Meet the Ann Arbor Dental Team
Dr. James Olsen
Dr. Olsen is an Ann Arbor native. He graduated from Pioneer High School in 1980 and continued on to the University of Michigan. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1984, and then earned his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1988. After spending a year as an associated dentist in Traverse City, MI, Dr. Olsen opened his private practice in Ann Arbor with just one operatory and one employee. Thanks to the support and loyalty of his patients, the practice has grown into a beautiful state-of-the-art, high-tech facility capable of delivering the highest quality dentistry available. He and his team really care about the health and well-being of their patients, and they feel comfortable having their oral health care needs met in his office. Dr. Olsen's team has grown a bit, but without sacrificing the personal connections they enjoy with their patients.
A passion for learning has led Dr. Olsen to regularly pursue advanced training and education in all facets of dentistry. Because of his interest, he regularly attends local and national dental meetings, achieving an average of over 100 hours per year of continuing education. He has taken his knowledge and skills as a clinician to the next level by attending the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. During his studies at LVI, Dr. Olsen learned the most advanced methods in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. His training also included advanced education in neuromuscular dentistry. This has drawn many patients to his practice seeking relief from years of TMJ and headache pain.
Dr. Olsen has been a big supporter of local baseball and soccer programs through his participation as a coach with various teams over the past 18 years. He has also sponsored many teams and events and been active in many community projects as well. Two of Dr. Olsen's kids have been involved in the Saline Fiddlers, and he enjoys participating with this great organization as well. He is a resident of the Ann Arbor-Saline community and enjoys seeing his family of patients whenever he goes in town.
Dr. Olsen is a member of the following associations:
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Michigan Dental Association (MDA)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA)
- University of Michigan, BA in Psychology (1984)
- University of Michigan School of Dentistry, DDS (1988)
- Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) - Completion of Core Curriculum in Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry as well as Full-Mouth Reconstruction; K-7 Training
- Soft-Tissue Laser Certification (2009)
- Invisalign Certification (2008)
- ClearCorrect Certification (2010)
- Botox and Dermal Filler Certification (2011)
Our dental team is made up of highly motivated individuals whose main goal is providing you with the most comprehensive appointment possible. With over 35 years of combined experience and armed with the most up-to-date information available, they strive to exceed your expectations, continually updating their education and attending seminars. And, of course, our dental hygienists love the personal interaction this profession provides and the satisfaction of helping patients meet their dental goals.
Hygienists - Michelle and Joanne
“We all love educating our patients on the importance of oral health but above all else, just getting to know our patients. Each of us want to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible along with making them feel at home. We are trained to give you and your family the best in dental care.”
Assistants - Danielle and Krisity
“We are Dr. Olsen’s ‘right hand man’ and we ensure a pleasant and painless experience for each patient. We work closely with Dr. Olsen to learn his techniques and we enjoy working with someone who takes so much pride in their work.”