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Dr. Tina-Lise Curtis
Dr. Tina-Lise Curtis with her family in Peru

Tina-Lise Curtis, DDS


Dr. Tina-Lise Curtis has practiced as a dentist for 24 years. She loves the Santa Cruz coastal environment and the outdoor recreational opportunites that abound on the Monterey Bay. Prior to moving to Santa Cruz several years ago, Dr. Curtis practiced in San Francisco and Marin County for over 20 years.


Having worked both in the public sector and in private practice, Dr. Curtis has decades of experience in all aspects of dental care to patients; including diagnosis and treatment planning, restorative dentistry, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery and periodontics.


Dr. Curtis recieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1993. Prior to studying at UOP, she received a B.S. in Biological Sciences, concentration in Anatomy & Physiology from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo.


To ensure that her patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care, Dr. Curtis has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, with a primary focus on oral surgery, pediatrics, pathology and restorative dentistry. Dr. Curtis is Laser certified.


Dr. Curtis has a talent for building excellence in patient relationships, achieved through a genuine concern for patient satisfaction and a strong commitment to patient health via excellent oral health. 


In her spare time, Dr. Curtis can be found walking on the beach, mountain biking in Nicene-Marks, swimming at Simpkins or hiking the trails of our coastal redwood forests with her husband Dave and their dog Roscoe. Dr. Curtis has three sons, Will, Wes and Sam. 


Professional Organizations

California Dental Association

American Dental Association

Active Alumnus, Dugoni School of Dentistry

Monterey Bay Dental Society

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