Justin Erickson, DDS
Dr. Erickson is an avid outdoorsman and a skilled dentist who is proud to serve the residents of interior Alaska. Dr. Erickson’s strong appreciation for the outdoors stems from his upbringing in the rural logging town of Eatonville, Washington, where he grew up hunting and fishing with his mom, dad, and twin sister in the foothills of Mt. Rainier and the majestic Cascade mountains. He played college football for the University of Puget Sound while earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology. In 2012, he began his doctoral studies at the prestigious University of Washington School of Dentistry where he met his future wife, Dr. Daesha Erickson. After graduating from dental school in 2016, Dr. Daesha and Dr. Erickson moved to Alaska to begin their careers in private practice. They married in the summer of 2017.
Dr. Erickson has a passion for dentistry, which is apparent in his patient interactions. First and foremost, Dr. Erickson enjoys the social aspect of dentistry and strives to establish a personal relationship with each patient he treats. He excels in multiple fields of dentistry—from cosmetics and restorative care to implants, root canal therapy, and bone grafting. He is constantly furthering his education by attending dental lectures and courses that enhance and expand his broad clinical repertoire. Dr. Erickson’s patient-centered approach focuses on treating as many patients as possible with his comprehensive clinical skill set, which helps patients avoid inconvenient outside referrals.
Dr. Erickson and Dr. Daesha live in North Pole, Alaska where they take full advantage of everything this great state has to offer. From hunting and fishing to hiking, skiing, camping, and traveling the state, Drs. Erickson and Daeasha stay very connected to the great outdoors. They also love spending time with their family, friends, and their chocolate lab, Denali (Ali). Drs. Erickson and Daesha were thrilled to be meet their first child, Cooper, who was born on 6/21/2020.