“CDR Val J. Jensen, my husband, returned from his second deployment to Iraq with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shortly thereafter, we were told I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. After surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and continued medication, I am now a six-year survivor. The side effects from the illness, treatment and complications may cause problems with the patient’s oral health such as infection, decay, abscesses and breakage. Those experiences happened to me.

“We were very pleased with the wonderful work Dr. Parker and Dr. Pennington did in my husband’s case. When we talked with Dr. Parker, he recommended that it would be best for my health to remove all remaining teeth and immediately replace them with dentures made by him. Dr. Diane Pennington performed the oral surgery that included four implants, and Dr. Parker came to her office to place the upper and lower dentures immediately after the extractions. Three weeks later, my husband and I are so pleased with my smile and the appearance of my new teeth! Everyone is amazed at the natural look. Thank you, Dr. Parker, for your expertise which has made such a positive difference.”


“I really love my new teeth. I can eat anything I want. My family took me to the Melting Pot for my birthday and it was so nice to be able to eat. Dr. Parker and Stacy did a great job. I love to smile now and my dentures feel like real teeth.”


“I came to this office in such pain due to poorly fitting dentures. The office staff was amazing. Meeting Dr. Parker and Stacy sold me on obtaining new dentures. I was a little skeptical about spending more money on a new set of dentures, but after two months of waiting and putting in the new dentures I could not be anymore thrilled.

My face and smile are back. Now about Stacy and Dr. Parker, I felt like I was at home with them. They are extremely wonderful people. I am coming back for implants due to the way Stacy and Dr. Parker handled the whole procedure. I felt like I was their only patient. I definitely recommend this office for all dental care.”


“Both my husband and I have been patients of Drs. Parker and Pennington for quite a while now, and have been extremely satisfied with the service and care we have received from their practice. We’ve had crowns, fillings, implants, overlays, cleanings, x-rays, and probably some other procedures done that I can’t recall, and all work was excellent, and as painless as possible.

“The doctors and staff go to great lengths to make you comfortable and to treat you like a cherished friend. The billing folks take care of filing insurance claims for you, and the receptionist calls with appointment reminders.

“The waiting room is never crowded – you don’t get the feeling that you’re part of a production line. Also, not only do the dentists take the time to educate you and discuss your treatment with you, they also listen to what you have to say. There are no surprises!

“This dental practice was recommended to me by a co-worker who was thrilled with the results of her dental work, and both of us recommend Parker and Pennington to anyone who asks us about our dentists. Simply put, these folks ARE the BEST. ”


“Adjusting my bite has helped so much. That was so huge; I have no more discomfort! Wow, you can’t even tell they are implant teeth. It was worth the wait. I would do it all over again. Thank you for explaining everything so clearly to me!”


“My first visit to Dr. Pennington’s office was in December of 2012. I needed two teeth removed, a bone graft, and an implant placed. Dr. Pennington was amazing to say the least. The first thing I noticed is there was never a wait; I was always taken back right away.

“The front desk staff, Dee and Stephanie, was amazing as well. Stacy, Dr. Pennington’s assistant is very nice and always attentive. Dr. Pennington gave me a couple of options and let me make the choice according to these options. I was never pressured into making a decision that I really liked.

“When it came time to have the procedure done, Dr. Pennington and his staff made me feel very comfortable and I felt no pain at all. I want to say: ‘Thank you to Dr. Pennington and his staff.’ This is the best doctor’s office I can ever remember going to and even though I am not finished with the work yet, I am very pleased with the outcome so far.”


“Drs. Sid Parker and Jeff Pennington have been my dentists for more than 10 years. I had terrible teeth, unhealthy gums, sagging sinuses and deteriorated bone. It would take some time to achieve a healthy mouth filled with dental implants.

While most patients have a file documenting their dental history, I have a box of history containing everything from temporary devices used between surgeries, to later repairs, to adjustments correcting an extra powerful ability to gnash very hard. One time, I broke a titanium plate.

