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Meet Dr. William P. O'Gara, DDS

Dr. William O’Gara was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and graduated from Bishop Manogue Catholic High School and the University of Nevada Reno.  He continued his education and received his dental degree from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco.  He practiced General Dentistry for two years before attending the accredited orthodontic program at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, where he earned his orthodontic specialty degree.  He graduated with high honors from each of these institutions.

Dr.  O’Gara has been practicing orthodontics exclusively since 1990.  Some of his accomplishments are:

  •  Served as a Young Dentist of America delegate
  •  Delegate of the Nevada Dental Association
  •  Past Secretary, Treasurer and President of the Northern Nevada Dental Society
  •  Appointed and served as a member of the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners

To provide the highest quality of care for his patients, Dr. O’Gara participates in local and national study clubs, and attends continuing education conferences all over the country.  He is accredited and has lectured on new technologies in orthodontics.

Dr. O’Gara enjoys a successful career in providing excellent orthodontics to his community.  He is enthusiastic about the interactions and relationships between his patients, parents, and their families.  Achieving beautiful and healthy smiles makes his job most satisfying.

Dr. O’Gara has a wife and two children. He has four siblings all of which are in the medical and dental professions in Reno.  A few of his favorite past times are spending time with family and friends, reading, golf, tennis, water and snow skiing and is an all around sports fan!

our great team

  • Ryan
    Ryan Business Operations and Marketing Manager
  • Val
    Val Office Manager
  • Michelle
    Michelle Treatment Clinician

    I have lived in Reno for many years and have raised my two boys Erik and Spencer.  I have worked 32 years in the dental industry.  One of the best things about working in orthodontics is  I get to see the start to  finish results on our patients and see their confidence levels  soar as they go through their treatment. In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, sewing, reading and I am a HUGE Nevada Wolfpack and Denver Broncos fan!

  • Amy
    Amy Observation Coordinator
  • Jana
    Jana Scheduling and Front Office Coordinator

    First I’d like to thank you for getting to know us a little better. One of my favorite parts of working with Dr. O’Gara is the intimacy of our office. The way that the patients feel at home here make a fun and enjoyable place to come. I’ve lived in Reno for 27 years. It’s changed so much in that time. One thing that hasn’t changed is Dr. O’Gara’s commitment to his patients. He did my husband’s orthodontic treatment when he was 15 years old. Now I’m here to help you on your journey to an amazing smile. Oh, and I enjoy skiing and camping. I look forward to meeting you.

  • Dawn
    Dawn Treatment Clinician

    Watching our patients become more confident as their smiles evolve makes my job exciting!  The relationships that I have formed with our patients and my fellow team members will always be cherished.  Dr. O’Gara is continually striving and working hard to achieve the BEST possible treatment results.  I was raised in Reno and have lived here my entire life!  If not working….you can find me on the ski slopes!

  • Lauren
    Lauren Treatment Coordinator

    Lauren Johnson joined the O’Gara Orthodontics team in April of 2018 as our Treatment Coordinator. After graduating from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree, she worked in the winemaking industry, where she met her fiancé. Five years ago they moved to Reno together to be closer to their families. Lauren has worked for the finance department at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe during her early years in Reno and later working for a wealth management company. She is excited to advance her career by building quality relationships with our patients and providing the best treatment options for their orthodontic and dental health!

  • Nina
    Nina Treatment Clinician

    I was born in the Philippines, growing up at South Lake Tahoe from age 4. I love interacting with every patient and their family. I believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and it is fun to watch the patients transform throughout their treatment. I was a patient of Dr. O’Gara’s so I have personally experienced his work and the awesome team who works with him. My interests outside of orthodontics include Cross-fit, cooking, reading, photography and crafting.

  • Dorene
    Dorene Financial and Insurance Coordinator

    I have been a part of the O’Gara Orthodontics team for many years.  It has been a pleasure working for the best orthodontist in the country….and definitely in Reno! My first introduction to Orthodontics was during high school and it has captured my interest ever since.  What I like most about my job is working with a team this is truly like family.

  • Danny
    Danny Scheduling and Front Office Coordinator
  • Macayla
    Macayla Treatment Clinician

    I was born and raised in New England where I attended college.  I relocated to the Reno/Tahoe area where I love to ski, hike, run and enjoy the lake during the summer. Orthodontics is my passion and I’m grateful to be able to work aside Dr. O’Gara and his amazing team.  My favorite part of my job is getting to know our wonderful patients and watching their confidence grow as their smiles become even more beautiful!

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  • Dr. O'Gara and his staff have been an amazing team to work with. They are willing to work with my crazy schedule and everyone is outstanding. If you have or are currently with them then you know, if not why? You're missing out.

    Randy T
  • The staff and workers at O'Gara are amazing. They love to interact and make your visit well paid for! I love Dr. O'Gara because he remembers every one of his patients and does an excellent job. They're worth a 5 star rating! 🙂

    Olivia W
  • Beautiful office, really nice and helpful office staff and very knowledgeable doctor. It is quite a drive for me to come to this office, but it is worth it. They make the visit very enjoyable. They made my 6-year-old daughter feel right at home and taken care of. Would definitely recommend them!

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