Dr. Carmel O’Brien graduated from the dental school at Trinity College Dublin in 1987. She worked for 5 years in general dental practice before going to work and study in the United States.
In 1993 she attended the University of Minnesota and completed the one year programme in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD).
The following year she completed the General Practice Residency (GPR) at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic working exclusively on special needs and medically compromised patients.
She returned to Ireland in 1994 and has worked since then in general dental practice with a focus on special needs dentistry.