Why Us: About Russell Cureton D.D.S.

Choosing the right dentist is a crucial part of taking care of yourself because your oral health affects your overall well-being. Part of achieving and maintaining good oral health is visiting the dentist at least every six months, so it is important to have a dental care team who makes you feel comfortable and earns your trust.

So, why should you choose us? At Russell Cureton D.D.S. in Salinas, CA, our mission is to create beautiful, healthy smiles through a comprehensive range of dental services that include cosmetic and general dentistry. In short, your smile is our top priority.

Meet Dr. Cureton

Born and raised in Pacific Grove, Dr. Russell Cureton graduated with his Pharmacology degree from MPC and UC Santa Barbara. He went on to complete dental school at Case Western Reserve University in 1981 and received his General Dentistry Residency in training in the US Army.

Dr. Cureton has been in practice at this location since 1984. He offers many procedures, like root canals, implant restorations, gum disease treatment, and Invisalign® that are typically referred to specialists. He also offers children’s dentistry and wisdom tooth extractions. As a member of the American Dental Association, he is dedicated to upholding a position of trust and leadership within his community.

Why is ADA membership important?

Choosing an ADA dentist ensures that your doctor will uphold the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct, a document that is constantly under review to make sure it holds up to modern ethical practices.

Dr. Cureton also has access to the latest and most up-to-date resources and is dedicated to putting your health and well-being above all else.

More About Our Practice

Our team is committed to a policy of uncompromising safety and high standards. We believe that you are entitled to the highest quality care possible no matter what procedure you need. We focus meticulously on infection control, cancer screenings, and detailed cleanings so you can be safe and healthy.

When it comes to preventive oral health care, we believe that education is the number one way to keep your mouth healthy, functional, and beautiful.

By attending regular training, Dr. Cureton and our team of hygienists make sure we stay up to date on the latest tools in information. This way, our patients always receive the highest quality care possible.

One of these latest tools we are happy to offer is a digital x-ray machine. This tool uses less radiation and provides clearer images than its traditional counterpart.

Services Offered

Cleanings and Preventative Care

As dental professionals, our goal is to help our patients avoid oral health issues altogether. Thankfully this is possible with good oral hygiene practices, a healthy diet, and preventative treatments.

Our preventative services include:

  • Dental cleanings
  • Dental exams
  • Dental sealants and more

Periodontal Disease

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss and affects people of all ages. This disease slowly progresses and can be cured when diagnosed early. Dr. Cureton has decades of experience spotting the early signs of gum disease and our team uses gentle techniques to keep the gum tissue intact.

Oral Surgery

Dr. Cureton is proud to be trained as both a general and cosmetic dentist, but he has also received training in oral surgery. . This means that you won’t need an outside referral for procedures like:

  • Wisdom tooth removal
  • Crown lengthening
  • Bone grafting
  • Pocket reduction


You may need a dental restoration if you have a cavity or a cracked or chipped tooth. Depending on your needs, Dr. Cureton may recommend a filling, an inlay or onlay, or a dental crown. The goal of dental restorations is to restore your teeth to their original form and function. 


Invisalign is the most popular choice for mild to moderate orthodontic correction. Dr. Cureton is highly trained and is happy to get you set up with an Invisalign plan that will help you achieve a perfectly aligned smile Learn more about Invisalign here to see if it is the right choice for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry

When you want to alter the aesthetic appearance of your smile, our team is here to make sure you wake up each morning with a confident grin. We offer several options for cosmetic enhancement including:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Implants and Bonding

 Choose Us

Our team is eager to help you achieve optimal oral health as well as your aesthetic smile goals. Contact us today at (831) 449-8363 to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Cureton.

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