Meet The Team

Doctor Ericksen

Dr. Andrew G. Ericksen has been practicing in Utah for several years and has found that Dental Assistants are obtaining a Dental Assistant Certificate without being given the necessary clinical skills to succeed. The graduates then have difficulty obtaining a position following the completion of their dental assisting program. Dental Assistant Studio graduates will be given the skills and clinical training to be capable, dependable candidates for employment immediately following graduation.

Dr. Ericksen grew up near Holladay, UT and attended the local high school, Olympus High. He graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Studies. He went on to attend Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, NE. Since receiving his DDS, Dr. Ericksen has worked at Holladay Dental Studio.

Dr. Ericksen is the only Associate Fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Salt Lake Valley and has been a member since 2010. In 2011, he completed the Whitecap Institute’s Guided Implant Residency and advanced implant courses on sinus lifts and tissue grafting. He has also completed certificates with the Global Institute for Dental Education in sinus grafting, A to Z implant dentistry, aesthetic implant therapy, advanced implant therapy, and implants for edentulous patients. Dr. Ericksen is dedicated to his education, completing around 50 to 60 hours of continuing education courses each year.

In addition to his excellence in implant dentistry, Dr. Ericksen has extensive experience in endodontic treatment, crown and bridge restorations, composite restorations, extractions, Invisalign, and orthodontics. With his ability to complete a wide variety of procedures we are able to provide all of our patients care without having to refer them to another specialist.

Dr. Ericksen finds joy in solving complicated problems for his patients. He and his wife, Liz, live in Holladay with their three daughters, Gwen, Kate, and Emma. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Ericksen loves to hike, ski, play basketball, and follow local sports.

Kami Barker

Senior Instructor

Kami is an Idaho native who has over 10 years of experience as a dental assistant. She is currently finishing her schooling and following her dream to be a dental hygienist. She has a strong passion for the dental profession and love to help others develop their passion for dentistry. She has 2 boys who keep her on her toes! In her free time, she enjoys anything outdoors, being with her children, learning, music, baking, travel, board games, and being around close friends and family!

Candace Carter

Senior Instructor

Candace was born and raised in Richfield, Utah. After being a full-time mom for a year, she enrolled in dental assisting school. She automatically fell in love with being a dental assistant. Candace loves connecting with patients and making them feel comfortable through any situation. Her favorite aspect of being an assistant is oral surgery.

In her free time, Candace loves going to concerts and spending time with her family.

Trisha Anderson

Clinical Director

Trisha graduated from the Academy of Dental Careers as a Dental Assistant in October of 2008. She has over 10 years of customer service experience. She excels at providing a comfortable and positive experience for every patient. She loves being a dental assistant and enjoys working with the team at Holladay Dental Studio.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, barbequing, water skiing, playing with her two dogs, and making memories with her family. She is married with 3 children, 2 boys, and 1 girl.