Dr. Don Curtis, DMD
Dr. Don Curtis was featured on episode 8 of the Dental Digest Podcast.
Dr. Don Curtis completed his undergraduate education and dental school at the University of Oregon, his prosthodontics residency at the University of Southern California (USC), and his maxillofacial prosthetics residency at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
He formerly taught restorative dentistry at UCLA and USC and has since been a professor at the University of California San Francisco since 1986. He has been involved in over 77 peer reviewed publications, contributed to a number of textbooks as well as writing some of his own, been involved in developing the Western Regional Examination Board and is an examiner for the American Board of Prosthodontics.
He has been apart of the following organizations:
- American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), Fellow
- California Section of ACP
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon (National Dental Honor Society)
- International Association for Dental Research
- American Association for Dental Research
- San Francisco Section AADR
- Fellow, Academy of Dental Materials
- California Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Berkeley Dental Society
- American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
- International Association of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
- Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics
- American Board of Prosthodontics
- ITI (International Team for Implantology) Fellow
- Academy of Prosthodontics
- American Education Research Association
Some of Dr. Curtis’s many publications:
- “Does student confidence on multiple choice question assessments provide useful information?”
- “Jaw Biomechanics after Segmental Mandibular Resection and Reconstruction”
- “The Plastic Nature of the Human Bone-Periodontal Ligament-Tooth Fibrous Joint.“
- “A comparison of masticatory function in patients with or without reconstruction of the mandible.”
- “Errors incurred in programming a fully adjustable articulator with a pantograph”
- “Limitations of semi-adjustable articulators Part I: straight line articulator without provision for immediate side shift.”
- “The influence of removable prosthodontic procedures and concepts on the esthetics of complete dentures.”
- “An altered-cast impression technique that eliminates conventional cast dissecting and impression boxing.”
- “Occlusal considerations for partially or completely edentulous skeletal Class II patients. Background Information.”
Thank you for your contribution, Dr. Curtis!