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230 South Orange Avenue
Brea, California 92821


Dr. Richard "Monty" Curtis


Meet Dr. Curtis

I feel truly blessed to be part of a profession as rewarding as orthodontics. Every day, I have the privilege to partner with people in changing their lives through the transformation of their smiles. I believe that skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a board-certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in my profession in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. For this reason, I value each and every patient relationship.

  I appreciate the time that you have taken to visit this site and find out more about our exceptional orthodontic practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve a beautiful smile.

Exceptional Education

Dr. Curtis received his orthodontic specialty certification from the University of Southern California, where he served as class president. He has a master’s degree in craniofacial biology from the Graduate School at USC for his thesis studying the temporomandibular joint. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the USC School of Dentistry, where he graduated in the top 3% of his class. While in dental school, he earned top scores on the National Dental Board examinations and did additional training in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, implant dentistry, and oral pathology. Dr. Curtis completed his undergraduate work at USC, where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in just three years.

Active In The Profession

As a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Curtis is board certified, which is an honor achieved by less than half of his profession. He is a certified Invisalign provider and has led Invisalign study groups, teaching dentists to use this innovative technique. Dr. Curtis is a member of the American Association of OrthodonticsPacific Coast Society of OrthodonticsCalifornia Association of OrthodontistsAmerican Dental AssociationCalifornia Dental Association, and the Orange County Dental Society.


Honors, Awards, & Achievements

Dr. Curtis received the Pierre Fauchard Academy award for excellence in dentistry, the USC Mobile Dental Clinic Director’s Merit Award for his work with underserved children, and the Exercise Science Award (given to the top student in that department). He has also been honored by the American Association of Oral Biologists for his interest in oral pathology, and by the California Dental Association which awarded him their CDA Scholarship Award. Dr. Curtis has been elected into the Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies, as well as the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society.

Active in the Community

Dr. Curtis has been an active participant in the dental community and the community at large. He has volunteered through USC’s Mobile Dental Clinic Program to treat the dental needs of underserved children. In addition, he has donated time and dental supplies for outreaches in Southern California and Mexico. A sports enthusiast, Dr. Curtis has coached basketball and baseball for various youth programs. He has also taught Sunday school classes for both elementary school children and college/career adults. 

Dr. Curtis is married to Allison, a family nurse practitioner. They have three children: a daughter and fraternal twin boys. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, surfing, and biking.


EDUCATION

University of Southern California – School of Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics
Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics 

University of Southern California – School of Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics
Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology 

University of Southern California – School of Dentistry
Doctor of Dental Surgery

University of Southern California – College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Summa Cum Laude 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 

Board Certified:

American Board of Orthodontics

Member:

American Association of Orthodontics
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
California Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society
 

AWARDS, HONORS, AND ACTIVITIES

Awards and Honors:  

Pierre Fauchard Academy Award
American Association of Oral Biologists Award
USC Mobile Dental Clinic Director’s Merit Award
California Dental Association Scholarship

Member:  

Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Activities:  

USC Mobile Dental Clinic Staff Member
Healing Hearts Across Borders Dentist

 

Richard "Monty" Curtis, DDS, MS - Dr. Richard "Monty" Curtis

Brea Orthodontist - Curtis Orthodontics - Orthodontist Brea, CA 92821