Dr Parfitt qualified as a Dental Surgeon in 1985 from Guys Hospital London. After a series of hospital appointments (in the Specialties of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery and Children's Dentistry) and two spells in General Practice, he embarked on a formal three year post graduate orthodontic training program at University of Birmingham and has had a number of papers published.
He came to Weston Super Mare in 1996 and started to develop Weston Orthodontic Centre, which is continuously growing, adapting and been modified to keep up with modern and digital technology.
Dr Parfitt dedicates his time to Weston Orthodontic Centre whilst still giving some time to teach and examine the Students at Bristol Dental Hospital. He has served on a number of committees, a few in the role of Chairperson.