Meet the Team
Dr. Josh is one of the only dentists in Southern Colorado who spent 5 years after dental school becoming residency trained specialists in both orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.
Meet Dr. Josh Erickson
His distinctive training gives him the ability to achieve the ultimate goal of creating healthy, beautiful and confident smiles for your child, all in one specialized location. Designed with your children in mind, our cozy and fun environment combined with caring staff makes our office feel like your child’s dental home.
Dr. Josh’s extensive training and gentle, positive approach will make even the most apprehensive child feel relaxed and comfortable.
- University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA Doctorate degree (DDS), graduating with honors
- University of Washington’s School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, Seattle, WA Orthodontic Specialty Certificate
- Masters in the Science of Dentistry (MSD)
- Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthodontics
- University of Tennessee’s School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Memphis, TN
- Pediatric Dentistry Specialty Certificate
- Board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- Continuing education is paramount as he provides comprehensive care in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Dr. Josh maintains active membership in all pertinent local and national professional organizations relating to his specialties.
Dr. Josh is married to his wonderful wife, Teresa, and has three daughters. He enjoys taking advantage of all the activities Colorado has to offer, including, swimming, tennis, mountain biking and adventure racing. He is also an avid BYU, Broncos and Nuggets fan.
Our team consists of a caring group of professionals who strive to make you and your child as comfortable as possible in one specialized location during your visit with us.
Meet Dr. Lucas Carubia
Dr. Luke was born and raised in Monument, CO. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2015. He then completed a residency specializing in Pediatric Dentistry and Masters of Oral Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also recently obtained his MBA from LSU.
Dr. Luke is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a member of the American Dental Association and Colorado Dental Association. He maintains a certification in basic, pediatric and adult advanced life support.
Dr. Luke’s passion for helping children stemmed from his own experience of having extensive dental treatment at a very young age. He finds great reward in helping children and their parents navigate through their early dental care and education.
When Dr. Luke is not practicing dentistry, he loves spending time with his wife Melissa and golden doodle Charlie. His hobbies include snowboarding, rafting, camping, trail riding, hiking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He looks forward to giving back to the community that has given him so much!
Meet Dr. Ross
Dr. Ross Schwartz was born and grew up in South Florida. He spent 8 years in Gainesville, Florida attending the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2009 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2013. Dr. Ross then began practice as a general dentist for 4 years before going back to residency to pursue his passion for orthodontics. He attended the University of Colorado and earned a certificate of orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry in 2020. He was awarded the Rocky Mountain Orthodontics scholarship recognizing the resident of the year at graduation. After spending the 2.5 years of residency in amazing Colorado, he decided this was his forever home.
Dr. Ross is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He also maintains memberships in the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. He firmly believes that orthodontics is the perfect combination of arts, science and interaction with the local community which make it a perfect fit for him. He loves helping to provide his patients with confident and beautiful smiles.
When Dr. Ross is not busy making smiles he is spending time with his soulmate and wife Jess, his fraternal twin boys Cal and Everett and his newborn daughter Daphne. He enjoys running, hiking and can always be found around the neighborhood on bikes and walking his blue heeler rescue Maisie!
Meet Dr. Perrie
Dr. Perrie Epstein Manin is a Pediatric Dentist and is thrilled to join the Smile family. Dr. Perrie, along with her husband Mike and their sweet dog Ollie, recently moved to Colorado Springs from Philadelphia. Dr. Perrie is skilled in helping even the most anxious children feel comfortable at the dentist. Dr. Perrie is specially trained in trauma, advanced behavior management techniques, sedation dentistry, and treating special needs patients. As a pediatric dentist, she approaches her practice with youthfulness, compassion, a creative spirit, and enthusiasm.
Dr. Perrie was born and raised in Philadelphia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology as well as a minor in Spanish at Indiana University Bloomington, graduating with High Distinction. Dr. Perrie received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. While training at Temple, Dr. Perrie had a unique opportunity to travel to Peru twice for dental mission trips where she provided free comprehensive dental care for children. Dr. Perrie was awarded the R. Ralph Bresler Memorial Award by the Pediatric Dentistry department at Temple. This is awarded to the senior student who has exhibited outstanding empathy for pediatric patients and a desire to put patients first.
Dr. Perrie received her specialty training and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She is Board Eligible by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Colorado Dental Association.
When she is not practicing dentistry, you can find Dr. Perrie outdoors skiing, hiking, or at a local dog park. She enjoys practicing yoga and loves to travel and explore new places with her friends and family. Dr. Perrie, Mike, and Ollie are delighted to make Colorado Springs their new home.
Meet the Team
Teresa EricksonAccounting/HR Manager
CandiOrthodontic Treatment Coordinator