Dr. Curtis’ Staff has an average of 10 years of orthodontic experience and receives monthly continuing education. Their commitment to excellence places the practice at the leading edge of orthodontic and orthopedic diagnosis and treatment. Each patient has a personal technician who will assist Dr. Curtis in providing an exceptional orthodontic experience for the patient.

Each of Dr. Curtis’ clinical technicians are Certified in Orthodontic Assisting and continuing education remains a priority for the entire staff.

bio_toddDr. Todd Curtis

Dr. Curtis is a lifelong resident of Illinois, growing up on the south edge of Cook County. Although his upbringing was in an outer suburb, he longed to live and work in a more rural setting.

After college Dr. Curtis attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. He then completed his orthodontic residency at Northwestern University in 1986, serving as President of his class for both years.

Dr Curtis met his wife, Christine, in college. Chris later attended dental school at the University of Illinois, and they started their family of four children: Elise, Danny, Robbie and Mac. Dr Curtis is grateful for the many friends and families he has met while caring for DeKalb County’s orthodontic needs for the past 26 years.

More about Dr. Curtis
bio_anneAnne Zimmerman

Hello, my name is Anne Zimmerman. I have been working with Curtis Orthodontics since August 1999. I am happily married to Steve, with two awesome children, Megan & Kalvin. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching all the kids’ sports, boating, wakeboarding and love the outdoors.


bio_aliAli Alsup

Hi, my name is Ali. I live in Genoa with my husband and one year old son, Zachary. I enjoy water skiing, working out and spending time with my family. I had my braces with Dr. Curtis when I was a teenager and was given the opportunity to join the team as a technician in May 2010.


bio_tarynlarsenTaryn Larsen

Hi, my name is Taryn Larsen. I joined the Curtis Orthodontics team in May 2010 as a Clinical Technician. I graduated from NIU in 2009, after playing softball for the Huskies for 4 years. NIU athletics is where I met my husband, Zach. Together we moved to Sycamore and started our family. We have one son, Madden, who is 5 years old & full of energy and one daughter, Maizy, who is 5 months old & growing every day! Outside of work, I enjoy being with my family, vacationing, coaching softball, attending sporting events, working out and reading. GO HUSKIES!

Heather Richard

Hi, my name is Heather. I am the New Patient Coordinator at Curtis Orthodontics. I grew up in Sycamore, IL. I enjoy cooking, camping, canoeing, running/working out and visiting my family in Florida. My boyfriend, Charly, and I have one dog, Monita. I’ve worked for Dr. Curtis for over a year now, and I absolutely love the job. I look forward to continued success at Curtis Orthodontics.

Emily Schramer

Hi, my name is Emily Schramer. I was born and raised right here in Sycamore. When I was a teenager, I had my braces with Dr. Curtis. I am so happy with how my smile turned out! I have been working as a technician in the office for a little over a year now, starting in July of 2013. I love what I do and I am happy that I can be part of helping people reach their perfect smile. Outside of work, I have a dog named Bentley who I treat as my child. I enjoy going to country concerts with my friends, spending time with my family, playing softball, and working out. I recently graduated from Kishwaukee College and plan to return to school in a few years!

Lindsey Montgomery

Hey there, my name is Lindsey. I had the opportunity to join the Curtis Orthodontics team in July of 2014 and have loved it ever since. I enjoy spending time outdoors, going to concerts and experiencing new things. I am excited to be graduating from Kishwaukee College & will continue toward my Orthodontic Certification.


bio_meridethMeredith Moyer

I’m Meredith Moyer and I began working at Dr. Curtis’ office since 2011. I work at the front desk as the Scheduling Coordinator. I enjoy meeting our patients and their families. I am married to Dominick, who coaches wrestling at NIU. We have a beautiful daughter, Vivianne and a little boy, Theodore. My hobbies include art, music & cooking. The four of us love playing outside, going to wrestling tournaments and spending time with friends and family.

Cathi Hopkins

Hi, I’m Cathi and I work at the front desk at Curtis Orthodontics in scheduling. I live in Sycamore with my husband, Gary and four children, Andrew, Anna, Sophia, and Thomas. I love working at Dr. Curtis’ and seeing all of the wonderful families from the community come into our office. When I’m not spending time with my family, I enjoy thrifting, reading, and watching films.


Hi, my name is Carrie. I have been working with Dr. Curtis for 25 years. I work in the lab, creating all retainers and appliances. I have been married for 35 years and have one married son and a granddaughter. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and vacationing in the sun!


Amy Ziegler

Hi, my name is Amy Ziegler. I started working with the Curtis Orthodontics team in October 2012. I studied fashion design in college, and love designing and sewing clothes. Some of my favorite things include reading, traveling to new places, and spending time with family and friends. I live in the country on five acres, and have 2 dogs, Tucker and Ruby.