Dr. Odegard opened Optimal Dental in the Renton Highlands in 1991. He expanded the practice over the years the old-fashioned way: by giving people great, honest service and doing excellent dentistry. Dr. Odegard believes that the reward for treating people well is the opportunity to treat their friends and family.
Dr. Odegard is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Seattle-King County Dental Society. He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, an award that only 5% of dentists nationwide have achieved. He is also a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists the highest award after submitting over 200 implant cases for review and taking an oral and written exam.
Dr. Odegard attends many hours of continuing education courses each year and has studied endodontics (root canal dentistry), cosmetics and smile makeovers, implants, periodontal surgery, CEREC® one-visit computer-made crowns, oral surgery, and comprehensive prosthetic dentistry through The Pankey Institute, many dental implant continuums, and mini residencies. He has a passion for dentistry and spends many of his personal hours reading dental science journals and current textbooks.
In 1996, Optimal Dental was awarded the Renton Chamber of Commerce Total Quality Business award, a Malcom Baldridge-style award for businesses in the under-25-employees class. This is a reflection of his dedication to his employees and his patients. In 2017, Optimal Dental was selected as the Best Dentist in Renton by the Renton Reporter “Best of Renton” Awards.
Dr. Odegard enjoys spending time with his family, biking, playing the drums, and studying dentistry and working on his dental practice. Dr. Odegard has been married for more than 30 years and has three grown children.