Meet the Team
We recognize that all of our patients are unique, and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
University Place Team
I’ve had the pleasure of being part of the O’Brien Dentistry Team since 2015! I’m passionate about being a patient advocate. There’s nothing like the satisfied look on a patients face when they’ve navigated the sometimes confusing world of insurance/financing and the unknown of treatment to come out the other end with an even bigger and better smile. To calm fears, answer questions and help make treatment possible, especially in a soothing environment is rewarding to me.
I am a local , as I grew up on Day Island. I’ve lived in Gig Harbor for the past 25 years. My husband Bill and I have two grown daughters as well as two fabulous granddaughters!
I enjoy getting to know my patients on a personal level, and to be able to provide care to their specific needs.
I am married with two daughters. We love being outdoors and traveling.
Every day I come to work looking forward to the conversations and laughter I’m going to share with my patients, while we work together to improve and maintain their oral hygiene. I spend my days delivering preventive and therapeutic care, and talking with each person about their specific oral hygiene practices and needs. I strive to ensure each patient understands why it’s important to keep their mouth in great shape, and how to do it. Instead of lecturing, I provide solutions that work for them and their lifestyle.
My husband Manny and I share our lives with our two sons, and Ivy, a sweet and sassy miniature Schnauzer. I love spending my free time with family and friends, and taking long walks with Ivy.
I love spending time with people, especially when they share stories about their lives and experiences. I started with O’Brien Dentistry in 1998, and each day has provided me with wonderful exchanges with the most amazing people: our patients! It’s an honor to care for such great people, and I love that they’re smiling when they arrive. I greet patients as they come through the doors, research insurance coverage, am the appointment scheduler, and oversee the hygiene recall process, too.
I’ve been a single mom to my sons, Andrew and Robbie. They survived my parenting and are now wonderful adults. Outside work, I can be found rooting for my favorite teams, being active in my church, and in the middle of a good book.
I started in the dental field in 1973 and have been part of the O’Brien Dentistry team since 1999. Every day at the office means making a difference for our patients: I focus on their comfort and concerns, and make sure they understand all aspects of the care we provide. Education is important, as the more knowledgeable a patient, the better they are able to care for their oral health and make good decisions. I spend my time primarily caring for patients, working on fillings and taking impressions. I also handle ordering for the office.
I have two sons, and always have one or two long-hair German Shepherds, too. I love to read and garden, enjoy skiing, biking, and running, and always make time to work with my dog.
Dental Assistant and Sterilization Technician
I started working at O’Brien Dentistry in 2004, and have loved every minute of my time here. Because we focus on establishing long-term relationships with our patients, I’ve had the opportunity to develop some wonderful friendships, and look forward each day to seeing those friends and meeting people new to the practice, too. I perform various duties throughout the office, as needed, and like the rest of the team, am always willing to pitch in with a willing hand wherever I’m needed.
My handsome husband Larry and I have a fabulous son, Eric. I love singing, and am a fan-a-tic for the great “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys.
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Office Manager /RDA
I have been in the dental field since 1991, graduated from Bates Technical College. After getting my AA at Pierce College.
I have been with Dr. O’Brien since early 2009, I have worked with her as a Chairside Assistant, and as her Office manager, and sometimes both at the same time.
I have 2 grown children, an amazing grandson and two fur babies.
I have a passion for patient care, and truly enjoy assisting with all aspects of dental care. From walking the most nervous patients through a procedure to the explaining Insurance benefits. I spend my spare time chasing around my Bulldog Reese and my grandson Carson.
Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Angela has called Washington her home since 1994 where she graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 2000. She has worked in dentistry since receiving her CDA in 2003 when she graduated from Clover Park Dental Assisting Program. From there she went to South Sound Community College in Olympia receiving her EFDA license where she currently places dental fillings for Dr. O'Brien. She loves spending time outside and camping with her very energetic son Hunter.
Hi, I’m Molly! I was born and raised in Washington and I’m a PNW girl at heart. I currently live in Rochester with my husband, Forest, and our two fur babies Nala and Bella (the best pups!). Growing up, I enjoyed school and studied hard for my future. When I was 23 years old, I received my BAS in Dental Hygiene at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. Dentistry had always intrigued me, and Dental Hygiene allows me to work with my hands, care and connect with my patients, and use critical thinking skills. Along with Dentistry, I love to hike in the mountains, chase waterfalls, and explore the coast. My husband and I enjoy cooking in the evenings, traveling together, and spending time with our closest family and friends. I strive to make meaningful connections with my patients and provide personalized care. I’m always looking forward to meeting new people and hearing their stories as well!
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