Pain-Free, Comfortable Dentistry at Smile Creations
Established over 25 years ago, Smile Creations Dental Innovations® is an Award winning Dental and Specialist Orthodontic Practice based in the center of Leighton Buzzard, just 40 minutes north of London. We are a boutique family run business lead by principles Dr. Arun Darbar (Laser & Aesthetic Dentist) and Dr. Rita Darbar (Specialist Orthodontist) and are always willing to go that extra mile for your needs.
Visit Smile Creations for a totally relaxed dental experience
We understand that most people find visiting the dentist stressful, with some more so than others. We are passionate about providing the best patient care and virtually pain free service.
The Smile Creations dental practice was totally refurbished in July 2011 to provide a relaxed, comfortable and technically advanced environment for our patients to discuss their individual options and personal goals for potential treatments and smile makeovers.
We have special interest in laser dentistry, teeth whitening, crowns, veneers and general dentistry, among others. We have been using lasers for pain-free dentistry for more than 20 years and were the first practice in the UK to have the Hydrokinetic laser, which can be used as an alternative to the traditional and sometimes painful dental drill.
Our overall goal is to provide each and every one of our patients with comfortable and excellent dentistry. With over 50 years of combined experience in dentistry and orthodontics we have the knowledge to provide each individual with all possible options for their treatment.
Cutting edge technology
We take pride in keeping up to date with the most advanced technologies in the dental field in order to provide our patients with all possible available options.
Our equipment is constantly updated to give our patients the benefit of these technological advances in dentistry. We also have in-chair entertainment with television and blue-ray DVD (3D in the Groovy Den) with wireless headphones for our patients to use while undergoing their dental treatments for a more relaxed environment.
We are a team of 5 unique individuals, who together aim to provide the best in patient care. All of our ancillary staff are fully trained and qualified and have either taken the National Examination for Dental Surgery Assistants or are currently studying for it. We also take pride in keeping abreast of the ever advancing science through continued postgraduate education both in the U.K. and internationally for all members of our staff.
Our practice motto is “Working towards Pain Free Dentistry!” We believe in minimally invasive and preventive dentistry and hope to promote more long term and permanent procedures, hence establishing a low maintenance programme. Providing comfortable dentistry to all our patients is of the utmost importance to us and with the aid of ongoing new developments in the dental industry, we hope to one day in the near future provide completely pain free dentistry.
Meet the Award Winning Smile Creations team
Dr. Arun Darbar (DGDP)
Laser and Aesthetic Dentist/Co-Founder of Smile Creations Dental Innovations®
GDC No. 53426 | DGDP (UK) 1994, Statutory Exam 1979
Dr. Arun Darbar is a multi Award winning Laser and Aesthetic Dentist. He was awarded the 2010 SMILE AWARD OF THE YEAR along with taking home another 3 awards that same evening. He has most recently won the “Patient's Smile” award and was shortlisted for the “Restorative Smile” award categories at the 2011 Smile Awards.
Dr. Darbar is at the forefront of Laser Dentistry in the UK and lectures on the subject around the world. He has been using lasers in his dental practice for the last 20 plus years and is dedicated to providing cutting edge dentistry to his patients. He is an Accredited Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, is on the credentialing committee for them and an examiner for the Academy of Laser Dentistry for many years. He was an invited speaker at the University of Liverpool for the dentistry module for the MSc engineering students.
As a founder member of the World Clinical Laser Institute, he continues to find newer applications for lasers. He also runs courses and trains dentists both in the UK and internationally. Dr. Darbar is the founder of Smile Creations Dental Innovations® and has been practicing in Leighton Buzzard for over 25 years.
Dr. Rita Darbar (DOrth RCS)Specialist Orthodontist/Co-Founder of Smile Creations Dental Innovations®
Dr. Rita Darbar (DOrth RCS)
Specialist Orthodontist/Co-Founder of Smile Creations Dental Innovations®
GDC No. 51782 | DOrth RCS Eng 1990, Statutory Exam 1978
Dr. Rita Darbar is a Specialist Orthodontist. Dr. Darbar has been practising orthodontics for over 20 years and treats an array of patients from young children to mature adults. Along with being at Smile Creations Dental Innovations®, she has held senior posts at Bedford and St. Albans Hospitals and has worked as a laser consultant for the research and development department at Biolase Technology Inc. based in Southern California.
She enjoys working in a multidisciplinary environment, has been interested in laser dentistry for the past decade and has also lectured on the subject in both the UK and internationally. She has been providing elite private and PDS orthodontic care at Smile Creations Dental Innovations® for over 25 years.
Jessica Copeland (RDN)
GDC No. 145568
Jessica began her nursing career in August 2000 as a trainee dental nurse at a mixed NHS and Private practice, since then she has extended her career and has experience as an implant co-ordinator, practice manager and head nurse. Jessica is currently studying for her National Certificate in Dental Nursing, and will then begin training to become an Orthodontic Therapist. Jessica joined the Smile Creations Dental Innovations® team in July 2009 and is our Orthodontic Nurse.
Shelley Ringrow (NEBDN)
Laser and Aesthetic Dental Nurse
GDC No. 138337
Shelley joined our team in April 2013
Shelley is our Laser and Aesthetic dental nurse. She joins Smile Creations Dental Innovations® with 8 plus years of dental experience, including working in general dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, therapy and Orthodontics. She has further excelled in her career to date and is qualified in Radiology thus can take X-rays both intra and extra orally. Shelley has also spent time working in reception roles and has developed a keen interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and Orthodontics. 'Knowing that I can help change a person's confidence through their smile is one of the reasons I am passionate about my job. '
While Shelley is not working she enjoys doing make-up for weddings and special occasions as well as spending time with her friends and family.
Michelle Vivash (NEBDN)
GDC No. 128494
Michelle joined our team in January 2013.
Michelle is one of our Orthodontic nurses and has had over 10 years of experience in the dental field with both dental practices and working in the Maxillofacial department at Milton Keynes General Hospital. Michelle has gained her certificate in Radiography allowing her to take x-rays for patients and is always looking for new skills she can learn to further her career. She has a real passion for what she does and is very excited to take the next step in her career progression. 'I love working with patients and find it very rewarding to see patients satisfied with their end results'. Having spent over 6 years working alongside Orthodontists, Michelle has decided that this is the area she would like to continue her career in. As a result of her passion for Orthodontics, from August 2013 Michelle will be joining the Orthodontic Therapist course at Warwick University, once qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist she will be able to treat her own patients under Rita's prescription and be more involved in creating straighter beautiful smiles. While Michelle is not working she enjoys going on holiday and spending time with her boyfriend and family.