Office Hours

Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-3:00pm

Fridays: 7:30am-11:00am

Phone or Text: 920.731.1550

Email: [email protected]

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.”

Dr. Ben Strobel completed his under graduate degree in biology and wrestled for  UW- Stevens Point. He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in May of 2018 and completed a fellowship at the Tri-County Dental Clinic in Appleton where his emphasis was on oral surgery. Dr. Strobel also attended a year long program in Chicago to study oral implantology. Dr. Ben enjoys volunteering at the Tri-County Dental Clinic, with dental mission trips to Haiti and holds membership in the ADA, WDA, and American Academy of Oral Implantology.

Team

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

Amy

Office Manager

I have been an employee of Dr. Curless since 1997, in the dental field since 1982. I am also an active member of the American Academy of Dental Office Managers since 2007. Being a part of all the technological advances and how they have brought great results to our patients has been a huge part of my career and has made me a proud member of the Curless team!

Kellie

Treatment Coordinator

I began my dental career in 1988 and joined Curless Dental in 1993. Having experience as a dental assistant I enjoy helping patients understand their treatment and love answering any questions they have regarding their appointments, insurance or payment options. 

Stacey

Hygiene Coordinator
I have been with Curless Dental since 2000. I enjoy greeting and getting to know our patients and assisting with anything they may need. Having had a lot of dental work myself, I am here to help calm fears, and make patients feel more comfortable. My favorite thing is seeing the joy and happiness of a new smiles. I’m thankful to be part of such an amazing team and dental family!

 

Mary

Hygiene Coordinator

COMING SOON!

Amber

Treatment Coordinator

I graduated in Oregon with degrees in science and business management. I love what I do, and am here to help with your scheduling needs or to answer any questions about your insurance benefits and treatment details.

Our Assistant Team

Wendy

Dental Assistant

I began as dental assistant in 1975 and still enjoy my job. I have seen many changes through the years, and yes you can teach an old dog new tricks! I am excited to share the new technology with my patients. Procedures that use to take 3 1/2 hours now take a mere 45 minutes!

When I’m with my patients, I feel like I’m taking care of my own family. I love the smiles, hugs, and thank yous I get for doing something I love!

I will be cutting back on working days this year so you will no longer see me dancing on Fridays, but if I see a cane in the office you may witness a brief bellydancing demonstration.

Robin

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.

Dawn

Dental Assistant

I graduated from the Fox Valley Technical College Dental Assistant program and have served as a certified dental assistant for 36 years. I enjoy getting to know our patients and creating a comfortable environment for them while they are receiving quality dental treatment from us.

A huge shout out to all our amazing patients for allowing us to treat you like family as we take care of your dental needs. Thank you for the fun, friendships, and the many laughs and smiles throughout the years.

Brenna

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.

Amy

Dental Assistant

COMING SOON!

Sue

Dental Assistant

COMING SOON!

Oksana

Dental Assistant

COMING SOON!

Melissa

Dental Assistant

I graduated from the FVTC Dental Assistant program in 2011, and moved to the Fox Valley area in 2016 where I built my home in Freedom. I got into dentistry from when I was in orthodontic treatment as a teen. I started working at Curless Dental in 2019. I enjoy getting to know our patients on a personal level and making sure they are comfortable during all their appointments with us.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy going camping, biking, traveling, hanging out with friends, and spending time with my puppy and fiancee.

Our Hygiene Team

Jodi

RDH, BASDH

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!

Sue

RDH

 

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.

Kim

RDH, BA

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.

Karen

RDH

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.

Ashleigh

RDH

I graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2005.  I’ve spent the majority of my career with Curless Dental.  I’ve greatly enjoyed getting to know all the patients!  The best part of my day is when I see a healthy and happy mouth return to the office after taking the recommendations that I’ve given.

Kari

RDH

I’m a 1996 graduate of NWTC’s dental hygiene program and joined the Curless Dental team in 2018.  I love helping each patient feel informed and comfortable throughout their visit.

Tara

RDH

COMING SOON!

Paula

COMING SOON!