Dr. Hood-Olson, DMD

Dr. Hood-Olson, DMD

Dr. Hood-Olson, DMD, specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. She was raised in McLeansboro, IL, a small community in southern Illinois about 100 miles east of O’Fallon. She graduated...

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Dr. Hood-Olson, DMD

Dr. Hood-Olson, DMD, specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. She was raised in McLeansboro, IL, a small community in southern Illinois about 100 miles east of O’Fallon. She 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.

Upon 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.

After graduating dental school, Dr. Lauren married Andrew Olson of O’Fallon, IL, and they moved to Rochester, NY. In Rochester, she completed her residency at the Eastman Dental Center Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital.

After their time in Rochester, she and Andrew decided to move back to his hometown to settle down and start a family. 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. Dr. Satrom is a retired colonel from the Air Force and practiced in O’Fallon from 1999 to his retirement in 2013.

ORTHODONTIST IN O’FALLON
Dr. Lauren resides in O’Fallon with her husband and two children: a daughter, Avalinn, and a son, Watkin. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her family and being active in her church and community. She enjoys running, yoga, crafting, and photography. Any chance they get, she and Andrew enjoy cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and the Blues. Dr. Lauren is also a volunteer for the children’s program at her church. In addition, she is an active member of the chamber of commerce for O’Fallon and Shiloh.

In the future, Dr. Lauren and her family look forward to all the opportunities and experiences that allow them to become even more active in the O’Fallon community.


ARNEY BROWN

ARNEY BROWN

I am the laboratory technician here at Olson Orthodontics. I am responsible for the fabrication of all the orthodontic appliances. I received my laboratory training and all advanced training while in the...

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ARNEY BROWN

I am the laboratory technician here at Olson Orthodontics. I am responsible for the fabrication of all the orthodontic appliances. I received my laboratory training and all advanced training while in the Air Force. I started working here in April of 2002 after retiring from the Air Force, upon 26 years of service, with a cumulative of 36 years of experience in the Dental Laboratory career field. I enjoy working at Olson Orthodontics because I have the opportunity to work one on one with the doctors and the patients. Should a question or concern over an appliance arise, I can speak to the dentist directly. This also allows appliances to be created much faster and delivered to the patients quicker.


CHRISTINE BRANDT

CHRISTINE BRANDT

(Front Desk Assistant)

I was born and raised in Illinois. When I had braces at age 12 it really interested me in the dental field. I love this job because I love people. I love to craft- paint,...

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CHRISTINE BRANDT

(Front Desk Assistant)

I was born and raised in Illinois. When I had braces at age 12 it really interested me in the dental field. I love this job because I love people. I love to craft- paint, sew, etc. My spare time is spent reading and watching old movies and spending time with family.


CHRISTY SOTOROPOLIS

CHRISTY SOTOROPOLIS

(Clinical Assistant)

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. I was a server at a pizza place at 17 years old. I had dentists that were regulars and they offered me a position in the office...

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CHRISTY SOTOROPOLIS

(Clinical Assistant)

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. I was a server at a pizza place at 17 years old. I had dentists that were regulars and they offered me a position in the office to work with them. I was hired on my 18th birthday. I love seeing the amazing smiles of our patients when the braces come off for them. I love to run, travel and spend time with my husband when I am not working.


DEBBIE BUCHANAN

DEBBIE BUCHANAN

(Treatment Coordinator)

I was born in Kansas and grew up in Mt. Olive, IL. I got into the dental field when a friend told me how much they enjoyed orthodontics...and I did too!

The best...

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DEBBIE BUCHANAN

(Treatment Coordinator)

I was born in Kansas and grew up in Mt. Olive, IL. I got into the dental field when a friend told me how much they enjoyed orthodontics…and I did too!

The best part of working with Dr. Lauren is our patients. Our younger patients can be so cute and funny! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, crafts, and family time!


KRISTA LAM

KRISTA LAM

(Office Manager)

I was born in California and raised in Alton, IL. I had braces from 5th to 8th grade. I loved seeing my orthodontist and how much fun they all had at the office and that got...

