2011 – Dr. O'Brien has just been appointed as Director of Advanced Implant Training World Wide Implant Direct LLC. He will be training doctors in Advanced Implant Surgery and Prosthetics starting in January 2011.

1992 – Appointed as a visiting clinician and assistant clinical research professor under the direction of Dr. Chuck Reeve Chairman of the department of Periodontics and Implant research at Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota

1990-1994 – Appointed faculty at Misch Implant Institute for surgical and prosthetics of all root form systems

1990 – Appointed faculty at Scripps Implant Institute for advanced surgical and prosthetic procedures

1990 – Founded Southern California Implant Institute New Port Beach California.
Director responsible for the advanced training of both Prosthetic and Surgical reconstruction of dental implant patients. Advanced Bone grafting as well as live surgical hands on training of over 700 doctors 1990-2000

1989 – Awarded Diplomat status by The International Congress of Oral Implantologists

1989 – Founded Pasadena Implant Interest Group with over 100 members and Chaired program committee

1989 – Certificate of Completion from Nobelpharma, Inc.(Nobelpharma), Denar training for Sterioss (Misch Institute)

1983 – Incorporated dental implants into private practice

1982 – Surgical Training with Dr. Gerald Niznick, developer of the Core-Vent Implant system

Teaching Experience:

  • Southern California Implant Institute, Inc., 1990 – Present
    Director of Advanced Techniques for Surgical and Prosthetic Application, Director of Scientific Research in Field of Bone Physiology
  • Dentsply Implant Division, 1992 – 2000
    Clinical Director and Implantologist for International Teaching Institution, Consultant/Lecturer/Engineering Advisor
  • Core-Vent Corporation, 1986 – 1992
    Clinical Director and Implantologist of the International Teaching Institution Encino, California. Responsible for research and development, engineering evaluation of new product. Clinical evaluation and testing of new prosthetic and surgical product and protocol.
  • University of Southern California School of Dentistry, 1980 – 1990
    Clinical Instructor For Fixed Prosthetics and Restorative Dentistry