Dr. Joe Parker has been a life-long resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, having grown up in Forney, TX and getting his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Parker was always into science, art, and health care, so naturally he decided to pursue dentistry as his chosen profession. After graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2007 and practicing general dentistry, Dr. Parker realized how amazing and rewarding it was to work with children of all ages. He then pursued this dream by completing a pediatric dental residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver, which is consistently ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country. While there, Dr. Parker received extensive training with special healthcare needs children and comprehensive dental care under both general anesthesia and oral sedation. As any native Texan would, he moved back to the Dallas area and found a home with Just For Kids. He was fortunate enough to practice in his hometown and loves being a part of the community.
Dr. Parker’s favorite aspect of being a pediatric dentist is getting kids a great start with their oral health by having good experiences at the dental office. Dr. Parker is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and maintains memberships with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and its state/local chapters. When not at the office, Dr. Parker likes to spend time with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons, Braeden and Logan. He is an avid sports fan, following the Mavericks, Rangers, and Cowboys. From his experience in Colorado, Dr. Parker loves to ski and hike.
Dr. Lyanna Barnecet Pérez was born in the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. As a young woman, she decided to pursue a career where she could embrace her love for science, art and children. Dr. Barnecet Pérez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree, with a major in Molecular Biology. Subsequently, she continued her education, obtaining her Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2018 at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine. During this time, her homeland was catastrophically hit by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Dr. Barnecet Pérez volunteered in various affected communities in order to help them get their basic necessities such as food, water, and primary care needs.
In July 2018, Dr. Barnecet Pérez continued her post graduate studies in pediatric dentistry at Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine and UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. During her program she was able to enrich her skills in numerous experiences in the use of advanced behavior guidance techniques such as oral sedation, intravenous sedation, and comprehensive dental restorations under general anesthesia. In her second year of residency, Dr. Barnecet Pérez was selected to be Chief Resident where she was able to strengthen her leadership skills.
Today, Dr. Barnecet Pérez is joyful to have selected Just For Kids Dentistry of Forney as her new home, hoping to fill the practice with her energy and enthusiasm, as well as to help kids enjoy their dental visits, making their oral health her priority.
Dr Barnecet Pérez spends her free time with her fiancé, Juan, friends, and family. She is eager to explore everything related to food, music, and culture the city of Dallas has to offer. Dr. Barnecet Pérez is excited to be part of the Just for Kids Dentistry of Forney community!