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
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. 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 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 dad has built a very admirable dental practice here in Grants Pass and I really want to follow in his footsteps. My goal is to learn all I can from him and also bring new technologies into the practice to 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
Call Erickson Dental Care today at (541) 476-3419!
Dr. Mart 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 with 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 Erickson
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.
“I am so excited to be coming to this practice. I want to maintain the high standards in patient care and treatment that I was taught to value at OHSU. I have found the perfect place to pursue in my dental career, with a great mentor that shares my values of quality care. I greatly respect Dr. Mart Erickson’s integrity, commitment to excellence, and kindness as I’ve gotten to know him as my father-in-law and fellow dentist. 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 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, which is where she met Dr. Mart Erickson’s middle son, Sten, who she recently married. She fell in love with the area over the last two years while Sten was living in Grants Pass and they put thousands of miles on their cars seeing each other every weekend. Now she is here to stay in Grants Pass and at Erickson Dental Care! She is eager to become a part of the community and welcome new friends and families to the office!
Melanie Vinyard - Receptionist
Jan Santrizos – Front Office
Linn Erickson – Hygienist
Amy Lund– Hygienist
Kailua Long- Hygienist
Cindy Claasen – Dental Assistant
Crystal Bayard – Dental Assistant
Sabrina Gunn – Dental Assistant