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KRISTA LAM

(Office Manager)

I was born in California and raised in Alton, IL. I had braces from 5th to 8th grade. I loved seeing my orthodontist and how much fun they all had at the office and that got me interested in working in orthodontics. I love working for Dr. Olson. She is honest, compassionate, caring, and always does what is right for her staff and patients. I enjoy running, going to concerts, and spending time with my husband, son, dog, and family.


MIRANDA CABRERA

MIRANDA CABRERA

(Clinical Assistant)

I was born and raised in Collinsville, Il. A family member introduced me to the dental field, and I had never thought of it. I love it and wouldn't go back! I love being...

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MIRANDA CABRERA

(Clinical Assistant)

I was born and raised in Collinsville, Il. A family member introduced me to the dental field, and I had never thought of it. I love it and wouldn’t go back! I love being able to meet new people and to build relationships with our patients. In my spare time, I hang out with my family, watch movies and test my cooking skills.


RENEE BROWN

RENEE BROWN

(Clinical Assistant)

I was born in Montana. I started my career in dental out of pure luck and the need to try something new. I love getting to see kids smile at my job. In my spare time, I...

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RENEE BROWN

(Clinical Assistant)

I was born in Montana. I started my career in dental out of pure luck and the need to try something new. I love getting to see kids smile at my job. In my spare time, I make and decorate cakes, I also love going to the zoo with my kids!


SARAH HADER

SARAH HADER

(Clinical Assistant)

I’m a mother of a daughter and a son. I’m a small-town girl with a big heart. My family and I love camping and family gatherings. I’m new to the orthodontic field...

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SARAH HADER

(Clinical Assistant)

I’m a mother of a daughter and a son. I’m a small-town girl with a big heart. My family and I love camping and family gatherings. I’m new to the orthodontic field but am falling in love with this rewarding job. Dr. Lauren is the best!


SHAINA FAUSS

SHAINA FAUSS

(Clinical Assistant)

I was born in northern IL but moved shortly after to Litchfield IL where I lived until graduation. I first became interested in teeth in my early school years when all...

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SHAINA FAUSS

(Clinical Assistant)

I was born in northern IL but moved shortly after to Litchfield IL where I lived until graduation. I first became interested in teeth in my early school years when all my friends had braces and I got my first job in the field when I was 17. The thing I love most about my job is meeting everybody who comes in and getting to know them in the two years of their treatment. In my spare time, my husband and I like to watch comedies and spend time with our two rescue cats. Our dream is to vacation to a lot of the islands and spend lots of time on the beach!


LISA TADLOCK

LISA TADLOCK

I was raised in Marissa, IL and have lived in Belleville for many years. I started working in the dental field in 1999 and started in orthodontics in 2002. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my...

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LISA TADLOCK

I was raised in Marissa, IL and have lived in Belleville for many years. I started working in the dental field in 1999 and started in orthodontics in 2002. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and my tow adorable Aussies.


LATAMBER SMITH

LATAMBER SMITH

I have been in the medical field for more than 32 years, I enjoy listening to all genre's of music, my favorite is gospel/ Christian.
I have 6 beautiful grandchildren. I love traveling, staying fit, chilling...

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LATAMBER SMITH

I have been in the medical field for more than 32 years, I enjoy listening to all genre’s of music, my favorite is gospel/ Christian.
I have 6 beautiful grandchildren. I love traveling, staying fit, chilling with my husband/ family and most of all serving God.


BREANNE ECKER

BREANNE ECKER

I was born and raised in Freeburg, IL. I’m new to the orthodontist field but I’m already in love with it. Getting to meet everybody and follow along their journey to get that perfect smile, is so rewarding....

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BREANNE ECKER

I was born and raised in Freeburg, IL. I’m new to the orthodontist field but I’m already in love with it. Getting to meet everybody and follow along their journey to get that perfect smile, is so rewarding. I’m excited to be joining this amazing team. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, friends and my fur babies. I’m also active in the local theater community. I love to travel, especially to places with beaches!


JESSICA HIGBEE

JESSICA HIGBEE

I am from Northern Idaho. I developed an interest in the dental field through my fantastic experiences at my pediatric dentist. What I love about orthodontics is the ability to see patients’ transformations...

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JESSICA HIGBEE

I am from Northern Idaho. I developed an interest in the dental field through my fantastic experiences at my pediatric dentist. What I love about orthodontics is the ability to see patients’ transformations throughout treatment. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our german shepherd, Blitz.