Meet The Doctors
Dr. Steven A. Biorn
Steve graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2013 and maintains a rigorous continuing education schedule to keep up with the latest technological advances. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and practices with compassion, honesty and understanding. Steve served in the Army after high school and deployed overseas with the National Guard based in Monticello. He and his wife, Ashley, were born and raised in Minnesota. In his free time Steve enjoys playing with his kids, walking his dog, grilling and home construction projects.
Dr. Christian W. Block
Christian “Scott” Block graduated from University at Chicago Dental School in May 1998. He practiced dentistry in central Illinois from over seven years before moving to Minnesota with his wife Kristen and their two children. He has been in practice with Monticello Family Dentistry since January of 2006. Scott and his family like to vacation at the family cabin near Nevis, Minnesota.
Dr. John A. Erickson
A little over 40 years ago I graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry to begin a wonderful career.
My wife Jan was with me then and has been beside me all the way. Our son Jacob was born just before I graduated, and our daughter Sarah was born three years later.
I had the honor to serve as a dentist in the US Army, and then in a dental practice in Minneapolis for about 18 years. I was a consultant for a dental laboratory and travelled quite a bit for three years. I came to Monticello when I purchased this dental practice in January 2002.
Many things have changed in the last 40 years. My little family has grown with the marriages of our children and birth of our grandchildren. My wife and I have had the privilege to go to many parts of the world on several mission trips. It has always been a blessing to return to our home in Monticello and back among the people that we love.
There have been major changes in technology, equipment, computers and materials, but what has not changed is the person to person nature of this profession. I will miss the interactions and relationships with clients and patients, employees and colleagues.
I will not miss the alarm clock. From now on, when that thing goes off, it will have something to do with golf or fishing.
It has been a joy and a blessing to get to know each of you. I have had a wonderful opportunity to observe many of you grow from children to adults and provide care along the way in the most loving and gentle manner that I could. I owe a debt of gratitude to each of you, because I am merely a dentist, but it is you who have made it a dental practice. Thank you for the trust that you have placed in me, and the little stories and wisecracks that we have shared through the years. I am pleased to put you into the very capable hands of Dr. Block and Dr. Biorn.
Give somebody a fist bump and think of me.
Thank you all again, with all my love,
John A. Erickson DDS