Meet Thomas Curran, DDS

Dr. Curran is a board-certified oral surgeon who performs a variety of services to benefit the lives of his patients and his community.

About Dr. Thomas Curran

Dr. Thomas Curran is from Syracuse, New York, and was inspired to pursue healthcare by his mom, a registered nurse. He became interested in oral surgery while serving as a general dentist in the Navy. He enjoys the more challenging surgical procedures and being able to provide greater service to individuals and communities. During their travels as a Navy family, he and his wife decided that the West Puget Sound area would be the best place to raise their three children. An oral surgeon friend invited him to join a new practice in Kitsap County in 1993 and he jumped at the opportunity. He resigned his commission after serving 12 years in the Navy, and his family moved from Florida to Silverdale, Washington. 

When looking for a practice to join, Dr. Curran wanted a positive work environment that focuses on patient needs. He believes in earning his patients’ trusts and wanted to be the practice that everyone refers to as the first choice for oral and maxillofacial surgery care. This practice delivers an exceptional level of patient care and continues to excel at the hands of the other doctors here. Dr. Curran specifically enjoys orthognathic surgery and the collaborative effort of dental implant cases.

Patients can expect to be listened to and treated with respect. Dr. Curran and his team are careful during evaluation. He answers any questions and communicates with other healthcare professionals as needed to provide the exact type of care each patient needs. His philosophy is to treat patients the way he would want to be cared for.

Education & Residency

Dr. Curran earned a bachelor’s in biology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, in 1977 and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from The State University of New York Dental School in Buffalo in 1981. He completed a general dentistry residency at the Navy Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA, in 1982, and an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA, in 1989.


Dr. Curran is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS). He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Washington State Dental Association (WDSA), Kitsap County Dental Society, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA).

Hobbies & Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Curran loves spending time with his wife, Lani. Together, they enjoy traveling and attending church. He enjoys reading of all sorts, including novels, history, theology, and biographies. Dr. Curran is part of a local aviation club and loves flying airplanes. He also enjoys bicycling and riding every other day, including the occasional longer treks like the Seattle to Portland Tour.

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