Leukemia Awareness

September is Leukemia Awareness Month

Dr. Lauren Olson and the Olson Orthodontics team want to show our support for Leukemia Awareness by encouraging our patients to smile in ORANGE during September!

Olson Orthodontics Supports Leukemia Awareness

Therefore, Dr. Olson will make a donation to the Hope House on behalf of the Olson Orthodontics family in honor of Sara Simpson. To calculate the total donation, we will note each patient that chooses ORANGE bands. To show your support, take a selfie of your ORANGE smile or ORANGE bracelet and tag us in your post @OlsonBraces. You can also post the photo to our Facebook page!

Leukemia, which accounts for about 30% of childhood cancers, affects far too many families. We are hopeful for a cure and are honored to participate in the fight. Patients can also leave a donation in office at their appointment.

Want to do more with the leukemia and lymphoma society, click HERE.

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Dr. Lauren Olson: In the News with Carrollton Bank

Have you seen Dr. Olson on the Carrollton Bank commercial?

Dr. Lauren has been recently featured in one of Carrollton Bank's commercials. It was a unique experience in that during filming of the commercial, she and Laura just sat at a table and talked for 30 minutes. It was not scripted or had any per-set guidelines other than to just sit there and talk!

Dr. Lauren Olson has been with Carrollton Bank for over seven years and she has served on the Advisory Board for the O'Fallon Branch for the last three years. She still attends the board meetings as an alumni member. Dr. Lauren loves her relationship with the bank, and the personal service that her banker, Laura Beckman, provides has been terrific!

To Dr. Lauren, Carrollton Bank feels much like her own business. It is based off one on one interactions, a family friendly atmosphere where you are known and respected, and most of all friendly employees that are ready to serve and make your experience a great one!

Haven't seen the commercial yet and want to watch it?

Check out the commercial by watching the video below or by clicking this link: Just Call Laura

Dr. Lauren Olson Commercial with Carrollton Bank

Dr. Lauren Hood-Olson Career Fair Day

Dr. Lauren Hood-Olson and the 8th Grade Career Exploration Fair

Dr. Lauren Hood-Olson has proudly participated in the 8th Grade Career Exploration Fair for four years in a row. This year’s fair was held on May 2, 2018 and showcased over 70 working professionals from around the O’Fallon-Shiloh area. Hundreds of 8th graders from nearby public and private schools were able to attend and talk to those experienced in different professions. The fair gives students the opportunity to hear about different types of careers to help them create career goals early in life. Dr. Lauren loved getting to share her experiences with so many students.

Becoming an Orthodontist

The path to becoming an orthodontist requires many years of hard work and dedication. So how did Dr. Lauren get where she is today?

Dr. Lauren Hood-Olson's Path to Orthodontics

Dr. Lauren graduated valedictorian of her high school. Then, she attended Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, where she was awarded the Chancellor Scholarship. In addition, she received one of two positions for early acceptance into the School of Dental Medicine.

After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree, Dr. Lauren was recognized with the highest overall GPA for the department of science. She went on to complete her doctorate of dental medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL. She again graduated summa cum laude—the only doctor in her class to earn that honor.

Dr. Lauren practiced in the metro-east area for many years before deciding to join Dr. Satrom in 2013 and went on to purchase his practice.

If you or your child would like to hear more about Dr. Lauren’s experience in the field of orthodontics, just ask! Dr. Lauren would love to answer any questions you may have. If your soon-to-be 8th grader would like to attend next year’s career fair, look out for more information in the spring.

Don’t put your new smile on hold any longer. Request an appointment today!

2017 Scott Air Force Base Civic Leader Tour

2017 Scott Air Force Base Civic Leader Tour

On May 18th and 19th, 2017, Dr. Lauren was one of 19 Civic Leaders that attended at two base tour. Dr. Lauren is an honorary Commander for the 375 Dental Squadron. During the tour, her first stop was MacDill AFB. She was briefed on the 6th Air Mobility Wing. She also visited U.S. Central Command, Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Escape demo/briefing, toured NOAA center, and tired her skills at the KC-135 refueling and flight simulators. The second day of the tour took her to Tyndall AFB. There she started with a 325th Fighter Wing mission briefing. She was able to view the 43rd Fighter Squadron and F-22 fighter jets and the 601st Air Operations Center. For transport during the tour, she was aboard a KC-135 and was able to watch the refueling of two F-22 fighterjets. Dr. Lauren was honored to be escorted by Col. Laura Lenderman (the previous 375th Air Mobility Wing Commander), Command Chief Wes Mathias, 375th Air Mobility Wing, Karen Petitt, Chief, Public Affiars, 375th AMW, Brain Stevens, Chief, Protocol, 375th AMW, and Sean Clements, Media/Community Engagement, 375th AMW. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for Dr. Lauren. Dr. Lauren and Olson Orthodontics are grateful to all our service members and their families.

