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Our goal is to provide you, our patient, with the uncompromising service, 
compassionate care, conservative procedures and state-of-the-art technology you need
to maintain your oral health and enhance the natural beauty of your smile.
Dr. Tina-Lise Curtis dental office lobby

A Positive Environment

We strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. This begins by providing you with a relaxing and positive experience in every aspect of your visit. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about visting the dentist, and what a difference we can make by providing you with the excellent, personalized care you deserve. It is the goal of our friendly staff to welcome you as part of our dental family and to make your visits as comfortable as possible.


State of the Art Technology

We are proud to feature a latest in digital imaging techology, diagnostic tools, handpieces and lasers. These tools enhance our ability to get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise. In addition, the patient will often have the ability to see for themselves, first hand, the same images we are seeing. These digital images are also excellent for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance

companies. Our modern facility helps us to provide you with the highest quality dental care available.


The Highest Standard of Excellence

A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.  We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.  Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.


Patient Education & Prevention

We believe that preventive care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”.  That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary.  We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health.  A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.


One of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. Infection control is important to us. For this reason, our office strictly maintains sterilization and cross contamination processes that meets or surpasses OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards as well as standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA).

We Support our Local Vendors

We use only independent, locally-owned dental laboratories, rather than distant vendors. We absorb this extra cost without passing it on to you, our patient, because we believe the quality its superior, and because more of your money remains in our community. We believe that using locally-owned businesses has a positive economic impact on our community and our tax base.

We are Committed to Continuing Education.

Be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. As members of various professional dental associations, we attend lectures, meetings and conventions to stay informed of the latest techniques, new equipment and recommendations for our profession. The following are recent courses Dr. Curtis has completed: 


8/25/17:  Practical Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr. Steve Carstensen, DDS, San Francisco 

8/21/17: Top 5 Misconceptions About Silver Diamine Fluoride

Jeanette MacLean, DDS

6/6/17: Dental Implants: The Process from Start to Finish

Dr. Cline-Fortunato, DDS, MS

4/6/17: Ergonomics and Personal Health concerns

Monterey Bay Dental Society


4/3/17: 10 Minutes to Save a Life: Emergency Medicine in DentistryMonterey Bay Dental Society


03/17: Smile Design, Bonding and Esthetic Materials Update
Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco 

10/16: Keys for Predictable Outcomes with Dental Implants 

Nobel Biocare


10/16: Implant Treatment and Selection Based on Restorative Needs, Dr. Arun Sharma, UCSF School of Dentistry


09/16: Best Hiring Practices, Monterey Bay Dental Society


09/16: Porcelain Veneer Workshop

California Dental Association, San Francisco


09/16: Predictable Advanced Restorative Dentistry

California Dental Association, San Francisco

07/16: Infection Control and California Dental Practice

Leslie Canham


04/16: Business Law, Ron Goldman, Esq.

Monterey Bay Dental Society


03/16: Orthognathic Surgery Seminar 

Santa Cruz Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Tina-Lise Curtis
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