Meet Our Shawnee Dentist & His Smile Team
Since beginning his practice, Dr. Dervin has never wavered from his pledge to provide the most advanced dentistry in a way that is affordable to the greatest number of people.
The Dentist With a Vision
“I’ve built my practice around my patients to ensure they achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. As I always say: ‘It’s not good enough for my patients unless it’s good enough for my own family.'”
– Dr. Richard Dervin, Shawnee Dentist
Dr. Dervin has been in private practice in Shawnee since 1988. After graduating from Kansas University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, he attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City Dental School and went to work. Since graduating, he has continued his education journey for the benefit of his patients.
Dr. Dervin is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies where he obtained the knowledge to treat the most advanced cases in aesthetic and reconstructive needs. Advanced techniques in smile enhancement, treatment for TMJ problems, and full mouth restoration are all possible with his training. Recently, Dr. Dervin has also reached the Diplomate status from the International Dental Implant Association. After completing the Masters Series from Implant Seminars, Dr. Dervin also participated in a mission trip to the Dominican Republic where he was able to help many Dominicans with advanced implant placement, so they could have a brighter future with many years of oral health to look forward to.
Dr. Dervin has been married to his wife Julie for more than 30 years and has three great kids who are grown and busy with their own careers. He volunteers every year for the Kansas Mission of Mercy, providing much need services to those without means of modern dental care. He has also been working with the Kansas National Guard, providing care to ready our soldiers for deployment so that they can focus on the job at hand. In his spare time, he loves to golf, fish, hunt, and scuba dive when he can get to an ocean. He’s a huge Royals fan, Chiefs fan, and loves his Jayhawks.
Expertise Combined With
Learn about Dr. Dervin’s experience with dentistry.
After graduating from Kansas University, he earned his DDS from the University of Missouri, Kansas City Dental School in 1988. Since graduating, he has continued his educational journey for the benefit of his patients.
As a graduate of the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), Dr. Dervin obtained the knowledge to treat the most advanced cases in aesthetic and reconstructive needs.
Advanced techniques in smile enhancement, treatment for TMJ problems, and full mouth restoration are all possible with LVI training. Dr. Dervin stands out as a Shawnee dentist because he has also completed advanced training in the restoration of implant dentistry from Implant Seminar.