Our One-of-a-Kind Dental Office
I was born & raised in Neenah. I graduated from NHS and am still a loyal Rocket fan! I currently live in Menasha with my husband and our dachshund, Gus. Being on the water, and our large extended family keeps us busy hosting many summer days of water sports and fun.
I have worked in the dental field as either an assistant or at the front desk for over 30 years. How quickly the time has gone because I enjoy what I do! I like to further my knowledge through continuing education courses in all aspects of dentistry.
I originally chose dentistry because I love the feel of a beautiful smile and enjoy being around people. I enjoy interacting with all of our patients and want them to have a positive and pleasant experience from the moment they walk in our door. I hope my smile and greeting helps our patients know how important they are to us!
Outside of the Office: Summertime is spent enjoying the warm sunshine on our dock, knee boarding, or water-skiing. We spend a lot of time with our family and have a common saying, “faith, family, and friends” is what our life is about.
Your Hero: My Grandmothers who overcame many obstacles in life.
Bucket List Item: I would love to travel to Venice and explore the romance, architecture, and canals.
I grew up in Appleton and raised my family there. I love the Fox Valley and view it as my “Home Sweet Home”.
I have been with Fox Valley Dental for over 35 years. Through the years I have worked as a dental assistant, lab technician and now at the front desk. I have previous experience in orthodontics, TMJ, sleep apnea, and general dentistry.
I chose dentistry because I’m a people person and have a personal need to help others. I feel I can offer much to others to bring comfort, care, and understanding, and love making others smile. If I can be part of helping to make the difference behind someone’s smile, that to me is simply perfect!
I love to smile! Keeping very upbeat and positive allows me to enjoy the interaction with our patients and create new friendships.
Outside of the Office: I love spending time with my family and was recently blessed with my first grandchild. I enjoy weekend getaways, gardening, going for long walks and spending time with friends – just enjoying life!
Your Hero: My children and my mother.
Bucket List Item: I accomplished it on my last birthday. It was a hot air balloon ride.
Spirit Animal: An eagle. I love to explore all life’s possibilities and take hold of new opportunities.
My husband and I left our West Coast upbringing and raised our four children in Wisconsin. I initially took care of all the office needs and now specifically focus on insurance assistance. I enjoy working as a team and helping patients with their dental care. Fox Valley Dental has a family atmosphere and the team share a detailed yet positive approach.
As part of my role, I provide current insurance information to the dental team so they can help the patients obtain their maximum insurance benefits. I love to help our patients achieve a new smile!
Outside the Office: I enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, scuba diving, traveling, and being an adult church leader for the youth. I also love being a mother and grandmother too!
Your Hero: My mother. She loved life and always found the funny side.
Bucket List Item: To travel to Norway.
Spirit Animal: A sea turtle. Steady and persistent. I can go with the flow and love being around water.
I grew up in Oshkosh and currently live in Appleton. I was a dental assistant for 10 years before transitioning to my current role as a Clinical Coordinator. As an assistant, I worked with multiple doctors on a ton of different treatment cases.
I’ve always been fascinated with smiles. It is the first thing you notice about someone. The attention to detail in transforming a patients’ smile is fun and amazing to watch. I strive to go the extra mile to ensure all patients are fully informed before choosing their treatment path. I love helping patients choose the best option to meet their needs.
Without a doubt, the best part of my job is working with people from all walks of life!
Outside of the Office: I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I like hiking, traveling, and am always on the lookout for live music to enjoy.
Bucket List Item: Skydiving.
I am married with 7 children and 15 grandchildren. We live in Stockbridge. I have been at Fox Valley Dental for over 10 years and hope to continue making our dental family have awesome smiles.
I love helping people achieve a great smile and really enjoy meeting new people. I’m always willing to help and use my dental assisting expertise I learned at Fox Valley Tech.
Outside of the Office: I like to spend time my husband, Dave, and our family, there is always something going on. We enjoy woodcrafts, taking rides in our convertible, and stopping for ice cream.
Your Hero: Any single parent. Parenting is hard enough with two parents in this world today. Single parents have to juggle so much more.
Bucket List Item: Learn to play the piano.
Spirit Animal: Any member of the cat family because of their independence.
I grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. After High School, I moved to Florida to pursue a career in the medical field. For several years, I worked at a hospital in the ICU and the ER as an EKG/Monitor Tech. In 2000, the opportunity presented itself for me to move to the State of North Carolina where I worked for a family dental lab.
Shortly after, I started working as an on-the-job trained dental assistant. I worked there for eight years and then decided to move back to my old stomping ground to pursue a relationship with my high school sweetheart; which we are now happily married.
Since moving back to Wisconsin, I have continued to work in the dental field as an Assistant and even as a Hygiene Assistant. I like building long-term relationships with patients, co-workers, and our dentists. I’m always looking for ways to help others and improve my knowledge. Patients are number one in our office and we treat them like family!
Outside of the Office: I like to spend time outdoors; hiking, biking, and fishing are a few of my favorites. I also enjoy volunteering so that I may give back to my community and help others who are in need. Lastly, I like going to thrift stores and/or yard sales with my daughter and mother.
Bucket List Item: To vacation to Ireland.
Spirit Animal: A wolf. I’m value-driven, creative, and constantly inspired.
I recently moved to Doty Island in Neenah – I love it here! I love the people and the fun things to do here. I have a daughter in college and a son in the Air Force.
I chose dentistry because I wanted a career where I could serve others. I love working with people and supporting them in being healthier. I truly care about patients and want them to have the best experience possible.
As a dental assistant, I prepare the room for the patient, get my patient back to their room, and explain the procedure to them making sure to answer any questions they have. Also, I make sure they are as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Outside the Office: I love spending time with my grown children and my dog, Mack. I really enjoy gardening, cooking, baking, painting, yoga, and time spent in the outdoors.
