860 Corporate Drive Suite 201, Lexington, KY 40503
200 Bevins Lane Suite F, Georgetown, KY 40324

Dr. Douglas D. Durbin

Meet Dr. Durbin

Douglas D. Durbin, DMD, MSD, is the President and Owner of Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign, with 7 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: Lexington, 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.

professional memberships

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.”

Community Involvement

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. 

Reviews

"Gosh, I wish I knew where to start. When I met Dr.Durbin, I felt really timid and ashamed of my smile because I had always been told things like, “ you would be so pretty if you would fix your teeth”…makes a person afraid to make eye contact and smile at the world. I also felt hopeless because other orthodontists had told me that Invisalign wasn’t an option for my complex crowding issue…I was 34 years old and not interested in traditional braces. To say he pulled off a miracle would really be selling him short. Most days, I recheck the mirror over and over because I can’t believe this smile is on my face. He is both warm and technically skilled, and for my whole life, I will recommend him to anyone who will listen."

J.W.

Google

"I was not expecting to feel like part of a family when I went in for work on my teeth but that is exactly what happened. From day one, Dr. Durbin and his staff not only made me feel at home but they were extremely patient and kind with all my questions and concerns. I threw a few curve balls at them, having to leave the state for awhile but not once did they drop the ball. They stayed in consistent contact with me and worked on making for sure I was taken care of. Dr. Durbin provided excellent work and my teeth look and feel amazing! At 41 years old, I am finally confident in my smile. I highly recommend this practice to anyone seeking confidence in their smile, provided by a wonderful Doctor and his staff."

S.H.

Google

"Awesome experience! When my daughter started with Dr. Durbin she was 11, now she’s 14 and just got her braces off! Her teeth look absolutely gorgeous! We couldn’t of asked for a more down to earth, friendly atmosphere! They are all so welcoming and caring! A great group of professionals!"

L.C.

Google

"I was patient of Dr Durbin 22 years ago ( I was in 8th grade). I got my braces off in 2000! I not only get compliments on my smile nearly every where I go, I also have had zero shifting. He placed a permanent retainer on and 22 years later it’s perfectly intact. I have never had to have any work on my retainer! My dentist compliment what a great job was done on my retainer and how well cleaned it is. If you are looking for a excellent orthodontist look no further. I rarely write reviews but I can’t say enough good things about Dr Durbin & his team."

A.I.

Google

"Dr. Durbin and the entire staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. They will honestly listen to all of your concerns and make sure you are comfortable before proceeding with any treatment. I would highly recommend them to any of my friends and family."

L.F.

Google

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