About Olsen Taylor General Dentistry
Dr. Laura Olsen Taylor, DMD – Lake Norman Dentist
Dr. Laura Olsen Taylor earned her undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina Wilmington in Voice Performance with a minor in Chemistry. She graduated Summa Cum laude and performed in several student operatic productions. She completed her pre-dental requirements at University of North Carolina Charlotte. She received her degree as a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in May, 2014. Laura is a native Carolinian and graduated as Salutatorian from Lake Norman High School. She lives in Mooresville with her husband Cameron, her son Liam, and four kitties. Other than practicing as a Lake Norman dentist, she enjoys acting, singing, theatre, camping, waterskiing, and hiking. She loves working with children and helping them to enjoy their dental visits.
Richard Olsen, DDS
Dr. Richard Olsen received an honorable discharge from the USAF after completing tours of duty in Vietnam and Japan. He entered Eastern Michigan University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree. In 1980 he earned his DDS degree from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. After dental school Dr. Olsen continued with advanced study by completing a one year hospital residency program.
Dr. Olsen has served as an instructor of Dentistry at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Detroit Receiving Hospital, and Carolinas Medical Center. He also has held faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University, University of Chicago, University of Detroit, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since leaving his position as Associate Chairman of the Department of Dentistry at Carolinas Medical Center, he joined his wife’s practice, forming Olsen General Dentistry.
He has authored a number of articles which have been published in several national dental journals. Along with his wife Donna, who is also a Lake Norman dentist, Dr. Olsen is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the Second District Dental Society.
He has been inducted into several honorary dental societies including: Pierre Fouchard, Academy of Dentistry International, and the International College of Dentists.
Donna B. Olsen, DMD
Dr. Donna Olsen earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her Master’s degree from Wayne State University in Guidance and Counseling. After completing her Master’s, she worked for eight years as a social worker for the Michigan Department of Social Services. Dr. Olsen then entered Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, where she graduated with high honors. She then completed a one-year hospital residency program and spent a second year of advanced training in Oral Pathology.
Selected for membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society for top ranking graduates, she is also a fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International, an honorary dental society dedicated to worldwide dental service. Dr. Olsen is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the Second District Dental Society. A former faculty member at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Olsen has authored several articles on dentistry.
Holly joined the practice in January 2016. She has been a dental hygienist since 2010. Holly enjoys working as a team with her patients to achieve optimal oral health. Holly is a native of Mooresville and enjoys time at the lake and spending time with her husband and son.
Amanda graduated from Rowan Cabarrus Community College’s Dental assisting program. What she loves most about her job is getting to have a one on one interaction with each of her patients and helping them obtain a beautiful smile. She also enjoys traveling, camping and hiking in her down time. She also enjoys getting to watch the Carolina Panthers play every Sunday during football season!