Meet Eric Pettersen, DDS

Endodontist in Murrieta

Dr. Eric Pettersen - Endodontist    Dr. Eric Pettersen was born and raised in Blythe, California, where he attended Palo Verde Valley High School. While in high school, Dr. Pettersen professionally raced motorcycles and played multiple sports. In Blythe, the Pettersen family businesses included electrical contracting and farming.

    Following high school, Dr. Pettersen attended Arizona State University for four years. He graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. Following college at ASU, he attended University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Pettersen practiced general dentistry for two years in the San Diego area, where he became proficient in all phases of dentistry. He felt the need to further specialize and attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, receiving a Certificate of Specialty in Endodontics.

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    Dr. Pettersen strives to stay current with the changes in the field of Endodontics and has stayed on the cutting edge of the specialty. The goal of Dr. Pettersen has been to treat each patient with compassion and kindness, providing endodontic care with the best experience possible.

    He maintains active membership in the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Tri-County Dental Association, and American Association of Endodontics. Dr. Pettersen was a previous part time faculty member at Loma Linda School of Dentistry.

    Following his specialty training Dr. Pettersen married his wife, Janet who was raised in Yuma, Arizona. They moved to Murrieta, CA looking for a small town to raise a family and be a part of a growing community similar to the smaller communities that they were both raised in. Shortly after settling in the Temecula Valley they started Rancho Endodontics to serve the needs of the community in the Inland Valley.

    Janet has an Interior design and space planning degree from Northern Arizona University. She has specialized in Medical and Dental office design, space planning, and office construction for 33 years as owner of Design Wave. They have two children, Jordyn and Reece, who were both involved in multiple athletic and community endeavors.The Pettersen family moved to Fallbrook to a ranch home where they have raised their children, horses, dogs, cats and miscellaneous animals for 23 years.

    Jordyn is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where she captained the NCAA equestrian team and earned a degree in Sports Management and Marketing. Reece attended the University of Arizona, graduating with a BS degree from the Ehler School of Business. Jordyn is currently completing a Masters degree in Interior Architecture at UCLA. Reece is currently employed at Coldwell Banker Real Estate as a Multifamily Valuation Associate in the Los Angeles office.

    When not in the office the family enjoys the winter months going to the sand dunes where they enjoy off-roading, and the summer months boating on Lake Havasu.

    Dr. Pettersen and his family have been privileged to be a part of the growth, development and progression of the Temecula Valley. Dr. Pettersen and the Rancho Endodontic staff look forward to serving your dental needs and providing you with the care that you deserve.