Jeff Erickson, DDS
“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 presented his research at several international and national meetings. He also earned several other prestigious awards for his work with children, and his involvement with research, and fellow students.
Following dental school, Dr. Erickson served as “Lieutenant Erickson,” a Naval Dental Officer. He moved his family to Okinawa, Japan, where he treated Marines, 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. During his service in the Navy, Dr. Erickson received several awards and commendations.
Dr. Erickson then 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 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, play racquetball, go canyoneering, read, and spend time with his children.