Office Hours

Monday-Wednesday: 8am-5pm

Thursday: 8am-4pm

Fridays: 8am-11am

Phone: 920.731.1550

Hello everyone! I’m Dr. Erin M. Curless (DDS). I have been practicing general dentistry in Appleton, Wisconsin since 2002 and have been affiliated with Curless Dental since 1999. I graduated from the Marquette University-School of Dentistry, emphasizing in cutting edge cosmetic dental care. I have studied with acclaimed dentists and specialists throughout the country. I’m equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide complete temporomandibular joint therapy (TMJ), in addition to routine dental care. I’m also an active member of the American Dental Association. When I’m not at work I enjoy playing golf, listening to music, traveling and spending time with my family.

“I enjoy changing the way our patients experience their dental care. The ability to improve patient comfort during their appointment, while offering them advancements in dental technology, makes me thankful to be part of modern dentistry”.

Peter A. Zubella, DDS earned his undergraduate and dental degrees from Marquette School of Dentistry in 2014 and joined Curless Dental, LLC in early 2015. Dr. Zubella is an Appleton, Wisconsin native and just one of many in his family that are dental professionals. Dr. Zubella is an active member of the American Dental Society. In his spare time Dr. Peter enjoys spending time with family and friends.

“Helping patients transform their smiles gives me great pleasure; however the privilege to practice dentistry within the community I grew up in makes building new dental relationships even more special.”

Team & Facility

The Curless Dental team offers quality, accessible and sincere care. Our doctor and dental team participate in continuous dental education programs to stay current on the latest dental technology. We also use state-of-the-art equipment to help provide excellent dental care.

Please take a closer look at our excellent team members:

Our Administration Team


Office Manager

I have been an employee of Dr. Curless since 1997, in the dental field since 1982 and a member of the American Academy of Dental Office Managers since 2007. I find joy in watching patients go from someone who is afraid to smile to one that breaks down with tears of joy when they see their new smile for the first time.


Treatment Coordinator

I began my dental career in 1988 and joined Curless Dental in 1993. I was a dental assistant until 2007. I returned to Curless Dental in 2010 as a treatment coordinator. I enjoy helping the patients understand their treatment and love answering any questions they have regarding their appointments, insurance or payment options.


Hygiene Coordinator

I have been with Curless Dental since 2000. I look forward to meeting you at your appointment and answering any questions you may have! I enjoy seeing and interacting with all of our patients and getting to know them. Having had a lot of dental work myself, I love seeing when patients become healthy from treatment and can smile again.

Our Assistant Team


Dental Assistant

I graduated from the Fox Valley Technical College dental program and have served as a certified dental assistant since 1985.  I also take care of the dental lab cases. I enjoy getting to know our patients and creating a comfortable environment for them while they are receiving quality dental work from us.


Dental Assistant

I have been a dental assistant since 1992 and joined the Curless Dental team in 2000. I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of an amazing and skilled dental team where patient care is the main focus in everything we do.


Dental Assistant

I graduated from the Fox Valley Technical College Assisting Program in 2008 and joined Curless Dental in November of the same year. I enjoy working side by side with Dr. Curless, getting to know the patients and answering any questions they may have about any treatment procedures.


Dental Assistant

I began as dental assistant in 1975 and still enjoy my job. When I’m with my patients, I feel like I’m taking care of my own family.  It’s great to see the grandchildren of my patients from long ago. I love the smiles, hugs and thank you’s I get for doing something I love to do.

Our Hygiene Team



I graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2005 as a Registered Dental Hygienist and joined the Curless Dental team in 2007. The best part of my day is when I see a healthy and happy mouth return to the office after taking our hygiene advice.



I became a Registered Dental Hygienist after graduating from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 1993. Then I went back to school to receive my B.S. in dental hygiene in 2009. I have been a dental hygienist on the Curless Dental team since 1996. My passion is dental hygiene! I love to educate each patient and educate myself. I especially love the fact that I can provide cutting edge techniques to each patient, bringing their mouths to a great state of health!



I graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 1993. In 2010 I received my B.A. in business and health management. I was with the team from 1993-1995, then rejoined the Curless Dental in 2000. I enjoy educating patients on what is happening in their mouth and working with them, so they know how to keep their mouths healthy between visits. Preventative care is important to keep little problems from turning into big ones.



I was a dental assistant for seven years before receiving my degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1993. I have been a part of the Curless Dental team since 2011. One of the aspects I love about my job is impacting the health of my patients through improving their oral health and teaching them about the oral-health-to-heart connection.




I graduated from the dental hygiene program at FVTC in 2001. I was a dental assistant in my father’s dental practice, and joined Curless Dental in 2004. My favorite part of my job is getting to know my patients and their families. It is so much fun to catch up on their lives while caring for their mouths.

Our Facility

2101 East Calumet
Appleton, Wisconsin 54915



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