Dr. Cureton graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in 1981 (A year before Dr. Scott was born!). He attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, earning a D.M.D. degree in 1984. Following graduation, Dr. Cureton entered the United States Army Dental Corps, completing a one year General Practice Residency Program at Fort Benning, GA. After practicing family dentistry for five years, Dr. Cureton completed his orthodontic training at Fort Knox, KY, earning his Master's Degree in Oral Biology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Cureton served five years as the orthodontic instructor at the Army's specialties training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army in 1999. He has published over 30 articles in professional orthodontic journals. Dr. Cureton is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and was awarded Board Certification in 1997. Dr. Cureton has been practicing orthodontics in Kingsport since 2001.