Growing up the son of a family dentist in Kenyon MN, Dr. Eric Overby had an affinity for the dental profession at an early age. He was drawn particularly to the field of orthodontics due to the enjoyable experience of undergoing orthodontic treatment himself as a teenager.
Eric’s resume includes 12 years of higher education. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Biology in 1990. His DDS degree was earned from the University of Minnesota school of Dentistry in 1994. Following dental school Eric was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy where he completed a general practice residency program at Naval Hospital Great Lakes. From there he served for 2 years as the dentist aboard the USS Guam in Norfolk Virginia.
After the Navy Dr. Overby returned to the University of Minnesota to earn his Certificate of Specialty in Orthodontics as well as a Master’s degree in Oral Biology. He also achieved his Board Certification and was granted Diplomat Status with the American Board of Orthodontics. He began practicing orthodontics in Southeastern MN in June of 2000.
Dr. Overby’s commitment to continuing education never stops and he attends numerous local and national meetings each year. He is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, The American Board of Orthodontics, The Midwestern Society of Orthodontics, and the Minnesota Association of Orthodontists.
Outside of the office Dr. Overby and his wife Diamond enjoy running, hiking, vacationing and checking out new places. They also enjoy following virtually every Minnesota sports team. Daughters Mara and Madison are both in dental school and are looking forward to carrying on the Overby dental tradition. Dr. Overby and Diamond are excited about the recent addition of daughter Hazel to the family!