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. Curtis

I came to Sycamore in 1987, three years after I finished my orthodontic residency at Northwestern University. I loved the town and people in this community instantly. I have never regretted my decision to devote my professional life caring for the DeKalb County community. My blessings do not stop there!

I have been married to my college sweetheart, Chris, for 38 years. We have four children and 3 grandchildren spanning from coast to coast. (Boston to Santa Barbara).

I enjoy running, biking, paddling, swimming, and skiing whenever I have time available. I live on a farm and enjoy the peace and beauty of country living.

God has blessed me beyond my boldest wishes. My purpose in life is to provide wise, skillful orthodontic treatment with sincere care and respect for those I am allowed to serve. I consider my job a privilege and a sacred duty and I will always be filled with gratitude for the staff and patients that make Curtis Orthodontics feel like home.

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Dr. Barysenka

“I have a great love and passion for what I am allowed to do every day and that is partnering with patients to improve their smile and confidence through the art and science of orthodontics”

  • Originally from Belarus and moved to the United States at the age of 23
  • Settled in the Midwest after meeting his wife in Chicago during residency
  • Owned by his Rottweiler and first “child,” Sophia
  • Recently moved to Sycamore and excited to become part of the community
  • Education
    • Orthodontic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Dental school at the University of California Los Angeles
    • Belarussian State Medical University
  • Hobbies
    • Traveling, working out, horseback riding, fishing, cooking, trying new restaurants, watching all forms of theater and film, and spending quality time with his wife and Rottie


Hi, my name is Carrie. I have been working with Dr. Curtis for 28 years. I work in the lab, creating all retainers and appliances. I have been married for 39 years and have one married son and 3 granddaughters. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, vacationing in the sun & watching my grandchildren grow!


Hello I’m Meredith. I began working with Dr. Curtis in 2011. I am our human resource manager and treatment coordinator in the front office. 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 son, Teddy. My hobbies include art, sports, music and cooking!


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 Curtis Ortho and seeing all of the wonderful families from the community come into our office. When I am not spending time with my family, I enjoy thrifting, reading, and watching films.


Hello everyone, my name is Angie. My husband Larry, and I live in DeKalb. Both our grown daughters Maddi and Baleigh were patients of Dr. Curtis’. I started working at Curtis orthodontics in September of 2017. I am the new patient consultant and just love meeting the new patients and their parents. In my spare time I love gardening, listening to country music, traveling and watching the Blackhawks.


I am Lisa. I am the Financial/ Insurance Coordinator at Curtis Orthodontics. I live in the DeKalb area with my husband Nick of 23 years. I am a lucky mom to three beautiful young adults, Claudia, Benjamin, and Audrey who have all been patients of Dr. Curtis’! I enjoy traveling to visit my two oldest at their colleges, going to the movies with Audrey, family vacations and go to as many cubs games as possible.


Hello, my name is Anne. I have been working with Curtis Orthodontics since August 1999. I am happily married to Steve, with two awesome children, Megan and Kalvin. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching my kids’ sports, golfing, boating on Green Lake, going to the shooting range and road trips!


Hey there my name is Sierra and I have been a tech at Curtis Orthodontics since May of 2017. I am a licensed esthetician and I love to cook in my free time. I have 2 loud and little ones and one big one at home that love to keep me busy!


My name is Kenny. I’m a tech and PR role at Dr. Curtis’ office. I love seeing all the patients involved with all our office events, and social media. My favorite thing about working at Curtis Orthodontics is seeing all of the amazing transformations and how they impact patients’ lives. During my free time, I enjoy shopping, eating, working out, and spending time with friends, family and my dog Mia.


My name is Ife. I’m from Urbana, Champaign but lived in Chicago most of my life. I started working here at Curtis Orthodontics in February 2018. I enjoy doing new patients records, x-rays and models in the office. I spend most of my time with my husband Stephen and our cat, Bella.


My name is Kara and I grew up in Rochelle, IL. I was a patient of Dr. Curtis back in 2014 and I started working at Dr. Curtis’ office in April of 2018. I graduated from Rock Valley College with my Associates of Art Degree. My favorite part about working here is getting a chance to get to know all of our patients. In my free time, I enjoy working in my garden and playing with my puppy Roscoe.


My name is Rachel. I was born and raised in DeKalb. In my free time, I like to read, spend time with my boyfriend and friends, and play with my dog. I became a part of Dr. Curtis’ team this past summer and have really enjoyed meeting the patients and working to make their smiles a little bit brighter each day!


Hi I’m Maddie! I am new here at Curtis Orthodontics, but I am excited to help the awesome office that gave me my smile years ago! I was born and raised in DeKalb and in September 2017 I married my high school sweetheart, Coltin, who works at DeKalb’s fire Department. In my free time I like camping, playing with my niece and nephew, reading and hanging out at home with my husband and our dog Joseph.