Enrique Darancou, DDS
BackgroundDr. Enrique Darancou loves the rich culture of El Paso and the incredible people who make the city so great. His love for the Sun City began at an early age when he lived in the neighboring city of Juarez.
Education & ServiceAs a graduate of the University of Iowa’s top-ranked dental school, Dr. Darancou is committed to learning and maintaining the highest level of dental excellence. His practice uses the latest digital dentistry techniques via CEREC to make same day crowns, and he is certified in pediatric sedation courses to help his younger patients. He is a Fellow with the International Dental Implant Association and a member of the Foundation of Bioesthetic Dentistry (OBI), making him an expert in the cause of worn teeth and TMJ. Dr. Darancou is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), and the El Paso Dental Society.
He has dedicated many hours to serving his community and those less fortunate at home in El Paso and in many foreign countries. Most recently, he volunteered for the 2018 Mission of Mercy at Jefferson High School to provide dental care for El Paso's underserved population, and he has become actively engaged with the new Texas Tech Dental School. Dr. Darancou has done pro bono dental work for Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus (SPJ), a local, non-profit organization that provides medical/dental care to poverty-stricken communities of Ciudad Juarez, and has also served in lower-income areas in the Dominican Republic and El Salvador. He has acted as a Spanish interpreter for medical personnel doing cleft palate surgeries in Ensenada, Mexico and has taught English as a second language (ESL) in several communities in the Tucson, Arizona area.
Family & PersonalDr. Darancou's family origins are in the El Paso area. Formerly, he has lived in Ciudad Juarez, Chih.; Los Angeles, California; Orem, Utah; and Iowa City, Iowa. He and his wife Angela have been married for ten years and have three children: Enrique, Valentina, and Viviana. Dr. Darancou and his family consider El Paso their home and are active members of the community. He loves spending time with his kids, running, fishing, and coaching local AYSO soccer.
Dr. Darancou's community service at El Paso Children's Hospital