Meet Dr. Olson

Get to know Dr. Mark Olson

I truly feel as though I am doing what I was meant to be doing: using the gifts and skills with which I was blessed to serve this community. I am rewarded every single day by making a difference in the lives of my patients by improving their quality of life through high-quality care. I also value the respect and appreciation of our patients for the level of care our office provides. I am proud to stand behind such an amazing team.” – Dr. Mark Olson

Experience and professional achievements

Dr. Olson has more than 25 years of experience in providing general dentistry, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry to the families of Eau Claire.

He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry, where he placed clinically in the top five percent of his class and was awarded the prestigious Gold Foil Award for clinical excellence.

Since then, Dr. Olson has completed a post-graduate program in aesthetic dentistry at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and a two-year post-graduate program in orthodontics, sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontics, at St. Michaels Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. He is proud to have been voted the “Best Dentist of the Chippewa Valley” in the Leader-Telegram Readers’ Choice Awards four times, more than any other dentist.

Today Dr. Olson is also a leader in the treatment of gum disease.  Because of the link between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases Dr. Olson has invested heavily in additional training and education for himself and his staff.  He is proud to lead the way in incorperating new treatments and services such as nutritional education for gum disease, oral DNA testing, and laser-assisted gum treatment.

Dr. Olson has published numerous articles in Quality of Life Times and has been featured in Good Housekeeping magazine. He is also the founding member of the American Association for Functional Orthodontics.

Professional interests

Dr. Olson enjoys treating all age groups in his general practice, and encompasses all areas of general dentistry. He wants every patient to understand the proper preventive dental techniques that allow a patient to keep his or her natural teeth for a lifetime. He believes the best approach is complete honesty with patients about their choices (if multiple options exist) concerning their dental care.  He is frequently heard saying, "You're the boss; you decide" to his patients after explaining treatment options.  Dr. Olson is passionate about the treatment of gum disease and all aspects of appearance-related dentistry, including but not limited to general and cosmetic dentistry.

Outside the office

A native of Eau Claire, Dr. Olson and his wife Cindy have four children and nine grandchildren. They also have provided pre-adoptive infant foster care for 17 babies between their birth and adoption or the return to their birth parent over a ten-year period.

Dr. Olson is personally passionate about his faith in God, his family, exercise, reading, automobiles, travel, wildlife, boating, good restaurants, and flower gardening.

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