Dr. Hayden

Curtis Hayden, D.D.S., P.A.

Dr. HaydenDr. Hayden was born in El Paso, Texas, and as the son of a career Army family had 19 different addresses before the age of 21, living in Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arizona, and Germany prior to his parents' retirement to California. He graduated with honors from Pasadena High School where he was a high school All-American in swimming and water polo and ranked in the top 25 in the world in middle distance freestyle and individual medley events. At Princeton University, he majored in geology and was the co-captain of the swimming team and a two-time NCAA Division I All-American, winning eight individual Eastern Seaboard titles in four years.

Following a career in the United States Navy that took them all over the world, Dr. Hayden and his wife, Eileen, chose Manhattan, Kansas as home to raise their four children, Zane, Hanna, Xavier and Blaise. It's a wonderful community to be part of, and they're glad to be in Manhappiness and the Flint Hills of Kansas!

Dr. Hayden has an ongoing passion for dentistry and the specialty of orthodontics. Excellence in treatment, esthetics and function in a caring environment is his goal, and he personally sees and treats each patient with the help of an outstanding and friendly staff. After graduating from Princeton University, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hayden received his post-doctoral Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the U.S. Army Orthodontic Residency Program at Fort Meade, Maryland while on active duty in the United States Navy Dental Corps. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and is a Diplomate of that professional organization, a distinction fewer than 30% of orthodontists attain. He is continually reviewing evidenced-based literature and incorporating the newest technology and equipment into his practice to maintain the highest quality of care. As a Special Consultant in Orthodontics to the American Academy of Dental Sciences, Dr. Hayden is committed to lifelong learning and has accumulated over 2,500 hours of continuing education since his graduation from dental school.

Prior to becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Hayden received his first post-doctoral Specialty Certificate in Comprehensive Dentistry where he finished first in his class and became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. His extensive clinical experience with restorative techniques, crowns and bridges, root canals, TMJ therapy, gum surgery, and the extraction of wisdom teeth allows him to communicate effectively with referring dentists for more comprehensive and coordinated treatment plans.

Dr. Hayden maintains membership in the following professional organizations:

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Dr. Hayden is an experienced dentist who has provided quality dental care to numerous beneficiaries world-wide during his time serving in the United States Navy. Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, California, New Zealand, Antarctica, Maryland, Japan and Spain are some of the interesting places he has lived and practiced dentistry and orthodontics. During his final tour in the military, he was the Specialty Leader for Navy Orthodontists and Special Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Navy. Dr. Hayden also served as the Program Director for the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, where he developed and was responsible for the education and professional training of 26 residents who have become outstanding orthodontists.