The dentists of O'Brien Dental use the most advanced materials and procedures available.  They practice comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient.  In addition to their technical proficiency, the doctors are careful listeners, and they will explain your options as well as help you choose the best treatment for your individual needs. Our patients always have the final say in how their teeth are saved or restored. 

Michael O'Brien, DMD

Dr. Michael O’Brien is a native of Auburn, Alabama and a graduate of Auburn University and the UAB School of Dentistry. He completed one year of General Practice training at Naval Dental Clinic, San Diego, followed by active duty service, including assignment as the Dental Officer for the famed U. S. Navy Blue Angels, before returning to Auburn in 1986 to begin private practice. Establishing long term relationships with his patients and working with a great team are two of the things Dr. O’Brien enjoys most about his job.

As a dentist, Dr. O’Brien makes continuing education in the latest dental research a priority. His philosophy is that the best dental health is achieved when the dentist is educated in current research and maintains an ongoing relationship with each patient. He looks forward to working together with you to achieve and maintain a healthy smile.

Dr. O’Brien is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Academy of General Dentistry, The American Dental Association, The Alabama Dental Association and is the Director of the Regional Center for Dental Medicine for East Alabama and West Georgia.

Joseph Kyle Donaghey, DMD

Dr. Donaghey joined the O'Brien Dental team in Feburary 2013.  He spent the early years of his life in Mobile, AL.  Son of an orthodontist, Dr. Jimmy Donaghey, his interest and involvement in the dental profession began at an early age. During his college years, Dr. Donaghey spent his summers performing lab and clinical procedures at his father's office. He completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University, earning a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and graduating with Cum Laude honors. Dr. Donaghey went on to complete his dental education at UAB School of Dentistry.   After dental school,  he worked as an associate dentist in Decatur, Alabama for two years.

Through continuing education courses Dr. Donaghey has gained a large amount of knowledge and experience in areas of dentistry not typically taught in dental schools.  While in living Decatur,  he worked at the Alabama Sleep Clinic in Huntsville treating patients for sleep apnea.  Dr. Donaghey also happens to have sleep apnea, and his experiences dealing with the disease have greatly helped his ability to treat patients who suffer from sleep apnea.  He is also an Invisalign provider, which allows him to offer patients a way to straighten their teeth without the use of braces.   Dr. Donaghey also has a vast amount of experience treating children.  He has worked part time for Sarrell Dental, treating children as young as four years old.  He is currently a member of the ADA, ALDA, Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Donaghey is excited about being back in Auburn. 

Dr. Donaghey has a passion for providing care to the under-served. Through his involvement in Christian Medical Ministries of Alabama, Dr. Donaghey has participated in mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, providing dental treatment to people who can't afford or do not have access to care. During his senior year of dental school, Dr. Donaghey worked at the Franklin Primary Health Center, Mobile Health Department, and the Christ Health Center, donating treatment to poverty level patients.  While living in Decatur, Dr. Donaghey served at the Community Fee Clinic of Morgan county providing care to patients in poverty.  In Auburn, Dr. Donaghey plans to continue to find ways to serve those who do not have access to dental care.