Meet Dr. Irwin
Education and Training
Did you know? All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. While many dentists will take brief training seminars in order to offer isolated orthodontic treatments to their patients, orthodontists such as Dr. Irwin receive two-to-three additional years of specialized training after they become dentists. Read on to learn more about Dr. Irwin’s extensive education and training.
Durk began his education at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. After earning a Bachelors Degree in Science, he moved on to Oregon Health Sciences University, where he received his D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree. Dr. Irwin gained experience practicing General Dentistry in Astoria, Oregon for a year before entering his orthodontic residency at New York University School of Dentistry. He earned his specialty certificate in orthodontics from NYU in 1997 and has been engaged in the private practice of orthodontics ever since.
The field of orthodontics is always changing. From techniques to approaches to the materials being used, there is always something new. Dr. Irwin stays abreast of these changes in order to provide his patients with the fastest, highest quality and most comfortable treatment options available.
Dr. Irwin is committed to providing the highest quality care in a professional, yet relaxed, family environment. He places emphasis on early, non-extraction treatment which creates a more natural smile.
Dr. Irwin is an exceptional orthodontist who provides his patients with the gift of a beautiful and functional smile. He loves his work and finds the ability to make a real difference in his patients’ lives through orthodontic treatment extremely rewarding.
Dr. Irwin’s Professional Affiliations
Family is extremely important to Durk. He has five children (and now grandchildren!) with his wife Kimm and they mean the world to him. He and the rest of the family love spending time outdoors enjoying nature and its wonders. Whatever the season, you will find Durk enjoying some sort of outdoor sport or activity. He loves everything from skiing and snowmobiling, to camping, fishing and hiking. Another of his pastimes is trail riding horses in the mountains.