We are so excited to announce the arrival of our new dentist associate, Dr. Patricia Suing!

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Dr. Suing spent eight years as a dental assistant, which allowed her to witness first hand the trusting relationship that is formed between a dentist and their patients. This inspired her to return to school to further pursue dentistry. She completed her undergraduate degree at OSU and attended OHSU School of Dentistry, where she received her doctorate.

Dr. Suing is a native of Bend Oregon, but spent many childhood summers visiting grandparents in Southern Oregon. Her and her husband, along with their two young kids, are thrilled to be in the area. They can’t wait to explore Medford, whether it’s hiking, camping, or just getting away from the Portland rain!

We are delighted to welcome her to the Summit Family Dental Care team and hope you will have the opportunity to meet her in the near future.

Thank you,

Ian M. Erickson DMD
Nicole Keck-Erickson DMD
Thomas Hamilton DDS

Supporting Local Charities Throughout Southern Oregon

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Summit Family Dental Care attends “The Feast” at the Southern Oregon Classic!

Summit Family Dental Care had the privilege of sponsoring Hole #2 at the second annual Southern Oregon Classic Golf Tournament! We were honored to attend the “Feast” where we were accompanied by incredible businesses throughout Southern Oregon. The Southern Oregon Classic, benefiting CASA and Resolve, was put on by Southern Oregon Magazine, thank you for allowing us to be apart of such an incredible event!


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Before and After pictures are always so much fun to look at with cosmetic cases! This particular case turned out amazing and our patient was so pleased with the results! We love helping our patients smile with confidence!

The Perfect Smile!

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At Summit Family Dental Care we take pride in great quality dentistry! There is nothing more rewarding to us than to turn a patients dream into reality, seeing a patients face when seeing their new smile for the first time is what makes our job THE BEST JOB EVER!

Supporting the Community

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Dr. Erickson coaching the Cubs!

Dr. Erickson and Dr. Keck are proud sponsors of the Central Point Little League! Dr. Erickson loves having the opportunity to coach alongside Coach Cody Lindsey and getting to know these talented little leaguers. Being part of this community is incredibly important to our practice and we love when we get the opportunity to be hands-on. Good luck to all of our patients in baseball and softball this season!

Welcome Dr. Thomas Hamilton to the Practice!

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Dr. Tom Hamilton, DDS, is enjoying working with Summit Family Dental Care.  After having worked in private practice in Eastern Oregon for 28 years, he moved to the Rogue Valley in 2011.  He attended college at the University of California, Berkeley and Montana State University, and went to Dental School at the University of Minnesota.  He is proud to have served in the Military as a Dentist for 3 years before beginning his private practice.  Dr. Hamilton has taught in the Dental Hygiene Department at the Oregon Institute of Technology and was instrumental in establishing the  High School Health Occupations programs for the Klamath County and City School Districts.

Dr. Tom enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.  Amongst his credentials, he has a degree in Fish and Wildlife and enjoys fishing, hunting and hiking. He and his wife, Lori, live in Jacksonville and particularly enjoy the summer concerts at the Britt Festival.  Tom and Lori have four children, all of whom are now grown of course, and three grandchildren.

As well as Family Time, other activities they enjoy together are: Rafting, Sailing, Snorkeling and travel to warm places occasionally when it’s cold. It’s a pleasure to live here after decades of ice and snow in Eastern Oregon.