OU College of Dentistry Names New Director of Faculty Practice

OKLAHOMA CITY— With 25 years of experience in dental practice management, Caryl Parsons has joined the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry as director of the faculty practice.

Parsons comes to the College of Dentistry from Woodward, where she was owner, operator and director of marketing and management of a small business. In her new role as director, she will plan, develop, implement and manage business operations and practice initiatives of the OU College of Dentistry, with clinical and administrative oversight responsibilities.

Parsons’ extensive background in the field of dentistry began in Tulsa, in her role as an assistant with a pediatric dentistry practice. There, she received training in the principles of systems development, patient retention, treatment plan acceptance and increased production.

Subsequently, she accepted a management position at a multi-facility, multi-doctor practice in Oklahoma City, where she was active in all aspects of practice, including hiring, training and retention, and facilitation of all clinical operations.

Parsons attended the University of Oklahoma, where she studied marketing and management. She has served on boards of multiple organizations, including Leadership Oklahoma, Northwest Domestic Crisis Services, Woodward Education Foundation, Northwest Oklahoma Red Cross, Woodward Chamber of Commerce and the Woodward Tourism and Visitors Bureau. She also served as the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy hospitality lead in 2017.

The OU College of Dentistry Faculty Practice is located on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City at 1201 N. Stonewall Ave. For appointments, call (405) 271-5714.



The OU College of Dentistry is home to the state’s only doctor of dental surgery program and baccalaureate degree program in dental hygiene. More than 60 percent of Oklahoma’s dentists are graduates of the OU College of Dentistry. The college provides general dental care and specialty care to Oklahomans through student, resident and faculty practice clinics. The OU College of Dentistry has established a reputation of training its students to provide the highest quality of clinical care available.


OU Health — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Health is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Health serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Health’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com.