About Dr. Eric Peterson

Dr. Eric Peterson

Dr. Eric Peterson

Philosophy on Care

When it comes to your health I try to treat every patient like family. That's why I take the time to explain all aspects of your care to you, make sure you are comfortable in our office and treat you how I would want to be treated.

I believe in a comprehensive, family-focused approach to dentistry. That means taking care of your entire family’s teeth, gums and jaw both clinically and cosmetically. It’s why we do so many different procedures here in our office and it’s why we enjoy seeing patients of all ages and from so many great areas like Leeds, Moody, Birmingham, Trussville, Pell City, Springville, Oneonta, Odenville, Homewood and Mountain Brook. We know your time is valuable, so we want to make your visit convenient.

Philosophy on Comfort

When I opened Peterson Dental in 2010, I looked for ways to help everyone feel more at home. So we have massaging and heated dental chairs, a coffee bar and bottled water available and we can play movies or music to help you relax. We even painted the walls soothing colors—your comfort is that important to me.

I also spend a good amount of time on continuing education each year to help make your visit to the dentist's office pain-free. I attend the annual Hinman Dental Conference in Atlanta each year, where I learn about the latest techniques and equipment. I also attend regular lectures here in Birmingham. You could choose to see anyone for your dental care, so when you come to Peterson Dental, I take it as a personal complement and challenge to give you the comfort and care you deserve.

Personal Life

Getting to know my patients is one of the best aspects about being a dentist. But it’s easier for us to chat if you know a little about me. I love spending time with my beautiful wife, Nicole, and our two sons, Harris and Brennan. We enjoy the outdoors whether that’s playing tennis together or just relaxing at the park. I love to cook—when Nicole lets me help her in the kitchen! She’s a great cook, that’s why I also love to workout. And I especially love grilling outside during college football season… or anytime it’s above 32 degrees for that matter. I also have a big love for music and enjoy playing guitar.


I graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, then attended UAB Dental School and graduated in 2009. While there I became President of The American Student Dental Association. I'm a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Birmingham District Dental Society.

I look forward to seeing you soon at Peterson Dental!

--Dr. Eric Peterson