Dr. Brady Andvik is originally from Moorhead, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Physiology with distinction from the University of Minnesota in 2008. He continued on at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2012.
Dr. Andvik stays current with the latest advances in dentistry by attending study club meetings and taking a wide variety of continuing education courses.
Dr. Andvik currently lives in Elk River with his wife and their golden retriever, Finnegan. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the lake, hunting, fishing, skiing, and running.
Dr. David Truchon is a 2001 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. After graduation Dr. Truchon entered private practice in downtown Minneapolis. He joined Elk River Family Dentistry in 2003.
Dr. Truchon stays current with the latest skills and procedures by attending conferences, study club meetings, reading journals and taking continuing education courses. He enjoys testing the most current dental materials at 3M in St.Paul, Minnesota.
Dr. Truchon lives in Blaine with his wife and children. He enjoys sports, home improvement projects, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Truchon Crackel
Dr. Mary Truchon Crackel grew up in Blaine, Minnesota. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Hamline University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2009.
Dr. Crackel maintains membership in the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association. She frequently attends a wide variety of continuing education courses and conferences in order to stay up to date with the latest dental advances. Dr. Mary Truchon-Crackel is in network for Humana Medicare and she is Elk River Family Dentistry’s Humana Medicare provider.
Dr. Crackel lives in Blaine with her husband, two daughters, and much loved dog. When not practicing dentistry, you’ll find her enjoying Pilates, reading, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Julie Wallace grew up in Elk River, Minnesota. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines Iowa, and in 1996 she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska.
After completing dental school, Dr. Wallace practiced in Eden Prairie, MN for four years. In 2000 she joined Elk River Family Dentistry where she continues her specialty in enhancing cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Wallace maintains membership in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Society of Forensic Odontology, and is the Forensic Odontology Consultant for Midwest Examiner’s office in Ramsey – Minnesota.
Dr. Julie Wallace maintains a saltwater aquarium as one of her hobbies and enjoys spending time with her husband, her three children and of course her two basset hounds.
Dr. Ben Vavra is originally from Byron, Illinois. He completed his Bachelor of Science at Oakland University in Michigan. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Following dental school, Dr. Vavra completed a General Dental Practice Residency at Jacobi Medical Center in The Bronx and is a current member of the American and Minnesota Dental Association.
Dr. Vavra developed fond memories of Minnesota due to frequent childhood visits with his family in Cambridge, Minnesota. Following completion of his residency, he decided to move to Minneapolis with his yorkipoo, Gaston. In his free time he enjoys staying active outside, yoga, hunting, reading, and quality time with family and friends.