Prior to becoming a Parker/ Pennington patient, I was afraid of the dentist and was poorly treated by more than one in the military and in the community later. I feel at home in either the St Marys or Jacksonville Beach office. They make me feel like an old friend.

I should place an ad in the paper to tell others what they are missing. ‘Friendly, courteous service, a real concern for the patient’s well-being and a sincere interest in my satisfaction.’

Did I mention they know what they are doing? Both continue their education, often traveling hundreds of miles to exchange ideas with other experts in the dental surgery.

I must also add that having a great smile and great teeth changed my introverted life. Since the surgeries, I have been active in the community and at ease with speaking in front of groups. I attribute much of this turnaround to Sid and Jeff. The story stops here because I have not the words to express my gratitude for all these cousins have done to improve my life.”


After his new veneers, Kyle can’t stop smiling.

“I can’t remember the last time I ‘Smiled.’ In fact, I am 29 years old and I have no recollection of smiling. I’ve made a conscious effort to not smile because of my teeth. It bothered me more than anything, and I didn’t think it would even be possible to do anything about my smile without dentures or some other extreme measure. Finally, after having countless social events to attend, I decided I would look into getting something done. Drs. Parker and Pennington came up in one of my search results and their office was highly recommended by their patient reviews.

“My first consultation was amazing, even before I ever made it to the Doctor’s chair. The staff was outstanding, professional – customer service at its best. Dr. Pennington consulted me on my options and was as excited as I was about my interest in cosmetic dentistry. He was eager to help me and said ‘we can do this!’ It was the first time a conversation with a dentist about my teeth ever ended with me having an option other than dentures, braces or an extreme procedure. Veneers were my option and they were priced well. It was a quick process with very few appointments.

“I couldn’t believe it. Just a few appointments later and I can`t stop smiling! Speaking with people feels so much better now that I`m no longer self-conscious about my teeth. I can’t believe people take smiling for granted. It’s something I’ve never been able to do and Dr. Parker and Dr. Pennington gave me my smile at nearly 30 years old. I wish I could have found them sooner. Other dentist discouraged me and gave me no realistic options. Drs. Parker and Pennington were just as excited as I was and treated me as if it were their teeth. Countless times throughout out my procedure they were so excited, I wasn’t sure if I was getting the new teeth or they were.

“I’m active duty in the military and after my procedure was complete I had to also be ‘checked out’ by the military dentist. Several dentists were called in to see my teeth and they could not believe I had veneers. They thought they had the wrong dental records for me. That was one of the defining moments for me. I can’t express my gratitude for what was given to me. I have so many smiles to make up for and have never felt better. Don’t wait any longer. Drs. Parker and Pennington can do for you what they did for me, give me the smile I wasn’t born with.”


Patti is able to smile confidently again and no one even realizes she has a dental implant.

“Dr. Pennington was very welcoming, as was his staff. He reviewed my case, talked with me about the accident, how I had been treated and told me about what to do to fix my teeth. The expertise of the doctors and staff is evident. My teeth look fantastic, and no one knows that I have an implant without being told.

“The treatment that I received allows me to go back to normal and eat solid foods without challenges. I am able to smile confidently once again! I work in sales, and having a professional and confident demeanor is a must. Dr. Pennington helped me restore that.”


Freddie appreciates being kept free from discomfort during all treatments, such as root canal therapy.

“I followed up on the recommendation I had received to Parker & Pennington Dentistry, on my first visit I was pleased with the staff and the cleaning. I felt confident meeting with Dr. Pennington and his appraisal of my teeth. He acknowledged that I needed to have old dental work replaced, and he watched things closely and spread the work out over the years.

“Dr. Pennington does beautiful work, and I have had good outcomes with everything he has done over the years. He is very careful to match colors when doing crowns, and I have no sensitive areas. I tend to get very tense during treatments, and Dr. Pennington and his staff are always concerned with whether I am experiencing any discomfort during the procedure. He has done fillings, some bonding, several crowns and a root canal.”