Dr. Eric Holmgren is originally from the island of Coronado near San Diego, California. He attended college at the University of California at Santa Barbara where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. He then completed graduate education in Mechanical Engineering earning his Master’s Degree at the University of Vermont, specifically studying bio-mechanical engineering. He also had the wonderful fortune of meeting his wife there who is native to Vermont and a past German professor. Prior to staring his dental and medical training he worked as an engineer at Qualcomm, Inc in San Diego.
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Dr. Holmgren interest in dentistry, medicine, and surgery led him to attend dental school at the University of Pennsylvania earning his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) and ultimately medical school at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland earning his Medical Degree (MD). At Oregon Health and Science University he completed a year of general surgery internship and his oral/maxillofacial surgery training.
His research interests have led him to publish articles in several Journals including Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Journal of Trauma, and Journal of Oral Implantology. He also has published chapters on use of Botox and Management of Nasal fractures in the book Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Case-Based Approach. He has lectured nationally and internationally on various oral and maxillofacial surgery topics in the trauma, dental implant, and oral pathology fields as well.
The surgical training and background that Dr. Holmgren has provides him with a solid foundation in all facets of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Beyond his dedication to dental extractions, in-office anesthesia, dental implant placement, and bone grafting for jaw reconstruction, Dr. Holmgren has specific training in performing facial laser cosmetic resurfacing, orthognathic jaw surgery, facial trauma surgery, and surgical treatment for pathology/diseases of the head and neck.
He recently was elected as a fellow in the American College of Surgeon (FACS) something that has only been obtained by fewer then 200 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States. In 2009, He was also given the “ten under ten award” for Massachusetts for service and contributions to dentistry in the state.
Dr. Holmgren is a member of the ITI, International Team of Implantology, where he heads the Pittsfield implantology study club. Dr. Holmgren has been active in the local community by being past President of the Berkshire Dental Society. He takes facial trauma call and has full privileges at Berkshire Medical Center and Southern Vermont Medical Center.
Dr. Holmgren and his wife have three daughters and they thoroughly enjoy raising their family in the Berkshires.