Dr. Krista Darr has practiced dentistry in Longview for 32 years. One of six dentists through four generations in her family, she graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1984. Upon graduation she opened her dental practice as the first female dentist in Longview.
It is important to Dr. Darr to provide quality dentistry in a professional and comfortable environment. Current technology, an emphasis on prevention, and a qualified, caring staff are essential components of her practice. She believes that building a trusting relationship with patients give them the ability to understand their treatment options, and the confidence to accept treatment and move forward with therapy that will improve their oral health and their overall physical health.
In her spare time, Dr. Darr enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and cooking. She also has an interest in fly-fishing, skeet shooting, and floral design when time permits. A member of the First Baptist Church, Longview, Dr. Darr serves on the women's ministry council as well as her Sunday School fellowship team. Buckner International is her favorite philanthropy, and she is a member of the Longview development Council for Buckner, a faith based social service ministry. (www.buckner.org)
Married to her husband, Dan, they have two grown children, Lauren and Ryan. Lauren is a florist and lives in Waco. Ryan is a new partner in the dental practice.
Dr. Darr is a member of ADA, TDA, Arklatex Academy of Dentistry, and the Land O' Pines Study Club.
After obtaining a Health Science Studies degree from Baylor University with Summa Cum Laude honors, Dr. Ryan graduated second in his class from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas in 2013. He was then selected for the South Veteran's Affairs Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in San Antonio, one of the top programs of its kind in the nation. There he acquired the knowledge and experience that has expanded his scope of practice to include implant placement and restoration, implant supported dentures, advanced esthetic dental procedures, gingival grafting, Invisalign, and IV sedation dentistry.
He is married to his wife Julie, who is a pediatric nurse. They have one young son, Caleb. Dr. Ryan enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting and fly fishing as well as playing the piano and serving the church. Dr. Ryan is a member of ADA, TDA, Arklatex Academy of Dentistry, and the Land O' Pines Study Club.