College of Dentistry where he was honored with the Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award his senior year.

After graduation from Baylor in 2014, Dr. Parnell began his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery, a six-year MD integrated program, through Ascension Health System in Detroit.

He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and received adult and pediatric anesthesia training through Detroit Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Michigan. 

Dr. Parnell completed a one-year General Surgery Internship at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit and was chosen as Chief Resident of the oral and maxillofacial surgery service.

Contact Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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