DUANE C. ERICKSON, DDS, Orthodontist
Dr. Duane Erickson has been a specialist in orthodontics, with practices in Silver Spring and Olney, Maryland for 27 years. He excels in providing quality orthodontic care to children and adults, utilizing the most current technology available. He has been named as one of the best orthodontists by his dental peers and patients for the past 12 years in Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Consumers Checkbook.
Dr. Erickson was born and raised near his Silver Spring office, which he opened in 1990. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and his Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore. He served in the Navy for three years and spent one-year volunteering at the United Nations Refugee Processing Center in the Philippines.
Dr. Erickson practiced general dentistry for seven years before returning to school at Fairleigh Dickinson University for his specialty training in orthodontics, which he completed in 1988. He has found his experience in general dentistry to be extremely valuable in diagnosing and treating his orthodontic patients with a concern for their overall dental health.
Dr. Erickson’s training in the latest orthodontic techniques and advancements is regularly updated through continuing education programs. He is an active member of numerous professional organizations, having served as president of the Maryland State Society of Orthodontists, chairman of the education committee for the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists and president of the prestigious Greater Washington Orthodontic Study Club. He has also taught courses for the Southern Maryland Dental Society.
Dr. Erickson and his wife live in Sandy Spring, where they raised their three children. During his spare time he is an avid outdoor enthusiast and regularly enjoys tennis, backpacking/camping, cycling, and cross country skiing.