Dr. Kristin Schroeder
completed her undergraduate studies at St. Cloud State University. In 1994, she graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School and joined the practice at Fifth Avenue Dental.
Dr. Schroeder has a special interest in esthetics. She completed the University of Minnesota’s Postgraduate Program in Esthetic Dentistry. She is a Senior Master of FastBraces© and enjoys improving smiles with this orthodontic system. She is trained by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and is a certified injector of Botox©, which is used therapeutically and cosmetically.
Dr. Schroeder has lived in Elk River since 1998 with her husband Brad and three children. They are members of Central Lutheran Church. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, golfing, skiing, and traveling.
Dr. Colleen Halligan
is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and a 2010 graduate of the University of Minnesota Dental School. She then completed a residency at the University of Colorado and worked as faculty for the University of Colorado Dental School before returning to Minnesota in 2012.
Dr. Halligan grew up in Eagan and now lives in St. Michael along with her husband, Josh, and four children. They enjoy spending time at the lake in the summer, as well as snowboarding, hiking, and golfing. They spend much of the winter months watching youth hockey games. Dr. Halligan also involved with the Anoka Halloween Committee
She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and a board member of the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition to treating your general dental needs, Dr. Halligan specializes in IV Sedation, Implants, Botox©, and Juvederm© Injections.
Dr. Ben Englund
Dr. Ben Englund received his degree in biology from Bethel University in 2010. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental school in 2016 and continued with his residency at the University of Minnesota Fairview.
Dr. Englund attended Minnetonka High School. He lives in Golden Valley with his wife Karin and two children. They have two dogs. Dr. Englund enjoys spending time outside with his family, camping, hiking, and exploring parks. He also trains for triathlons with his wife.
Dr. Englund is a third-generation dentist and a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. He loves to help patients reach their functional and aesthetic goals by providing gentle, quality comprehensive care.
Dr. Sam Crane
Dr. Sam Crane received his undergraduate degree in human physiology from the University of Iowa prior to attending the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. After graduating from dental school in 2018, Dr. Crane and his wife, Tessa, moved to Minneapolis as he continued his dental training in residency at Hennepin County Medical Center.
He and his wife live in Northeast Minneapolis and enjoy staying active outdoors fishing and biking, exploring the city, and cooking together at home.
Dr. Crane is a member of the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association. He believes in a comprehensive approach to dentistry and patient care while helping individuals reach the full potential of their smiles.
Our Dental Hygienists at Fifth Avenue Dental have a combined 70 years of hygiene experience and are excited to help you have a healthy and happy smile. Each hygienist continues to take additional classes on the latest oral health procedures and products to detect gum disease at the earliest stages. Fifth Avenue’s Dental Hygienists will be sure that your visit is the best it can be.
The Assistants we have here at Fifth Avenue Dental are a critical part to our Dental Team. Like our dental hygienists, they also take additional training. Many courses allow for advanced training that helps the doctors with orthodontics, fillings and IV Sedation care. Our assistants are here to help you and the doctor with your dental treatment.
Our Front Desk Staff
The Front Desk Staff at Fifth Avenue Dental is the first person you see when you walk in the door. They are happy to help make appointments, maximize your insurance, and assist with any dental question you may have during your visit.