Dr. Manuel Marien
Dr. Marien grew up in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. He studied dentistry at the University of Oklahoma and then attained a certificate in Pediatric dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry. He has served in the military for 36 years; 12 as enlisted and 24 as a dentist. Dr. Marien’s favorite thing about being a dentist is helping children and has 17 1/2 years of pediatric dental experience. His main mission is helping special needs children including those with cleft lip and palate.
Dr. Marien has participated in many humanitarian missions around the world and enjoyed dedicating himself to serving children in need. Outside of work, Dr. Marien enjoys reading, playing bass guitar professional Latin jazz and salsa and helping as an assistant director for the church choir.
Dr. Tjel Olson
Dr. Olson has more than 12 years of experience in dentistry. Originally from Mesa, Arizona, he completed his studies at Arizona State University and the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Next to providing excellent service, his favorite thing about working in our office is listening to the children and parents share their excitement about the treatment that they received. In addition to treating young smiles, Dr. Olson is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association.
When he’s not helping patients achieve better oral health, he loves spending time with his wife, three daughters, and son. His other interests include running, fishing, and traveling. Dr. Olson once spent two years living in Ecuador.
Dr. Aaron Blackwelder
Dr. Blackwelder completed his dental degree at the Baylor College of Dentistry. Then he completed his Pediatric Dental Residency at the University of Iowa. He is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in pediatric care and loves helping young patients smile. He is also a past president of the Central Texas Dental Society, and is a member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Outside of work, he enjoys water sports like sailing and fishing. He also enjoys hiking, spending time with his family, grilling, and doing humanitarian dental trips to Third-World countries. Fun fact: he once climbed Mt. Washington in a snowstorm!