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
After growing up in a small town in Idaho, Dr. Brenen Olsen attended Brigham Young University, where he met his beautiful wife, Lindsey. Dr. Olsen attended dental school in Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA. While in dental school, he developed an interest for oral surgery and after dental school went on to do a residency in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston University. In Boston, he had the opportunity to learn from some of the best surgeons and Educators in the country.
Although Lindsey and Brenen loved their time on the East Coast, they were excited to get back to the Pacific Northwest. They have settled here with their four kids: Briggs, Eric, Caroline and Sophie. They enjoy hiking, fishing, taking bike rides, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Olsen loves meeting and helping patients.
His goal is to treat everyone he sees as if they are family. He is so grateful you’re trusting him with your oral surgery needs.
When Your Passion Becomes Your Career: Meet Dr. Brenen Olsen
Meet Dr. Olsen
Hi, I’m Dr. Brenen Olsen and I’m an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Liberty Oral Surgery Center. I grew up with an interest in the sciences and medicine in particular. I really liked the technical aspects that the sciences brought. But I also really wanted a profession or career where I could develop a skill that really helped people. I had a family friend down the road, who was a dentist and I was able to observe him in his practice. And that’s really when I first became interested in a dental career, I was able to attend Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where I was able to see multiple different surgeries that I had never seen before and frankly didn’t even know were possible and see the comforts and hope that they were able to bring to an otherwise difficult situation. And it was at that time that I knew that that’s what I wanted to do. After dental school, I was able to go to Boston, Massachusetts, and start my oral surgery training. In Boston, I was able to work with some of the best surgeons in the world, as well as some of the best people in the world. After my oral surgery training, my wife and I realized that we miss being in the Northwest, since both she and I are from here. We started looking around for jobs and found Liberty Oral Surgery. We were really impressed with the depth of the procedures that were performed here, as well as the way that patients were treated. It was really like a family-like atmosphere for both the patients and everyone that works here and I knew that this is where I wanted to be and we’ve been here ever since. One of the things that I really enjoy is being able to speak with the person, walk them through the process, and then just make the whole experience as pleasant and pain-free as possible. I find a lot of satisfaction in that.