Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

318 Patient Ratings
27 Patient Comments

Craige J. Olson, D.D.S.

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2220 University Hospital
Dental, Clinic 7
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Dr. Olson graduated from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1977. He opened a private practice in Bountiful and practiced there until 2003. Dr. Olson became an attending for the University of Utah GPR Program in 1985 and did a part time residency from 1995 to 1997. He became the director of the program in 2001. The GPR program has 10 residents and 35 plus attending dentists. He also directs the dental care of developmentally disabled patients in the hospital under general anesthesia.

Dr. Olson served as the secretary, vice chair and chair of the Post Graduate Dentistry section of the American Dental Education Association. He is a member of the American Association of Hospital Dentists and the Special Care Dentistry Association. He has presented at the SCDA and the Utah Dental Association on hospital dentistry and the care of the developmentally disabled dental patient.

Dr. Olson has served as the chair of the Utah Oral Health Coalition and lobbied for increased access to dental care for the underserved.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dentistry - Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.5
My confidence in care provider
4.5
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.7

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

April 06, 2014

overall good

February 13, 2014

Dr. Goulston is amazing!!! She is easy to get ahold of when I have questions. Even though the mychart system isn't set up to contact your physician really fast, she answers my messages within an hour, even on weekends and even when she is on vacation or at a convention. She listens to me and makes me feel like my feelings and thoughts matter. I appreciate all the assistance she has given me. SHE ROCKS!!!

February 05, 2014

Fantastic!

February 01, 2014

Doctor was a little stern about my fear of extraction, but was very good at painless procedure. Not a shoulder to cry on but I would recommend her.

January 31, 2014

What Im most wondering is how you've assembled so people with good attitudes.

January 29, 2014

Very excellent service and he explained everything to me in words I could understand. He told me what to expect. I really like your staff.

January 29, 2014

Care provider was kind of rough.

January 07, 2014

Based on the excellent experience I had I plan on returning

January 06, 2014

Was hoping to get exam and cleaning with repair of chipped tooth but no time. Had to set up another appointment

December 21, 2013

dr. Olsen is the best.

December 14, 2013

easy to communicate with all staff

November 28, 2013

I have being to many dentists for the past 20 years in the US. This one was the most caring and was not in a hurry to recommend dental work needed for the future. He was analytical and confident.

November 20, 2013

Dr Williams was amazing

October 30, 2013

Dr. Griffin was very kind, efficient and friendly. He explained what he was doing and told me what to expect during my filling appointment. It was a good experience, even if I did wear my coat and mittens as I waited for him to set up and do his work.

October 27, 2013

My tooth extraction procedure went bad and became critical where the attending stepped in but my doctors was with me the whole time and offered reassurance.

October 09, 2013

We were blessed to meet Doctor Olson, or as we call him a doctor with big heart. When I and my kids needed a dental care, he offered to see us for a very low payment. When I came I expected a student dentist examining us, but Doctor Olson provided care and exam by himself treating us as a respected customer. If I were a doctor, I would transplant the cell of kindness from Doctor Olson's heart to many other doctors I know. Best provider we met in Utah and a very good personality.

September 27, 2013

excellent experience

September 24, 2013

great experience every time.

September 05, 2013

I have recommended your clinic to many friends. Have never had a bad visit.

August 30, 2013

Dr. Olson is any excellent dentist. He has had taken extraordinary care of me regarding the graft vs host disease in my mouth. It is thanks to him that my status of my teeth is stable. I trust him completely.

August 14, 2013

Dr. Griffin is a nice guy. I don't have any complaints.

August 10, 2013

good experience

July 23, 2013

Everyone was wonderful, thank you.

July 18, 2013

The Doctor took time to explain how to avoid dry socket and other problems I might experience. The care was excellent.

July 16, 2013

Great job, super professional and explained everything he was doing

July 15, 2013

I had an excellent dentist! He took lots of time with me, and gave me good tips on how to prevent any more recessing of my gums. He took the time to explain what was going on with my teeth and held a mirror up and showed me exactly what he was talking about. He was also very kind and friendly and gentle and put me to ease.

July 02, 2013

very good

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dentistry - Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-8951 Health Sciences Education Building
School of Dentistry
26 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
General Practice
Resident
Professional Dental West Virginia University School of Dentistry
Dental Education
D.D.S.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Chemistry
B.A.

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