Meet the Doctors
Darrin A. Rapoport, BDS, MSD
Owner of Pacific Northwest Periodontics, Dr. Darrin Rapoport practiced for six years as a general dentist in South Africa before relocating to Seattle and training as a periodontist. He credits his experience as a general dentist with giving him a very broad view of dentistry as opposed to someone who only specializes.
After arriving in Seattle in 1996, Dr. Rapoport immediately embarked upon three years of specialist training in periodontics and dental implant treatment at the University of Washington. He earned his Masters of Science in Dentistry degree and certification as a periodontist in 1999.
Dr. Rapoport is a board-certified periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a status only granted after passing a rigorous exam on dental implant procedures and other aspects of periodontics. Diplomate status has only been earned by 10 percent of the periodontists in the U.S.
Dr. Rapoport is committed to using the latest in advanced dental technology to provide the best care possible. He has implemented several very advanced techniques in our office for dental implant treatment that sets us apart as a state-of-the-art facility. Using these advancements, he and his team provide comprehensive dental implant services for patients who would not be eligible in other offices due to the complexity of their cases.
“I really want to give the restored health and renewed confidence our treatments provide to as many people as possible,” he says. “Thus it is imperative we always stay on the cutting edge of technology. This way we can help even those who might have lost hope.”
Warm and reassuring care
Patients repeatedly comment about Dr. Rapoport’s warm and reassuring manner as well as his dedication to really educating them about their treatment, so they know what to expect. These two things combined make them feel very comfortable and certain they are in caring hands.
Dr. Rapoport is well-recognized as a local dental expert. He has been selected as a Top Dentist in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine four years in a row. He has also been a special guest on numerous Seattle area broadcast outlets. He has been interviewed on KOMO Channel 4, King 5, KCPQ Channel 13 and local talk radio.
Author, trainer and lecturer
Dr. Rapoport has published numerous technical papers for his colleagues. He is a trainer for dentists and hygienists and lectures on implant procedures to fellow practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.
He is also a member of numerous professional organizations that uphold professional standards and share knowledge to promote the highest quality care.
- Dental degree (Bachelor of Dental Science) – University of the Witwatersrand – Johannesburg, South Africa – 1990
- Master of Science in Dentistry and certification as a periodontist – University of Washington – Seattle Washington – 1999
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Academy of Osseointegration
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Society of Periodontists
- Seattle-King County Dental Society