Meet the Mobile Dental Clinic Staff
Mobile Dental Clinic Program Manager
Denise joined the CVHN staff in June 2008 as the Program Manager 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.
Denise is a graduate of Choctawhatchee High School and received her associate of science in dental hygiene from Pensacola Junior College in 1980. She was in private practice for 28 years before joining the CVHN team.
Denise lives in Fort Walton Beach with her husband, George, and has two grown sons. In her spare time, she loves walking on the beach, enjoying the outdoors and attending Beachside Community Church.
Denise is thankful to be a part of such a wonderful organization and to be given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children by providing much needed preventive dental care in the elementary schools in Okaloosa and Walton counties. She said it’s a blessing to see the excitement and welcoming smiles of the children when we return to the schools for visits. Denise’s goal is to always provide a fun and positive dental experience for each child.
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," making it a smooth transition to work with the CVHN Mobile Dental Clinic. He says it's 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.