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Meet William Curtis, DMD, MD

Bill Curtis is a dual-degree, board-certified surgeon with a passion for problem-solving and treating a wide range of oral and maxillofacial conditions.

About William Curtis, DMD, MD

A natural problem-solver, Bill Curtis likes to find solutions and overcome obstacles in order to meet a patient’s individual needs, from implant cases to complex facial reconstruction. As a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist, Bill Curtis provides complex care for patients with oral and other head and neck cancers. His training in microvascular reconstruction allows him to offer patients cutting-edge facial reconstructive surgery. Bill stays up to date with the latest technology and continually searches for ways to improve as a surgeon.

Bill considers himself lucky to call Reno home, having grown up here and graduated from Reno High School. After spending many years in different parts of the country, Bill and his family are beyond excited and thankful to return to the west and the mountains! Dr. Curtis and Dr. Galea met many years ago on a cleft lip and palate surgical trip to Guatemala. They share a passion for reconstructive surgery.

Education & Residency

Bill Curtis earned his DMD from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine in 2006 and earned his MD from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School in 2010. He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry in 2012. To further his training, he completed a fellowship in cleft and pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgery at Charleston Area Medical Center in 2013 followed by a fellowship in maxillofacial oncology and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan in 2014.

He taught surgical residents as an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky for several years, as the first head and neck cancer surgeon within the UK school of dentistry. He was then recruited to start a head and neck cancer reconstructive program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC, while also working as a full-time facial trauma and reconstructive surgeon. Bill feels fortunate to bring his experience and knowledge back to his hometown.


Dr. Curtis is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS).

Hobbies & Interests

Bill enjoys running around outside, playing, and having fun with his family—he is a lifelong kid at heart.

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