Dr. Krista S. Darr
Dr. Krista Darr has practiced dentistry in Longview for 34 years. One of six dentists through four generations in her family, she graduated with a DDS degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1984, after receiving a BS degree from Baylor and Caruth School of Dental Hygiene. 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 gives them the ability to understand their treatment options, as well as the confidence to accept treatment and move forward with therapy that will improve both their oral health and 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 and floral design when time permits. She and her husband attend Mobberly Baptist Church. She is a board member for Heartisans Marketplace, a local non-profit that provides women with job training skills. She also serves as a volunteer for the Longview Arboretum and Nature Center. The Darrs have supported Buckner International for many years, too! They enjoy four young grandsons: Caleb, Collin, Harris, and Smith.
Married to her husband, Dan, they have two grown children, Lauren and Ryan. Lauren owns a wedding and event floral design company in Waco. Ryan is a partner in the dental practice. Dr. Darr is a member of the ADA, TDA, and the Land O' Pines Study Club.
Dr. Ryan Darr
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 selected for the South Texas Veterans Affairs Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in San Antonio, one of the top programs of its kind in the nation. He acquired knowledge and experience that has expanded his scope of practice to include full mouth reconstruction, implant placement and restoration, implant supported dentures, advanced esthetic dental procedures, gingival grafting, Invisalign, and IV sedation dentistry.
Dr. Ryan has brought an in-depth approach to treatment planning. He believes in looking at the patient's overall oral condition and providing comprehensive solutions that will benefit the patient for the longest period of time.
He is married to his wife Julie, who is a pediatric nurse. They have three young sons, Caleb, Collin, and Harris. Dr. Ryan enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting and fly fishing, as well as playing the piano and serving the church. He is a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church and co-leads a life group there. He also serves on a volunteer committee for the Buckner Clay Shoot every year. Dr. Ryan is a member of the ADA, TDA, and the Land O' Pines Study Club.