Meet Curtis L. Barmby, DDS, FACP

Dr. Barmby Walnut Creek Prosthodontist

"Dentistry is more than a career to me. It is a calling. I am passionate about helping each patient make the best decision about their future dental health and I am committed to giving each of my patients high quality, long lasting dental treatment that is attractive, functional and comfortable. I look forward to coming to work and spending time with wonderful people whose heartfelt appreciation makes for a most gratifying day."


Dr. Barmby received his DDS in 1971 from the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. After practicing general dentistry for adults and children in Sacramento and Yolo counties for 8 years, Dr. Barmby entered an ADA accredited specialty Residency Program in Prosthodontics at the Wadsworth VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles where he earned a Certificate in Fixed Prosthodontics in 1981. In 1987 Dr. Barmby was certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics as a Diplomate of the American Board. He was recently re-certified by the American Board, a process that is required every eight years.

Continuing Education

Dr. Barmby has provided continuing education courses for practicing dentists at the local, state and national level in the US and Canada since 1981. For six years he served on the California Dental Association's Council on Scientific Sessions which produced two meetings per year for the Membership, attended by 45,000 dentists and their staffs. As Chairman for three years his mission was to bring the best national speakers for the enlightenment of California's dentists. Dr. Barmby previously held teaching appointments at the University of California School of Dentistry and currently spends six weeks volunteering at the University of the Pacific. Teaching is an opportunity to give back for what he received and to help nurture the next generation of dentists. He enjoys being a mentor and encouraging prosthodontic skills and was recently gratified to learn that of the three graduating seniors accepted into Prosthodontic Residency programs this past year two were his students!

In The Practice

Dr. Barmby believes that there is an optimal affordable treatment plan for each individual, matching their unique needs and wants with the ultimate goal of the best oral health for them. He is committed to the diagnostic process as an educational and empowering experience for patients. This begins with a comprehensive examination, an explanation of their current conditions and treatment options, and then a recommendation of what Dr. Barmby would do if he were you! Dr. Barmby is known for his quality dental care, attention to detail and gentle touch as he makes your treatment as comfortable as possible.

Family and Community

Dr. Barmby is a fourth generation Californian, raised in Sacramento. He and his wife Gail Frick have lived in Walnut Creek since 1981. They have two great boys and have recently gained a daughter-in-law. In his spare time, he is restoring a vintage British motorcycle, and also enjoys gardening and cooking. With two sons having attained Life and Eagle Scout, he has continued as a merit badge counselor with the Boy Scouts of America.