Dr. Nicholas Parque joined Dr. Hess and team in 2017. Since this time, he has also maintained hospital privileges at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington where he serves as at attending dentist for the Swedish Medical Center General Practice Residency.
Dr. Parque grew up in Northeastern California in the small town of Susanville. After high school, he then moved to Spokane, Washington, where he attended Gonzaga University. Dr. Parque completed his dental school training at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit in Michigan and had a special interest in surgical training completing the Periodontics Clerkship and Advanced Oral Surgery Clinical Elective programs. Following the completion of his dental training, Dr. Parque completed a General Practice Residency Program at Swedish Medical Center with special focus on advanced oral surgical procedures, sedation dentistry, and management of medically complex patients. During his residency training he also obtained Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification as well as his Intravenous Moderate Conscious Sedation Permit in the state of Washington. Since the completion of his residency training, Dr. Parque has served as an attending dentist within the Swedish residency program and has trained over two dozen resident dentists on advanced oral surgical procedures. He has a passion for teaching and helping others learn to deliver excellent surgical care.
Dr. Parque treats his patients like family and takes pride in delivering the highest quality of care to all the patients he sees. He loves being a dentist and enjoys every part of what he does. He understands that people are not all the same, and each person’s dental treatment needs to be customized to their own specific needs.
Dr. Parque is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and plans to earn his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in the summer of 2022. Dr. Parque serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Academy of General Dentistry and has served as clinical faculty for several hands-on courses on oral surgery and neurotoxin therapy at the WAGD.
Parque also holds active membership in the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and Seattle-King County Dental Society.
In his free time, Dr. Parque enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Tara, newborn son, Theo, and dog, Wrigley. He is an avid cyclist, having completed the Seattle to Portland bike ride twice, and enjoys other outdoor activities such as running, swimming, and golf.