About Us:

Welcome To Our Practice!

Thank you for visiting the Patient Rewards site of Parks & Schmit Orthodontics, an orthodontic care provider committed to creating beautiful, confident smiles throughout Cedar Rapids and Marion, Iowa.

Dr. Clayton T. Parks, Dr. Jason Schmit, Dr. Alison Ray, Dr. Jessica Fuller and their staff understand how important a straight, beautiful smile is, which is why they offer the following state-of-the-art appliances and revolutionary services:

Clarity™ braces
For patients with aesthetic concerns of braces, we offer Clarity™ braces. Made of translucent ceramic material, they are most popular with professional adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal.

A modern alternative to traditional braces, the Invisalign® system straightens your teeth using a series of clear, customized removable appliances called aligners.

At Parks & Schmit Orthodontics, your smile is our top priority! We are delighted to provide you the compassionate, personalized care you deserve at each visit.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Jason Schmit was born and grew up in Austin, Minnesota. While he attended undergraduate college at the University of Minnesota, Morris, he was named to the Academic All-American Golf Team.

In 1998, Dr Schmit graduated from the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. He earned the highest academic honor by being elected into OKU. He then completed his master's degree and earned a Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Iowa in 2000.

Since then Dr. Schmit has practiced orthodontics in Cedar Rapids and Marion and is proud to be Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Schmit is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, Midwest Society of Orthodontics, Iowa Society of Orthodontics, and Iowa Dental Association. He recently became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is a Board Member of the Linn County Dental Society.

Dr. Schmit and his wife, Kelly, are proud parents of their three sons Matthew, Ryan and Jacob. Away from his practice you will find Dr. Schmit spending time with his family or on the golf course.

Dr. Clayton T. Parks is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Master’s of Science and Certificate in Orthodontics. Board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics in 2005, Dr. Parks enjoys treating children, adolescents and adults. He has special interests in more cosmetic treatment methods (Invisilign®, etc.), orthognathic surgery, temporary implant achorage and temporomandibulardysfunction.

Dr. Parks stays abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics with memberships in local and national organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, Midwest Society of Orthodontics, Iowa Society of Orthodontics, Iowa Dental Association, University District Dental Society and the Linn County Dental Society.

Dr. Parks and his wife, Kim, have two children, John and Lindsay. In his spare time, he enjoys biking, running, fishing, riding horses, skiing, landscaping, traveling and spending time with his family.

Dr. Jessica Fuller is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2009. Upon graduation, Dr. Fuller served for four years as a dental officer in the United States Air Force before returning to the University of Iowa to earn her Master’s Degree and Certificate of Orthodontics.

It has been Dr. Fuller’s lifelong dream to help people reveal their most beautiful smiles. Dr. Fuller truly enjoys her work as an orthodontist and values the trust of her patients and their families. She prides herself on providing the highest possible level of care and enjoys working with patients of all ages.

Dr. Fuller is thrilled to practice orthodontics in Cedar Rapids and Marion and is proud to call Eastern Iowa home. When she is away from the office she cherishes time spent with her husband Ben and their three children. Dr. Fuller also enjoys any chance to be outside, whether she’s running, biking, gardening, or taking photographs of her family.

Dr. Fuller is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Iowa Dental Society, the Linn County Dental Society, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society.

Meet Our Staff

Hey! My name is Stephanie! I am a Office Coordinator, and Chair side Assistant, and Treatment Coordinator at Parks and Schmit since 2012. My main job is to schedule appointments, and take care of insurance. I also am in charge of the social media aspect of the office. I love seeing everyone's beautiful smiles at the end of treatment, and being able to share them with people all over!

I was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I graduated from Xavier High School. I also graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a A.A.S and degree in Dental Assisting, and am CDA and RDA.

While I'm not at work I love to spend time with my friends and family and my husband Chris. I also love to clean, shop, and travel.

Office Manager, Treatment Coordinator, Dental Hygienist
Joined the team in 2009

I love a beautiful smile! As a hygienist and a former orthodontic patient, I have always had an interest in orthodontics, so I feel very lucky to work at Parks and Schmit! I had braces for a second time as an adult which really helps me to relate better to our patients in treatment.

I am married and have two children, Connor and Madison. They all have beautiful smiles thanks to our amazing orthodontists! My children attend Washington High School so you may see me at many of the school sporting and music events.

In my free time I love to be outdoors! I enjoy planting flowers in the spring time and sitting on my deck in the summer enjoying all the colors. Most of all, I enjoy family time and supporting all of my kid's events. Horses, soccer, show choir, swimming and football to name a few. Because of my children, I have met many amazing families! I feel very blessed!

Treatment Coordinator and CDA

Joined the Parks and Schmit team April 2014

I help patients and families to understand the recommended treatment plans and helping them to feel comfortable in our office all while getting know them on a personal level. Our patients are all so different and interesting and they all have something to share. I also enjoy seeing the transformation once braces come off!
My husband, Troy, and I have two daughter's Bella and Kinley. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, walking and riding bikes.

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Orthodontic Dental Assistant

Joined Parks and Schmit in 2002

I enjoy working with Dr. Schmit because he is easy to get along with and is extremely passionate about orthodontics, as well as the result he achieves for each individual patient. I like to help encourage patients in feeling excited about the end result of orthodontic treatment, and how to get there.

