Meet Our Team
In 2021, Dr. Greg Glavan celebrates thirty years in dentistry. He started his own practice and opened Crow River Dental in January 2012…
In 2021, Dr. Greg Glavan celebrates thirty years in dentistry. He started his own practice and opened Crow River Dental in January 2012. It was his dream come true—a dream that started when he was young and was awed by all the instruments his childhood dentist used.
“I’ve always wanted to be a dentist,” Dr. Glavan said. “I remember watching Dr. Nelson as a kid, thinking about how much I wanted to play with his toys.”
Dr. Glavan graduated from the University of Minnesota with a major in biochemistry and a concentration in chemistry. He attended the University of Minnesota’s School of Dentistry and worked in product development for the 3M Medical Products Division, where he became an expert in biological monitoring and infection control. He later consulted for 3M’s Dental Products Division and gave infection control presentations at dental conventions nationwide. In 2019, he was voted “Best of Delano–Dentists” by the readers of the Delano Herald Journal.
In addition to his role as a Minnesota-licensed fireworks display operator, Dr. Glavan serves on the board of directors for Northern Lighter Pyrotechnics (NLP)— an organization that puts on fireworks displays, including the Delano Fourth of July. He is NLP’s parliamentarian and media committee chair and is frequently interviewed by local media regarding pyrotechnics and fireworks safety.
An avid historian, Dr. Glavan is a member of the Iron Range Historical Society (with past stints on both the board of directors and executive board), the Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network, the Washington County Historical Society of Minnesota, and the Gale Family Library of the Minnesota Historical Society. He is an editor for Wikipedia and is the principal author of Wikipedia’s articles on the Minnesota ghost towns of Elcor and Manganese.
Dr. Glavan is a contributing member, sustaining member, and sponsor of the Lake Superior Railroad museum in Duluth, Minnesota, and is currently working on achieving his conductor’s license for the North Shore Scenic Railway.
He is also a sponsor of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails Crew, having been involved with the Crew since they began. His favorite event is the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series 45NRTH Whiteout, where past sponsorship has earned him the title: “The Official Dentist to the Cuyuna Lakes Yeti.”
Dr. Glavan is married and has two grown daughters and two grandchildren. He grew up in White Bear Lake and has deep family ties to the Iron Range. He has a miniature schnauzer, Ranger, and in his spare time enjoys reading, fishing, cooking, wine, collecting coins and antique Christmas ornaments, astronomy, music, and the Sonoran desert.
An Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified provider, Dr Glavan is also an Associate Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute. Click here to learn more about laser dentistry at Crow River Dental.
After 20 years in the industry, what keeps Lori invested in her dental career? The patients.
Lori was the office manager at Crow River Dental starting in 2012, and transitioned to business manager in 2021. However, Lori has worked with Dr. Glavan for more than 16 years and she has been in the dental field for 27 years. She also continues to keep her dental assisting license (LDA) up to date. The patients are her friends and family and she has seen many kids grow up. She genuinely cares about the patients and their experience at CRD and she enjoys helping them feel relaxed. Lori loves camping and four-wheeling with her husband, kids, and grandkids, as well as visiting her parents in Arizona—family is very important.
Jill, a Delano native, received her dental assistant license from Herzing College in Crystal.
Jill worked with Dr. Glavan prior to joining his team at Crow River Dental in 2012. She is a dental assistant with restorative functions. Jill loves all of her coworkers and enjoys assisting the patients at clinic. She especially enjoys getting to know everyone and sharing stories and is very upbeat—smiling, talking, or laughing. Her friendly manner of getting people to laugh and helping them feel at home at the office, shows how she treats others as friends or family. Jill enjoys spending time with her two kids and exploring with them. Also special is time spent with friends sharing treats, music, meeting new people, gardening, being outdoors in warm weather, and softball.
A graduate of Normandale Community College, Amber has worked 14 years in the dental industry.
Amber has worked at Crow River Dental since the office opened in January 2012. She had also worked with Dr. Glavan for the previous two years. Amber is a registered dental hygienist with a certificate in restorative functions. She earned her dental assisting license at Central Lakes College, then attended Normandale Community college for hygiene and the University of Minnesota for restorative functions. Between assisting and hygiene, Amber has been in the dental field since around the year 2000—nearly 11 of those years have been with Dr Glavan.
She enjoys working with her coworkers, getting to know the patients, and seeing the young patients grow up over the past years. Outside of work, Amber is busy chauffeuring her two boys, working on projects around the house with her husband, and hanging out with friends and family.
Kelli has been with Crow River Dental since 2017 and she has five years of experience in her field.
Kelli has been a dental hygienist at Crow River Dental since 2017 and she has five years of experience in her field. She holds a B.S in Biology and a B.S in Dental Hygiene
Kelli is excited to come to work every day to see her coworkers and patients who have become friends. Kelli has always been a high-energy person and she loves to bring that energy to work to share with the people around her. Kelli has been a volunteer with MN Mission of Mercy. She is married to Ryan and they have a daughter and two dogs.
Amber has been with Crow River Dental since July 2020. While attending college at St. Cloud Technical Community College, she performed her school internship as a licensed dental assistant at CRD and was hired after graduation. Amber enjoys making patients as comfortable as possible and genuinely getting to know them. She enjoys her relationships with her colleagues, as well as the laughter, and the fun, friendly flow around the office. Amber and her fiancé, Kasey, love their two dogs Chief and Maisy. She enjoys many activities, including cooking, canning, hunting, shooting trap, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Katie started at Crow River Dental in the fall of 2020 as a patient coordinator.
She has a degree in human resources and she has also worked as a medical billing/patient accounts representative, as well as an accountant for a property management company. Katie enjoys the fun and fast-paced environment at Crow River Dental. She is married and the couple has two black Labs. Katie enjoys camping, fishing, four wheeling, and hunting.