Meet Dr. Jennifer O'Connor

For me, dentistry as a profession is about meeting new people, helping to relieve pain or anxiety, improving a person’s smile, and empowering others to make their oral health and overall wellbeing a priority. I want others to feel confident about their smile, and I want to help people achieve their personal goals and treatment outcomes!

I have practiced dentistry for the last ten years. The field appealed to me because I wanted to be part of a profession where I could learn a skill that would really help people — universally. Oral health is such an important part of one’s total body health, and it’s rewarding to be part of a community that shares this mentality.

My desire is for my patients to feel at ease coming to the dentist, to be knowledgeable about their dental health, and to know they have a team they can trust with their smiles!

The Practice and Team

Our practice values our patients’ opinions, desires, and limitations. We incorporate each person’s concerns into their personalized treatment plan, and are always respectful of their unique situation and concerns.

Our team is energetic, positive, hardworking, and knowledgeable! Coming to a new dental office, especially if one has had unpleasant prior experiences or it’s been a while since their last visit, can be intimidating. Our team wants to make everyone feel like family. From the minute someone walks through the door, we want them to feel cared for and comfortable.

Education and Professional Activities

  • Lake Oswego High School
  • Bachelor of Science in biology – University of Oregon, Clark Honors College
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Oregon Health & Science University

Oral healthcare is a constantly evolving field. Through a range of continuing educational pursuits, I stay current with new technologies and techniques that allow me to better serve patients. I want people to feel confident when they come to our practice that they are receiving the best possible care.

I participate in the Spear Education Program and attend the Oregon Dental Conference. I have been a part of an international volunteer program abroad, in India, and volunteer locally with:

  • Medical Teams International 
  • Compassion Connect
  • Mission of Mercy
  • Give Kids a Smile

I am an active member of the 

  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • Washington County Dental Society

Beyond Dentistry

I grew up in Lake Oswego, and I have lived in Southwest Portland for more than a decade. My husband Kraig and I share our home and lives with a very energetic pup named Finn.

When I’m not practicing dentistry, I enjoy running half marathons, skiing in the winter, and golfing in the summer. I also spend free time oil painting and cooking. Kraig and I love to travel, experiencing new-to-us cities, cultures, and foods.

My family, and the many wonderful friends I have made in the Pacific Northwest, are my greatest passions. I enjoy spending time with our six nieces and nephews close by, and am an avid Oregon Ducks and Portland Timbers fan!

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