Meet the Mobile Dental Clinic Staff
Mobile Dental Clinic Program Manager
Denise joined the CVHN staff in June 2008 as the Program Director for the inception of the ‘Just for Grins’ Mobile Dental Clinic Program. She is a registered Dental Hygienist and a long-time resident of the Emerald Coast. She is a graduate of Choctawhatchee High School and received her Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pensacola Junior College in 1980.
Denise is active with Beachside Community Church in Fort Walton Beach, enjoys serving her community and is on the Board of Directors for Give Me Shelter Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides for children in Haiti.
Denise lives in Shalimar with her husband and two sons.
“It has been so rewarding to make a difference in the lives of these wonderful children! In my career as a Dental Hygienist this is a once in a life time opportunity and I feel blessed to be a part of this great organization.”
Mobile Dental Clinic Hygienist
Kelly Taylor is a Registered Dental Hygienist and has lived on the Emerald Coast since 1983. She moved to the Fort Walton Beach area with her husband Bill, who was active duty Air Force for 22 years. They have two grown daughters. Kelly holds an A.A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene which she received from Pensacola Junior College in 1996. Kelly had been working in private practice until she joined CVHN in 2008. She enjoys being a part of the “Just for Grins” Mobile Dental Clinic and feels it is a true blessing. She looks forward to continuing the mission of serving the needs of children in Walton and Okaloosa counties.
Dr. Gary Olson
Dr. Gary Olson completed his BS Degree at Western Illinois University and received his DDS Degree at Loyola University College of Dentistry in Chicago. Dr. Olson operated a family dental practice in Aledo, Illinois. He is a member of the ADA and past president of the Rock Island District Dental Society.
In Illinois, Dr. Olson participated in the ADA program "Give Kids a Smile". It was a smooth transition to work with the CVHN Mobile Dental Clinic. It is a joy to serve the bright, energetic kids at Okaloosa and Walton schools.
Dr. Olson and his wife, Anne, relocated to Freeport, FL to be closer to family. In their free time, they enjoy swimming, camping, boating and being in the Florida sunshine.