At Gentle Dental Arts, we are dedicated to provide you with an exceptional dental experience. Our friendly dental team is highly skilled and professional, and they work hard to provide you with the highest level of dental care. We invite you to call or visit our dental office in Orem, Utah, today to learn more about us and to schedule your visit with Dr. Alexander Larsen and Dr. Pearce Ollar our experienced dentists. We look forward to getting to know you!
Dr. Alexander Larsen spent the early years of his life on his family's dairy farm in Preston, Idaho, and graduated from Preston High School. After serving an LDS mission to South Africa, he received a bachelor's degree from Utah State University, majoring in English. Dr. Larsen graduated from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California, in 1978. The next three years took him to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, where he served as a captain in the Army Dental Corps. Dr. Larsen started his private dental practice in Provo, Utah, in 1981. Since that time, his appreciation for dentistry has grown as he has served as the president of the Provo District Dental Society and the Utah Dental Association. He currently serves as an examiner for the Western Regional Examining Board, and he previously served on the Utah State Dentist/Dental Hygienist Licensing Board. Dr. Larsen also taught at Roseman University of Health Sciences at the College of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Alexander Larsen is a Dentist serving the Orem area for more than 35 years. Dr. Larsen is experienced in Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Crowns & Bridges. He is also a professional member of the Utah Dental Association, the International College of Dentists , Provo District Dental Society. Utah Dentist/Dental Hygienist Licensing Board Member and Chair, International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy and Western Regional Examining Board Examiner
President, Provo District Dental Society - 1996
President, Utah Dental Association - 2003
Member and Chair ( 3 years,) Utah Dentist/Dental Hygienist Licensing Board - 2004-2012
Grading Examiner, Western Regional Examining Board for dental licensure - 2005-present
Whitney grew up in Tempe, Arizona. Like many Utah County residents, she came to Utah as a student, liked what she saw and experienced, and stayed after graduating from Brigham Young University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and achieved a 4.0 GPA. Whitney began working in our office as a dental assistant in November of 2001. She was accepted to the dental hygiene program at Utah Valley State College and graduated as the valedictorian of the College of Health Sciences. Whitney now works as our full-time dental hygienist. She resides in Provo with her husband, Kelly, who is Dr. Larsen’s son. Together, they have four boys. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys movies, reading, and traveling.
Nicole grew up in Washington State. At the age of 10 she loved going to the dentist and decided to be a dental hygienist. She attended both BYU and Weber State getting her Dental Hygiene license and Bachelor's of Health Science. Nicole became our part-time hygienist in March of 2002. Nicole and her husband Corey reside in American Fork where they are raising their 6 children. Nicole enjoys good conversations, playing tennis, road trips and gardening.
Ashley was born and raised in Utah Valley. In 2003, she completed a course in dental assisting and continued her education at Utah Valley University. In 2005, she married her best friend, Jared. Together, they have two children and love almost every minute of parenthood. She enjoys camping, reading, and letting her boys teach her how to ride a Ripstick. Ashely joined the Gentle Dental Arts team in 2015.
Lindsay grew up in Centerville, Utah. She started her college education off at Brigham Young University, from which she applied to Utah Valley University’s competitive dental hygiene program. She was one of fourteen people accepted into the program that year. She graduated in May of 2017 after passing her national and regional dental hygiene board examinations. She is excited to begin her career with Gentle Dental Arts. In her spare time, Lindsay loves doing ballet, singing, playing the piano and guitar, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Karsyn grew up in a small town in Northern California and moved to Utah in 2019 for college. She attended Brigham Young University and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Eugene, Oregon. Shortly after coming home from her mission she married her husband, John. She recently completed a dental assisting program at Utah Valley Dental Assisting School and began working at Gentle Dental Arts. Karsyn loves playing basketball, dancing, and baking cookies.
Layla grew up in a small town outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Utah two years ago for school. She is attending Utah Valley University, in hopes to attend and complete their dental hygiene program! Layla didn’t find her interest in the dental field until a little over a year ago, where she then changed majors and later started working here at Gentle Dental Arts! She loves making people smile, and serving others as much as she can! Layla has played volleyball for 9 years, and continues to play for UVU’s club volleyball program! In her free time she enjoys reading, adventuring with her friends, and finding new music!