Dr. David Curtin
Born and raised in Illinois on the western edge of the Chicago suburbs, Dr. David Curtin received his undergraduate Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology. While there, he completed a research thesis on water treatment methods for the world’s rural poor, which led to a three-month humanitarian trip to the Peruvian Andes immediately after graduating.
He then attended Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in dental school, he met his future wife, Dr. Sarah Janowski. After graduating in 2012, Dr. Curtin continued to practice in a clinic in Philadelphia that served low-income patients. He and Dr. Janowski then moved back to Illinois to be closer to Dr. Curtin's family. On April 30th 2016, Dr. Curtin and Dr. Janowski got married. They moved to the Shenandoah Valley the following month.
Dr. Curtin feels it is important to stay on the cutting-edge of dentistry and to offer the most advanced treatments. He has a particular interest in the field of preventive dentistry - stopping cavities before they even start.
Dr. Curtin gives back to his local community by volunteering with many organizations. He works with the Anicira Animal Shelter, provides care for First Step Women's Shelter pro bono, and teaches an after-school program with On the Road Collective to help middle school students explore dentistry. He loves to educate his patients about dental care in order to empower them to achieve a great smile and a healthy mouth.
In his spare time, Dr. Curtin enjoys watching sports, cooking, playing tennis, and cycling. Drs. Curtin and Janowski also have two rescue Greyhounds, Nelly and Jaws.
Dr. Sarah Janowski
Since 2013, Dr. Sarah Janowski has been providing her patients with exceptional general, pediatric and cosmetic dental care. As an undergraduate, she attended Binghamton University in upstate New York where she received her Bachelor's degree in biology. While completing her undergraduate education, she also completed a thesis in ethnobotany.
After graduating, she attended Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During dental school, Dr. Janowski worked extensively to provide dental services to underserved areas of Philadelphia. She also traveled to Washington D.C. as a select delegate with the American Student Dental Association to lobby for improved access to care for persons with disability and children of low-income families.
Upon graduating, Dr. Janowski practiced for several years outside of the Chicago suburbs with Dr. Curtin before relocating to the Harrisonburg area. Dr. Janowski believes in practicing honesty and empathy while providing high quality, pain-free dentistry.
Dr. Janowski is especially passionate about cosmetic and restorative dentistry and has attended numerous continuing education courses all across the country with topics including full-mouth rehabilitation, Invisalign orthodontics, implant dentistry, as well as veneers and composite restoration. She completed a rigorous series in composite training with the Esthetic Professional Center in Los Angeles, CA, has taken multiple courses with Spear Dentistry, and also completed a continuum on full-mouth rehabilitation with the prestigious Brumm & Strupp
Dr. Janowski volunteers with many local organizations, including the Harrisonburg Women's Service League and the Anicira Animal Shelter. Along with her husband, Dr. Curtin, she provides care for First Step Women's Shelter pro bono. In 2018, Dr. Curtin and Dr. Janowski were trained as CASA Advocates and since then have volunteered with their Shenandoah Valley/Blue Ridge branch in representing and advocating for at-risk children in the foster care system.
When she’s not working or volunteering, Dr. Janowski loves to bake, read and spend time with her husband, Dr. Curtin, and their two dogs.