Well, my dad is an orthodontist. So when I was younger, obviously I was just around him a lot. And then when I got older, I kind of worked for him for a little bit and realized what that could all be about. I did try to veer off for a little bit, see if I would find anything else interesting, so it wasn't just following his path, but turns out that's just where I belonged.
I think the most rewarding part of being a dentist is that moment that they get to see exactly what they wanted from a smile standpoint or just confidence in themselves. I've seen patients that come in, and they just are very timid about their smile. They're covering their face. Right now they're really excited that masks are a real thing, but then the moment that they finally get the smile that they're confident walking around, and I've seen people get jobs that they wanted. And I think that's such a rewarding thing that I was a little piece of that.
Well, I'm from Indiana, so I was born and raised there, and then I went to Miami Ohio for undergrad, and that's when I decided to go to UK for dental school, came here and met my husband in dental school and then stayed here. I bleed blue, though I am from Indiana, I still bleed blue. So I've always stayed in with continuing education, especially through COVID. We did a lot of online things with implant training and just all online. But I know that here at Beaumont, they do a lot of continuing education that will help me stay on track with that. I'm so grateful to be welcomed into the Beaumont family. And I can't wait to welcome patients in as well, and hopefully I get to take care of them all.
Dr. Danielle O’Brian grew up in Fishers, IN, where she watched her dad’s career as an orthodontist. She fell in love with the profession and the joy of transforming a patient’s smile into something they are happy and proud of. It is a truly rewarding job! Dr. Danielle graduated from Miami University in Ohio in 2015 and went on to the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, where she earned her dental degree in 2019.
Dr. Danielle understands that the dentist office is not everyone’s favorite place, but she works hard to ensure your comfort and to listen carefully to your needs and concerns so that you feel at ease while in her chair. Dr. Danielle is trained in Invisalign, oral sedation, and restoring implants. She also has extensive oral surgery experience.
The best part of Dr. Danielle’s job is helping people. She knows that she can not only get her patients to a healthier smile, but she can help her patients feel more confident and happy. After all, a person’s smile is everything! A smile can give you a relationship, job, health, self-worth, and more. She feels blessed to be in a position where she can help her patients achieve all of those things.
In her free time, Dr. Danielle enjoys hanging out with friends and family, especially her husband, Dr. Turner O’Brian. Their little girl keeps her busy running around outside and coming in to play dress-up. She hopes to continue to grow her family alongside the Beaumont Family Dentistry crew.