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Meet The Doctors

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care.

As dental professionals, we stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctors, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health. To learn more about a specific doctor at Oroville Gentle Dentistry please read below.

Dr. Brent E Parrott, DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Brent E Parrott is the founder and CEO of Paradise and Oroville Gentle Dentistry, where his focus is to positively impact lives by improving the world one smile at time. Dr. Parrott received his dental degree from Creighton University, and continues to pursue training in all aspects of dentistry. Two of his valued mentors are Gordon Christianson and Raymond Bertolotti.

With over 13,000 patients hailing from 5 countries, and 20 US states he has been recognized as the best of the Ridge for 4 years running.

Dr. Parrott has been a guest speaker for Midwestern’s Business Club lunch and learn program, and is an avid dental educator at local elementary schools. He is a member of DOCS (sedation dentistry) and a member of the ADA, and CDA programs. He has donated over $150,000 in free dentistry to Veteran’s, participated in free Dentistry, “Dentistry from the Heart”, donated supplies, talent and training to doctors and patients in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. He is an avid supporter of many high school and community sports and music programs.

In his youth, Dr. Parrott enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, racquetball, swimming, and the sousaphone. He served a 2 year mission to Spain and uses his fluency in Spanish to serve the Spanish speaking community.

Dr. Parrott is the founder of Assist to Succeed, Butte County, and has donated food and supplies to local homeless shelters. He is an Eagle Scout and continues to serve in his church and community. He and his wife Alexis are the parents of 8 children, 6 grandchildren, and 2 grand-puppies.

Gary Sumner, DDS

Associate Dentist

Dr. Gary Sumner has been providing outstanding, gentle dental care since 1998. He is a board-certified oral sedation dentist and a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).

He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia and continued his education by participating in several courses, including cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy and all aspects of general dentistry.

Dr. Sumner is a member of many prestigious organizations including the CDA, ADA, Butte-Sierra Dental Society, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

In his spare time, he enjoys coaching wrestling, weightlifting, and relishes the beautiful mountains unique to Butte County.

Keith Stutznegger, DDS

Associate Dentist

Already an experienced dentist, Dr. Keith Stutznegger decided to merge his dental practice with Oroville Gentle Dentistry back in 2013 because of the quality of care we provide to our patients. He has a DDS degree from UCLA and has practiced dentistry in Oroville since 1978.

Dr. Stutznegger loves the technical and engineering side of dental work, but his real joy is in the interactions it allows him to have while still providing an essential health care service.

In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family; including his and his wife Susan’s 20 grandchildren. They enjoy various outdoor activities such as swimming, baseball, golf, or traveling.

Kevin Trapani, DMD

Associate Dentist

Dr. Trapani holds a bachelors in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Sonoma State University where he graduated with honors. He then proceeded to LECOM School of Dental Medicine where he was the President of Clinical Affairs, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD).

Dr. Trapani’s passion has always been to help people. This lead him to pursue surgery despite the nature and intensity of the work. Given his prior experiences with excellent dental professionals who helped him through both braces and jaw surgery, Dr. Trapani looked to dentistry as a way to be that experience for others.

For the last 2 years Dr. Trapani has worked here at Oroville Gentle Dentistry, where he says he loves the family practice feel and the excellent staff. He says Oroville Gentle Dentistry is one of the most ethical practices he has ever seen or been a part of; always taking the steps needed to put the patient first.

Dr. Trapani enjoys spending time with his wife and son, including going camping, golfing, playing the piano, or generally spending time outdoors.

Dr.Tejinder Dheri, DDS

Associate Dentist

Born and raised in Yuba City, Dr. Dheri is a first-generation American. As the third of four children, she learned patience, hard work, and determination at an early age. With a passion for math and science, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University of California Davis. She completed her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the College of Dentistry at New York University.

Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Dheri worked as an office manager and gained experience in the front office and assisting the dentist with procedures in the back office. Her curiosity to understand, ability to adapt, communicate effectively, and problem-solving skills have given her an invaluable background in dentistry. Also, her past experience as a team member has given her an added insight into the dynamics and value of a great team in successfully helping patients achieve their dental goals.

Dr. Dheri is a standing member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Butte Sierra Dental Society, and the Punjabi Dental Society. She has not only gained a network of fellow colleagues to continually learn from, but access to cutting-edge changes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, current evidence-based research, and continuing education course information to expand her knowledge of dentistry.