Dr. Frank Curry Dentist Newport Beach
Meet Our Team
Dr. Curry
Frank T. Curry, D.D.S.

Dr. Curry attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate and continued on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. After serving seven years as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant, he began his private practice in general dentistry in the same office as present. Dr. Curry has also been the president of the Orange County Dental Society, Trustee for the California Dental Association and Chairman of Scientific Sessions - California Dental Association. Along with his practice, Dr. Curry has lectured extensively on esthetic and comprehensive dentistry.

Dr. Curry is the proud father of two grown children, Brandon and Darcy, and the husband of his wonderful wife, Lani.

Due to his strong commitment to continued education, Dr. Curry has been honored by memberships to many professional academies including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Orange County Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry (Master status)
  • American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics
  • American College of Dentistry, Fellow
Lisa
Lisa Wahl, Administrative Treatment Coordinator

Lisa started her career in the medical field in plastic surgery. In 1999 she started her dental career in oral surgery where she worked for 16 years. Among her many duties, Lisa brings her expertise in patient scheduling and coordinating appointments for Dr. Curry and the hygiene department. Lisa enjoys walking her Chihuahua, Tico on the beach, traveling and spending time with childhood friends.


Cathleen Johnson
Cathleen “Cat” Johnson, Insurance Administrator

Cat has been in dentistry since 2004 and has acquired her x-ray license. Cat loves her job and enjoys the challenge of working with patient's dental insurance to get the most in their insurance benefits. Cat is very active with her family and friends.


Karen Perez
Karen Perez, Front Office Administration

Karen has been working in dentistry since 1984, starting out as an RDA and working in the front office for the last 17 years. Karen offers patients an efficient and seamless experience when it comes to scheduling and communication. She has been married over 30 years and has 3 daughters and one grandson. When Karen isn’t working she and her husband enjoy travel, hanging out at the beach and taking their lab, Charlie for a walk.


Nancy O'Brien
Nancy O'Brien, Registered Dental Hygienist

Nancy graduated from USC in 1984 with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She started her career as a clinical instructor at USC, and worked for both a periodontist and a general practitioner. In 1990 she found her home with Dr. Curry where staff and patients have become like family. Nancy is licensed in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, scaling and root planing, soft tissue curettage, & x-rays. She is passionate about educating and monitoring her patients oral health while instilling correct techniques for best daily practice. Nancy has three grown children. In 2019, she was blessed with her first grandson whom she enjoys babysitting every week. Nancy loves spending time with family & friends, cooking, working out, book club, and bible study group in her free time. Sunday night family dinners are the highlight of her week.


Tina Vore
Tina Vore, Registered Dental Hygienist

Tina received her Dental Hygiene degree from Pasadena City College and has worked in General Dentistry for nearly 40 years, with 15 years working in Periodontics. She has worked for Dr. Curry since 1993 and her duties include taking digital x-rays, patient education, scaling and root planning, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, management of periodontal patients, blood pressure measuring and updating medical history. Tina has 4 children and just welcomed her first grandchild, Kaya. She sings in the Christ Cathedral Parish Choir. She enjoys sewing, crafts, interior design, playing tennis and spending time with family.


Barbara Poulson
Barbara Poulson, Registered Dental Hygienist

Barbara graduated from USC in 1989 and has been working for Dr. Curry since 2002. Her duties include patient education, scaling and root planing with local anesthesia, use of nitrous oxide, management of periodontal patients, X-ray film exposure and development, blood pressure measuring and updating medical history. Barbara enjoys traveling with her husband and son. She loves to scuba dive.


Carrie Kim
Carrie Kim, Registered Dental Hygienist

Carrie graduated from Cypress College in 1996 where she was the president of her class 1995-1996. Carrie was President of the Dental Hygiene Society 2000-2002 and Vice President of Education of the Hygiene Society 1998-2000. Her duties include patient education, scaling and root planning with local anesthesia, use of nitrous oxide, management o periodontal patients, X-ray film exposure and development, blood pressure measuring an updating medical history. Carrie is married and busy with lacrosse, soccer and dancing with her 3 children.


Traci Rodgers
Traci Rodgers, Registered Dental Assistants with Expanded Functions

Traci attended Orange County Coast College for her general education and dental assisting and received her Expanded Functions license in 1995 from UCLA School of Dentistry. Traci is Dr. Curry's lead assistant and has worked for him since 1999. Traci and her husband, Mogan enjoy their second home in Lake Havasu, & spending time on the lake in their boat with family and friends.


Ruby Santos
Ruby Santos, Registered Dental Assistant

Ruby completed her dental assisting training in 2001 receiving her RDA license in 2006. Ruby's duties include assisting Dr. Curry in the back office and working alongside patients. Ruby and her husband enjoy time with family and friends. Ruby also enjoys reading, sewing and jogging.


Kathy Lubin
Kathleen Lubin, Registered Dental Assistant

Kathleen has worked in the dentistry field since 1991 and has worked as an RDA for the past 2 years with our office. She always keeps her dental knowledge up to date by taking all dental classes offered to her, including online classes and completing her degree. Kathleen loves going to the beach, biking, music and reading. She has two twin daughters who are 20 years old and in college. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and playing with her dog Jackie.