Dr. Sharon Parsons is a general dentist and owner of Dental Associates in Columbus, Ohio. She has been practicing since 1981 when she graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She is very involved in organized dentistry and is currently the President Elect of the Ohio Dental Association. She is a member of the ADA, ODA, Columbus Dental Society, AAWD, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Academy of Operative Dentistry, ITI and Rotary Club. She is Chair of the East Main St. SID. She became passionate about opioid addiction prevention after her older son died of an opioid overdose. She now speaks to dentists about opioid prescribing and addiction. She has been featured in the ADA News, ODA News and on CBS Sunday Morning. She has started a non-profit, A Voice for Sean, for the purpose of education and advocacy for opioid addiction prevention. She is the recipient of a Lucy Hobbs award for Humanitarianism and Ultradent's Icon of Dentistry Activism Award. She is anxiously awaiting the graduation of her younger son from Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry when he will join her in her practice.