Meet Dr. Durbin
Douglas D. Durbin, DMD, MSD, is the President and Owner of Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign, with 9 office locations across Kentucky. Dr. Durbin has been in practice for over 35 years and has always offered the latest techniques and technologies to improve his patients' oral health and the appearance of their smiles. He is a fellow of both the College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky and the World Federation of Orthodontics. As an Invisalign provider, Dr. Durbin is one of the few orthodontists in Kentucky who offers surgical Invisalign and is among the 1% of top orthodontists in the nation who offer this service. His overall goal is to properly diagnose and identify the underlying issues so he can find the best treatment to significantly improve the smile and oral health of his patients. Dr. Durbin is proud to serve the following communities: Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown, Winchester, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Richmond and Nicholasville,.
Skills & Specialties
Dr. Durbin is a leading Kentucky Orthodontist, certified Invisalign provider, and the inventor of Flosspik (a polypropylene interproximal dental cleaner). His skills and expertise enable him to treat the following conditions: crooked teeth, crossbite, overbite, dental crowding, dental spacing, malocclusion, short stature syndrome, and TMJ pain. He offers both surgical and nonsurgical treatments, such as dentofacial orthopedics, surgical orthodontics, metal braces, clear ceramic braces, lingual braces, surgical Invisalign, Herbst appliance, nightguards, removable appliances, retainers, and more.
Education and Training
Dr. Durbin experienced his undergraduate education at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. From there, he continued his education and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the College of Dentistry at UK. After receiving his doctorate, he served as Captain in the United States Air Force Dental Corps for nearly 4 years. Once his military service was complete, he returned to the University of Kentucky for his Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) as a specialist in Orthodontics. After receiving his MSD, he pursued and attained American Board Certification and further education and training to become a certified Invisalign provider. Dr. Durbin recognized the value of continuing his education early in his career, therefore he has undergone additional training in dentofacial orthopedics, surgical orthodontics, lingual orthodontics, TMJ (TMD) treatment, Invisalign treatment, orthodontic technology, cosmetic correction procedures, plus orthodontic diagnosis, treatment, and lifelong or permanent retention.
Teachings & Leadership
Dr. Durbin is passionate about educating others and working alongside his peers to advance the field of orthodontics. He has lectured to leading orthodontists on a national scale regarding headgear-free dento-facial orthopedic Herbst appliance therapies and has made network television appearances to discuss various topics in orthodontics. As a recognized authority on dento-facial orthopedics, Dr. Durbin has contributed greatly to the field through his 12-year research study of lifetime efficacy and benefits of fixed bonded invisible wire retainers, as well as his published study for the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics. His work, leadership, and expertise has also added significantly to the American Association of Orthodontists, which supports orthodontic research and fellowship worldwide.
Dr. Durbin is a member of the following professional organizations:
- 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)
Words From Dr. Durbin
“I feel very blessed 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 higher self-esteem with LIFE-LASTING results. After over 35 years as an orthodontist, I'm still very powerfully motivated by this. In fact, it's what has pushed me to pursue new levels of success and innovation in orthodontic care. It's what powers my total commitment to each person's unique needs.”
Dr. Durbin is also greatly involved in his community outside his office as well. He served as an Elder at Great Commission Fellowship Church in Wilmore, KY and currently is an active partner with Southland Christian Church. Together, he and his church family enjoy improving their local neighborhoods and helping others in their times of need. He chaired many Eagle Scout Review Boards for candidates in the Boy Scouts of America as well, which aids in upholding the integrity and honorable standards of the program and its members.