Dr. Olsen is an Ann Arbor native. He graduated from Pioneer High School in 1980 and continued on to the University of Michigan. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1984, and then earned his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1988. After spending a year as an associated dentist in Traverse City, MI, Dr. Olsen opened his private practice in Ann Arbor with just one operatory and one employee. Thanks to the support and loyalty of his patients, the practice has grown into a beautiful state-of-the-art, high-tech facility capable of delivering the highest quality dentistry available. He and his team really care about the health and well-being of their patients, and they feel comfortable having their oral health care needs met in his office. Dr. Olsen's team has grown a bit, but without sacrificing the personal connections they enjoy with their patients. A passion for learning has led Dr. Olsen to regularly pursue advanced training and education in all facets of dentistry. Because of his interest, he regularly attends local and national dental meetings, achieving an average of over 100 hours per year of continuing education. He has taken his knowledge and skills as a clinician to the next level by attending the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. During his studies at LVI, Dr. Olsen learned the most advanced methods in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. His training also included advanced education in neuromuscular dentistry. This has drawn many patients to his practice seeking relief from years of TMJ and headache pain. Dr. Olsen has been a big supporter of local baseball and soccer programs through his participation as a coach with various teams over the past 18 years. He has also sponsored many teams and events and been active in many community projects as well. Two of Dr. Olsen's kids have been involved in the Saline Fiddlers, and he enjoys participating with this great organization as well. He is a resident of the Ann Arbor-Saline community and enjoys seeing his family of patients whenever he goes in town. Dr. Olsen is a member of the following associations: American Dental Association (ADA) Michigan Dental Association (MDA) American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA) Advanced Training: University of Michigan, BA in Psychology (1984) University of Michigan School of Dentistry, DDS (1988) Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) - Completion of Core Curriculum in Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry as well as Full-Mouth Reconstruction; K-7 Training Soft-Tissue Laser Certification (2009) Invisalign Certification (2008) ClearCorrect Certification (2010) Botox and Dermal Filler Certification (2011) ...See Less
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Dr. Olsen uses a comprehensive approach in evaluating patients. Using digital x-rays, photos, and Smile Simulation software, he is able to provide the patient with a complete picture of their dental conditions. Our team is very experienced, compassionate and well trained. Dr. Olsen's advanced training in Root canals, Dental Implants, Cosmetic Veneers and TMJ Therapy allows patients to receive all their treatment in our office. We welcome new patients, we welcome YOU! www.JamesOlsenDDS.com
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
University of Michigan / School of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 1988
Las Vegas Institute For Advanced Dental Studies
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
Engel Institue For Implant Training
Other Education | Completed 2012
Las Vegas Institute For Advanced Dental Studies
Other Education | Completed 2007
Lvi Implant I and Ii
Other Education | Completed 2012
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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