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Dr. Jeff Erickson, DDS is an orthodontics practitioner in Saint George, UT and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Indiana University / School Of Dentistry in 2000 and practices orthodontics.Read his story
This content was provided by Dr. Erickson "I am passionate about orthodontics. I really enjoy helping to improve the lives of people by giving them a smile they are proud of. I can't think of a more rewarding thing to do than to change the way a person feels about themselves. We have a great staff, a great office, and the best patients. We have fun every day, and enjoy getting to know each patient and their family." After studying Chemistry and Biology at Weber State University, Dr. Erickson attended Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. While in dental school, he earned several awards for research and his work with children and his involvement with fellow students. He presented his research at several national and international meetings. Following dental school, Dr. Erickson served as "Lieutenant Erickson," receiving several awards as a Naval Dental Officer. He moved his family to Okinawa, Japan, where he treated Marines and Sailors and their families for two years. He also served with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, where he served aboard the USS Essex and trained at the Jungle Warfare Training Center. He then served at Naval Dental Center San Diego for a year, helping prepare Sailors for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. After his military service, Dr. Erickson pursued his passion for orthodontics at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY. He took courses at Columbia University and completed his three-year Residency in Orthodontics in June of 2006. Dr. Erickson joined Dr. Mervyn K. Cox at Orthodontic Specialists in June 2006 and enjoyed working together with him until Dr. Cox passed away in December of 2007. Dr. Erickson is active in serving his community and his profession. He has served as the President of the Dixie Dental Society, the President of the Utah Association of Orthodontists. Currently, he serves on the Council on Scientific Affairs for the American Association of Orthodontists, is on the board for the Doctors Volunteer Clinic in St. George, and the committee for Practice Based Research for the American Association of Orthodontists. He and his wife Christine are also foster parents. Dr. Erickson grew up in Clearfield, Utah, and spent summers working on a family farm in Star Valley, Wyoming. He and his wife Christine enjoy raising their six children in St. George. Though busy, Dr. Erickson likes to mountain bike, run, read, and spend time with his children.
This content was provided by Dr. Erickson "Our mission statement is to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care in an environment of open communication, mutual respect, and compassion so that everyone has a great experience at our office."