Our One-of-a-Kind Dental Office
I have been in dentistry for over 20 years. I started out as an assistant and have expanded into my current position as an Office Manager. I am married to my husband (Will) for over 23 years! We have two children (Ben and Megan) and we reside in Omro.
I was introduced to dentistry when I lived in South Dakota(my husband’s home state). Ever since then, it has become a wonderful part of my life. I love the opportunities and experiences it has given me. I am a goal seeker, with a passion to provide the best I can to everyone around me!
Outside of the Office: We enjoy going ATVing, gardening, and spending time with our children.
Bucket List Item: I would love to travel to Australia.
Favorite Quote: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!
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 right here in Neenah, actually only a few blocks away from this practice! I am the oldest of two, and proud to say I have a wonderful relationship with my parents and brother. There are also two dachshunds in my household that provide plenty of entertainment on a daily basis.
Why did you choose dentistry? As a graduate of St. Norbert College with a double major in English and Theater I never thought dentistry would be a career I’d pursue. There is a dentist in the family, and I have always taken good care of my teeth, but what drew me to this office was the people and environment more than anything.Being here I have found that I enjoy the dental field, it’s incredibly fascinating and constantly changing.
What is the best part of your job? I love being able to use my creativity and literary background to write blogs, newsletters, and social media posts.
What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office? My compassion and empathy for others is well-suited for the medical field, and I enjoy helping people to the best of my ability.
What do you do outside of the office? I enjoy camping, road trips with friends, and date nights with my boyfriend. Sitting on the beach or walking in the woods is excellent when the weather is nice. My rock collection is always growing and I can sometimes feel inspired to write,paint, or do other crafty things.
What’s one item from your bucket list? It’s been my dream to get one of my pieces published, whether that be a book or a play.
Share an interesting fact about yourself: I have been in 3 movies. All local and two having to do with awareness for drug and domestic abuse, but they were really fun to be a part of!
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 am originally from a very small town in WA state. Youngest of 6 children with 4 older brothers and an older sister. I moved to WI in 2016 with my sister’s family, then they moved back home in 2018. I’ve been a dental assistant for 4 years, recently got a new puppy named Chester. Never watched football until moving to Green Bay and now a Packer fan, live in Little Chute, and currently working towards my dental hygiene degree at NWTC.
Since I was 13 years old, I decided I wanted to go into the dental field. my older sister was a dental assistant and that is what sparked my interest in the field. Once I started assisting, I knew this field was where I was meant to be. The ability to help transform a patient’s smile and help with keeping them overall in good health is what really inspires me to continue on in this wonderful field.
Outside the Office: I enjoy doing pretty much anything outdoors; hiking, biking, fishing, hunting. I completed my first half marathon in 2018 and joined a running group in Appleton. I also enjoy visiting family in WA, playing with my dog Chester, and going up to the cabin in Sturgeon Bay.
Your Hero: My parents are my hero. They have always sacrificed for the 6 of us kids and went without so that we all had everything we ever needed.
Bucket List Item: Scuba Dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
I grew up in Hortonville, Wi with my parents and five younger siblings. Along with all the kids in our house, we also always had several different types of pets. Some of those pets included dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, and fish.
Why did you choose dentistry? While in high school, I really wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do. I got the opportunity to do a couple of job shadows and one of those was in a dental office. I absolutely loved it and from then on I knew I wanted to be in the dental field.
What is the best part of your job? One of my favorite things about my job is getting to meet new patients and get to know them.
What aspect of your personality adds the most value to the office? I’d like to think that I’m positive and upbeat most of the time and that can help in times when we’re just having a bad day in the office.
What do you do outside of the office? Outside of work I love to travel, my boyfriend and I love to do small weekend getaways. I also love spending time with my family and friends whenever I get that chance.
What’s one item on your bucket list? One thing on my bucket list is to travel to Brazil.
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: