I'm Dr. Tina Olsson.
I grew up in Vancouver, Washington and graduated from Columbia River High School. My family and I have military roots providing us opportunity to live all over the world. I returned to Washington in 2012 and am excited to be settling back home, in the great Northwest.
I earned my Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania. I then completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program in Landstuhl Germany and honed my skills in the US Army Kaiserslautern multi-specialty clinics. During active duty, I completed a tour in Baghdad providing dental care for our deployed soldiers and Iraqi nationals.
I have practiced in a variety of clinical environments including field dentistry, hospital dentistry in medically compromised wards, boutique private practices in the DC area, corporate dentistry and have taught dentistry in an academic setting. I love learning and growing professionally. As a general dentist I regularly attended ADA conferences, Spear Education courses and a variety of other hands on classes. I earned a Fellow designation with the AGD. After completing over 65 credit hours in the endodontic specialty and after almost a decade of general practice, I returned to school to complete a combined residency in Endodontics and Master’s program at the University of Washington.
I am a member of the American Dental Association, the American General Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, Pierce County Dental Association and the Kitsap County Dental Association. I am also a member of the American Association of Endodontics and am currently working on Diplomate designation with the American Board of Endodontics. I participate in these organizations to show gratitude for the opportunities provided by my mentors and to those who work hard keep the fields of dentistry and endodontics organized. I also teach endodontics to pre-doctoral students and the University of Washington. I do that, again, to show appreciation, and because I enjoy interacting with new colleagues in the fields of dentistry.
My research on endodontic dental materials went to print in Sept 2017.
My husband and I have three children. When not practicing endodontics, I am content to spend time doing anything at all with my family.