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.
Dr Ali Sattazardeh
Ali Sattarzadeh is a registered specialist Orthodontist he is also a member of the British Orthodontic Society, when Ali is not treating patients here at Smile Creations, he is busy working as a Hospital Consultant Orthodontist. His qualifications and experience in the field of Orthodontics is extensive, including working with young children as well as special needs. In his spare time Ali loves spending time with his wife, going to the gym and catching up on his favouritetv shows.
Dr Bola Soyombo
GDC No. 66434
Bola qualified in Periodontology at Eastman Dental Hospital in 1995. With her oral surgery background as well as Periodontics, she has a special interest in all aspects of aesthetic procedures involved in implant therapy. Bola is also involved with various Implant companies, providing implant training to general dentists both in the United Kingdom and Internationally. Implant Systems used include Astra DentsplyStraumann, Nobelbiocare and 3i.
Bola's special interest is in providing immediate implants (new innovative technology of "teeth in a day") for suitable patients and re-growing lost gums (solution for receding gums).
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.
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.
National Certificate NEBDN 2000 - GDC: 175324
Niki has worked in the dental profession for over 20 years. Her experience spans both the private and NHS sectors. Niki joined Smile Creations in 2009 as our Treatment Co-ordinator a role that she takes great pride in.
If you have any questions she is always happy to advise you.
In her spare time Niki loves spending time with her husband and 2 children.
Clerical and Clinical Support Nurse
Stevie began her career in dentistry in 2010 working in an NHS practice. She joined the Smile Creations Innovations Team in March 2015 and is enthusiastic about her role as receptionist and clinical support nurse.
In her spare time she helps her partner run a local model railway store. She also loves walking her dog and going on holiday with her friends and family.