About Same Day Dental
Dr. Charles Cole
A lot of people give me a puzzled look when I tell them I’ve wanted to be a dentist since I was nine years old. After all, introducing yourself as a dentist at a party can be a conversation killer. What many people don’t realize is the difference that’s made in a dentist’s surgery many times over every day. I know from years of watching people walk out of my practice, feeling a million times better than when they walked in, that what happens during the time my patients are with me impacts their lives forever. This is the reason I bounce out of bed every morning.
I am Charles Cole and I’ve made it my mission to understand what really matters to my patients. I listen to what is most important to you and then help you decide the best solution for your dental concerns. We all have busy schedules so I have designed an office that can treat most dental conditions in one day, many times the very same day! No more rescheduling, worries, just get it done and get on with eating, smiling and living.
Our Practice is happy to play a big part of our local community. We participate in community events and offer programs to local schools. One of our greatest joys is the smile makeover program we offer as a free gift to patients who are nominated by fellow patients.
Dr. Joseph Olson
There was always something to fix on the family farm where I grew up in Montana. I loved helping from an early age and got great satisfaction from making sure if I was repairing something it was done right. Later I decided to study engineering in college, but found working with numbers and computers wasn’t for me.
After I had graduated, I went back home and worked on the farm again for three years, while thinking hard about the career path I wanted to pursue. During that time I shadowed a dentist in a public health clinic that served a Native American population. People would walk in miserable and in pain with acute dental emergencies and leave relieved with a smile on their face. The impact of the treatment on their life was immediate. I was hooked, and at age 29 decided that dentistry was the career for me.
I studied and practiced in Las Vegas. Met and married my beautiful wife (who is also a dentist) and had two sons, who are our pride and joy. We moved to Alaska because of the opportunity to join Same Day Dental. A lot of our friends thought we were moving because we love the outdoors or to go salmon fishing and see the Northern Lights. While these are all things that make Alaska a great place to live and work, what was important to me was joining a dental practice that aligned with my values. I wanted to have the opportunity to do my best work for every patient, every day.
What makes dentistry different from other health professions is the dentist can truly empathize with the patient undergoing treatment. We’ve all got teeth—often we’ve had similar treatments or procedures to the ones we’re recommending or carrying out. We know what it feels like to be scared or in pain. That’s why it’s a privilege to earn the trust of our patients and to do the work we do every day.