G. Frans Currier

Frans Currier ,D.D.S., MSD

David Ross Boyd Professor and Chair


Dr. G. Frans Currier is a founding faculty member of the Graduate Orthodontic Program at OU and is a tenured professor with the title of David Ross Boyd Professor and R.S. Nanda Endowed Chair. He is Chair of the Department of Developmental Sciences as well as Head of the Division of Orthodontics at the University of Oklahoma. He is curator of the Denver Growth Collection and Study. Dr. Currier has taught all the dental classes at OU, excluding the first five, and has taught all the graduate orthodontic classes at OU, totaling over 130 alumni. He was Graduate Orthodontic Program Director from 2002-2012 and was recognized by OU with the Presbyterian Health Foundation Presidential Professorship from 2008-2012.

He earned his undergraduate and dental education at the University of Michigan, his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and M.S.D. degree from the University of Washington as well as Internship and Residency at Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, his Certificate in Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.S.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.. He served two years with the U.S. Navy Dental Corps in the Philippine Islands during the Vietnam Conflict.

Dr. Currier has been a Site Visitor for the Council on Dental Accreditation and on the Orthodontic Review Committee for CODA. He has been a Clinical Examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics and a Reviewer for JADA, AJODO, and Angle Orthodontist.


Contact Information:

Phone: (405) 271-6087
Frans-Currier@ouhsc.edu


Education:

D.D.S., University of Michigan. LS&A and Dentistry
MSD and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Washington
Internship and Residency in Pediatric Dentistry, Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle
Certificate in Orthodontics, University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed. in Development Psychology, University of Oklahoma


Societies and Organizations:

 

American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association, Central District Dental Society

American Association of Orthodontists and the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Life-time Fellow

American Association for Dental Research and the International Association for Dental Research

Omicron Kappa Upsilon

American College of Dentists

International College of Dentists

Pierre Fauchard Academy


Awards:

Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Regent's Award for Superior Accomplishment in Professional and University Service (OU)
The Martin Dewey Memorial Award (Southwestern Society of Orthodontists)
Dale B. Wad Award for Excellence in Orthodontics (American Board of Orthodontics)
David Ross Boyd Professor (OU)