Meet Ernest EJ Holden, DMD

Dentist in Burlington WA

Burlington, WA Dentist - Dr. Ernest Holden

**UPDATE: June 2022**  Dr. Holden’s passion to provide his patients with the best and most comprehensive periodontal and surgical care has led him to pursue a 3 year specialization program in Periodontics. Dr. Holden was 1 of 3 students accepted into the OHSU School of Dentistry Advanced Education Program in Periodontics in Portland, Oregon. Due to the full time demands of the program, Dr. Holden will not be available to provide regular clinical care to our patients, but continues to be a resource for our team and the office.  

Growing up in British Columbia, Canada, Dr. Holden originally moved to the United States after being awarded an NCAA division 1 hockey scholarship to Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut. This is where he also received his undergraduate degree, a B.S. in Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude and a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biological honors society.

Dr. Holden received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston Massachusetts, where he was given a merit scholarship for his academic achievements. For his clinical accomplishments, he was also awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Operative Dentistry from the Academy of Operative Dentistry.  He was selected by senior faculty to go on a joint medical and dental mission trip for 2 weeks, providing emergency care to underserved communities in rural Nicaragua.

Dr. Holden completed a two-year hospital-based Dental Residency Program through Tufts focusing on medically compromised patients, hospital-based emergency care, and complex multidisciplinary cases; he served as Chief Resident during his second year.

After completing his residency and before moving to the Pacific Northwest Dr. Holden lived in Bangor Maine, where he provided comprehensive dental care at the largest community health-based clinic north of Boston, at the PCHC Dental Center. There he was attending faculty for the General Practice Residency program overseeing and teaching first-year residents in their care of patients. At the same time, he served as adjunct faculty for the University of New England College of Dental Medicine where he supervised dental students during their onsite externship. Dr. Holden was credentialed at the Eastern Maine Medical Center where he provided comprehensive oral rehabilitation for both pediatric patients and special needs adults under general sedation in the operating room.

Dr. Holden has a constant drive for knowledge and regularly attends advanced continuing education courses to widen his scope of practice and provide his patients with the most up-to-date and evidence-driven techniques available.  He has trained at the gIDE institute under renowned Periodontist Sasha Jovanovic learning implant placement techniques as well as advanced bone and soft tissue grafting techniques. He is certified by the Academy of Dental and Medical Anesthesia for Botox and Filler placements as a part of patient comprehensive care and treatment planning.

When not engaging in dentistry Dr. Holden enjoys a variety of outdoor activities as well as enjoying music, movies, and at home cooking. Dr. Holden and Dr. Hernon met while at Tufts Dental School together and were later married.  They enjoying working together and collaborating to bring the best care possible to their patients.

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