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Meet Our Team

Orthodontics is about more than just teeth--it’s about relationships. Finding an orthodontist and an office where you feel comfortable will make your orthodontic experience a great one.

 

Jeff Erickson, DDS Jeff Erickson, DDS

Dr. Erickson often receives compliments on his ability to listen to and communicate well with patients. He does a marvelous job of helping people feel comfortable as he strives to fully understand each person’s needs, works hard to make sure that those needs are met, and that their questions are answered. Patients can tell that he sincerely cares, and really enjoys what he does.  He loves to have fun and laughter can often be heard throughout the clinic. Although he does have fun,  Dr. Erickson takes orthodontics seriously.  He is meticulous about getting your teeth just right and often gets compliments from dentists and patients about the quality of his work.

As we take the braces off a patient, we ask them what they liked best about their experience. Most often, the answer is “the staff.” Our staff is friendly, fun loving, and works hard to take care of our patients. Since they see our patients on a regular basis, they get to know each other well, and develop lasting relationships. Although the staff takes time to treat each person individually, they are well trained and treat patients efficiently. They try hard to not make you wait, and have great systems in place to get you on your way quickly. The staff works hard, enjoys what they do, and has an enjoyable time, but are also sensitive and are able to understand and fulfill their patients’ needs.

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Lisett Caballero Lisett Caballero

Front Desk

I enjoy working here and getting to know all the patients. The best part is being able to see the smile on our patients faces when those braces come off! So awesome to see our patient's confidence grow with each visit. We definitely have the best patients. Love being able to come to work here and I love it! I have lived in St. George the majority of my life and I love it here! I love having adventures and even used to work on a cruise ship.

 

Jake Erickson Jake Erickson

Chairside Assistant

I enjoy my job because it’s a chance to work with family, help people, and learn skills. I always look for opportunities to improve at it. In my spare time, I work on my college education, play basketball, spikeball, and frisbee, and participate in musicals.

 

Mike Erickson Mike Erickson

Lab Technician/Chairside Assistant

Working on patients and seeing the effect we can have in people's lives gives me a sense of accomplishment. I love helping give the best care we can offer to our patients, making them feel comfortable and confident about their progress. I enjoy spending time with my wife and friends at the lake, hiking, or going shooting! Making origami and playing the piano are some of my favorite hobbies.

 

Nicole Frei Nicole Frei

Public Relations Specialist

I have worked for Dr. Erickson for six years now, and currently I help with the marketing and public relations! I love meeting all of the dentists and their staffs around town. I spend most of my days doing the best job in the world: being a mom to my two-and-a-half-year-old son Bo, and our baby girl who is on her way in October. I have been married to my husband Blair for seven years! Nothing makes me happier than vacationing, exercising, and spending time with my family.

 

Kayley Jackman Kayley Jackman

Lead Receptionist

I LOVE getting to know all of our awesome patients and seeing how excited they are with their new smiles! We really do have the best patients in the world! I grew up doing ballet and playing soccer, and I studied Art History and French at BYU and I also completed a dental assisting program. I am married and, together with my husband, love hiking, playing tennis, going boating, and taking care of our new puppy Remi.

 

Nena Maddux Nena Maddux

Chairside Assistant

I have loved getting to know our incredible patients and their families. I grew up in Kanab, Utah where I enjoyed being a cheerleader all through high school. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and watching Netflix.

 

Sonya Martinez Sonya Martinez

Lead Chairside Assistant

I love being a part of an amazing team. I love getting to know all of our patients and their families and watching their smiles transform. I am married and have three awesome kids who I love to spend time with traveling, watching movies, or whatever exciting adventures my husband Santiago plans for us. I am also a BIG San Francisco Giants fan!

 

Darrien Maurer Darrien Maurer

Chairside Assistant

I love interacting with all of our AMAZING patients. I have lived in St. George my whole life, and am the oldest of four kids. I love spending time with my family, riding my horses, and doing just about anything outside.

 

Ronie Maurer Ronie Maurer

Lab Technician/Chairside Assistant

I love working in the lab because it gives me a creative outlet. I also enjoy getting to know our patients and helping to create their beautiful smiles! I love interacting with all of our AMAZING patients. I’ve lived in St. George my whole life. My husband Darren and I have four beautiful children. I love horseback riding, being with my family, and enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds this amazing town we live in.

 

Lorie BonzoLorie Bonzo

Lab Technician

I have worked for Orthodontic Specialists for 25 years! I love being part of an office with such a high quality of service and a friendly and inviting atmosphere. I grew up in the rural town of Genola in Utah county. I like hiking, cycling, cooking, and reading. I met my husband, Todd, at Suu and we have 5 children. I love St. George and wouldn't wan to live anywhere else.

 

Rachel Mecham Rachel Mecham

Accountant/Insurance Coordinator

I enjoy working with such an amazing staff! I am married and have two beautiful daughters. I love spending time with my family, traveling, reading, painting, biking, and doing new DIY projects around my house.

 

Allie Phillips Allie Phillips

Treatment Coordinator

I love meeting all the new patients that come into the office; it’s very exciting! In my spare time, I love the outdoors, hiking, paddle boarding, camping, and skiing. I also love to travel!

 

Donna Roe Donna Roe

Public Relations Specialist

I have been able to make so many friends of the people in the offices I get to visit and for me that makes doing business a real pleasure! I also enjoy being part of the team within our office. I married young and had eight children as I traveled all over the country with my husband who worked for the National Park Service. My children have been my biggest hobby, as was the cooking required to feed them all! I also love to read, write, make wreaths, and do needlework.

 

Sunnie Sandberg Sunnie Sandberg

Growth Check Coordinator/Receptionist

I love working with all of our wonderful patients and seeing their before and after pictures. Seeing the confident smiles and happiness of our patients is one of my favorite things about working here. I enjoy life! I love anything outdoors: hiking, camping, fishing, and even just taking a walk around the neighborhood. I also enjoy doing photography and playing the piano.

 

Lindsey Wayman Lindsey Wayman

Chairside Assistant/Lab Technician

I like being able to see the progress in patients’ teeth and viewing the before and after pictures at the end of treatment. I love using my creativity in the lab and making beautiful retainers! My favorite hobby is gardening but I also love shopping! I am currently attending Dixie State University.

 

Ciara Arbon Ciara Arbon

Chairside Assistant

Since a very young age, I've always known that healthcare was going to be my career path. I was born and raised in Deweyville, Utah as the oldest of three. My parents are also my heroes and they have always motivated me to work hard and follow my dreams. Shortly after graduating from Bear River High School, I decided to move to St. George where I completed a dental assisting program. Working with Dr. E has been one of the best experiences of my life. I love seeing all of our awesome patients every day and working with such an amazing staff. It's not too often that you can say that your happy place is also your job. I am extremely grateful for this office and the opportunity I have to help others gain confidence and love their smiles.

 

Kimberly Segura Kim Segura

Chairside Assistant

I am shy at first but once you get to know me, I’m pretty funny! I really enjoy listening to music at full blast. I enjoy my job because it makes me happy and I feel like I’m part of something really important. I also love being able to help the patients achieve beautiful smiles!