Meet The Doctor

Russell Curtis, DMD

I was born in Chicago but moved to Reno as a teenager and graduated from Reno High School. I still consider my greatest High School achievement to have been becoming best friends with the girl who eventually relented and became my wife. After High School, I served a two-year religious mission in Argentina. I returned from this experience with a love of the Spanish language and the Latino culture. As a second-generation dentist, I had always been around the field of dentistry. Still, my true respect and love for the profession came while working as a dental assistant during my undergraduate education. This newfound appreciation for dentistry’s science and service prompted both a change of college major and life direction for me. With my sights now focused on a career in dentistry, I received my dental degree from UNLV in 2006. This allowed my wife and I to return home to work and live in the northern Nevada community that we both love. My hobbies include reading, movies, the love of all things baseball, but most of all, spending time with my six children, six grandchildren, and Zeus, my lone granddog.

At Ponderosa Dental, we believe that positively influencing your oral health through enjoyable and effective dental visits is the most important thing we get to do. We take very seriously the opportunity we have to help our patients to receive the best care available and will make every effort to give you something to smile about today and tomorrow! Our continual effort is to provide an environment that supports our patients in all of their health goals.