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Meet Dr. King

Dr. Darrin King is the newest addition to our incredibly talented team at Smile for Life Dental. He brings with him an expansive educational background, years of hands-on experience, and a passion for learning new techniques.

It was in middle school that Dr. King first acquired an interest in the field of dentistry. During this time, he shadowed and worked for a general dentist, David Nagele, in Watseka, IL. Many years later, when he traveled to Costa Rica and Peru on medical mission trips with the Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children, Dr. King realized he found his perfect career fit.

Dr. King is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and later a Master’s Degree in Biology. In 2014, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

At Smile for Life Dental, Dr. King goes the extra mile for each of his patients. He enjoys teaching them how to successfully implement a dental hygiene routine to achieve optimal oral health. He also dedicates his time to ensure patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options. Providing patients with bright smiles and long-lasting results is what makes Dr. King excited to work each day.

Learning about recent dental developments are also of interest to Dr. King, specifically discovering more about porcelain crowns, bridges, and dental implants. His favorite procedures are in the field of cosmetic dentistry and focus on how composite systems and materials can create durable, beautiful solutions. Dr. King participates actively in organizations such as the American Dental Association, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the Chicago Dental Society to keep abreast of the latest developments.

As an Illinois native—born and raised in Sheldon—Dr. King was happy to give back to his community by taking a job in the Elgin area. He feels incredibly fortunate to be a part of the friendly and dynamic team at Smile for Life Dental. Outside of the office, Dr. King enjoys spending time with his wife, Amanda. Together, they explore the great outdoors and enjoy traveling to learn about other cultures.

If you have more questions about Dr. King and his professional experience, please contact us today