Your Hero: My Grandma Joyce. She always had positive things to say and made everyone feel loved and valued.
Spirit Animal: An elephant. It seeks harmony, a good leader, stands strong, and remains compassionate
I have a husband and a daughter. We live with our yellow lab, Badger and two cats, Rosalina and Pita. I grew up in Greenville and have always lived in the area except for the first two years of our marriage when we lived in North Dakota.
When I was in high school and researching what to be when I grew up, dental hygienist was what it showed that I should be. I immediately applied to dental hygiene school and I never looked back. I have never regretted my decision. I love dentistry.
Since receiving my Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, I have pursued a number of our courses including:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Adult Education
- Masters degree in Teacher Leadership
- Certifications in Dental Assisting, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and laser dentistry
- Nationally Registered Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Right after I graduated dental hygiene school, I spent 2 years at an office in Grand Forks, ND. I moved back to Wisconsin and started at Fox Valley Dental. I love meeting new people and think I learn more from my patients than I ever learned anywhere else. I love to learn and I am lucky to learn something new every day in my job.
Outside of the Office: I volunteer for the TriCounty Dental that serves under privileged patients and teach at NWTC in the dental hygiene and assisting programs. When not participating in dentistry, I am part of the Webfooter Water Ski team with my daughter.
Your Hero: My grandmother is my hero and I aspire to be just like her. She was the kindest, nicest, and the most honest person I have ever met.
Bucket List Item: I would love to go overseas and do dentistry in third world countries at some point in my life. In addition, I love to travel so there are many destinations on my bucket list, including Australia and New Zealand.
I love to workout and stay healthy! My husband Kurt and I live in Oshkosh. We just got married in July 2018! We enjoy being outside and spending time with our dogs, Buddy and Blaze, and our cat, Brooks. I have always loved to be around people, so thought working with people was a must for me. I enjoyed biology and science studies in school, dentistry started sticking out for me as the best option probably around middle school.
I have been a practicing Dental Hygienist (RDH) since 2007. I am certified in the administration of nitrous oxide sedation and local anesthetic. I have a soft tissue dental hygiene laser certification. I am a certified dental assistant (CDA). I also teach Dental Assisting and am the Clinical Director at a local career-training program in Appleton, the Weekend Dental Assistant School.
I love getting to know my patients and helping them achieve better oral health. I practice thorough yet gentle dental hygiene that centers on the patient’s overall health.
Outside the Office: I love to hang out with Kurt and our family and friends. I enjoy biking, hiking, running, working out, cooking, drinking wine, going to concerts and seeing live music. I also enjoy going up North, eating ice cream, and going to Packer games.
Your Hero: My dad. He is a hard worker and always makes a point of teaching me how to strive to be the best.
Bucket List Item: To travel more! Thailand, Greece, Spain, and Ireland are on my list.
Spirit Animal: A lion. They have courage, the strength to overcome difficulties and leadership.
I was born in Bradenton, Florida. After high school, I was accepted into East Tennessee State University where I began to pursue my degree. I now live in Oshkosh, with my husband and our two dogs, and love life as a Dental Hygienist.
At a young age, I was graciously given the opportunity to explore the dental field due to family members (mother and aunt) working at a local dental office. I started to shadow a dentist in North Carolina and became trained as a dental assistant. However, I wanted to continue learning and make a real difference in patient’s lives, so set my goals on becoming a hygienist.
I achieved my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from East Tennessee State University and have numerous certifications in areas such as local anesthetisa and laser therapy. I love to learn but also enjoy establishing a trusting rapport with patients. Building long-term relationships has helped me provide top-notch care.
Outside of the Office: I love spending quality time with my husband and our dogs, Krypto and Mariko. I enjoy reading a good book by my favorite author, Robyn Carr, and taking continuing education course in order to further expand my knowledge in the field of Dental Hygiene.
Your Hero: My mom and Dr. Timothy Rector. They are the most kind-hearted, devoted and inspirational people whom I have had the pleasure of knowing. The love, support, and guidance they have shown me throughout my life is nothing short of amazing.
Bucket List Item: To go on an Alaskan Cruise and see the Northern Lights.
Spirit Animal: An Octopus. I am creative, independent, and have a willingness to learn.
Starting good hygiene habits at a young age is vital to develop a solid foundation of oral health. Our caring team volunteer at local schools and kindergartens to teach kids about oral hygiene and hand out free toothbrushes and goodies. We make dentistry fun!
As a team we show our community spirit by getting involved with local events such as:
The best dentist appointment I have had! I felt welcomed and comfortable from the first second I walked through the door. Everyone was smiling. I was called by my first name which made me feel cared for. A definite plus, wait time wasn't long at all! I was well informed of the exam findings so I felt at ease to make decisions in regards to further treatment.
Kristi C. (Actual Patient)
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Our attentive team strives to use their advanced training to provide you with the highest standard of care. We build trust by getting to know you on a personal level and adapt each visit to meet your needs.
We take dental care in Fox Valley to the next level by making your visit simple and efficient. Our office has plenty of on-site parking, early morning appointment times, financing options, and so much more.
Alleviate fear and step into an office designed with your comfort in mind. You can sit back and relax with our blankets, headphones, and watch your favorite show on our treatment room TVs. Plus we offer complimentary lip balm and bottled water.
Convenience Through Dental Technology
Stress-free and pain-free is the Fox Valley Dental way.
Advancements in dental technology have led us to provide even more efficient, gentle, and precise family dentistry. Dr. Olsen stays on top of the latest techniques and uses modern equipment to the benefit of your oral health. This technology means less chair time for our patients but enhanced results across the board. Here are some of the modern equipment available in our Fox Valley office: