Dr. Curtis was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 2004, completed a 1-year general practice residency at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital in 2005, and worked in the general practice of dentistry in Long Beach until 2009. Dr. Curtis found a passion for endodontics in dental school at UCLA, which led him to seek a specialist education and certification. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Curtis was engaged in a fellowship and endodontics residency at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. His joint research project with the director of the post-doctoral program at OHSU involving modern materials and methods in endodontics was published in 2012. Upon receiving his specialist certification, he returned to California to practice for eleven years before he eventually made his way back to Oregon. Dr. Curtis is known for the sincere care that he shows his patients. He is gratified by relieving his patients from pain and saving their natural teeth when they are at risk from pulpal disease.

During his free time, Dr. Curtis is an avid fisherman and free-diver. He also enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing/snowboarding, playing guitar and piano as well as drawing, painting, and sculpting.