Dr. Abby Johnson
Although I have spent most of my life in Iowa, I have always been drawn to the beautiful and friendly state of Minnesota. I grew up in Cedar Rapids, and then graduated from Luther college before doing dental school at the University of Iowa. While at college, I was a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding, and I really hit it off with the groomsman I was paired up with. That groomsman, Nathan, is now my husband of almost 3 years! Nathan is from Newport, Minnesota, a suburb of the Twin Cities.
What drew me to Litchfield was the welcoming people and sense of community. Litchfield Family Dental stands out as a practice of high quality care and service. Dr. Swenson and the rest of the team have an obvious relationship and trust with their patients that I look forward to sharing.
What I love about dentistry is making patients feel comfortable in the dental chair, and confident in their healthy smile. I love getting to meet patients of all ages and backgrounds. Nathan and I are very excited to get involved and to become members of the Litchfield community!
Dr. Ryan Swenson
I grew up in Ramsey, MN graduating from Anoka High School in 2004. After graduating college from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, my wife and I moved out to Colorado for a change of scenery. After working for a few years, I was drawn into dentistry and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
I feel extremely lucky to have found Litchfield Family Dental and been mentored by Dr. Jim Haugo and Dr. Mike Solbrack. They have set the bar high for dentistry in Litchfield, and I will continue their tradition of treating people fairly and with kindness. I carry a very similar philosophy of practice, where I believe it’s my job to inform you of your dental health and different treatment options, and it’s your decision to decide how to move forward. When you are in need of treatment, I aim to provide deliberate, comfortable and skilled service that will help you feel treated like family. My favorite part of dentistry is the people connected to the teeth, and the captive audience for my wonderful jokes!
My wife, Kayla, and I live in Litchfield with our 4 children; Sully, Laurel, Otto and Abe. Kayla is a co-founder of a non-profit indoor playpark called Rise + Roam, right next door to our dental office. You can check it out at https://www.riseandroamplay.com/ In the rare moment we aren’t wrangling our kiddos, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, working on projects at the house and getting out to the lake for beach time and fishing.
Dr. Jim Haugo and Dr. Mike Solbrack
After serving the Litchfield and the surrounding communities for over 38 years, Dr. Jim Haugo entered into retirement in 2017. Recently, Dr. Mike Solbrack has also joined Dr. Haugo among the retired ranks. Those who were fortunate enough to work with them or receive care from them will always remember their big heart for other people, willingness to stop everything and help someone in need, and the way they finished their careers well. We all miss Jim and Mike, but are so happy they are able to enjoy more time with their wonderful families and go on many new adventures. If you see Dr. Jim or Dr. Mike around town, be sure to say hi and thank them for all they have done for this community!