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Dr. Erik Karacheban, DMD

Dr. Erik is a passionate dentist dedicated to creating beautiful and healthy smiles. He is originally from Moldova yet migrated at a very young age to the United States. Dr. Erik has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a minor in Pharmacology from Western Oregon University, and he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in 2022. Upon graduation, Dr. Erik joined a corporate dental practice as an Associate, where he worked for a year honing in on surgical techniques including bone grafting, full mouth extractions and restorative procedures including both fixed and removable prosthetics. He transitioned to Lake Lucerne Lifestyle Dentistry at the start of 2023 in an intensive smile makeover and implant apprenticeship under the leadership of Dr. Gustavo De Oliveira, DMD. Over a one-year span, Dr Erik has completed various post-graduate courses on dental implants and sinus lift techniques and he has placed over 150 implants in less than 6 months. With a gentle hand and an amazing eye for shape, color and teeth; he is able to produce beautiful, natural and lasting smiles.

On a personal level, Dr. Erik cherishes quality time with his family, whether it's embarking on new adventures or simply unwinding together by the pool. An avid nature enthusiast, you might catch him on a hiking trail, reveling in the beauty of the great outdoors, even if he sometimes needs a bit of persuasion from his wife to explore new destinations. Dr. Erik is fluent in native Russian and English languages.


  • Sinus Lift Protocol, Advanced Dental Implant Research & Education Center, July 2023
  • Implant Apprenticeship, Gustavo De Oliveira, DMD PA, February 2023 - February 2024
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) - Aug 2018 - Jun 2022
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Western Oregon University - Sep 2013 - Jul 2017

Working Hours

  • Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: By Appointment Only