40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ALLISON O’BRIEN

  • Sarasota, Florida
  • O’Brien Smiles

Age:

32

Name of Practice:

O’Brien Smiles

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DMD, University of Alabama School of Dentistry; training in hospital dentistry at University Hospital in Cincinnati


Why She Was Nominated

Dr. O’Brien — who once worked gutting fish at a seafood-processing plant — has made big strides in a short time by opening her own practice, accepting complicated cases that require hours of planning with specialists and offering hospital treatment for patients with special needs.

Inspiration

Her faith, her husband and the career-minded women in her family.

Tool She Can't Live Without

Semi-adjustable articulator.

Practice Philosophy

To find the best way to do the least amount of dentistry while still solving the patient’s structural, functional, aesthetic and biological problems.