Meet Our Experienced Dentists
Dr. Roger B. Parkes
Roger B. Parkes, D.M.D., M.S.D. was born in Memphis, TN, and reared in Jackson, a graduate of St. Joseph High School. He attended Ole Miss on a football scholarship, graduating in 1974. He was accepted into the first class at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry and received his dental doctorate in 1979. Influenced by the first dean of the Dental School, Dr. Wallace V. Mann, he chose to pursue a specialty degree in periodontics. He was accepted into the 1979 graduate periodontics class at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX, and received his Masters of Science in Dentistry in the fall of 1981.
Dr. Parkes has been in private practice of periodontics since 1981 and is on the staff of three Jackson area hospitals. Dr. Parkes is a former assistant professor at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and is past president of the Mississippi Association of Periodontists and the Jackson Dental Society.
His interests are travel and spending time with his two children, K.B., who is a general dentist in Nashville and Liza who also lives in Nashville.
Dr. R. Clarke Stewart
R. Clarke Stewart, D.M.D. completed his undergraduate training with a B.S. degree in Biology from Mississippi College in 1980 and graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 1987. At the time of graduation, he received the Dean’s Scholarship Award and the International College of Dentists’ Award. He was inducted into Omnicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society and also into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Dr. Stewart received his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Alabama in 1989.
Dr. Stewart is currently on staff at River Oaks Hospital. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Association of Periodontists, the Southern Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Periodontology, and was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2006. He has also served as President of the Jackson Dental Society and served as President of the Mississippi Dental Association in 2010. He has served as president of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation; the largest private conservation organization in the state.
Dr. Stewart was born and raised in Raymond, Mississippi, where he still resides with his wife Frankie and his children, Clarke Jr., Susannah and Philip. The family attends Raymond Presbyterian Church where Dr. Stewart serves as an elder.