Southern Oregon raised, Dr. Ian Erickson had an interest in Dentistry at an early age. His mother Linn is a hygienist and his father Mart is a dentist. With both parents in the dental business, Dr. Erickson developed a thorough understanding of the profession. In 2000 he graduated from Grants Pass High School and was accepted into Linfield College. In 2004 he graduated from Linfield with a Bachelor of Science Degree and then went on to attend Oregon Health Science and University School of Dentistry. It was at OHSU that he met and married his wife Dr. Nicole Keck-Erickson. Together they graduated from OHSU in 2008 and came back to their hometown in Southern Oregon. The first 5 years out of dental school Dr. Ian Erickson worked with his father, Dr. Mart Erickson in Grants Pass. He valued the opportunity to learn from his father and uses much of what he learned in his practice today. Sports and extracurricular activities have always been a very important attribute of Dr. Ian’s life which he continues still. He is an active cycler and snowboarder, but all that sometimes takes a backseat to raising his 4 kids.
“It has always been a dream of mine to practice with my wife. Together we are able to provide patients with a true family dental care experience.” – Dr. Erickson
Dr. Nicole Keck-Erickson (Dr. Keck) lives in Medford with her husband and 4 very energetic kids. She attended OSU, OHSU school of dentistry and continually participates in advanced continuing education courses. Both she and her husband enjoy practicing dentistry in their hometown community. One of Dr. Keck’s favorite things about dentistry is building long lasting relationships with her patients, while at the same time improving their health and smiles. She understands many people get extreme anxiety when faced with dental appointments, so she is committed to providing a comfortable experience for her patients. Dr. Keck offers many sedation options and is one of the few dentists in our area who can perform IV sedation. Her hobbies include pretty much anything outdoors, but she especially enjoys skiing, snowboarding, gardening and running. She is also passionate about giving back to our community and is involved with local school and community programs, as well as several organizations to benefit children with disabilities.
Dr. Trent Kaiser
Dr. Kaiser was born and raised in Southern Oregon, he attended Eagle Point High School, and Southern Oregon University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Materials Science Engineering. After leaving his career as a chemist, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he received his dental degree from Midwestern University. After graduation, he practiced in the west valley of Phoenix where he got to learn from a fantastic group of dentists.
While he enjoyed sunny Phoenix, it was time to return home. Dr. Kaiser couldn’t be more thrilled to be back in Southern Oregon around friends and family. Southern Oregon is his favorite place to spend his free time outdoors fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, or golfing – he embraces and enjoys all the Rogue Valley has to offer.
One of his favorite things about dentistry is the relationships he gets to develop with his patients. He understands the fear and anxiety going to the dentist can provoke, and he is passionate about getting to know and understand each patient so that he can provide a welcoming and comfortable experience.