About Dr. Michelle Olson, DDS
Dr. Michelle Olson grew up on a farm outside Stoughton, Wisconsin. She attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Dr. Olson worked in a molecular genetics lab at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for a year before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota School Of Dentistry. She graduated in 2006. Following dental school, Dr. Olson was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Captain and served on active duty for four years. During her first year, Dr. Olson completed a 1 year Advanced General Dentistry Residency at Fort Lewis, Washington. She was then stationed in Grafenwoehr, Germany with the 561st Medical Co (Dental Services).
Dr. Olson was in Germany for about 9 months before being deployed to Iraq with the 464th Medical Co (Dental Services), a sister unit to the 561st in Germany that was short of dentists. Dr. Olson spent 15 months in Taji, Iraq. She was the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Taji Dental Clinic at FOB Taji, which served a base population of about 18,000 soldiers and contractors. Taji, Iraq is about 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. Dr. Olson and her fellow dentists were kept very busy providing comprehensive dental care to the soldiers and contractors in the area. Following her deployment, Dr. Olson returned to Germany for a year. She loved having the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe. Following her time with the Army, Dr. Olson moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia for a year. During this time, Dr. Olson was an associate at two dental offices.
Dr. Olson decided to move back to the Midwest and was an associate at All Care Dental with Drs. Wright, Addy and Handley in Leawood from 2012-2013. Dr. Olson enjoyed getting to know the area better and decided the time was right to start her own practice. Dr. Olson opened Quivira Park Family Dentistry in January 2014 and is dedicated to building a family-orientated practice that focuses on helping her patients maintain healthy and beautiful smiles for a lifetime. Dr. Olson loves being a dentist and cannot imagine doing anything else.
Dr. Olson has enjoyed getting involved in the local dental community and establishing strong relationships with the specialists in the area. She is involved in several study groups that focus on continuing education and attends several seminars each year to further her education.
When she’s not busy helping her patients, Dr. Olson loves being outdoors, whether it’s on the golf course, out for a run or bike ride. She also enjoys cooking, reading, scuba diving and travels whenever she can. Dr. Olson is married to Angel.
Kristi is our office manager and will be taking care of all your scheduling, insurance and administrative questions and needs. Kristi brings over 20 years of dental expertise to our office. She is a native of Topeka, Kansas and a graduated from Kansas State University with a business and marketing degree. In her free time she enjoys taking her two Siberian huskies on long walks and spoiling them rotten. She is married to Chris.
Paula will be helping Dr. Olson with all aspects of your dental care. She will help to make to make you comfortable, answer any questions you may have and make sure you are well taken care of. Paula brings great experience and knowledge to our office. Originally from Clinton, MO, Paula has lived all over the US and Germany thanks to her husband’s career in the Army. She started dental assisting in 2005 through a Red Cross dental assistant training program in Wuerzburg, Germany. Paula continues to add to her skills and knowledge through continuing education courses to bring you the best care possible. Paula is married to Dave and has two daughters and several fur children. She enjoys antique shopping, gardening, decorating and photography.
Molly will be assisting Dr. Olson with all areas of your dental care. Molly has been working and involved in dentistry for over 15 years. She brings great experience to our office and has a caring attitude and is great with kids. She strives to make your dental experience comfortable and enjoyable. Molly is married to Chad and has two children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, yoga, spoiling her dogs and taking in her kids many activities.