Meet the Doctors
John F. Darby, Jr., D.D.S.
Dr. Darby graduated with honors from the University of Florida. He obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Emory University School of Dentistry where he also received the C.V. Mosby Award for Excellence in Operative Dentistry. Dr. Darby completed his residency in the specialty of Periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia in 1982.
Dr. Darby has extensive training and special interest in all aspects of dental implant therapy, to include interactive CT diagnosis & treatment planning, computer guided surgery, soft & hard tissue surgical management of deficient ridges, and in the restoration of dental implants. He initiated his post graduate implant training at Northwestern University Dental School in 1995. Additionally, he completed post graduate curriculums at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Baylor College of Dentistry, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Montefiore and at the Nobel Biocare, Pikos, and Misch Implant Institutes.
Dr. Darby is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist and a member of all relevant dental associations including the Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Periodontology, Southern Academy of Periodontology, Florida Society of Periodontists, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Central District Dental Association, Marion County Dental Society as well as the American and Florida Dental Societies of Anesthesiology. Dr. Darby is a Fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy and he is a past president of the Marion County Dental Society. Dr. Darby is originally from Sanford, Florida and has resided in Ocala since 1982. He has provided state of the art, comprehensive periodontal and implant care to the Marion and Citrus county populations for over 25 years. Dr. Darby partnered with native Ocalan and fellow periodontist Dr. Timothy Johnson in 1989. Together they have enjoyed over 18 years of excellent partnership while maintaining offices both in Crystal River and Ocala.
Dr. Darby strongly believes that the highest level of patient care is achieved by collaborative diagnosis and close team work with his referring doctors. It is his position that both periodontal and implant care are prosthetically driven, beginning with the restorative end in mind. When Dr. Darby was asked why he felt the practice had been so successful, he replied
“I think all of us - myself, Dr. Johnson and the staff try to live by our mission statement”.
A number of years ago we all got together and came up with our mission statement which is to treat each patient with the same caring concern and respect we would give to our own family and to also treat our dental colleagues with deference and respect.