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 that have provided us with the 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 and corporate dentistry, in addition to teaching dentistry in an academic setting. I love learning and growing professionally and as a general dentist I regularly attend 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 and when not practicing endodontics, I am content to spend time doing anything at all with my family.