Erica joined the practice in 2014 as a registered and certified dental assistant shortly after finishing her training at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. Erica has always had a passion for working with children but had different plans for her future career. She originally planned on becoming a computer technician. However, Erica began noticing that she paid extra attention to others’ smiles and thought maybe a career path in dentistry was for her. After high school Erica spent time working at a day care center and nannying for a family. It didn’t take long for her to realize she enjoyed working with children and would pursue her training in dental assisting in a pediatric office. Although dentistry was not on her radar as a career choice growing up, Erica has said that she has really enjoyed a career in pediatric dentistry. “I love it,” she has remarked.
Others would be quick to tell you that Erica is quite easy going and always a team player. Erica has said that she loves to “keep the day light and fun”. Her favorite part about working at Dentistry for Children is the connection she has made with her colleagues and patients. “I love when a patient gives me a hug at the end of the appointment and leaves with a smile on their face,” Erica shares.
When Erica isn’t busy at the office she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Erica is a native to Minnesota and is lucky enough to live close by her parents and siblings. Family is very important to Erica and she spends plenty of time enjoying the company of her family every chance she gets. Erica describes her family as fun, loving, and out going people, up to try anything new! Some of her favorite activities include fishing, kayaking, and travel.