I love country music and going to concerts, which is where I met my fiancé, Tony. We are getting married on October 7th, 2017. In my spare time I like to hang out with my friends and family, as well as travel as much as I can! Hawaii is the best vacation spot I've found to date! :) Where is the coolest vacation spot you have found??

Welcome to Parks and Schmit-- I can't wait to work with you!

HI! I have been an orthodontic assistant for many years and I still love my job. Outside of work I love traveling and spending time with my grandkids.

My team position is Dental Assistant.
Joined the team 2010.

I am married to Chris Huffman. We have two children Addison and Ethan. They keep me very busy.

I love to play volleyball , go camping, watching Iowa football and spending time with my family and friends.

Hi my name is Lisa and I have been fortunate to be a part of this amazing practice for 30 years!

I have two grown kids who still keep me running and have a husband of almost 30 years:) After we stopped following our kids to soccer and basketball tournaments we needed to find something else to fill our time! So camping, cooking and finding time to do some travelling has been wonderful:)

My job is so rewarding because we change lives and bring smiles everyday! Seeing someone who has never been happy or comfortable with their smile, then have tears of joy the day their braces come off, is all you need!!

Certified Orthodontic Assistant

- I have been with Parks and Schmit since 2014

- I love spending time with my family; which consists of my husband Matt, my daughter
Payton and our dog Sydney!

- In my spare time I love to hunt and watch the Iowa Hawkeyes!

Orthodontic Assistant

Joined the team in 2003.

I'm married to Eric & have a son Andy. I love to read, mountain bike & hike.
Eric & I love to travel, outdoors is where we want to be.

I have worked at Parks and Schmit Orthodontics for almost 25 years as an office coordinator. My husband John and I have 2 boys. We enjoy watching sports as a family especially the Chicago Bears and Cubs. We enjoy our family fishing trip in Minnesota each year and try to squeeze in a Mexico adventure if possible.

Orthodontic Assistant

Started with Parks and Schmit in 2010!

The best part of my job is our fun team and getting to know our patients so well!

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family.

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Hey Everyone! My name is Jennah! I am an Registered Dental Assistant that joined the Parks & Schmit team in September 2015. At the office, you'll see me in the back as a chair-side assistant, as well as in the lab doing all sorts of fun things.

I am originally from Cedar Rapids but I was raised in Benton County, Iowa. I graduated from Benton Community Senior High School in 2012. I then went to Kirkwood Community College and graduated with an A.A.S degree in Dental Assisting.

When I am not at work I enjoy serving the community of Norway, Iowa as a volunteer firefighter. I also enjoy spending time with my husband Nate, family, and friends. Cooking, baking, and playing with my dogs Harley & Ruby are some other fun things I enjoy doing in my free time.

Hi, my name is Kathy. I started at Parks & Schmit June 30, 2015 as an Office Coordinator. I am the one to schedule back your next appointment, and answer the phone when you call.
I grew up in Atkins, IA and have always lived Iowa. I have one beautiful daughter Stevie. When I am not helping you at Parks & Schmit I like to spend time with my family, and friends hanging out and laughing.

I went to Priaire from elementary to high school and graduated in 2010. I then went to Kirkwood for the dental assisting program and learned in school I really enjoyed the lab side of it. Once I graduated I was very fortunate to accept a job in a big lab and learn a lot. I started at Parks and Schmit Orthodontics early 2015. I love my job and all the people I work with. We have a lot of fun at work and have great patients.

I joined Parks & Schmit in 2016 and I am a chair side assistant.

My favorite part of working here is getting to know the patients and seeing their smiles transform!

In my free time I enjoy being outside, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

I've been a dental assistant for 3 years and graduated from Kirkwood with my Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Assisting in August 2014. I love to be outdoors and being active, which includes hunting, fishing and working out. I am so excited to be apart of the Parks and Schmit team!

I started working for Parks and Schmit Orthodontics as an office coordinator in 2016. The previous 29 years I worked next door for Dr Livengood. I love working in dentistry and seeing the changes we make in patient smiles! My free time is spent with my horses and dogs.

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Hi my name is Trisha I work in the front office of Parks and Schmit Orthodontics. I was born and raised near Ryan, Iowa. In 2005 I graduated from Kirkwood Community college with an AAS degree in Dental assisting. I am a RDA and CDA.

When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband Dan and our dog Joon. I also like gardening, fitness and spending time with my family.

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Dental Assistant at Parks and Schmit since January 2018.

Completed my undergraduate degree at Drake University and am working towards dental school.

Had my orthodontic treatment done at Parks and Schmit when I was younger and loved the experience, also had jaw surgery and was happy with the results. My personal experiences are what have led me to pursue a career in the dental field.

In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends. Sports are a huge part of my life. I workout a lot, am involved in several sports leagues, and enjoy being outdoors (specifically working on my parents land and deer hunting). Also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and playing with our dog Izzie.

I have lived in Marion for the past 18 years, originally from southwest Iowa. I moved here when my husband got a job at City of Marion as a President planner. Since then we have had 2 boys, both of which have been seen here for braces. When not at work I enjoy spending time with family. We have a condo in Lake of Ozarks that we spend a lot of weekends at as well as with extended families in southern Iowa. Dave and I are high school sweet hearts of 25 years. We have 2 cats at home that we live with. Mittens is a polydoctal and Callie is a simese calico. They are very spoiled.

I am new to the team at Parks & Schmit. I graduated from Kirkwood in 2017 and am eager to work with you all. I love spending time with my family outside of work and relaxing at home in my free time.

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