Meet Our Team
Dr. Kristi Parker
Dr. Kristi Parker is a Pediatric Dentist with a heart for children. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Texas A&M University in Nutritional Science and then proceeded to complete her Master of Science degree at Texas Woman’s University. She completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Parker received the Professionalism and Integrity Award for her dental school class. She has also received the Ninth District Dental Society Collegiality Award for her commitment to ethics and professionalism. After completing dental school, Dr. Parker worked as a general dentist in a family practice.
Her love for working with children motivated her to complete a dental residency program in Pediatric Dentistry. She and her team have a passion to help children and are committed to providing excellent dental care. She is a part of the leadership team with Houston Association of Pediatric Dentists, and a member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry and Texas Dental Association.
Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Parker worked as a Registered Dietitian. She continues to have a passion for nutrition and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. This passion helps her encourage and motivate her patients and their families to reach their oral health goals. In her spare time, Dr. Parker enjoys cooking and staying active. She also enjoys volunteering for a variety of organizations.
Dr. Bryn Vaughan Cooper
Dr. Bryn Vaughan Cooper has been a Bear, a Longhorn, and a Billiken on her long path to become a board-certified orthodontist. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology from Baylor University in 2005 and 2007, respectfully. While pursuing her Master’s degree at Baylor, she researched water quality controls on the Central Texas Watershed. That research led to presentations to the national and Texas branches of the American Society of Microbiology, and the Texas Academy of Science.
After her stint as a Baylor Bear, she became a Texas Longhorn by attending the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio completing her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2011. During dental school, she authored or co-authored nine article reviews.
Finally, Dr. Cooper began the last leg of her orthodontic journey by joining Saint Louis University’s orthodontic residency program, where she became a Billiken. Upon completing the program, she earned an orthodontic certificate and a Masters of Science. During residency, she presented to the American Association of Orthodontists and collected and analyzed genetic data as part of an orthodontic thesis project. The resulting thesis, titled “Genes Influencing Mandibular Size,” was some part of the genetic expression research in orthodontia and led to a pending patent submission.
Dr. Cooper proved her qualifications to a board of her peers in both written and oral form to earn her American Board of Orthodontics Certification. And since moving to Houston, she has gotten involved with the local dental and orthodontic communities, including joining the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Texas Dental Association. She is the 2021 President of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists.
Dr. Cooper loves to go on walks with her husband, daughters and golden retrievers. When she isn’t walking the trails with her family and friends, you can find her sampling the new restaurants’ fares, listening to an audiobook or podcast, or traveling for her volunteer leadership roles.