Principle General and Implant Dentist/Practice Director
BDS, BSc (Spec Dual Hons), M.Med.Sci (Oral Surgery), DipImpDent RCS (Eng) (Adv Cert), DipRestDent RCS (Eng) - Derby Implant Dentist
I like to describe myself as a general dentist with a passion for Implant and Aesthetic Dentistry. I was the first dentist in Derby to attain further postgraduate training and education in Dental Implantology hosted by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and was successful in attaining this qualification at my first sitting within 18 months. I was also awarded the Advanced Certificate in Dental Implantology from the same college that recognises the candidate’s ability to carry out advanced procedures in Dental Implantology such as bone grafting from the chin or jaw plus sinus grafting. Thus, alongside my Master’s degree in Oral Surgery, I feel confident in not only providing the correct treatment plan but carrying out implant surgery to a high standard of proficiency and success.
In recognition, I was invited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England to tutor and mentor for their Implant Diploma based in Leeds and Germany. As such, I have acted as Tutor and Mentor for three consecutive cohorts of students. In addition, I also act as a Dental Implant Practice Inspector and Examiner for the Implant Diploma based at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.
I have also attained the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the same college with an emphasis in Aesthetic Dentistry. This has allowed me to combine both disciplines of implantology and restorative dentistry to offer complete treatment to failing dentitions without the need for multiple in or out of house referrals in many cases.
With this training I have restored thousands of patients with dental implants ranging from simple single units, multiple fixed bridge, full arch reconstructions using fixed bridge and over-denture technique. Intra-Oral Bone grafting techniques have allowed cases with minimal bone volume to be restored with dental implants.
Darren is fully registered with the General Dental Council - registration number 72273
GDC number 72273