Dr. Eric D. Kirk, DDS
Dr. Eric Kirk was born and raised in Santa Maria, California. Immediately upon graduation from Righetti High School he attended Fresno State University where he graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in Zoology/Biology. He then attended the University of California at Los Angeles where he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree - again graduating with honors. In 1986, upon completing his academic and clinical training, he returned to his hometwon, Santa Maria, to begin his private practice in general and cosmetic dentist.Dr. Kirk and his family are natives of the Santa Maria area. He is proud to raise his two sons, Daniel and Michael, here in the town where he grew up. He spends his personal time nurturing his relationships with his family and friends. Dr. Kirk thinks of his staff as an extended family, his genuine interest in and appreciation of them is clearly reflected by their long term employment. Lynne, his office manager, has been with him since the beginning of his career and both of his hygienists have been with him for since 1999.Dr. Kirk’s free-time activities revolve around the shooting sports. One of the highlights of his shooting career has been representing the state of California as part of the California High Power Rifle Team, as well as earning the Distinguished Rifleman's Badge and earning his President's 100 Badge. Eric enjoys doing some gunsmithing of his own in support of his shooting hobbies. He also enjoys desert camping and riding his off road vehicles. He recently re-built a Volkswagen with his oldest son and he actively supports his younger son’s interest in skateboarding and hunting.Dr. Kirk focuses his professional expertise on restorative and cosmetic dentistry - the repair and replacement of teeth while maintaing and improving gum health. This involves traditional crown and bridge dentistry, Cerec Crowns -single appointment crowns/crown-in-a day, implant dentistry, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, orthodontics with Invisalign, Periodontics (gum treatment) and removable prosthodontics (dentures and partials). To this end, Dr. Kirk keeps abreast of the latest techniques with continuing education courses.
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