We would like to personally invite you to explore what makes our practice unique and special.

About us

At Straight River Family Dental you will have the pleasure of experiencing our wonderful dental team and also receive the benefits of the latest in dental technology, which will create and maintain the smile you deserve. We understand that many people are anxious about their dental visits, which is why we have made it our mission to make your experience as comfortable as possible. At Straight River Family Dental, from the moment you walk in and throughout your treatment, our team will make sure you will have a pleasant and comfortable experience. We hope you will make us your new dental home. We look forward to meeting you!

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Seth Huiras

Dr. Seth Huiras grew up near Random Lake, WI, a small farming community near Sheboygan, WI. He then moved to Northfield, MN where he attended St. Olaf College. He graduated with a degree in chemistry and a concentration in statistics. Dr. Huiras developed his dental skills at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, before then, he was a dental technician at Certified Dental Ceramics in Rosemount, MN.

While at dental school, Dr. Huiras completed externships at the Hibbing Community Dental Clinic, the Willmar Regional Dental Clinic, and the Native American Community Clinic of Minneapolis. Dr. Huiras was a member of the American Student Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and served as the President of the Hispanic Student Dental Association his senior year. While in dental school, Dr. Huiras was selected for the Pediatric Dental Honors course, which also taught him lifelong skills in kids dentistry.

After graduating from dental school with a Distinguished Service Award, Dr. Huiras began practicing dentistry in a family practice located in southeastern Wisconsin. During his time spent in general practice, Dr. Huiras developed a passion for working in pediatrics, endodontics, prosthodontics, dental implants, and restorative dentistry. Dr. Huiras was a part of the Summit Study Club in Milwaukee, WI, where he learned how to achieve positive, aesthetic results restoring implants. He is now a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, Zimmer Biomet Implant Continuing Education, the Smile Source, and the Spear Institute for Continuing Education. Dr. Huiras currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the MDA representing the Southern District Dental Society.  Most recently, Dr. Huiras and Dr. Erickson have been studying together on a monthly basis in their Spear study club with approximately 10 other dentists and specialists in Northfield, MN. Additionally, they have also started working with the Smile Source CEO Group for dental small business owners.

Dr. Huiras enjoys the Montgomery, Albert Lea and Owatonna communities and their surrounding areas. He welcomes new patients of all ages and enjoys working with the Montgomery Family Dental, Fountain Lake Family Dental and Straight River Family Dental teams. He practices general dentistry including basic fillings and bonding, placement of implants, root canal treatments, crown/veneer and bridge work, treatments for temporomandibular joint disorders, and pediatric dentistry.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Kurt Erickson

Dr. Kurt Erickson grew up in Fairmont, Minnesota.  He completed his undergraduate education at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology. He then attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he earned his DDS degree.

Upon graduating dental school, Dr. Erickson furthered his professional training and completed a yearlong AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) Residency Program at the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium in Sitka, Alaska. During this time, he received advanced training from specialists in pediatric dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics while having the opportunity to serve rural areas of Alaska, often traveling by bush plane. 

Dr. Erickson served the community of Fairmont in private practice for 6 years following his residency program and has been a partner at Fountain Lake Family Dental and Montgomery Family Dental since 2021. Dr. Erickson is a current member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, Southern District Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Erickson welcomes new patients of all ages and is excited to be serving the Owatonna area.

Dr. Erickson and his wife reside in Owatonna, MN with their three lovely children and goldendoodle. Dr. Erickson is a huge sports fan and loves cheering on his favorite Minnesota teams in his free time. (Go Vikings!) Dr. Erickson looks forward to meeting you, and caring for your dental needs.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Richard Dresser

Dr. Richard Dresser was born and raised in Edina, MN.  His interest in dentistry began early on, having a father who was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. After three years of schooling at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Dr. Dresser was granted early acceptance into the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Upon graduation in 1984, he became an associate dentist at a general dental practice in St. Paul, MN. In 1988, Dr. Dresser acquired an existing dental practice in Owatonna.

He enjoys the wide variety of patients and procedures that he is involved with in the general practice of dentistry,

Dr. Dresser’s professional affiliations include memberships in the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, and the Southeastern Minnesota Dental Society, as well as participation in the Donated Dental Services program.

Away from the office, Dr. Dresser likes to go cycling, downhill skiing, hunting, cooking(especially barbecue) and goofing around with his two grandkids, Myra(10) and Niko(8).

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