Ratings for Dr. Gary B. Olson
I would not recommend Dr. Olson to anyone with TMJ problems. He did not help me or my daughter. His techniques are outdated as well as costing more than other doctors. He ground my teeth 3 times, wearing away enamel that cannot be recovered. He does not use anything other than his hands to "measure" accurate bite and whether you are improving or not. He talks a "good game" at first, but then you realize the things he does, are inaccurate, impermanent and just don't help. Save time and money by going to a TMJ specialist with proper equipment and computers to accurately measure your bite and progress. A specialist that grinds the orthodic given to wear---not your actual teeth!
I have been a patient of Dr. Olson's for over 5 years now and have come to the conclusion that his practice is a scam to a certain degree. He will give you some relief from you TMJD pain, but with a treatment method that is VERY impermanent and requires regular maintenance (which you have to pay him for of course). He once used state of the art technology to measure muscle tension, but then his computer broke and he couldn't afford to replace it. Now he claims he can sense muscle tension to the same degree of accuracy with his fingers as a computer. I have finally broken free of the cycle of going to see this guy and am so relieved. PLEASE go to a more professional and modern TMJ specializing dentistry clinic and safe yourself THOUSANDS.
I WOULD NOT recommend Dr. Olson. He uses archaic methodologies and GRINDS TEETH when the bite isn't perfect to begin with. He only ended up increasing my pain... after a $1000 and time off of work for the commute I was in worse condition than when I arrived at his office. On a personal note, I did not appreciate his unprofessional demeanor... telling your patients about your political/religious views is not appropriate.
Dr. Gary Olson is the only dentist that I've known in my 35 years of TMJ Dysfunction (caused by dental bite equilibration in the 1970's in Cleveland, Ohio) who has been able to give me relief from pain and reestablish my correct jaw bite position. He's very helpful and understanding regarding TMJ Dysfunction since he has it himself and tries to help others who have TMJ Dysfunction. His assistant is excellent at returning calls promptly. Dr. Olson has made a difference in my health and quality of living. I recommend him to others who have TMJ Dysfunction.
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- Marquette University School of Dentistry (Grad. 1976)
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