Dr. Curtis Hayes is a board-certified oral surgeon in Lafayette, Colorado. After completing a Bachelors of Science degree in biochemistry at the United States Air Force Academy, Dr. Hayes attended the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. He graduated magna cum laude in 2003 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS). Most recently, Dr. Hayes became an International Best Selling author with a book he co-authored, Million Dollar Smile; Dr. Hayes wrote the chapter on digital dentistry.
After graduation, Dr. Hayes served as a general dentist at Lackland AFB in Texas. Recognizing where his skills and interests lay, he chose to continue his education and specialize in oral surgery, which he did at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He then went on to serve as the Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Ramstein AFB in Germany, providing exceptional surgical care to wounded service members coming out of Africa and the Middle East. In 2013, the US Air Force named Dr. Hayes the US Air Force Dentist of the Year.
Dr. Hayes is a skilled educator and has contributed to peer-reviewed journals. He has also served twice as the Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program.
Dr. Hayes is a member of the Colorado Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as the American and Colorado Dental Associations. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Hayes believes deeply in service to the community and providing assistance to underserved populations around the world. He has participated locally for more than twenty years as an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of a America and has donated his considerable surgical talents on missions to the Peruvian Amazon Basin and South Africa. He also volunteers his time as a clinical instructor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine as a way of giving back to the dental community and investing in the future of the profession.
He and his wife Lynn have four children and have also been foster parents. When Dr. Hayes is not providing care to his patients, he is an avid athlete and might be found on his bike, participating in a triathlon, or picking up a game of tennis.