Pain-Free, Comfortable Dentistry at Smile Creations

Award Winning dental practiceEstablished 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.

Reception: Relax, watch TV & have a cup of teaWe 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.

Visualise with Virtual digital simulationsWe 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 philosophy on preventive dentistry

Working towards Pain Free DentistryOur 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®

Arun Darbar

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®

Rita Darbar

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 Bola SoyomboSpecialist Periodontist

Bola Soyombo

Dr Bola Soyombo

Specialist Periodontist

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).

Lauren BlaxleyOrthodontic/Dental Nurse

Lauren Blaxley

Lauren Blaxley

Orthodontic/Dental Nurse

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.

Kayleigh BraybrookeOrthodontic Therapist

Kayleigh Braybrooke

Kayleigh Braybrooke

Orthodontic Therapist

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2012, Diploma Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2020 - GDC: 235032

Kayleigh began her career as a Dental Nurse in 2010. Since then she has worked in both the private and NHS sectors. Kayleigh joined the Smile Creations team in 2014 with experience in general dentistry, implants and working with nervous patients.

Kayleigh has developed her career further and qualified in 2020 from Manchester University as an Orthodontic Therapist. She works under the prescription of Rita providing orthodontic treatment for our patients.

Kayleigh is also a qualified dental radiographer.

Sarah TaylorOrthodontic Therapist

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Orthodontic Therapist

Diploma Orthodontic Therapy University of Warwick 2018, National Certificate NEBDSA 1989 - GDC: 113514

Sarah is our Orthodontic Therapist. She qualified in 2018 from Warwick University.

Sarah has worked in dentistry for over 30 years and has extensive knowledge in oral and maxillofacial treatment.

As well as working at Smile Creations Sarah works as an Orthodontic Therapist at Bedford Hospital and works with the oral surgeons there as a dental nurse.

In her spare time Sarah loves spending time with her 2 children and her husband.

Niki KeithPractice Manager

Niki Keith

Niki Keith

Practice Manager

National Certificate NEBDN 2000 - GDC: 175324

Niki has worked in the dental profession for over 25 years. Her experience spans both the Private and NHS sectors. Niki joined Smile Creations in 2009 as our Treatment Co-ordinator and is now working alongside Arun and Rita as our Practice Manager making sure that the practice runs efficiently. If you have any questions she is always happy to advise you.

Niki is also a qualified Dental Nurse and holds extended duties certificates in Dental Radiography and Impression taking.

In her spare time Niki loves spending time with her husband and 2 children.

Stevie GoddardClerical and Clinical Support Nurse

Stevie Goddard

Stevie Goddard

Clerical and Clinical Support Nurse

GDC: 247514

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.

Sam CollinsReceptionist / Support Nurse

Sam Collins

Sam Collins

Receptionist / Support Nurse

GDC: 138154

Sam started her dental career in general practice in 1997, qualifying after taking her National Exam in 2002. Since then she has worked with specialist dentists and has experience in endodontics, orthodontics and implants. She also became a qualified dental radiographer in 2011. Sam joined the Smile Creations Team in January 2017 as our receptionist and support nurse.

In her spare time Sam loves baking, photography, music and spending time with family and friends.