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Derek King, D.M.D.

Dr. Derek T. King is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who joined the practice in 2015.

Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Dr. King graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He then attended the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He received his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and served as Chief Resident.

Dr. King is on staff at Delray Medical Center where he takes oral surgery and facial trauma call. He provides a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with emphasis on dentoalveolar surgery, implant dentistry, wisdom tooth removal, pathology, corrective jaw surgery, and trauma to the facial skeleton. He is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Trauma Life Support.

Dr. King is an active member of organized dentistry and medicine on both the local and national level. Organizations include the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Atlantic Coast District Dental Association, and the South Palm Beach County Dental Association.

In his spare time Dr. King enjoys being outdoors, offshore fishing, and spending time with his wife Natalie, and son Ryan.

EDUCATION

  • 2003-2007: Biological Science at Louisiana  State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2007-2011: Dental Medicine at University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL
  • 2011-2015: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • 2014-2015: Chief Resident Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

BOARD CERTIFICATION

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, certified January 2017, expires January 2027

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Florida Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Atlantic Coast Dental Association
  • South Palm Beach County Dental Association

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

  • Delray Medical Center