Dr. Erik Curtis
Dr. Curtis grew up in Salt Lake City and is the oldest of five children. He enjoyed his youth playing sports, skiing the beautiful Utah mountains, bike riding as well as fishing with his brothers, father and grandfather. Shortly after graduating from high school he moved to Argentina to serve a voluntary church mission for 2 years. Upon returning home, he met his future wife and fell head over heels in love. He married Sonny, and together, they attended the University of Utah and received their bachelor’s degrees. Upon graduating from the U of U, he was accepted to a ‘top ten dental school’ and shortly thereafter they moved to the heart of the mid-west; Iowa City, Iowa.
In 2001, after completing his 4-year dental program and 2-year orthodontic specialty residency, Dr. Curtis, along with his wife, three sons and one daughter, were thrilled to move to North Idaho. They are happiest when they are spending time together as a family. Winters are spent on our local ski slopes. Spring and fall are spent out on our rivers fly fishing and carrying on the traditions from his youth. Summers are spent enjoying the warm weather on our beautiful lakes and on our local golf courses.
Dr. Curtis is actively involved in his church. He provides leadership to the youth and helps facilitate youth programs. As an orthodontic practice, he supports a variety of local charities, events, schools and athletic teams.
“I have one of the best jobs in the world! It is extremely rewarding to increase self-confidence and self-esteem by helping people love to smile. I feel blessed to have the unique opportunity to get to know each of my patients and watch their personalities and lives change as their smiles are transformed into something truly beautiful!”
Dr. Erik Curtis attended the University of Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He was awarded a distinctive scholarship to attend the Top Ten nationally ranked University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery as valedictorian of his class. During dental school Dr. Curtis received numerous awards and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society, an honor bestowed upon the top 5% of dental students.
Upon graduating from dental school Dr. Curtis then pursued his two-year orthodontic specialty training program at the University of Iowa where he received his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science degree. During his dental education Dr. Curtis completed research that has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics. Dr. Curtis has always strived to be the best at what he does, and he is committed to furthering his education to remain on the leading edge of the orthodontic profession.
Dr. Curtis is a board-certified orthodontist, and is associated with the following organizations:
- American Dental Association®
- American Association of Orthodontists®
- Panhandle Dental Society, former president
- Seattle Study Club, former director
- Pinnacle Dental Study Club, former director
- North Idaho Pinnacle Dental Hygiene Study Club, director
Dr. Curtis has been in the exclusive practice of orthodontics since 1999 and is dedicated to providing quality care in a fun, happy and upbeat environment. Dr. Curtis is grateful to his dental peers that have voted him as Top Dentist for several years. He is also thrilled that his patients and community have voted him as “Best of North Idaho” since 2010.