Meet The Erickson Dental Team
All our professionals at Erickson Dental Care maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. Sten Erickson was born and raised in Grants Pass and attended Grants Pass High School. He graduated as valedictorian in 2003 and went on to study at Oregon State University Honors College. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and received a Minor in Chemistry and Spanish. He studied a summer abroad in Spain in 2006 which was a total immersion program focusing on Spanish. While in college, he also completed an Honors Thesis concerning Endocrinology.
He graduated from Oregon State University Honors College Summa Cum Laude in 2007. Sten went on to Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry where he graduated with honors and received a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD) in 2011. He met his future wife Rachel in dental school and they were married after they graduated. After graduation from dental school, Sten worked at Siskiyou Community Health Center for 3 years. Finally, Sten joined his wife, dad, and mom in the family practice in August 2014.
The Erickson family has over 120 years of combined dental experience. Dr. Sten also enjoys life outside of the office. He has played soccer all his life and currently plays in the Grants Pass Indoor/Outdoor Soccer League. He is active in church and enjoys musical events of all kinds. He is always outside whether hiking, rafting, biking, running, snowboarding, swimming, or camping. He enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and meeting new people.
“I love the fact that when I come to work my entire family is working alongside of me. My entire family is in dentistry and we love making our patients smile. Our dental practice here in Grants Pass is all about overdelivering to our patients. We strive to achieve the very best results and deliver long-lasting dental work. We offer new technologies that make dental care more comfortable and convenient for our patients. Along with my wife and my mom, we all share the same passion for making people smile every day! Our goal is a true family practice and to treat our patients as our family.” ~Dr. Sten Erickson
Dr. Mart Erickson has been practicing dentistry in Grants Pass over thirty years since May 1979. He was raised in Fargo, North Dakota, attended North Dakota State University and graduated from University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1975. He then served in the U.S. Army for four years, two years in South Korea and two years in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
After settling in Grants Pass, he married Linn and together they raised three boys Ian, Sten, and Brent. Linn is a hygienist who was raised in the Grants Pass area. All three of his boys chose to pursue careers in dentistry.
Dr. Erickson has had a strong passion for all aspects of dentistry. He was accredited with the Advanced Restorative Certification from F.A.C.E. for advanced training in gnathologic full mouth rehabilitation. This means he has exceptional knowledge and training of restoring your entire mouth. He also has a special interest in implant dentistry, crowns and onlays, cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, periodontal treatment, oral surgery, tissue grafts, and preventive dentistry. Dr. Erickson always has a goal of the best longevity for any treatment as well as beautiful esthetics and good function. He enjoys the blend of engineering principles with the artistry of dentistry in achieving long-lasting solutions to his patients' various dental problems. He is amazed at the durability of well-done dentistry.
The most rewarding aspect of dentistry to him is to see how beautiful, healthy teeth can impact a person, not only in improving their comfort and nutrition but also in improving their overall health and longevity. A beautiful smile is the gateway to interaction with other people and if you are happy with the appearance of your teeth, you will use your smile confidently and allow your personality to blossom. Dr. Erickson is known for his attention to detail and also to be able to deliver this dentistry in a gentle, painless manner to make it a comfortable experience. The bonus for him is the long term personal relationship that is formed with each person over the years.
Dr. Rachel graduated with honors from Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry where she received the Dental Implant Award for her work with dental implants. This is also where she met her husband, Dr. Sten Erickson.
“I love coming to this practice. I have found the perfect place to pursue in my dental career, with great mentors that share my values of quality care. I greatly respect the practice’s integrity, commitment to excellence, and kindness. I strongly believe that the patient should be treated with the utmost respect and provided the highest level of care. I strive for ultimate patient comfort by addressing patient needs and answering any questions they may have. My goal is that my patients actually enjoy going to the dentist!" ~Dr. Rachel Erickson
Dr. Rachel grew up in West Linn, OR and attended University of Washington for her Bachelors of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She then went on to OHSU School of Dentistry in Portland, where she graduated with honors, and met Dr. Sten. They got married after she graduated from school and immediately moved down to Grants Pass. She loves the outdoors and family atmosphere that southern Oregon offers. She loves her days in the office seeing her loyal patients and helping them to find their best smile. When she is not in the office she is at home with their 2 little girls. She loves the balance that she has found with work, community, and her family life.
Dr. Rachel Erickson values continued education and bringing her patients the highest level of dental care.
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