Meet Clayton Parks, DDS, MS

Dr. Clayton T. Parks is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Master of Science, and certificate in orthodontics. He became certified by the American Board of Orthodontics in 2005 and recertified in 2020.

Dr. Parks is a lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids. His community involvement includes Leadership for Five Seasons (2003 graduate), Waypoint Services (Past President and Trustee), Boys and Girls Club of the Cooridor (Trustee), March of Dimes (Leadership Team) and the Kirkwood Community College Foundation (Trustee). He is Secretary/Treasurer for the Iowa Association of Orthodontists. He is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry on a 20% appointment.

Dr. Parks and his wife Kim have two grown children, John and Lindsay. They live in rural Cedar Rapids with their two Australian Shepherds. Dr. Parks enjoys treating children, adolescents, and adults. He has special interests in clear aligner therapy, orthognathic surgery and temporary implant anchorage.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Parks stays abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics with memberships in local and national organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Iowa Dental Association
  • Iowa Society of Orthodontists
  • Linn County Dental Society
  • Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • University District Dental Society

He is proud to be board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.

Outside the Office

Dr. Parks and his wife Kim have two children, John and Lindsay.

In his spare time, he enjoys biking, running, fishing, riding horses, skiing, landscaping, traveling, and spending time with his family.