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Our team is comprised of 6 dedicated individuals who strive to meet patient needs; everything from fillings and veneers, to dentures and tooth whitening— Our experienced professionals have got you covered!


Pam Fischer

Pam earned her Dental Assisting Certificate from Daytona Beach College and her A.S. Dental Hygiene Degree from Valencia College.  She had 10 years of Dental Assisting experience prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist. Pam has been a member of our team since 1998.  Pam enjoys working for Dr. Parent because they share a similar philosophy in treating patients as if they are family member. She looks forward to seeing her patients and co-workers every day.  Pam and her husband Carl have two children, Kyle and Kendal.  They also have two Mini Dachshunds (Holly and Abby).  Pam's hobbies include spending time with family and friends, boating, fishing, and going to the beach.  Pam is an avid Gator fan and attends all of the home football games as well as many other sporting events.

Suzanne Mills


Suzanne received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Santa Fe College.  She worked as a Dental Assistant in Sebring, FL and Winter Park, FL for 8 years prior to coming to work for Dr. Parent.  Suzanne actually started in the practice as a patient! Having prior experience working in the dental field, she was impressed with the quality of care and friendly, caring atmosphere here.  Suzanne has been working in the practice since 1999.  Suzanne spends her spare time playing with her 6 year old son, her group of girlfriends from the gym, and working in her yard.

Holly Mincey

Holly earned her Dental Assisting Certificate from Manatee Vocational School, and has practiced as a Dental Hygienist in Sarasota, Winter Park, and Tampa, prior to moving to Gainesville.   Holly has been part of our team since 2000.  She believes in Dr. Parent's dental philosophy and appreciates the quality of care he gives to all of his patients.  Holly and her husband Tal have a daughter, Camilla (or Millie, as she usually goes by).  She spends her spare time cycling and is a member of the Gainesville Cycling Club.  She loves to spend time in the mountains and volunteers at Gainesville Community Ministries in the Dental Clinic.

Dental Assistants

Kelly Hough

Kelly earned her degree in Dental Assisting from Santa Fe College.  She has been assisting Dr. Parent for since 2002.  As a Santa Fe Dental Assisting intern, she had the opportunity to work in a variety of dental offices in town.  When she came to Dr. Parent's office she recognized the quality of care and family-like atmosphere and knew this was the place for her.  In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband at the shooting range and working on their salt water aquariums.  She also loves cuddling with her two Mini Dachshunds Sparky and Diesel.

Delores Phillips

Delores received her expanded function certification in Dental Assisting from the University of Florida.  She began her career in this office in 1983 working for Dr. Jon Baxter.  After moving away and living in Georgia and Louisiana, Delores is happy to be home in Gainesville.  She re-joined our practice in 2010.  When out of the office, Delores enjoys listening to live music and supporting Gator football! She also has a great appreciation for theatre and a great love of dogs :) 

Executive Assistant

Carlie Chatman

Carlie has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Florida.  She has been part of our team since 2005.  Carlie has been a patient of Dr. Parent's since she was 10 years old.  The office, her co-workers, and Dr. Parent make her job feel more like home than work.  She believes in the dentistry we provide and what our practice represents.  Carlie has grown up in Gainesville and loves everything about this town, not to mention having her family right around the corner! In her spare time, Carlie enjoys cooking, reading, dancing, spending time with family, and supporting the Florida Gators!
We are proud of the special team we've gathered here at Parent Dental Group. We strive to bring you the best quality care, whether you're getting tooth whitening, dentures, fillings, veneers, or anything else you need to give you the smile you deserve!

Our Tooth Whitening, Veneers, and Fillings Specialists!

Dr. Richard A. Parent, D.M.D, P.A.
7328 W. University Avenue, Suite D
Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone: 352.332.2588
Fax: 352.332.2995