Dr. Eric Edstrom came to Santa Barbara in 1990, when he joined the orthodontic practice of Drs. Laurence Abbey and Don Erb as a full partner; a couple years later he formed Drs. Edstrom & Trigonis with Dr. Alex Trigonis. The doctors are a great team and work together to provide their patients with the best orthodontic experience possible.
Dr. Edstrom was born and raised on the frozen tundra of North Dakota. He attended the University of North Dakota, where he was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. He then earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at UCLA on a Regents Scholarship, an honor given to the top six incoming freshmen. In his junior year, Dr. Edstrom received the William S. Kramer award from Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honor Society as the #1 student in his class. He was given full membership in OKU his senior year. Dr. Edstrom completed his orthodontic training at USC, receiving a Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology and a Certificate in Orthodontics.
Dr. Edstrom is always eager to share his knowledge with colleagues in the dental community, which is why he enjoys giving lectures to local dentists, dental hygienists and physicians on some of the newest orthodontic techniques.
Both doctors were recently ranked by Invisalign as Elite Providers placing them in the top 1% of orthodontists across the United States who provide Invisalign. As a result of their commitment to achieving orthodontic excellence they have been consecutively part of an elite group of Premier Invisalign Providers since 2005. With this experience, they are able to treat some of the most complicated bites, in both Teens and Adults, with Invisalign.
Dr. Edstrom is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, the California State Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society.
In his free time, Dr. Edstrom enjoys cycling, hiking and spending time with family and friends. He is eager to apply his knowledge and 20+ years of experience in orthodontics to care for you or your loved one.