Improve Your School With Your Smile


Did you know that you could earn cash for your school with your smile? That’s right! When you begin orthodontic treatment with Dr. Olson, we’ll make a donation toward a local school of your choice. Better schools through beautiful smiles. It’s a win-win.

Here’s how it works:
1. Start your orthodontic treatment with us
2. Tell us which school you’d like to donate to
3. Watch the donations STACK UP with each patient
4. We’ll make one big donation to each school at the end of the year

We love supporting our schools! Call us today to begin treatment and let’s build better schools and smiles together.

Smiles Change Lives Provider, Dr. Lauren Olson

Dr. Lauren Olson Celebrates 9 Years with Smiles Change Lives!

Smiles Change Lives, or "SCL" is a nonprofit organization that assists children in need of braces who are not able to afford them. The organization partners with orthodontists all over the United States who agree to provide treatment at little cost to the family. Click here to watch a video for more information from actual Smiles Change Lives patients and parents.

To be selected as an SCL candidate, you must fit the qualifications and complete an online application. From there, the program reviews your application and if approved, you may have a waiting period to be connected to an orthodontist in your area.

Dr. Lauren is proud to be a part of this wonderful program and loves helping those in need. She has treated several dozen patients with Smiles Change Lives over the past nine years and looks forward to creating more smiles through this partnership.

The team at Olson Orthodontics understands how powerful a healthy, beautiful smile can be and are here to help in any way we can. We encourage you to submit an application for the SCL program if you feel you are a candidate!

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Scott Air Force Base Honorary Commanders Program

Olson Orthodontics is a proud Honorary Commander for the Scott Air Force Base

Dr. Lauren Olson is very excited to be selected as a business leader in the areas of O'Fallon, Swansea, Belleville, Shiloh, Fairview Heights and Troy for the Honorary Commander Program with the Scott Air Force Base. To be chosen, there was a selection process with deciding factors being resumes, community involvement, and support of the base. Dr. Lauren was one of 36 community leaders selected!

The purpose of the Honorary Commander Program is to strengthen the connection that communities and businesses have with the Scott Air Force Base. Dr. Lauren will be connected with a military senior leader and his or her unit and will be invited to special events with the base.

We are so thankful for the men and women serving our country and are proud to develop a close relationship with those close to home. We are also grateful for serving the smiles of O'Fallon! Click HERE to see a full list of the 2016-2017 Team Scott Honorary Commanders.

Mission of Mercy

Dr. Olson has been a member of the local planning committee that has met over the last year and half preparing for the Illinois State Dental Society Foundation's Mission of Mercy. She served for the entire mission that will take part at the Gateway center in Collinsville. It was a first come, first serve dental clinic that provided care to thousands of patients at no cost. Dr. Lauren knew that it was going to be a hot, long several days of preparation, patient care, and tear down, but she was very excited to see all the patients being served during Southern Illinois's first dental mission of this magnitude. This was a huge undertaking accomplished by the support of volunteers, donors, businesses, local authorities, and doctors from all over the state of Illinois.

The Mission of Mercy was a huge success! Dr. Lauren stated, "The rough totals were 640 patients on Friday, 848 patients on Saturday, and over 1 MILLION dollars of dental services provided. It's been a blessing to serve on the local committee and along side all the amazing ISDS staff and doctors that made this happen for the last couple years. My whole body is sore, my feet hurt, and definitely could use a nap today - HOWEVER this mission made a difference in this community and helped people to smile?."


Mission of Mercy

We Support the O’Fallon Police Department

Dr. Lauren and her husband, Andrew, are proud to support the O'Fallon Police Department. Olson Orthodontics was a Lieutenant Sponsor of the Fraternal Order of Police golf tournament on Friday September 2nd. Dr. Lauren's team finished 10 under and took home a second place finish in their flight. It was a beautiful day to support such an amazing group of dedicated men and women in blue!

O'Fallon Police Department

Olson Orthodontics is a Proud Supporter of the Shiloh Spring Carnival

With Summer upon us, we look back to the wrap up of another successful school year - which included the Shiloh Schools Spring Carnival hosted by the PTO. Olson Orthodontics proudly donated a set of braces that, as it turned out, was the top selling auction item this year. It is our privilege to support our local Shiloh Schools.

The O'Fallon Weekly covered the details of the event and the record turnout - which you can read about HERE.

Wishing Everyone a Great Summer O' Smiles from the Olson Orthodontics Team!