to the profession and community are two of Dr. Eric's
Dr. Eric has been a peer reviewer for the Journal of Academy
of General Dentistry for the last couple years. The journal
published scientific articles from scientists/dentists
all over the world. Topics range from different techniques,
dental materials, large scale population studies, case
studies among different divisions in dentistry such as
implant, root canal, oral health and as well as the overall
body health and much more. Before a scientific paper is
published, Dr. Eric reviews the article and gives his
opinions and critiques on that dental topic. Once he approves
the article, the journal publishes the article for other
dentists to read.
Dr. Eric also participates in clinical research. Recently,
the research group provided Dr Eric a cavity detection
aid called Spectra to compare with just the mirror and
explorer. Spectra has been out in the market since 2012.
The explorer can tells how deep the cavity is, but Spectra
shines a fluorescent light similar to Doppler Radar to
detect how much bacteria is growing. An orange, yellow
or red reading indicates high bacteria activities. The
idea is to detect cavity early, so we educate our patients
and keep the cavity small, so we do not have to open the
tooth. We will update after the research study is complete.
Being a Fellow means life long learning. You may ask,
has the doctor learn enough? There will always be newer,
longer lasting and more natural looking products and simpler
and more predictable ways to do things less invasively
to save time and lower fee. We always have to balance
technology and traditional method which with a good tracking
record. Dr. Eric attends different continued education
courses year round for you.
Family Dental is a proud member of the Atwater
Chamber of Commerce. I am glad to work with many
good businesses in the central valley. Weekly
emails keep me up to date different local events
. It is not uncommon to see some of you there.
Please join the Chamber and support Atwater. Dr.
Eric also sponsors several local youth activities
including sports teams, music department, high
school ROP event, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals,
and other volunteer events such as CDA Cares.
With an emphasis on higher education, Dr. Eric
wants to inspire young people to choose the right
career path and contribute back to the community.
Besides a healthy mouth, I want your family to
grow and be successful.
Even though Atwater is in our name, we provide
service to people including Merced, Livingston,
Los Banos, Turlock, Chowchilla, Madera, Fresno,
Modesto, Lodi, Stockton, Gustine, Hilmar, and
even as far as the Bay Area.
Dr. Eric was married to his wife in 2009. They have a
daughter who is three years old. They live in Atwater
and are looking into buying a house in Atwater in early
2016. Dr. Eric enjoys nature and loves to travel. The
landscape in Yosemite National Park is one of his favorite
places. He also enjoys the glacier and wildlife in Alaska
and the clear water and warm sands in Hawaii.
Choose Dr. Eric, for all your dental needs. Schedule
your next dental appointment now.
Give us a call today, you deserve it, 209.358.0800.
(Best time to reach us: 9am to 1pm, 2pm-4:30pm Monday
text us at 209.358.0800
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and we will call you to schedule your next appointment.
note from Dr. Eric:
I am very fortunate to work with a group of well knowledgable
team members. Thank you for all the hard work you put
into Atwater Family Dental.
Registered Dental Assistant
is an RDA at Atwater Family Dental. She has been
a licensed RDA for 5 years since graduating from
the MJC Dental Assisting Program in 2011. She enjoys
meeting and interacting with her patients and seeing
them smile. She is an avid sports fan, loves to
read and enjoys spending time with her family especially
her little nephew.
is a Dental Assistant at Atwater Family Dental.
She graduated from Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
in 2020 and plans to go far in her dental career.
Jaden enjoys greeting as well as meeting new patients
and watching the confidence transformation start
with a simple smile. When she is not aiding in the
creation of new smiles she's either spending time
at the beach or hiking with her dog.
/ Insurance Coordinator
is our front office insurance coordinator with over
15 years of dental experience she will gladly help
you with any insurance questions you may have. She
lives in Atwater with her husband and two children
ages 9 & 7 that keep her busy with soccer and
has been with Atwater Family Dental for 5 years.
She takes pride in her work and enjoys working with
people. Her biggest excitements are to see the transformation
in a person's smile and confidence. When she is
not in the office, she enjoys spending time with
her family, attending sporting events and enjoys