STEN M. ERICSON, DDS

Sten Ericson, DDS - Dentist Santa Barbara & Lompoc, CA

ERIN BAER, DDS

DANE DUDLEY, DDS

Jennifer, RDA/Regional Manager

Jennifer started her career in dentistry in 2000 and has loved it ever since. She enjoys the variety that each day brings, helping patients through what is an often nerve-wracking experience for them and seeing the positive impact excellent dental health can have on someone’s life. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from UCSB and also graduated from the dental version of a nurse practitioner program at UCLA.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys writing, baking and spending time with her four legged furry daughter Sabrina.

Lisa, RDH

Lisa graduated from UCSF’s dental hygiene school in 2002 and enjoys working in the dental field. She has been with our practice for almost 10 years and loves the relationships and friendships she has made with her co-workers and patients.

Lisa loves living in Santa Barbara with her husband, son, daughter and dozen chickens! Her third baby is on the way and due this spring.

Kristian, RDH

Kristian PachecoKristian has been one of our wonderful hygienists for many years. Kristian received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire before she studied abroad in San Sebastian, Spain. When she returned, she obtained her dental hygiene degree from Forsyth in Boston.

As a Santa Barbara local, Kristian was happy to return home in 2008 when she joined the practice. She married her husband in 2013 and welcomed her first son Jesse in the summer of 2014. With their dog Luke, Kristian and her husband reside in Santa Barbara.

Edith, RDH

Edith WoolfolkEdith was born and raised in Mexico City and has been living in Santa Barbara for twenty-six years. She attended SBJH and SMHS. Edith majored in both Biomedical Science and Spanish at SBCC and received her Dental Hygiene degree from Taft College. Edith has been in dentistry for twenty years, first working as a Registered Dental Assistant and then as a Registered Dental Hygienist for the last ten years. She is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association and keeps up her dental education with continuing education classes.

Edith and her husband have two children and are expecting their third child soon. Edith is involved with her son’s Pony League and YMCA Basketball. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, walking on the beach and staying fit.

Tara, RDH

Tara AdamsTara is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists here at Ericson Dental. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from UC Santa Barbara in Sociology and continued her education at West Los Angeles College where she received her dental hygiene license.

Happy to be back in the area again, Tara is grateful to be working with such wonderful doctors and staff who love helping people and educating patients. In her spare time Tara enjoys being outdoors in our beautiful town of Santa Barbara, spending time with friends and family, listening to country music, and of course flossing.

Connie, Hygienist


Connie is one of our Hygienist here at Ericson Dental. She has lived and studied here in Southern California her whole life. She graduated top of her class in dental hygiene school in 2009. She has been in dentistry for 23 years, first working as a Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Oral Surgery Assistant and then as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She has also helped run a free dental clinic for The Salvation Army in Oxnard. She loves working with people and being able to help patients achieve their best. She currently volunteers at Free Clinics in Simi Valley and helps with CDA cares. She enjoys keeping up with her continuing education courses and attends the dental conventions every year looking for new ideas and better ways to care for her patients. Connie has a loving husband of 12 years in which they enjoy traveling, fishing, playing golf, going to Dodger games and just being outdoors. In her free time she reads research papers in medical and dental journals. She has 2 awesome cats and loves life.

Mikaela, Front Office

Krista, Front Office

Krista is originally from Louisiana, but has been in California for 21 years. She went to Southeastern Louisiana University & studied Fashion Merchandising. She lived in Los Angeles for 10 years & worked for a clothing designer until meeting her husband & moving to Santa Barbara. Since then, she has worked in the dental field & loves it. She is a new member of Ericson Dental & feels like she’s made a home. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing yoga, making jewelry, & spoiling her three cats Charles, Josie, Kidd & rabbit Lucas.