Our Cosmetic Dental Staff

Cosmetic Dentist in Chico, CA

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. Eric Eltzroth

Cosmetic Dentist in Chico, CA

Philadelphia Square Dental Care

Dr. Eltzroth Cosmetic Dentist in Chico, CA

I am originally from Ohio, where I lived until leaving for college. I attended Ambassador University in Big Sandy, Texas, and graduated with my Associate of Arts degree. I then moved to West Lafayette, Indiana and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Returning to Ohio, I attended The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. While at OSU, I received the Hinman Scholar award for my academic success. I was also selected to present my research project at the International Dental Research meeting in San Francisco. I entered the US Air Force my 3rd year of Dental School as a second lieutenant.

Following graduation and successfully passing the Dental Boards, I completed Officer’s Training Course in Montgomery, Alabama – Maxwell Air Force Base. Dentists can go right into practice following the passing of the Dental Boards and State Board, however, I chose to gain further experience and training by undergoing a rigorous 1 year long Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Wright Patterson Medical Center in Ohio. Following this program, I was selected to be one of the few dentists to be stationed at the new dental clinic at the Pentagon. While awaiting the opening of that clinic, I was stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC.

Having served my time with the Air Force, I transferred into the Public Health Service and left the Pentagon as a Captain (O-3) in August of 2001 for Carson City, Nevada. As you know, September 11 occurred the following month. Because of my unique training which included forensic dentistry, I volunteered for and was selected to fly to “Ground Zero” in September 2001 and aid with the recovery/identification efforts. I received several awards during my stay with the Public Health Service and was picked by the US Surgeon General to be one of 16 dentists nationwide on his advisory committee.

It was then time to open a practice of my own. I picked Chico, California, as the place to call home because of many reasons – small, yet large enough to have culture, central location to Tahoe, San Francisco, Napa, etc. I bought an existing practice in January 2003.

I have continued to strive to stay well educated in all aspects of general dentistry. For example, I attended an 8 month advanced dental implant course that included classroom and hands-on training. I also maintain active membership in local, state, and national dental associations. My practice is one that is technologically advanced, but will not venture into untested products. I do not believe my patients should be the testing grounds for dental manufacturers. I like to think of all of my staff, which I call my team, and patients as my extended family. I am very happy to have a great support team that will make you feel very relaxed and comfortable in my office.

Cosmetic Dental Staff

My immediate family includes my wife, Jamie, and DJ and Mary, 17 and 14 years old. DJ is going to be a senior at PV, while Mary will be a freshman at PV for 2012. Jamie is from Capay, which is just north of Hamilton City. Until several years ago, she was a special education teacher. I hope you find this website informative and helpful. Please be sure to let myself or one of my wonderful team know if there is anything we can do to make your dental experience a pleasant one.

Oh, here's a picture of Jamie and I on top of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 2007. Besides hiking, I enjoy boating, skiing, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Chico, CA Cosmetic Dental Staff

 


Meet Our Front Office Staff

Chico, CA Cosmetic Dental Office Manager

Kari

Office Manager

Philadelphia Square Dental Care

  Hi, I’m Kari. I’m the person you will talk with when calling to schedule your appointment. I have over 30 years in the dental field and very capable to answer questions you might have. I have been in the north state all my life and love being in Chico. I stay very busy spending time with my son who lives in Redding. I enjoy playing golf and I bowl in a league throughout the year. I am very fortunate to be a member of a great dental team. Dr. Eltzroth and all of us are here to make you feel relaxed and comfortable during your dental visit. So, give me a call and let’s get your wonderful dental experience started and give you something to smile about!

 

 

Chico, CA Cosmetic Dental Office Human Resources

Jamie

Human Resources

Philadelphia Square Dental Care

Hello! I'm Jamie. I still have some updating to do on the website, so check back soon!


Meet Our Back Office Staff

Chico, CA Cosmetic Dental Assistant

Amber

Dental Assistant

Philadelphia Square Dental Care

Hi, I'm Amber. I am one of Dr. Eltzroth’s dental assistants. I enjoy working with such an enjoyable team in this great dental practice. I have been in dental for 4 years now, I graduated from a Dental Assisting program in July of 2012 in Washington. I was recertified in California same year. I live in Willows with my 4 year old daughter, I commute to Chico because I love being involved in a big community. My favorite part about being a dental assistant is that I can help make a difference in someone’s smile. We have a wonderful office and staff that is very welcoming and would love to meet your dental needs!

 

Chico, CA Cosmetic Dentist RDA

Christina

RDA

Philadelphia Square Dental Care

Hi, I'm Christina  . I have been in the dental field for 17yrs and have the pleasure to be working for Dr. Eltzroth for the last six months. This office is like Family. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work every day with a wonderful team of people. We all work very hard to make every patient experience comfortable from start to finish.I am a mother of two wonderful children and love my career choice. 

Chico, CA Cosmetic Dental Assistant

Denise

Dental Assistant

Philadelphia Square Dental Care

Hello I’m Denise, I have worked in the Dental field for 26 years in multiple states but I have found my home here in Chico. I have been very fortunate to find such a great office with great people to work with here at Dr.Eltzroth’s. In my spare time I am a poultry farmer, I own a business called ‘Off the grid Girls’ , I raise and sell chickens and all sell all kinds of bird eggs . I have a daughter who I love to spend the rest of my time with, we enjoy riding our horses together, swimming and we love to cook together. I am always looking forward to future excursions that come my way. 

 

Hailey

RDA

Philadelphia Square Dental Care

I’m Hailey, I’ve been working in the Dental field for about 2 years now, I started working for Dr.Eltzroth in 2016 and I cannot express how happy I am to be working with such a great team. I have lived in Chico for about 5 years now, in my free time I like to take my dog to Upper Bidwell park to go hiking and swimming. I also enjoy taking weekend trips up to my home town of Grass Valley to visit my family. 

 

 


Meet Our Hygiene Staff

Keleigh

RDH

Philadelphia Square Dental Care

Hello, my name is Keleigh. I was born and raised in Oroville, Ca. I am the middle child of six sisters and one brother. I have been a practicing Dental Hygienist since 2008. Since becoming licensed, I have become certified in dental lasers in which we use in our office to treat the effects of periodontal disease. I am grateful to be able to practice dental hygiene in a beautiful office with the latest technology and most important a wonderful staff. I enjoy the personal relationships that I have made with my patients. Dental Hygiene is a rewarding career that allows time for life's hobbies. I love to go boating on Lake Oroville or take off to the mountains for a long ride on my ATV quad. We have a wonderful caring staff here at Dr. Eltzroth's office and are looking forward to meeting your dental needs!

Mandy

RDH

Philadelphia Square Dental Care

I have been in the dental field for over 18 years. I started out as a sterilization assistant and then worked as a dental receptionist. I enjoyed working the front office, but I desired more hands-on interaction with the patients, so I continued my education towards dental hygiene. I graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program in Santa Rosa, California in 2001. I have practiced dental hygiene in both Southern California, Los Angeles, and in Northern California, Chico and Butte County. I also attended the World Laser Institute training course in Manhattan Beach in 2007 and completed the course work to receive my laser certification. I love being a dental hygienist and my favorite part about my job is the people. I get to interact with a diverse population. It is really rewarding to see the positive changes that can be made in Oral Health, especially when it is influenced by diligent Oral Hygiene. We have a wonderful staff here at Dr. Eltzroth's and work great as a team. Outside of work, I love to spend time with my family. I look forward to family time, and especially family vacations, riding quads at the Oregon dunes!