Dr. Erickson graduated from Dalhousie University in 1977 with his B.S. in microbiology and with his dental degree in 1981. After working for one year as a dentist in Dartmouth, he went back to university to study orthodontics. He graduated in 1984 from the University of Western Ontario with his Masters of Clinical Dentistry and moved back to the Maritimes, where he set up practices in Dartmouth and Bedford. As well, Dr. Erickson is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University, where he has been teaching dental students for over 25 years.
Dr. Erickson is keenly involved in organized dentistry. He is past president of the Nova Scotia Dental Society, the Atlantic Orthodontic Association, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists and was the youngest president of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Erickson also sits on the Board of Directors of the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia.
Always a lover of sports, Dr. Erickson is an ex-competitive swimmer and Parlee Beach life guard. He enjoys trap and skeet shooting, golf, skiing and snowmobiling. Most often he spends his off time enjoying the warm waters of the Northumberland Strait at his cottage.
Dr. Erickson lives in Bedford with his wife, Debbie. He has three grown daughters who live all across the country, from Halifax to Toronto and Vancouver.