PERSONAL HISTORY:

Date of Birth: May 20, 1955

Place of Birth: Northridge, California, USA

Office Address:
411 No. Central Ave., Suite 225
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 956-0639


Dr. Gary O’Brien completed his dental education in June of 1981. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry with Highest Honors. He was the recipient of nine awards and letters of accommodation including the Robert McNulty Memorial Award for Highest Scholastic achievement. During his graduate training, Dr. O’Brien was very active in implant research. He was part of the technical staff under Dr. Paul Grenoble and was responsible for much of the work on Vitreous Carbon Implants. He assisted on several surgical procedures with Dr. Marsh Robinson in the placement of subperiosteal Implants.

After graduation, Dr. O’Brien had several prestigious positions available to him. He accepted an internship from Dr. Warren Hoke, current president of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry Alumni Association. For two years, he studied under this Master of the trade from the 1940’s. In the latter part of 1982, Dr. O’Brien became very interested in scientific work being done in Europe on dental implants. He began looking into several systems and in the middle of March, 1983 selected the Core-Vent system for his practice. At this time the Core-Vent system seemed to be the most prosthetically versatile system and would best fit the needs of his patients. Earlier, this same year, Dr. O’Brien opened his first private practice in an 800 square foot space. Within a very short time, his practice outgrew those facilities and in 1986, he moved the practice to a new location occupying 3000 square feet.

In February of 1986, Dr. O’Brien became the Clinical Director and Implantologist for Core-Vent Corporation. His responsibilities included: worldwide lecturing on both the surgical and prosthetic aspects of Implant Dentistry, quality control evaluation, product development, and overseeing the clinical aspects of patient treatment.

Dr. O'Brien has been involved in research and education for over 30 years. His general practice in Glendale California has focused on the application of the multidisciplinary approach to the family practice for 32 years. He has been awarded three US Patents in the field of implant design and prosthetic components in the late 80's and early 90's that introduced the first tapered dental implant designed to minimize crestal stress and bone loss. He has lectured to thousands of dentists around the world in the areas of implant placement, advanced applications of Allographs in the General Practice, and Implant Prosthetic Reconstruction.

Recently, he developed DDSmentoring.com . This futuristic educational format takes the GP interested in integrating dental implants into their private practice and walks them through their first implant case from TxPlanning to final cementation. This ongoing 24/7 Mentoring relationship between Dr. O'Brien the member, integrates his 30+ years of experience into the hands and practice of the first time Implant Doctor. Members have experienced a 25-35% increase in production in the first year. He and his wife of 28 years Laurie, enjoy life with their three children and three grandchildren.