Curtis Family Fund celebrates community, retirement

Dr. Todd and Christine Curtis have established a fund through the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Dr. Todd and Christine Curtis have established a fund through the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

SYCAMORE – A new donor advised fund established through the DeKalb County Community Foundation will provide Todd and Christine Curtis a way to express their gratitude and love for the communities throughout DeKalb County.

In 1988, Dr. Todd Curtis started Curtis Orthodontics, the first orthodontic practice in Sycamore. The practice flourished and many warm and wonderful relationships were established with families throughout the county. These patient and family relationships made Todd Curtis's orthodontic career a calling instead of just a job. For that, he is forever grateful. His wife, Christine, who is a general dentist, provided support at the office and at home with their four children.

Todd and Christine live on a farm north of Sycamore. Now grandparents, they enjoy traveling to see their children and grandchildren who all live afar. The Curtis family is rooted in their faith and are grateful for the many blessings God has brought into their lives.

“This grateful gift is a thank you to those who were the orthodontic patient families at Curtis Orthodontics,” the couple said in a news release. “The community deserves our love, respect and gratitude. This new fund at the community foundation is our way of showing how deeply we value the relationships we have made here.”

Todd and Christine recognize the hardships that many families face while trying to provide for their children's basic needs. Their hope is to humbly assist several families over the years.

“We trust the foundation board to direct these funds to the area of greatest need for families with middle and high school-aged kids,” Todd Curtis said in the release.

After 34 years of orthodontic practice, Dr. Todd Curtis plans to retire this month. Taking his place is Dr. Peter Barysenka. The practice will continue as Curtis & Barysenka Sycamore Orthodontics.

Donations to any fund at the Community Foundation, including the Todd and Christine Curtis Family Fund, can be made online at, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, Ill. 60178.

For questions or information on funds, contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or

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