Our Staff

Frank Curry, DDSFrank T. Curry, D.D.S.

Dr. Curry attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate and continued on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Surgery.  After serving two years as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant, he began his private practice in general dentistry in the same office as present.

Due to his strong commitment to continued education, Dr. Curry has been honored by memberships to many professional academies including Academy of General Dentistry (Master status), American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, International Academy of Gnathology, Academy of Osseointegration, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics, and Newport Harbor Academy of Dentistry (board member).  Dr. Curry has also been the president of the Orange County Dental Society, Trustee for the California Dental Association and Chairman of Scientific Sessions - California Dental Association.

Along with his practice, Dr. Curry has lectured extensively on esthetic and comprehensive dentistry.  Last, but not by any means least, Dr. Curry is the proud father of two grown children, Brandon and Darcy.

 

LisaLisa Wahl, Administrative Treatment Coordinator

Lisa started her career in the medical field in plastic surgery. In 1999 she started her dental career in oral surgery where she worked for 16 years. Among her many duties, Lisa brings her expertise in patient scheduling and coordinating appointments for Dr. Curry and the hygiene department. Lisa enjoys walking her Chihuahua, Tico on the beach, traveling and spending time with childhood friends.


Insurance AdministratorCathleen “Cat” Johnson, Insurance Administrator

Cat has been in dentistry since 2004 and has acquired her x-ray license. Cat also brings her past experience of a teacher's assistant. Cat loves her job and enjoys the challenge of working with patient's dental insurance to get the most in their insurance benefits. Cat is very active with her family and friends and enjoys singing in a couple of bands in the Orange County area.

 

 

nancyNancy O'Brien, Registered Dental Hygienist

Nancy graduated from USC in 1984 with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She was a clinical instructor at USC from 1984-1985. Nancy has worked for Dr. Curry since 1990. Her duties include patient education, scaling and root planing with local anesthesia, use of nitrous oxide, management of periodontal patients, X-ray film exposure and development, blood pressure measuring and updating medical history. Nancy is married with 3 children. She loves to ski, read, shop, vacation and hang out with family and friends.

 

tinaTina Vore, Registered Dental Hygienist

Tina attended Pasadena City College for Dental Hygiene. Tina has worked in general dentistry and periodontal practices for over 20 years and for Dr. Curry since 1993. Her duties include patient education, scaling and root planing with local anesthesia, use of nitrous oxide, management of periodontal patients, X-ray film exposure and development, blood pressure measuring and updating medical history. Tina has 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls, and a great hubby. Tina enjoys reading, running, sewing, knitting, playing piano, singing, and interior decorating.

 

barbaraBarbara Poulson, Registered Dental Hygienist

Barbara graduated from USC in 1989 and has been working for Dr. Curry since 2002. Her duties include patient education, scaling and root planing with local anesthesia, use of nitrous oxide, management of periodontal patients, X-ray film exposure and development, blood pressure measuring and updating medical history. Barbara enjoys traveling with her husband and son. She loves to scuba dive.

 

carrieCarrie Kim, Registered Dental Hygienist

Carrie graduated from Cypress College in 1996 where she was the president of her class 1995-1996. Carrie was President of the Dental Hygiene Society 2000-2002 and Vice President of Education of the Hygiene Society 1998-2000. Her duties include patient education, scaling and root planning with local anesthesia, use of nitrous oxide, management o periodontal patients, X-ray film exposure and development, blood pressure measuring an updating medical history. Carrie is married and busy with baseball, soccer and dancing with her 3 children.

 

traciTraci Rodgers, Registered Dental Assistants with Expanded Functions

Traci attended Orange County Coast College for her general education and dental assisting and received her Expanded Functions license in 1995 from UCLA School of Dentistry. Traci is Dr. Curry's lead assistant and has worked for him since 1999. She performs all back office functions requiring this specialized license. Traci and her husband, Mogan enjoy their second home in Lake Havasu where they relax in the sun on the lake in their boat with their dog Nixon.

 

rubyRuby Santos, Registered Dental Assistant

Ruby completed her dental assisting training in 2001 receiving her RDA license in 2006. Ruby's duties include assisting Dr. Curry in the back office and working alongside patients. Ruby and her husband enjoy time with family and friends. Ruby also enjoys reading, sewing and jogging.

 

angieAngie Ali, Registered Dental Assistants with Expanded Functions

Angie became a Dental Assistant in 1996 and received her Expanded Functions license in 2003 from UCLA School of Dentistry. Angie's duties include assisting Dr. Curry with all procedures, as well as other functions that require this specialized license. Angie is a busy wife and mother of four beautiful children, who, in addition to spending quality time with her family, enjoys crafting, antique shopping, roller skating and shoe shopping.