Have you met our endodontist Dr. Tina Olsson? She has become a regular part of our team at Silverdale Dental Center over the past year and we are excited to announce she will be here even more in the coming months. Dr. Olsson specializes in Root Canal treatments and we are so lucky to have her as a part of our Silverdale Dental Center family! You can read her bio on our website https://www.silverdaledentalcenter.com/tina-olsson-dds/ but we also thought we would ask her some fun questions to let our patients get to know her a little better!
Describe your perfect Saturday
Dr. Tina Olsson: A perfect Saturday morning is one where I have no obligations and don’t need to go anywhere. I like to wake up early, but slow. Snuggle a baby or two. Do a fun yard project with my man. Take a nice long stroll with the kids, maybe to the park, and then ditch them for date night!
What is your favorite junk food?
Dr. Tina Olsson:My favorite junk food is anything that combines salt and grease.
What is your best memory from your time serving as a dentist in the US Army?
Dr. Tina Olsson: My best Army memory…..I met my husband in a San Antonio Bivouac. He had unnecessarily painted his face in camo colors and put twigs in his Kevlar. It was annoying and charming. The Army introduced me to good people who know how to turn chores into a whole lot of fun. I am thankful.
Where was the most interesting place you have ever traveled to?
Dr. Tina Olsson: Oh man. I have been everywhere. Really. Everywhere. My favorite place of all is my tiny fenced yard here in Puget Sound. The most interesting place was my dad’s hometown in New Zealand. It was fun seeing the places that grew him up. I got to see his old school, the rivers he talked about and the field that his horse, Bluey I think, use to graze.
What is on your bucket list of places to visit or activities to try?
Dr. Tina Olsson: My bucket list? I don’t usually make one. I’ve run into the best opportunities when I wasn’t looking. I am excited to join Dr. Phillips in Nepal!
As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
You will be notified via text, email or a phone call in regard to your upcoming visit and our new check-in procedures.
Our office will communicate with you to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will also take your forehead temperature when you arrive at our office.
We ask that you please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you arrive.
We want to minimize the number of patients in our waiting room and operatories, so unless necessary, please have accompanying people wait in the car during your appointment.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (360)692-9560.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team