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Dr. Erin, Pure Gold Dental


Erin Richards is a Loma Linda born, Washington state native who came to Southern California to pursue a career in dentistry.

Erin graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD) in 2010 with high honors and is currently an Assistant Professor for the Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology department at the School of Dentistry. Here she oversees student dentists on the clinic floor, diagnoses student comprehensive exams and lectures to students about dental diagnosis and prevention. She also is the Interprofessional Education Director for LLUSD and the Associate Director for the Center for Interprofessional Education for Loma Linda University, facilitating better collaboration between dentistry and other healthcare professions.

When she is not instructing students on clinic or lecturing, she is treating patients in a private practice setting, doing what she likes the most: improving the dental health of the community. “People are the best part of dentistry,” Erin says. “Dentistry is so much more than teeth. It is about the whole person.”

Her interests within dentistry include esthetic dentistry, general restorative dentistry, oral surgery, removable partial dentures, implants and endodontics. She believes general restorative dentistry and esthetic dentistry should go hand in hand. Restoring someone’s teeth is not only about oral health but the appearance of a natural smile. The invasiveness of oral surgery and endodontics illustrates the ability of the human body to adapt and heal even in the event of a full or partial loss of a tooth. Subsequent placement of a crown, removable partial denture or implant is an innovative way of bringing back function, stability, health and esthetics.

Cross-training, hiking, singing, social events and travel occupy most of her time. She especially enjoys the ocean, both the beach and the world beneath the waves. “I consider myself very blessed. I have wonderful friends, the most loving family and an occupation that I enjoy. What more could you want?”

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