Meet Derek Durbin, DDS
Educated, Energetic, Enthusiastic
Derek Durbin earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Gerontology from Kansas State University. He then went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry. At that time, he moved back to his hometown of Topeka in 2004 to join his dad Bob Durbin in practice. Along with the full scope practice of general dentistry, Dr. Durbin also maintains an advanced sedation license in order to meet the needs of the anxious patient.
Always desiring to improve, Dr. Durbin is a member of the Heartland Dental Study Club where he receives education in many advanced areas of dentistry. He is also a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, which enables him to receive some of the top training in dental sedation. Dr. Durbin also enjoys the pursuit of continuing education in the areas of root canal therapy, oral surgery, and aesthetic dentistry.
Dr. Durbin and his wife, Jenny, have four children. They greatly enjoy outdoor activities like sports, hiking, fishing, or just playing with their children and pets. Some of Dr. Durbin’s hobbies are reading, working out, and spending time with family and friends. Last, and what Dr. Durbin would consider the foundation of who he is, is his involvement in his local church and global mission work.
Meet Bob Durbin, DDS
Bob Durbin graduated from Topeka West High School in 1970, and attended Kansas State University from 1970-1974, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was accepted to attend University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry and graduated in 1978 with a DDS degree.
Dr. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Jan, in 1972. They had 2 boys, Derek and Brett. Derek and his wife Jenny have 3 girls and 1 boy. Brett and his wife Jaelle have 3 boys and 2 girls. Bob and his wife feel very blessed to have them all close by in Topeka. Dr. Bob opened his practice in 1980, then in 2004 with Dr. Derek Durbin joining him, they made Today’s Dentistry into what it is today.
Meet Kelley Hathaway, DDS
Hometown Dental Hero
Kelley Hathaway is a native Topekan who grew up in Highland Park and the Shawnee Heights area. She graduated from Washburn University with a BS in Biology and also earned a degree in Medical Technology. Dr. Hathaway received her DDS in general dentistry from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1988, and has practiced in Topeka since that time. She joined Today’s Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Hathaway likes to educate patients on their oral and systemic health. Prevention of disease is the ultimate goal.
Meet Amy Leiker, DDS
Cherishing Topeka’s Smiles
Amy Leiker is a Kansas native, born in Topeka and then moving to Pittsburgh, where she spent the majority of her childhood. She attended the University of Kansas and completed her undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology. While in Lawrence, she enjoyed being a Rock Chalk Dancer, as well as a member of the Chi Omega sorority.
She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Dental School in 2010 with a DDS degree. She joined the team at Today’s Dentistry after graduating and has truly cherished building relationships with the Topeka community. She loves putting a smile on everyone’s face. She continuously strives to stay educated on the most advanced techniques in dentistry through her active involvement in dental study groups. She is also a certified Invisalign provider.
Dr. Leiker and her husband, Mike, enjoy sports, traveling, and spending family time with their two young children.