Doctor Darren Earl was born in St. George, where he made an early arrival to the surprise of his mother; and as he grew up he surprised her on numerous occasions with snakes, lizards, bugs & whatever else a young mind could find. Darren learned to work picking fruit for his father along with helping him on home remodel jobs. He especially loved to pick cherries. "NOT"! In fact he said, he may plant fruit trees but none of them would be cherries. Darren always had a strong throwing arm, which came in handy on numerous occasions, when older boys in the neighborhood tried to bully him; he would send them running with some well placed rocks. We even had one mother of an older lad call to complain that Darren had hit her boy with one of those well placed rocks. Gail called Darren to task; whereupon Darren said, the older boy had thrown rocks first. Gail relayed this message to the boy's mother, who asked her boy if it was so whereupon, the lad answered yes, I threw first; but he throws harder & straighter than any of the rest of us. Darren never had any problems with these boys after that. Darren started little league where he became a good pitcher, throwing a base ball at 85 miles per hour. He soon became known as Mr. Baseball, striking out many & beaning the few he couldn't get out any other way. Darren became an Eagle Scout; he then went on to study & play Baseball at Dixie College, where he also became Associated Men's President. He finished his Bachelors of Science degree at Southern Utah State College. He was accepted to the University of Louisville where he earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree. Having spent many years in the military, I advised him not to go into the military. He stated I have just spent the past 4 years in real intense study; I feel I need a break. I then advised him that if he chose to enter the service to go Air Force as you will be dealing with a high caliber of people there. Not long into his three year stent in the Air Force he was made the flight dentist. The very best doctors become Flight Surgeons & the very best dentist on base becomes the Flight Dentist. Only the very best are chosen to take care of the pilots. I remember one big shot Colonel was sitting in his dental chair & as Darren got ready to work on him; he said, "Aren't you going to give me a shot to kill any pain", whereupon Darren answered "You already had it". Because of his youthful good looks & his skill at dentistry he became lovingly known by all of the pilots as the "KID". Darren started his dental practice here in St. George in 1999, where he can still slip one of those shots past patients if they aren't paying attention. He loves his work & has the latest equipment & keeps up with the latest dental techniques. He does cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, implants, root canals & wisdom teeth; he can also do one visit crowns. His hobbies: Racket ball - biking - camping - time with his family. Darren & his wife CarmelAnn have five beautiful children which they adore & shower with love & affection.
We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. For this reason, our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.
Short Stature - Short, Thin, Dilacerated Dental Roots
Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
Laser Teeth Whitening
Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
Restoration of Dental Implants
Simple Tooth Extractions
Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
Malpractice Claims not available
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Southern Utah University
Undergraduate School | Graduated
University of Louisville / School of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 1996
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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