Dentist loan forgiveness program strengthens Ely

Alonzo Osche

Keith Vandervort

REGIONAL – Two dentists recently relocated to northeastern Minnesota to practice dentistry and help alleviate a dental care shortage. Both were recipients of the Martha Mordini Rukavina Loan Forgiveness Program, which was supported with a grant from the Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation.
Gretchen Kreklow is practicing dentistry in Ely with Scott Anderson. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from The College of St. Scholastica in 2015 and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2020. Dr. Kreklow grew up in Brainerd and resides in Ely with her husband.
Chisholm native Dr.

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