Meet the Doctors
ENDODONTIST, ERICK A. JANSSON, DDS
Born and raised in Utah, Dr. Erick A. Jansson attended Utah Valley State College from 2000 to 2006, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2010, and began his service in the United States Army.
Dr. Jansson received his certificate of Endodontics after completing two years of training through the Endodontic Residency at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He completed the remainder of his military service as the Chief of Endodontics at Fort Leonard Wood. At the conclusion of his military service in June 2016 he opened his practice in Jefferson City, Missouri. Dr. Jansson is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, Missouri Dental Association and served as President of the Jefferson City Dental Society from 2016 to 2017. Additionally, he is a board member of Missouri Dental Insurance Services and the Missouri Dental Association.
Dr. Jansson has been honored as the keynote speaker at various dental venues, volunteered at the Missouri Mission of Mercy and has worked with the Boy Scouts. He is an active participant in the community and is a proud sponsor of the community theater “Itsy Bitsy Broadway” and “The Young Wanted” youth baseball team. Dr. Jansson and his wife, Lara, live in Jefferson City with their six children.
ENDODONTIST, Ivan m. Larsen, Dmd
Dr. Ivan M. Larsen is a native of southwestern Idaho – where he was raised along with his two brothers and three sisters. Throughout high school, Dr. Larsen was a student athlete and graduated in the top 4 percent of his class. After graduation, he volunteered to serve in two-year church humanitarian mission in Santiago, Chile. While there, he became fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Larsen returned to Idaho to complete a bachelor’s degree in Spanish at Boise State University. Upon graduation, he taught Spanish at a local high school for six years. Although Dr. Larsen enjoyed his work, he felt that teaching was not the right career path for him. It was then that his wife, Heather – a dental assistant – encouraged him to consider a career in dentistry.
In 2012, Dr. Larsen entered the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2016, he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Larsen practiced dentistry at a community health center in Mountain Home, Idaho for a year before choosing to pursue an advanced training in endodontics. In 2019, Ivan completed the Postdoctoral Dental Residency Program in Endodontics through New York University Langone Hospitals.
Dr. Larsen discovered his passion in the study and practice of endodontics. He enjoys the challenges presented by comprehensive dentistry, as well as the artistry involved in every aspect of the work.
Dr. Larsen lives in Jefferson City with his wife, Heather, and their four children – one daughter and three sons. The Larsen family has received a warm welcome to the Midwest. Dr. Larsen is excited to serve and be a part of the community. In his spare time, he enjoys music, singing with his children and playing the guitar. His family loves spending time together at home and exploring outdoors.