Meet Our Doctors

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Dr. Atherly

General & Implant Dentist

Dr. Atherly came to our practice from the San Diego area after serving the in US Military providing quality dental care to our Marines. He is a Dean’s List graduate from the University of Pittsburgh and is a proud recipient of the Robert Zugsmith Memorial Scholarship Award for Meritorious Academic and Clinical Achievements.

Dr. Atherly takes pride in his work and his primary goal is to provide exceptional dental care to his patients while offering a full range of dental & cosmetic options such as Clear Correct (similar to Invisalign), Veneers and Implants. Dr. Atherly is a member of the Sacramento District Dental Society, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

While not at the office, Dr. Atherly enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two children, outdoor activities and is actively involved in his church.

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Dr. Erickson

General & Implant Dentist

Dr. Brandon Erickson grew up in El Dorado Hills and is thrilled to bring his wealth of skills, years of dentistry experience and expertise to Pebble Beach Dental, in Citrus Heights, CA. Dr. Erickson received his BS from Brigham Young University and his DDS from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Erickson shares in Dr. Atherly’s conservative treatment philosophies and his passion for creating and maintaining overall health. He has been a practice owner and has worked in general and pediatric offices. He has also practiced dentistry in 10 different countries! Needless to say, Dr. Erickson is a great fit at Pebble Beach Dental, in Citrus Heights, CA.

When he’s not taking care of patients, Dr. Erickson can be found outdoors doing just about anything active. He loves hiking, biking, camping, and playing basketball or tennis in his spare time.

Meet Our Team


Stephanie Alexander

Registered Dental Assistant Extended Functions

Stephanie joined our team in 2004 and has extensive training as an extended functions dental assistant. This is a very limited and specialized group of dental assistants.

She completed her extended training at the UCSF school of dentistry. Stephanie is blissfully married and a happy mother of two. Her hobbies include running, boating and camping.



Business Team Member

My name is Shanna and I have been in the dental field since 2009. I previously worked in the hustle and bustle of the mortgage industry and after the bubble burst in 2007, I pursued a different career path.

Since being in the healthcare field, I can never imagine working anywhere else. I love the human connection that I get to experience every day and the relationships that come from working in a small private practice.

When I’m not busy working, I love to spend time with my husband Joel and our boys and our little Jack Russel, Emma. I love the outdoors, Camping, Barbequing or simply being lazy at the lake.

I love all things 80’s and country. I hope to one day cross a few things off my bucket list, which include a trip to Italy and Ireland and possibly one day retire in a quite southern state, complete with a big old house and wrap around porch!

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Kimberly. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and have been with Pebble Beach Dental team since 2018. I attended Sacramento City College in 2005 for Dental Assisting and in 2014 for Dental Hygiene. I have my Bachelor’s Degree from CSUS in Health Science with a focus in Community Health Education. I love educating my patients and seeing them improve their oral health and overall wellness.

I was born and raised in Sacramento and enjoy volunteering my time in the community. I have four nieces and nephews that fill my life with so much joy. I love to travel with my family and relax when I am not working.

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Registered Dental Assistant

Kristin is from Fair Oaks, CA, and she received her training at Western Career College. She enjoys working alongside Dr. Erickson and helping her patients achieve a healthy and attractive smile. She also emphasizes the importance of educating her patients about their oral health so they can take an active role in maintaining their beautiful smiles.

When she’s not at the dental office, you’ll find Kristin spending time with her family and taking her daughter on adventures like swimming, hiking, and snowshoeing.

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Crystal Perkins

Dental Assistant

Hello my name is crystal perkins. I have been in the dental field since June 2000. I attended western career college right after high school.

It’s always been a dream of mine to work in dentistry since I was a teenager.

My goal at work is to educate my patients about their oral Heath, and give them the perfect patient experience.
I love making my patients feel comfortable in the dental chair.

I grew up in Sacramento ca. I’m married to my high school crush and together we have four little boys.

When I’m not working, you can find me with my family. We love all things outdoors. My favorite past time would be sitting in the sun reading a book.

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Melisa Henry

Registered Dental Hygienist

My name is Melisa Henry, I am one of the three dental hygienists at Pebble Beach Dental.

I grew up in a small town called Grantsville Utah. In 1995 we moved to Sacramento where I obtained my Degree in Dental Hygiene from Sacramento city college in 2003.

I’m married to my wonderful husband and best friend Russell. We have two amazing daughters: Samantha and Mckenzie, they are the light of my life!

My hobbies include anything outdoors, camping, scuba diving, hiking, and water skiing. My husband and I also enjoy traveling. Most recently, we traveled to Playa del Carmen. That and Belize have been our favorite so far. However, we have just scratched the surface of our traveling desires.

I have been working with Dr. Atherly at Pebble Beach dental for about a year now. I love that we share the same views on how important dental care/comfort ability is for our patients. As I have worked in this practice, I have gotten to know patients and coworkers, which has been most rewarding.

I am very passionate about health, especially oral health. I strive to be a part of improving our patients health. Helping people to understand dental health and its significance to our entire body is of the utmost importance.