All professionals at Clemson SC Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
From Woodhaven, Michigan, Dr. Erik earned his bachelors degree from Kalamazoo College where he was a part of the men's soccer team. He traveled to Arizona where he received a Master's degree in Biomedical Science from Midwestern University. Dr. Erik remained at Midwestern University's College of Dental Medicine where he completed his dental education and met the love of his life and now wife, Dr. Christen.
In his spare time, Dr. Erik likes spending time with his family, golfing, and enjoying everything the upstate has to offer.
Originally from the Chicago area, Dr. Christen received her bachelor’s degree in Pre-dentistry from the University of Dayton. She completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. To further her education in dentistry, she completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Mesa, Arizona.
In her leisure, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, and dog, Roger. Erik and Christen welcomed their first child, Grant Michael, earlier this year and love watching him grow!
Drs. Erik and Christen are both members of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists and the South Carolina Dental Association. Both doctors are committed to continuing their educations by devoting time to a wide variety of courses to advance their education in all aspects of dentistry to better serve their patient needs.
Our hygienist, Jennifer, is originally from Pinckney, Michigan and has a well-rounded background in dentistry. After graduating from hygiene school she moved to the upstate and has been practicing for 21 years. Jennifer has a passion for dental hygiene which is conveyed by her desire to educate and instruct each patient regarding their decisions about their oral health and treatment options. She continues to gain dental knowledge by attending continuing education classes to be current with dental information and technology.
In her leisure time she enjoys being with her family and sons, Joshua and Jacob, her love for water you can find her boating, on the dock, and enjoying sunsets. She also likes spending time with friends at the lake, cooking with the herbs grown in her garden and planting flowers. She has two dogs, Bob and Max as well as two cats, Moe and Astro.
Miranda is our dental assistant and she is from Anderson, South Carolina. She has over twenty years of experience as a dental assistant and has more energy now than ever. She received her dental assisting training in Arizona and has since been certified by AnMed Health as a radiologic technologist. Miranda has a knack for making all of our patients feel welcome and comfortable throughout their treatment. She strives to stay educated on techniques and dental materials to better serve our patients by attending dental related lectures and courses.
Her free time is spent with family and friends on the lake, raising chickens, and playing board games. She has two sons, AJ and Stone and a daughter, Ashley. In addition to her chickens, she has four birds, and a dog, Maggie.
From Anderson, South Carolina, Leah is the newest member of our team here Clemson SC Dental Associates. Leah is our patient care coordinator. She has been a wonderful addition and is the friendly voice and smiling face you will encounter first at Clemson SC Dental Associates. She has several years of dental assisting experience which gives her an understanding of treatment options in conjunction with any questions you may have regarding patient benefits. Leah is committed to making your office visit as smooth as possible from the moment you walk through the door.
In her spare time she likes being with her family and enjoys being outdoors fishing, kayaking, hunting, boating, and running. Leah has two younger brothers and although she does not have any pets, she loves animals.