Dr. Megan M. Olson - Minot, ND Dentist
When I graduated from Minot High School in 2005, returning to Minot just 10 years later didn't seem like a possibility, however, my time living in different parts of the country and traveling throughout the world made me realize the value in a hometown. Being able to work and grow, both personally and professionally, with my family close by has already proven to be extremely valuable and gratifying.
Growing up, I had excellent examples of individuals that chose to dedicate themselves professionally to their communities. My grandpa was a dentist in Mohall, North Dakota for over 40 years, only agreeing to retire after he found the best replacement for the job. My dad has been practicing dentistry in Minot since 1979, and has proven to be my most valuable resource as a young dentist. Throughout high school, I spent summers cleaning and assisting at my dad’s office. There were always words of encouragement from my parents and my grandpa to consider dentistry, but at that time, dentistry and living in Minot were the last things on my mind. After I started college, my opinion quickly shifted. I took a year off after college and worked as a dental assistant for my dad – I needed to make sure this was the profession for me. During that time, I became even more interested in the technical aspects of dentistry, but I quickly learned that the most rewarding and motivating part of dentistry is helping patients.
Since graduating from dental school and returning to Minot to practice with my dad in 2014, I have been able to begin my professional relationship with the Minot community. Not only has my profession allowed me to grow in a supportive community, but it has also allowed me to be closer to my family. I get to work with my mom and dad every day and I have been able to spend more time with my three sisters who all live in North Dakota. Whether we’re spending time together at the lake, playing tennis, or just watching our favorite television shows, it has definitely been enjoyable having them close. Moving back has also allowed me to reconnect with old friends and connect with new ones. I recently became a member of Young Professionals, Kiwanis, and the Ambassadors. I have met many incredibly interesting people through these organizations and I look forward to becoming more involved in them in the future. Minot is a great, vibrant community; as a young professional, I am hopeful that I will be able to have a significant impact on the Minot community, both professionally and personally.
Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.
Active member of the following professional associations:
American Dental Association (ADA)
Minot Dental Society-serving as Treasurer
North Dakota Dental Association