Dr. James Olsen, DDS

Dr. James Olsen, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. James Olsen, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Ann Arbor, MI and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Michigan / School of Dentistry in 1988 and practices dentistry, oral surgery, and more.Read his story

3400 Travis Pointe Rd Ste G

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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Dr. Olsen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Olsen "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) "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Olsen "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"

13  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry

66  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Bonding Disorders
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Facial Pain
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Loose Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral Infection
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Ankylosis
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
  • Traumatic Dental Injuries


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98  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Cancer Screening
  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Complex Tooth Extraction
  • Composite Fillings
  • Computer Imaging for Dental Crowns
  • Cosmetic Contouring (Dental)
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Deep Bleaching
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Gum Flap Surgery
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Sealant
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Endodontic Retreatment
  • Endodontic Surgery
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Fixed Orthodontic Correction
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • General Anesthesia
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Gum Surgery
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Invisible Dental Braces
  • Jaw Tracking
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Root Planing
  • Lesion Removal
  • Light Activated Teeth Whitening
  • Limited Gum Surgery
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Molar Endodontics
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Non-Surgical Orthodontic Procedures
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Braces
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Removable Appliances
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Root Canal
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Single Visit Root Canals
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Sonography
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording
  • Tooth-Borne Denture
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
  • Upper Dentures


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  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Olsen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olsen to family and friends
36 total reviews (12 have comments)

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Dr. Olsen's Performance

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  • Answers questions

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Olsen Says:

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Patient Comments (12)

I would definitely recommend Dr. Olson and team. Having had extensive dential challenges, he has always found a way to solve the problem. I am quite happy with the one on one that is provided as well as follow up care.
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A nice and gentle dentist. He makes you feel comfortable while sitting on patient's chair.
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In the years of coming to this practice, I have consistently experienced extremely professional and yet friendly service and care. Over 22 years and counting.
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Always receive excellent care from a great dentist and wonderful staff. — Jim Tuttle
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Dr Olsen is very knowledgeable and skilled and always pain free. A great dentist. I have Invisalign braces now and am looking forward to my new smile.
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