Our Grants Pass, OR Dentists 

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. Mart Erickson

Dr. Mart EricksonDr. 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 EricksonYou may have noticed a new face at Erickson Dental Care!  We are pleased to announce that Dr. Rachel Erickson has joined our practice.  Dr. Rachel recently 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

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 Pat Street – Hygienist Kailua Long- Hygienist  
       
 
Cindy Claasen – Dental Assistant Crystal Bayard – Dental Assistant Sabrina Gunn – Dental Assistant