About Us

The Team


Welcome to our dental family! In addition to Dr. Van Parham, our team includes skilled dental hygienists, dental assistants, and front office professionals. Our team has been with us for many years, and that says a lot about our practice. This translates into a level of expertise second to none, and a familiarity with our patients, putting everyone at ease. As Dr. Van Parham says, “Our patients are our friends. They know we care.” To learn more about our exceptional team and to schedule your next visit with our experienced dentist in Irving, Texas, we welcome you to contact The Art of Dentistry today!

Van E. Parham, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Dr Parham photo

Raised in New Orleans, Dr. Parham graduated from Vanderbilt Catholic High School in Houma, LA. He attended Louisiana State University and Sam Houston State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He then attended the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. Dr. Parham brings a caring attitude and the highest level of expertise to his practice and his professional team makes you feel at home. Dr. Parham prides himself on providing exceptional patient service and is well known for making your experience one to share with friends, neighbors, and family.

Dr. Parham has multiple memberships in professional organizations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Dallas County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • D Magazine’s Best Dentists in Dallas – 2003
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

Dr. Parham takes hundreds of hours of continuing his education annually. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry after passing a comprehensive exam and completing a minimum of 500 hours of continuing education. He strives to be the best dentist he can be and wants to offer his patients the best his profession has to offer. He continually looks to the future of dentistry, both through advances in technology and patient care. He is very proud of his commitment to continuing education. Ask him about his latest class or certification.

Nicole - Dental Assistant

Nicole Dental Assistant

Nicole is our knowledgeable dental assistant who graduated from Pontificia Universi dode Catolica of Mina Gerais in Brazil with a degree in general dentistry. She then returned to the United States to become a great asset to our team. As she implements her passion and skills to the practice, patients feel they are in the best hands. Her gentleness will make any patient be at ease while in the chair.

Susan - Dental Hygienist

Susan - Dental Hygienist

Susan graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. Susan is an expert in oral hygiene health. Her personal fulfillment comes from providing excellent healthcare service while establishing trusting relationships with patients.

Shannon - Dental Hygienist

Shannon - Dental Hygienist

Shannon graduated from Tarrant County College in 2001 with an Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene. She is an expert in oral health care and can give you helpful tips on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy!

Courtney - Dental Hygienist

Courtney - Dental Hygienist

Courtney graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. She is also certified in nitrous oxide. She is passionate about encouraging a lifetime of good oral health.

Front Office Team


Veronica - Front Office team


Michelle - Front Office team


Kristie - Front Office team

Our Front Office team will greet you with a smile upon your arrival every single time. Being crossed-trained and bilingual is an asset when presenting a treatment plan to you, as their extensive knowledge will make you at ease with any concern. They are glad to discuss treatment options with you, coordinate appointments, and be available with any questions regarding your insurance or financial concerns. Going the extra mile in order to provide patients with optimal care is their pride and joy.