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)
Laser & Aesthetic Nurse
GDC No. 145568
Jessica began her dental 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, head nurse and sedation. Jessica joined the Smile Creations Innovations Team in July 2009 as our Orthodontic Nurse and has now progressed to become our Laser & Aesthetic Dental Nurse. Jessica has a strong passion for Dentistry and Orthodontics and is always looking to embark on her next career challenge, she has her impression taking certificate under her belt, will begin her radiology course in September and regularly spear heads and delivers Oral Hygiene Education sessions at the practice to advise children and adults on how to take better care of their Oral Health. She is an integral part of our ‘Let’s Talk Lasers’ seminars and helps Arun and Rita with their Laser training courses nationally.
When Jessica is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Jan began her career in Dentistry in 2007, since then she has worked on the Reception for both NHS and private practices. Jan brings with her a wealth of experience dealing with patients on a daily basis and being the first point of call in the practice. She is particularly good at putting patients at ease and making their experience as comfortable as possible before they are in the chair of the clinician. Jan joined Smile Creations Innovations in September 2013.
‘Coming into the Dental industry many years ago, I can see how much it has changed over the years - for the better! Working at Smile Creations Innovations is incredibly interesting and rewarding with seeing how both the use of Lasers in Dentistry and Orthodontic work can make such a difference to someone life.’
Whilst Jan is not at work, she enjoys taking her 2 dogs (an Old English and Jack Russell) out for long walks with her husband and also revels in a good crime drama book.
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing 2009 - GDC No. 181674
Lauren is our Orthodontic/Dental Nurse. She joins Smile Creations Innovations with 10 plus years of dental experience. Lauren has also spent time working in reception roles and has developed a keen interest in Dentistry. She has experience in General Dentistry, Implants and Orthodontics. Lauren joined Smile Creations Innovations in July 2013.
‘I get such satisfaction in seeing results with nervous patients, helping them through their journey and of course witnessing their before and after results is very rewarding’
While Lauren is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog Bella, going for walks and attending car shows.
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2012 - GDC: 235032
Kayleigh began her career as a Dental Nurse in 2010. Since then she has had experience in both the NHS and Private sectors with particular experience in general dentistry, implants, working with nervous patients and sedation. To further develop her career she has recently started an impressions taking course, which will enable her to take impressions for a clinician and hopes to start a Radiology course next year to become qualified to take x-rays and 3D Scans at the practice. Kayleigh is our newest team member and joined Smile Creations Innovations in June 2014.
‘I am passionate about Dentistry and enjoy learning new things and furthering my career. I enjoy helping patients and seeing them through to the end of their treatment’
Whilst Kayleigh is not working, she enjoys going to music concerts and spending time with her family and friends.