Dr. O’Connell is a native of Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Business. She continued her education at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where she attended dental school. During dental school, Dr. O’Connell was awarded a Health Professions Scholarship with the Army. After graduating dental school magna cum laude, Dr. O’Connell completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Fort Benning, GA. During this year, Dr. O’Connell specialized in all aspects of dentistry and garnered a strong dental foundation.
Dr. O’Connell continued to practice general dentistry at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, followed by a deployment, providing dental care to Soldiers in Iraq. Dr. O’Connell went on to attend the University of Louisville for her orthodontic residency, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Dentistry and a Certificate in Orthodontics. She is board-eligible and working towards board completion.
She is currently stationed at Fort Sam Houston and serves as clinical adjunct faculty at the Tri-Service Residency Program at Lackland Air Force Base. Dr. O’Connell enjoys working with patients to create beautiful smiles and finds gratification in seeing the confidence a beautiful smile creates.
She and her husband Derek enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers, Louisville Cardinals, and Green Bay Packers.