Meet Our Doctors
Blue Stone Hills Dentistry is home to the married dental team, Dr. David Curtin and Dr. Sarah Janowski in Harrisonburg, VA. Since graduation from dental school, it has been their long-time dream to own a dental office together and after practicing for many years on their own, that dream came true! They are both passionate about providing the absolute finest, state-of-the-art dental care and they feel fortunate to work with a team that values high standards as much as they do. They have attended extensive continuing education courses together and through the years have developed protocols for treatment that are based on the highest quality materials and most up-to-date clinical research.
At the heart of their practice is honesty, compassion, and community service. Both Dr. Curtin and Dr. Janowski provide extensive free services to those in their area who are most in need. They partner with many of the area's shelters and free clinics to deliver comprehensive pro bono dental care, some times to patients who have never had the opportunity to go to the dentist before. When not volunteering their dental services, they also are proud CASA volunteer advocates and work within the family court system to sponsor our area's most vulnerable foster children.
Dr. Curtin and Dr. Janowski at RAM free clinic, 2021
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.
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.