Idahome raised and proud! Erika has spent 4 years as a dental assistant and is out to change one smile at a time.

I came to Emerald West Dental as a temp Dental Assistant to cover a maternity leave in April 2018 and feel blessed I was invited to stay on permanently. I have worked in the dental field since 1986 with most of those years being a chair side assistant but have also worked front office. Most of my years have been in general practice although I have worked in orthodontics and endodontics. I love what I do and love helping patients achieve better health through dentistry. I am a Northern Michigan native but have lived in The Boise area with my family since 2007. In my spare time I enjoy camping, reading, crafting and working on home projects with my husband of 26 years. I’m also enjoying my new role in life as a grandma.

I have been in the dental field for almost 14 years, 11 ½ of those have been with Emerald West Dental. I am one of Dr. Moss’ main assistants, and I truly enjoy getting to work alongside he and Dr. Hess. I got my certification for dental assisting at Careers Unlimited LLC in Orem, Utah. I originally went to school at ISU in Pocatello, to be a hygienist before switching paths to dental assisting. I love my job, and getting to have a variety of different procedures throughout the day. Cosmetic cases and surgeries are some of my favorite procedures. I love being able to help our patients get that new smile or help improve their overall dental health.

In my spare time I enjoy doing photography with Glean and Co, spending time outdoors hiking or walking on the green belt, eating really delicious food, and spending time with my wife and new baby girl