Dr. Erich C. Ott

dr erich c ott

Gentle, Leading-Edge Dental Care

I worked long and hard to sum up my experiences, education, and professional life in this biography. After looking at a long, drawn out technical description of my education and professional experience, I realized you need to get to know me personally.

What you need to know is simple: I’m a regular person who was born and raised here in Fairbanks. I love my family more than anything and I try to be the best dentist possible. I strive to provide the highest quality dental care to each patient, without compromise, in a supportive, welcoming, and fun-loving environment.

I value my patients as people. I want to understand each person’s needs and desires; I want them to talk with me about their goals and concerns so I can provide the care approach that works best for them. I deliver dental care with three fundamental concepts in mind: I want it to function well, feel great, and look beautiful. To achieve that, I must know about your lifestyle, your timeline, and how you need to be cared for.

I’m a Fairbanks native. I had several opportunities for other healthcare professions. One of the reasons I choose dentistry is so I could return to Fairbanks and work in a private practice. I want the opportunity to truly get to know and build relationships with people. It’s my hope those relationships grow into friendships.

Education and Continuing Education

In 1997 I graduated from West Valley High School here in Fairbanks. I then enrolled at Oregon State University for a new perspective and to join their wrestling team; it was there I received my undergraduate education. In 2010 I graduated from Oregon Health & Sciences University with my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

Dentistry is always evolving. To keep up with the changes, I’m committed to constantly learning in order to provide the best care possible. Throughout the year I attend classes, conferences, and seminars.

I’m also part of a Fairbanks study group made up of ten local dentists and dental specialists. We’re part of the Spear Study Club, which brings dental providers together in an all-inclusive education program.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of General Dentists
  • Spear Study Club

Personal Life

I have a wonderful wife, Nicole, a son, Easton, and another son in the oven. Of course, I can’t leave out my four-legged hunting partner, Bella. My parents, Janice and Alvin Ott, still live in the same house I was raised in, here in Fairbanks. My seven siblings are all married with children of their own. There’s a good chance if you know someone in Fairbanks with the last name Ott, they are related to me!

I love the outdoors. Most of my summer trips revolve around rafting and fishing, but you can occasionally find me trail hiking the trails. In the winter you’ll find me tinkering in the garage on some sort of project, projects that Nicole claims always take too long!