Dr. Erica Elward
Dr. Elward comes to us from the great state of Michigan. She is passionate about creating beautiful, healthy smiles and genuinely loves getting to know her patients. Don’t hesitate to reach out, tell her about your latest trip or to share some recommendations locally! She believes in conservative, ethical dentistry with a strong focus on continuing education.
Dr. Erica Elward graduated Cum Laude from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. Prior to that, she received two Bachelor of Science degrees from Michigan State University, in Physiology and Nutritional Sciences. After Temple, she completed a general practice residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Dr. Elward is committed to continuously learning the latest technology and best techniques. She invests heavily in continuing education and has taken courses at the world renown Pankey Institute, aesthetic courses with Drs. Rosenthal and Apa, and through Spear Education center. Through these courses she has learned advanced treatment planning, treatment of difficult TMJ cases, and achieving aesthetic perfection through restorative dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Elward enjoys playing volleyball, bowling, traveling, and her daily crossword puzzle. She currently lives in downtown Austin and loves exploring the city and trying new things.
Elaine Erdelt, Office Manager
I am a native Texan who has lived in in many other states but finally returned to Texas. I enjoy building relationships with our patients and am so fortunate to be with such a great team as at Great Grins.
Outside the office I enjoy coaching and volunteering for many Special Olympic sports and spending time with my two wonderful daughters, awesome son-in-law, and my extended family.
Morgan Garza, Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been a hygienist for over 15 years. It is something I wanted to do since I was in elementary school, I am so blessed I get to do what I love every day. I love my job and helping my patients to improve their oral health!
My husband and I have 4 active kids, Bobby, Lily, Aidan and Owen. We have called Austin home now since 2016 and love it! My husband and I enjoy trying out new restaurants around town and when I do get free time (which doesn’t happen very often!) I love to go antiquing!
Taylor Henderson, Registered Dental Assistant
Taylor was born in Irving, Tx but raised in College Station, Tx. She moved to Austin about two years ago in order to have a better opportunity in the Dental field which she loves. She strives to make sure our patients feel welcomed and loved like family.
"I am very family oriented and it makes me happy and overjoyed to share my compassion and knowledge of Dentistry to you as if you were my mom, sister, brother, or grandparent". WHOOP to my Aggies but it is with great pleasure that I am able to work in such a great city at Great Grins Dental!