Dr. Ada Y. Parra DDS, MS
Dr. Ada Y. Parra is an educator, clinician, author, and lecturer both nationally and internationally. She obtained her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the internationally recognized University Santo Tomas of Bucaramanga, Colombia in 2003.
After relocating to the United States in 2003, Dr. Parra earned a specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2010. She has her Masters in Prosthodontics and also a fellowship certificate in Surgical and Advanced Implant Dentistry from the University of Florida School of Dental Medicine from 2010 to 2012. She maintained a full time academic commitment as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Florida, College of Dental Medicine, teaching in the post graduate resident specialty program in Prosthodontics from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Parra is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Prosthodontic Association, Florida Dental Association and the Alachua County Dental Association.
Currently, Dr. Parra is president of Premier Dental Team, practicing as a Prosthodontist, specializing in the replacement of missing tooth structures with veneers, crowns, implants and dental prosthesis. In addition to private practice, Dr. Parra also co-authored textbook chapters and holds a faculty position as a courtesy Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Florida.
Dr. Justin C. Craighead DMD, MS
Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Implant, and Regenerative Surgery
Dr. Justin C. Craighead is a leader and educator in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Craighead is currently the only dual specialist in Periodontics and Prosthodontics in the State of Florida, and one of just a handful of specialists in the entire world with certificates in both specialties. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Florida in 2004 and his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry in 2008 from Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Immediately following graduation Dr. Craighead completed a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He was granted the excellence award for best exemplifying excellence in character and clinical proficiency in 2009.
Dr. Craighead earned specialty certificates in Periodontics and Prosthodontics as well as a fellowship certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Florida College of Dental Medicine in Gainesville, Florida from 2009 to 2015. He also has his Masters in Prosthodontics from University of Florida and became a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2012.
Dr. Craighead is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontics, the American Academy of Periodontology, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, The International Team for Implantology, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
As a specialist, Dr. Craighead has experience in treating a wide variety of cases from straightforward cases requiring single tooth replacement and crowns to patients needing comprehensive multispecialty treatment.
Dr. Craighead had the honor of being pronounced chief surgical resident for his outstanding dental achievements and served as an instructor, lecturer, and co-developer of the advanced surgical curriculums in the Department of Restorative Science, Graduate Prosthodontics at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2013.
In addition to private practice at Premier Dental Team, he is actively involved with lecturing at the Mini-Residency in Advanced Implant Dentistry offered by the University of Florida, College of Dental Medicine in the subjects of bone grafting, dental implant surgery, and advanced prosthodontics. He continues to provide healthy smiles by delivering complex implant and reconstructive dental care to the Special Needs community at the Tacachale Dental Clinic in Gainesville, Florida.