Dr. Douglas D. Durbin

Committed to changing lives... one smile at a time.

“I feel very fortunate to play such an important role in the lives of so many people. To be able to combine my artistic tendencies, my concern for others and my strong sense of integrity each day is very gratifying. Yet, the real reward comes from helping kids and adults to feel comfortable with their appearance and live their lives with confidence and high self esteem. After a quarter-century as an orthodontist, I'm still powerfully motivated by this. In fact, it's what has pushed me to pursue new levels of success and innovation in orthodontic care. And it's what powers me to total commitment to each person's unique needs.”

Fellow:

World Federation of Orthodontists

Fellow:

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

DMD:

Doctor of Dental Medicine (distinction), University of Kentucky College of Dentistry,
Lexington, KY, 1978

Military Service:

United States Air Force Dental Corps, Captain, 1978-81

MSD:

Orthodontics, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY, 1983

Inventor:

Flosspik polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner

Speaker/Lecturer:

Recognized authority on dentofacial orthopedics; lectures to orthodontists on a national scale regarding headgear-free appliance therapies; frequent network television appearances on orthodontic topics.

Researcher/Author:

12-year study of lifetime efficacy and benefits of fixed bonded invisible wire retainers, Journal for Clinical Orthodontics

Contributor:

American Association of Orthodontists, a foundation supporting orthodontic research and fellowship worldwide.

Member:

College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics,
American Association of Orthodontists,
Southern Association of Orthodontists,
Kentucky Association of Orthodontists,
University of Kentucky Orthodontic Alumni Association,
American Dental Association,
Kentucky Dental Association,
Bluegrass Dental Society (past President)

Continuing Education:

Orthodontic diagnosis/treatment/retention, dentofacial orthopedics, surgical orthodontics, lingual orthodontics, TMJ treatment, Invisalign© treatment, orthodontic technology, genetic/cosmetic correction procedures.

Community Involvement:

Eagle Scout Review Board, Great Commission Fellowship Church (Wilmore) Elder, active with Southland Christian Church