Dr. Bryan McLelland
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. McLelland grew up in Alberta, Canada and completed his dental school training at the University of Alberta. After a one year General Practice Residency, Dr. McLelland completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. McLelland met his wife Krista in Chicago, Illinois while she was a Pediatric ICU nurse. The McLelland’s have three girls, Kate, Addison and Ava. Kate and Addison are avid soccer players and enjoy Volleyball and school sports. Boating, hiking and traveling are a few of the many activities they enjoy.
Dr. McLelland believes everyone should be treated with the utmost respect and kindness and looks forward to treating patients like his own family members.
The Man Behind the Mask: Meet Dr. Bryan Mclelland
Meet Dr. McLelland
I did not grow up thinking I was going to be a dentist. I started off at 19 finding myself in dental school, and then finished dental school and when I was done that, I discovered that I didn’t want to go directly into private practice. So I looked around for an additional year of advanced training and decided to go into a residency program, which is a one year program in Denver General Hospital. I knew that Denver had an oral surgery training program. So I wanted to kind of see what oral surgeons did. Once I started that program and got a taste for what oral surgeons did, I found it very appealing and applied to Oral Surgery schools across the United States and found myself in Chicago, Illinois, at Cook County Hospital.
Q: Why do you love what you do?
You know, with, with oral surgery and with dentistry, it’s really easy to get caught up on the technical part of what you’re doing and fixing teeth. Which is, which is good, which is rewarding. But I think above and beyond that, when you have someone that comes in with a significant issue, maybe they’re missing all of their teeth. Maybe they have a cleft lip and palate, maybe their jaws have grown disproportionately and you can, you can help fix that mechanical, that facial problem. But not only that, you can see the change in their self-confidence and their self-esteem and how they feel about themselves, and how they interact with the world and how they live their lives becomes even more rewarding and enjoyable.
Dr. Brenen Olsen
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Olsen received his Doctorate in Dentistry from Virginia Commonwealth University and then went on to obtain his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery from Boston University. He is passionate about helping patients improve their oral health and he’s looking forward to being involved in your patient’s complete oral care and treatment.
Dr. Olsen is moving to the Spokane area with his wife, Lindsey, and their three kids (and one on the way!) Briggs, Eric and Caroline. The Olsen family have enjoyed exploring the parks, museums and restaurants that Boston has to offer, but are looking forward to hiking, camping, fishing and skiing throughout the Inland Northwest.
Dr. Olsen wants his patients to be comfortable and have a good experience.