We are Proud to Announce the Newest Addition to Our Practice, Dr. Ulf Temnitzer


To Our Valued Patients,

Dr. Ulf Temnitzer & Dr. Curtis Barmby

We are Growing!

Our purpose has always been to provide the highest quality dental care to our patients—not only in treating what concerns them, but also empowering our patients to maintain robust dental health throughout their life. With this ongoing goal in mind, we are proud and excited to announce that Dr. Ulf Temnitzer, an exceptional prosthodontist who shares our vision, will be officially joining our practice this October.

Both Dr. Barmby and Dr. Temnitzer will be available for the following services: Esthetic Dentistry, Crowns, Inlays and Onlays (Porcelain or gold), Composite Restorations and Veneers, Full-Mouth Reconstruction, Implant-Supported Restorations, Complete and Partial Dentures, Pain Management (TMJ/TMD), Splints, and all Hygiene Services. Having two highly trained clinicians will make our patients experience even more efficient and effective!

Dr. Temnitzer earned his DDS from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He then completed a graduate residency program in prosthodontics at the University of Alabama where he also taught in the undergraduate program. Upon his return to the Bay Area, UOP was delighted to have its alumnus join the academic and clinical faculty as well as to treat patients in the faculty group practice. It was at UOP where Gail and I, as fellow faculty, have had the pleasure of getting to know Ulf during the past four years.

Anyone that has worked alongside him or under his tutelage can plainly see what a thoughtful and caring manner Dr. Temnitzer has with his patients. This has earned him the respect and admiration of students and faculty alike at the university. It is this devoted attention to his patients, as well as his technical excellence, that inspired and motivated us to recruit him to join our practice—and we feel very fortunate that he’s obliged us. His attention to detail is exceptional, which comes as no surprise given his curriculum vitae—prior to dental school, he trained in Switzerland as a Certified Dental Technician. When Ulf is not at work, he likes to ride his mountain bike or put on his hiking boots to explore the hills with his wife, Radka.

We are fortunate to have Beth and Kristi, our knowledgeable business administrator and treatment coordinator, Anne and Esperanza, our capable Registered Dental Assistants, and Janet and Mariann our exceptional Registered Dental Hygienists, to help you with all of your dental needs. Dr. Gail Frick will continue her work as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UOP—and the more important work of playing with the grandchildren Frankie (4) and Charlie (2)—and Dr. Barmby will continue to be here to provide his services for many years to come.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ulf Temnitzer to our practice, Walnut Creek Prosthodontics.

With Appreciation,

Curtis L. Barmby, DDS                                                          Gail E. Frick, DMD