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.

Meet Shawnee Dentist, Dr. Richard Dervin.

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 over 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
Genuine Care

Learn about Dr. Dervin’s experience with dentistry.

Education

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.

Prestigious Training

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.

Accomplishments

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 restoration of implant dentistry from Implant Seminar.

‘‘Dr. Dervin has been a lifesaver for me. Not only is he a great dentist, but he also helped my jaw issues and relieved my headache pain that I had experienced for years from a bad bite. Thank you!”

Amy L., Actual Patient

The Difference Makers

Our team has one goal: To focus on expertise, results, and personalized attention. We welcome you to meet us and experience excellent dental care in line with your goals.

Meet our Shawnee Dentist's Hygienist, Ali.
Ali

Dental Hygienist

Ali, an Iowa native, graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Carl Sandburg Community College in Illinois. After graduating Ali decided to pursue her dental hygiene career in Kansas.  She has been with Dr. Dervin’s office since 2016, and is a wonderful addition to the team. Ali plans on continuing her education to receive her Bachelors degree. In her spare time Ali enjoys going to the gym, being outside and playing with her adorable pup Mitsie.

Meet our Shawnee Dentist's dental assistant, Heather.
Heather

Dental Assistant

Heather graduated from Kansas State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism.  It wasn’t long after she had realized the dental field was her true calling and has been with Dr. Dervin since 2011. She enjoys spending time with her Aussie husband who stole her heart while studying abroad, traveling the world, going to movies, and anything K-State.  Heather is an animal lover and enjoys spoiling her two pets Daisy and Gizmo.
Meet our Shawnee Dentist's Administrator, De.
De

Dental Administrator

De brings 28 years of dental experience to the practice. She attended UMKC dental assisting program in 1989 and has switched over to the administrative side for the last seven years. De is a huge animal lover and has a daughter who is an amazing artist.
Meet our Shawnee Dentist's front office staff, Julie.
Julie

Business Administrator

Julie is a longtime familiar face in the practice. She works part time in the office doing whatever needs to be done on the business side. Julie has a BA in Apparel Design from Kansas State University and enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and hugging on her favorite dog Jay. She is also Dr. Dervin’s wife of many years.

Smiles For Health. Smiles For Beauty.

We believe in your smile and will do whatever it takes to best serve you.