Dr. Todd Erickson, DDS, MS
Dr. Erickson was raised in the State of Washington and obtained his college degree from Pacific Lutheran University. He then attended Creighton University School of Dentistry and following graduation,
completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. After practicing general dentistry with his father for one year, he finished an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency through Detroit-Macomb Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Michigan. For the next twelve years, Dr. Erickson was busy building a thriving private practice until a surprise diagnosis of significant, bilateral, sensorineural hearing loss necessitated early retirement.
Determined to begin a new career path, and fortunate enough to be awarded the ADA’s Hillenbrand Fellowship in governance and policy, Dr. Erickson worked at the ADA in Chicago for twelve months. This
was a wonderful experience to learn and participate with how the public and the profession benefit from a strong association for organized dentistry.
Next, seeking to further explore and expand his knowledge of the many technical advances occurring within dentistry, and create a new occupation, Dr. Erickson began a three year residency in the specialty of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was awarded a specialty certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology and a Master of Science degree. He has since obtained board certification and Diplomate status with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
Prior to completion of his second specialty, Dr. Erickson was recruited by the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health where he has been Associate Professor and Director of Radiology since 2014.
In addition to teaching dental students, orthodontic and AEGD residents, and faculty the fundamentals of digital radiography and diagnosis, his area of special interest includes the use of the digital workflow with CBCT for treatment planning and surgical guide fabrication for implant dentistry.
When Dr. Erickson is not working in the field of dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his very supportive wife and college age son.