It’s easy for every St. Joseph dentist to say they treat patients with empathy, but it’s how they actually do it that makes them unique. You’ll see a difference at Modern Dentistry Associates that’s kept patients and their families loyal and loving us for decades. We take dental education, expertise, and equipment to an elite level with some of our industry’s most sought after solutions and treatments — all under one roof. Everyone on our team is here for a reason, and (simply put) it’s because they genuinely care. We don’t allow it any other way.
Dr. Sven Erickson nurtured and grew Modern Dentistry Associates after purchasing it from Dr. Edward Atwoon who retired in 1990. Dr. Atwood’s devoted patients still remain part of our family to this very day, traveling hours for the kind of dental care that always feels comfortable and compassionate.
Dr. Erickson is a native of Coloma, Michigan and graduated from Kalamazoo College, where he had the opportunity to intern at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He then went on to graduate from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He’s devoted to learning and continuing education, attending the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies for the highest level of dental care available locally.
Dr. Godawa was born and raised in Coloma, Michigan. She attended Valparaiso University, competing in women’s Division I volleyball. Dr. Godawa found her calling as a St. Joseph dentist while working alongside Dr. Erickson during a summer break. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry with a special place in her heart for serving underserved communities.
For over two decades, my life was controlled by tremendous headaches, powerful prescription medications, and a smile I wasn’t proud of. I had to do something; I just didn’t know where to start.
My search for a real solution stretched as far as Beverly Hills. It wasn’t until I met Dr. Sven Erickson and the team at Modern Dentistry Associates that I finally found relief. They resolve my TMJ pain, got me off of prescription medications, and gave me the celebrity smile I now know I truly deserve.
Modern Dentistry Associates changed my life. I’m a new woman with a renewed sense of self-confidence all because of the compassionate, advanced care I finally found at Modern Dentistry Associates. center stage.