On Being a Dentist
Dentistry combines my love of science and art and allows me to form relationships with patients that extend beyond my practice. Working with my father and husband has allowed me to truly be part of a family practice, and I feel that camaraderie and atmostphere extends to our patients as well. I am a bit of a perfectionist, and while dentistry can be challenging in that aspect, it is a constant challenge and I enjoy striving for it in everything that I do.
My Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
I actively pursue education in the hopes of increasing my efficiency and skills in all manner of restorative dentistry, including taking CEREC classes. I am also working to expand and broaden my surgical skills beyond the routine and surgical extractions I already perform.
- American Dental Association
- Virginia Dental Association
Born and raised in Salem, I am Dr. Sprinkle's daughter and Dr. Kevin O'Brien's wife. When I am not at work, I spend lots of time with my daughter Kate, and try to spend as much time outside as possible. I love gardening, hiking, fishing, and playing with my young daughter, dog and two cats. I am an animal lover and spent the summer after graduating from UVA working and playing in Yellowstone National Park.
After being away for years for school, I am glad to be back in the mountains and enjoy keeping up with the variety of wildlife I see on my trailcams that I have set up in my yard.