OCEAN PARK, Wash. - A new staff member has joined the team of Peninsula Dental Clinic in Ocean Park.

Clint J. Olson is a licensed denturist, an individual who makes and fits dentures.

Olson received his accreditation from the University of Washington in 1995. The credential requirements include 5,000 hours of training in a dental lab, in addition to classroom work.

As a denturist, Olson is following a family tradition. His father, Eldred D. Olson is a licensed deturist in Clarkston, Wash.

Growing up, he has memories of helping prepare wax for molds in his father's lab. After receiving his degree, he returned to work with his father as a denturist.

Dentist George Blakeslee and his wife Candace Carteen, own and operates Peninsula Dental Clinic.

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