Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Interim Director of Clinics; Clinical Assistant Professor
Ledyard E. Ross Hall
DDS - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
MPA - Eastern Kentucky University
AEGD - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Education Association, Councilor, Section on Comprehensive Care and General Dentistry
Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
Dr. Parkinson serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of Clinics at the ECU School of Dental Medicine. He earned a DDS from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry (UMKC) and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program, also at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Parkinson also completed a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) through the Academy of General Dentistry. He earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He was in private practice in Gladstone, Missouri, before joining the faculty full-time at UMKC School of Dentistry. Dr. Parkinson was previously at the University of Kentucky, where he was the Assistant Dean for Pre-doctoral Clinical Operations and assistant professor, overseeing the daily operations of the pre-doctoral clinic.
Parkinson JW and Turner SP: Use of Social Media in Dental Schools: Pluses, Perils, and Pitfalls from a Legal Perspective. J Dent Educ 2014 78:1558-1567, 2014.
Parkinson J. & Turner S., Violations of Standard Care of Practice: A Case Study, Academy of Academic Leadership (In Press), 2102.
Taichman R. & Parkinson J., Where is Leadership Training Being Taught in U.S. Dental Schools? Journal of Dental Education, 76 (6): 713-720. June 1, 2012.
Taichman R, Parkinson J, Nelson B, Nordquist B, Ferguson Young D, & Thompson Jr. J; Program Design Considerations for Leadership Training for Dental and Dental Hygiene Students. Journal of Dental Education, 76 (2): 192-199; February 1, 2012.
Taichman R, Parkinson J, Nelson B, Nordquist B, Ferguson Young D, & Thompson Jr. J; Leadership Training for Oral Health Professionals: A Call to Action. Journal of Dental Education, 76 (2): 185-191; February 1, 2012.
Simmer-Beck M, Gadbury-Amyot C, Ferris H, Voelker M, Keselyak N, Eplee H, Parkinson J, Marse B, Galemore C; Extending Oral Health Care Services to Underserved Children through a School-Based Collaboration: Part 1—A Descriptive Overview; Journal of Dental Hygiene; 85 (3): 181-192; Summer, 2011.