What Sets Us Apart
What Sets Us Apart
We’re honored we’ve received the Business Journal Best Orthodontist Award every year since 2010 and top orthodontist in North Idaho from Spokane Living Magazine
At Curtis Orthodontics, we love meeting new people and helping out our Coeur d’Alene community!
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Join the club and earn points from day one. All patients are welcome to join … even if you aren’t quite ready for braces and are waiting to lose a few more baby teeth! (In fact, you earn points for losing those baby teeth!)
The Curtis Difference
A visit to our office is not just a trip to the orthodontist, it is an experience. Kick back, relax and dream about your new smile in our massage chairs. Unwind with a cup of coffee, or just treat yourself to a slushy or a cookie.
Dr. Erik Curtis
Dr. Curtis has been in the exclusive practice of orthodontics since 1999 and is dedicated to providing quality care in a fun, happy and upbeat environment. Dr. Curtis is grateful to his dental peers that have voted him as Top Dentist for several years. He is also thrilled that his patients and community have voted him as “Best of North Idaho” since 2010.
Dr. Curtis is a board-certified orthodontist, and is associated with the following organizations:
- American Dental Association®
- American Association of Orthodontists®
- Panhandle Dental Society, former president
- Seattle Study Club, former director
- Pinnacle Dental Study Club, former director
- North Idaho Pinnacle Dental Hygiene Study Club, director
Dr. Curtis grew up in Salt Lake City and is the oldest of five children. He enjoyed his youth playing sports, skiing the beautiful Utah mountains, bike riding as well as fishing with his brothers, father and grandfather. Shortly after graduating from high school he moved to Argentina to serve a voluntary church mission for 2 years. Upon returning home, he met his future wife and fell head over heels in love. He married Sonny, and together, they attended the University of Utah and received their bachelor’s degrees. Upon graduating from the U of U, he was accepted to a ‘top ten dental school’ and shortly thereafter they moved to the heart of the mid-west; Iowa City, Iowa.
In 2001, after completing his 4-year dental program and 2-year orthodontic specialty residency, Dr. Curtis, along with his wife, three sons and one daughter, were thrilled to move to North Idaho. They are happiest when they are spending time together as a family. Winters are spent on our local ski slopes. Spring and fall are spent out on our rivers fly fishing and carrying on the traditions from his youth. Summers are spent enjoying the warm weather on our beautiful lakes and on our local golf courses.
Dr. Curtis is actively involved in his church. He provides leadership to the youth and helps facilitate youth programs. As an orthodontic practice, he supports a variety of local charities, events, schools and athletic teams.
“I have one of the best jobs in the world! It is extremely rewarding to increase self-confidence and self-esteem by helping people love to smile. I feel blessed to have the unique opportunity to get to know each of my patients and watch their personalities and lives change as their smiles are transformed into something truly beautiful!”
Dr. Curtis attended the University of Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He was awarded a distinctive scholarship to attend the Top Ten nationally ranked University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery as valedictorian of his class. During dental school Dr. Curtis received numerous awards and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society, an honor bestowed upon the top 5% of dental students.
Upon graduating from dental school Dr. Curtis then pursued his two-year orthodontic specialty training program at the University of Iowa where he received his Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science degree. During his dental education Dr. Curtis completed research that has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics. Dr. Curtis has always strived to be the best at what he does, and he is committed to furthering his education to remain on the leading edge of the orthodontic profession.
Dr. Clint Wire
Dr. Clint Wire grew up in a small rural town just outside of Olympia, Washington but he and his wife Valerie love living in Northern Idaho and experiencing all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. They can often be found together playing pickleball, golfing, snow skiing, and wake surfing on the lake.
Dr. Wire completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Brigham Young University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then obtained his dental degree from the University of Utah, graduating with honors at the top of his class. While there, he served as the senior class president, worked to institute an advanced orthodontic course, and helped to publish research on the correction of childhood facial fractures. He was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society, which signifies his being in the top 5% of all dental school graduates.
Dr. Wire completed his specialty training in orthodontics at the University of Iowa while serving as the chief resident for the orthodontic program. He is a Board Certified Orthodontist who is humbled by the opportunity to treat you and your loved ones, and he is eager to devote his time and attention to providing the very best orthodontic care.
Dr. Russell Wilson
Dr. Russell Wilson was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He loved growing up in an area with plentiful outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping. He was actively involved in his church, high school music and sports programs, and the Boy Scouts of America, receiving his Eagle Scout Award as a young teenager. At 15 years old, after completing his braces treatment, he set a goal to become an orthodontist himself, so that he could help others experience the confidence and self-esteem that a bright smile brings!
After high school graduation, he served a voluntary church mission in Poland for two years. He then went to Brigham Young University, where he was a member of multiple intramural sports teams and clubs. In dental school, he met his soulmate, Jen, and they recently welcomed their first son into their family.
Dr. Wilson and his family are excited to be joining our community, with its wealth of recreational activities and natural beauty.
- Undergraduate degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology from Brigham Young University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
- Dental degree from the University of Utah School of Dentistry, graduating with honors at the top of his class. Inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society, which signifies being in the top 5% of all dental school graduates nationwide.
- Orthodontic Specialty Certificate and Masters of Science in Dentistry degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Our Patients Love Us
What’s the word on Curtis Orthodontics? See what our patients have to say about their visits. Of course, you don’t just have to take everybody else’s word about how great we are! Make your appointment today to take your smile to the next level and find out for yourself!