Dr. Joel Darrah, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
Age 35
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Dr. Joel Darrah, DDS
Dr. Darrah became interested in dentistry when he needed dental work himself as an undergrad student at the University of Kentucky. He went on to study dentistry at The Ohio State University. After completing dental school and working with other practices, Dr. Darrah decided to open his own practice, to offer his vision of quality dental care in a comfortable and professional setting. An Ohio native, Dr. Darrah's family is the most important thing in his life. His wife Jenny and their one year old son, Walker keep him busy with their many family adventures! Outside of Buckwalter Dental Care, Dr. Darrah is an avid concert-goer and vinyl record collector. He supports his alma maters, The Ohio State University and University of Kentucky, especially in football and basketball.

Buckwalter Dental Care

31 Innovation Dr # 2

Bluffton, SC 29910

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Dr. Joel Darrah, DDS

Dr. Joel Darrah, DDS

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Concordia

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Care Philosophy

Our mission at Buckwalter Dental Care is simple: to offer comprehensive dentistry in a comfortable and professional environment. At Buckwater Dental Care we are grateful to have the opportunity to help our patients make informed and confident decisions about their oral health. We have your best interest in mind and Dr. Darrah, along with his staff, always strive to offer treatment plans tailored to each patient's specific needs. At Buckwalter Dental Care patients are unique individuals first.
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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache


  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Denture Repair
  • Lower Dentures
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Upper Dentures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Kentucky
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Ohio State University / College Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Darrah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Darrah to family and friends
based on 5 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Darrah's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Bluffton, SC |
Dr. Darrah and his entire staff were wonderful. My career required frequent relocation and finding a Dentist you were comfortable with was always difficult. Having retired and moved to Bluffton, I really wanted someone I would trust for a long time. This was probably the best experience I have had in a Dentist's office and would highly recommend Dr. Darrah to anyone. The office itself is very pleasant and comfortable.
in Bluffton, SC |
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Prompt attention and easy to get an appointment! State of the art equipment, very top notch.
Bluffton, SC |
The doctor and staff were very nice and accommodating.
in Charlottesville, VA |
I was on vacation in Hilton Head and was having pain and sensitivity with a problem tooth. After calling numerous other practices, Dr. D worked me in without hesitation and called in extra help in case he needed it. He diagnosed the problem, treated me, and I was able to enjoy the rest of my vacation. It was a very pleasant experience given the circumstances.
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Dr. Darrah accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Assurant Health
    DHA Premier
  • CompBenefits Corp.
    CompBenefits Corp. PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Network of America
    Dental Network of America DPPO
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Principal Financial Group
    Dental PPO
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
    National Fee-for-Service

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