About Us

Dr. Susan Olson


Dr. Susan Olson received her undergraduate degree from the  University of California, Irvine and then continued her education at the  University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she received her Doctorate of  Dental Medicine. This is where she also met her husband, who is also a  dentist. She grew up in California and has practiced dentistry in Nevada  and California. Dr. Olson initially came to Alaska since her husband  wanted to, however has fallen in love with the beautiful state herself.  They have decided to make the Mat Su Valley their new home.
Dr.  Olson's main goal is to provide you with the best dental care possible  in a warm and gentle manner. You can be certain that she will patiently listen and discuss the best treatment options for you. 

Dr.  Olson is a member of the American Dental Association and Alaska Dental  Society. She ensures that she is up to date with the newest dental  technology by consistently going to continuing education courses to  better serve her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys running/  exercising with her husband and spending time with their two boys.

"  I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the Big Lake  community. I understand seeing the dentist can be dreadful, however you  can rest assure that I will try my very best to make it enjoyable. "

Susan Olson, DMD 

Big Lake Family Dentistry, Big Lake, Alaska.



Shannon is the friendly face that greets you when you come in, the voice on the phone when you call, as well as Dr. Olson's dental assistant.  

She grew up in Arizona but has made Alaska her home for the past 7 winters. (That's how she counts the passage of time here!) 

When she's not in the office, she and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors with their two dogs. 

She's been in the dental field for 4 years now and truly enjoys it. 

"The best part of my job is the joy you get from helping people and the opportunities you have to learn new things every day!"  

- Shannon 


We are happy to help people of all ages.

General dentistry for the whole family! 

*Routine Exams



*Crown & Bridge work

*Root Canal Therapy

*Teeth Whitening

*Tooth Extractions

*Dentures & Partials 

Big Lake Family Dentistry


Real testimonials

From DG: Who wants to go to the Dentist, said no one ever. Even pets know when you are going to the Dentist and they look at you with those pity eyes. But I got over it and had a very surprisingly pleasant experience. Dr. Olson explained everything to me, was very gentle, and made a follow-up. 5 Stars. If you seek the best dental care for you and your family with compassion and professionalism, I highly recommend Big Lake Family Dentistry.