Leaving the dentist office with a healthier, happier smile is why families trust O’Kane & Monssen Family Dentistry.

From little tykes with first-time teeth to grandmas and grandpas with teeth that have enjoyed life, we’ve been putting happy smiles on faces in the St. Paul Highland Park neighborhood for more than 60 years.  




“I had not been to see a dentist in over 10 years! So it's an understatement to say that I was nervous. But I could not have asked for a greater experience. Everyone was super nice, helpful, and knowledgeable. They all took the time to explain things to me and even to get to know me, though small talk is nearly impossible when someone is working on your teeth. I would absolutely recommend this place.“

– Claudia C.

“I love my experience every time at O'Kane and Monssen! Dr. Kristi is amazing – she truly cares for the patients and Amy does a great job with my teeth cleaning each time. I am an anxious dental patient and I feel comfortable each and every time.“

– Sarah H.

“My family has been going to

Brian and his crew for over 15 years! Always friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough, we have appreciated the care we've received and will keep coming back. Thanks for being such a great advocate for our family's oral and dental health!“

– Michael H.

“I've had nothing but great experiences at O'Kane & Monssen Family Dentistry. My past two visits I was helped by Dr. Ryan Howley, who was really awesome! He was very professional, friendly and reassuring. I would recommend this practice to all friends and family.“

– Nicholas B.


“My 4 generation family have been patients of O'Kane & Monssen

for 27 years. Dr. Kristi O'Kane consistently impresses me with her skill, artistry and innovation always working with the greatest care.“

– John F.

“I've been to many dentists over the years and Dr. Sara Michel is by far the best. She is extremely professional and thorough in her craft, I couldn't recommend O'Kane & Monssen more highly!“

– Steven H.

“I have seen Dr. O'Kane for several years now and she and her staff are always welcoming and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend her office to anyone looking for expert and professional dental care.“

– Brian S.

“This was my first appointment with you. Everyone was very friendly and professional. They put me at ease and explained everything in detail.

I am confident that I will be getting good dental care in the future.“

– Kathleen Y.

“I no longer dread going to the dentist to the point of thinking about just never going again. I thought where I’d been going was as good as it could be. Dr. Monssen proved to me that a dentist can be professional without being stuffy, compassionate instead of chastising you about the condition of your dental health, and sensitive to your needs and to how you are feeling.“

– Evonne H.

“Have been coming for years.

Dr. Monssen has been a joy to have for my dentist. I brag about his skill and delightful personality.

– Maureen D.

“I really like coming to your dental office. Everyone is warm and inviting, topped off with professionalism.

You make me feel like a person

with teeth, not just teeth on legs

like my last dentist.“

– Bradley, B

“Vicki was amazing working with my daughter who has special needs! She was able to get

her to cooperate! Yay! :)“

– Jillienne R.


“Wow, from start to finish. Dr. Howley came out to introduce himself while I was in the lobby. He is so cool, relaxed, professional and fun. Excellent, super thorough service. I just received a handwritten thank you card from him. Wow, this place is -- and this dentist in particular -- excellent. Ultra impressed by his skills then the awesome, personable service on top of that. WOW!“

– Delia L.

“Great care and exceptional staff.
  I felt that my care was the number  

  one priority when I was in the chair

  having work done.“

“Great care and exceptional staff.
  I felt that my care was the number  

  one priority when I was in the chair

  having work done.“


“Dr. Michel has gone above and beyond in helping me address an issue with my teeth. I am really impressed with her work, and it is always a pleasure to see her and the staff.“

– Allison B.

“On time, clear explanations,

good touch, no wonder my family goes to O and M.

– Kenneth B.

Dr. Ryan Howley is very personable and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain what he was doing and what he would recommend and not recommend. He is very thorough. I recommend him wholeheartedly.“

– Steve V.

“Professional, kind and friendly! This group of experts will take of your teeth and make you feel good. I love Dr. Sara Michel, Jill and Julie. They are wonderful at their jobs and, more importantly wonderful people in my life.“

– Casey F.



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2221 Ford Parkway, Ste 201

St. Paul, MN 55116


Monday – Wed 7:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday 7:00am – 4:00pm

Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm

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