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Molly the cocker spaniel recently joined dentist Brian Kraby's office on Weir Drive in Valley Creek Mall.

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When a visitor entered Applewood Family Dental last week, the office's newest staff member bursted down the hallway to make an introduction.


Though they would later offer a warm welcome, the initial bearer of good tidings wasn't dentist Brian Kraby or his jack-of-all trades assistant Mary Reck. It was Molly, a 4-year-old cocker spaniel who is believed to be the first therapy dog working in a Minnesota dental office.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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