Darren Hills

Specialist Orthodontist and Partner

BDS(Bristol), MScD(Wales), FDS RCS(Eng), MOrth RCS(Eng). GDC No. 63864

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“I love what I do and strongly believe everyone deserves the self-confidence that an attractive smile provides - it enhances my patients’ lives, no matter what their age.”

Darren believes that everyone deserves the self-confidence that an attractive smile provides and has delivered this to thousands of patients over his 25 year career as a specialist orthodontist.  

After completing his dental degree at Bristol University in 1988, Darren undertook a series of hospital posts before completing a 3 year full-time Specialist orthodontic training programme at Cardiff University in 1996. He has worked continuously in private practice since 1996 and was registered as a Specialist by the General Dental Council in 1999.

He always takes great care to understand patients to enable him to offer a choice of bespoke treatment options that deliver the desired outcome, while fitting in with often busy lives, be it at school, work or just socially. Everyone has different priorities and each treatment is unique, both in terms of its specific aims and how it is delivered.

Darren offers many types of braces to all age groups. A majority of his work however has involved invisible braces (lingual technique) with huge success over the past 20 years. He has produced fantastic outcomes whilst undertaking the most complex of treatments. For many years Darren has worked closely alongside other Specialists and Dentists to ensure his patients achieve the very best results whilst conserving natural tooth tissue where possible.

Darren and his previous practices have won multiple industry awards, including Best UK Dental Practice, a testament to the level of detail and patient care provided. He has continuously sat on local dental committees for the last 20 years, lectured nationally and internationally, and in 2012 was voted the 8th most influential private practitioner in the UK.

In addition to the provision of quality, bespoke specialist treatments, Darren strongly champions the need for great customer care and a highly skilled, motivated and integrated team and this is the ethos behind Bristol Dental Specialists, of which Darren is a founding partner.

When not at work, Darren enjoys travelling and spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He is passionate about classic cars, architecture and is also a keen runner.