Dr. O’Brien is a graduate of Rutgers University where she earned high honors in both psychology and biology. Her academic achievements gained her entry into the accelerated BA/DMD program , a joint program between Rutgers and the New Jersey Dental School. (then part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey). After completing her dental training at New Jersey Dental School, she accepted a hospital residency at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. O’Brien continues her affiliation with Jersey Shore University Medical Center as a resident supervisor for post-doctoral training.
Dr. O’Brien is an active member of the American Dental Association, The New Jersey Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She currently sits on the Board of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry as their Secretary and Co-Chair of Continuing Education. Furthermore, she is part of the Academy of General Dentistry’s Dental Practice Committee.