DR. MICHAEL O'BRIEN, D.M.D
Dr. O’Brien grew up in Bixby, Oklahoma. He graduated dental school in 2015 from the University of Las Vegas Nevada, School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation Dr. O’Brien worked in Indian Health where he was selected as the region’s clinician of the year in 2018. He has since received advanced training in dental implants by the Misch International Implant Institute and is a fellow in the International College of Oral Implantology. He is SMART certified and a member of the IAOMT. Dr. O’Brien is experienced in ozone therapies, cosmetic procedures, and treatments we offer with the Fotona laser. He has flourished under the training of Dr. Colpitts and works closely with him in all aspects of patient treatment.
Dr. O’Brien is married with two boys. In his free time he enjoys golf and OU football. He is passionate about fitness and clean eating. He is so happy to be a part of this practice and continues to keep our patients healthy from the inside out.
DR. G. THOMAS COLPITTS, DDS, ND, IMD
G. Thomas Colpitts, DDS, ND, IMD
Doctor of Integrative Medicine
Accredited member of IAOMT
G. Thomas Colpitts holds a BS from the University of Tulsa and a DDS from Washington University at St. Louis.
After dental school, Dr. Colpitts enlisted in the US Army and served for two years. His second year was served in Vietnam at the height of the war, first with the 25th Infantry Division near Cu Chi, then with the 3rd Marine Division north of DaNang. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.
To this day, the US flag and POW/MIA flag fly over his ranch 24/7, along with either the Army or Marine Corps flag.
After his military service, Dr. Colpitts returned to Tulsa, set up his practice, and embarked on his quest for excellence. He felt he owed it to the 4282 men who died during his years in Vietnam to make a difference, to not let them down.
His quest began in traditional dentistry, where he made a point of studying with the masters at the Pankey Institute, the Las Vegas Institute, Baylor University, the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry, and other elite organizations.
In the 1990s, his interests turned to the correlation between systemic health and the oral cavity, leading him to spend extensive time studying with the likes of Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, Dr. Majd Ali, and Dr. Bob Bradford. He was also one of the first dentists to study cavitations/NICO lesions with pathologist Dr. Jerry Bouquot and eventually came to teach the subject himself.
Dr. Colpitts then pursued a naturopathic degree at the renowned Capital University of Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC. Simply, he wanted to better understand the body in its relationship to the mouth. At Capital, he studied with MDs, DOs, DCs, and dentists from all over the US and Europe. It was where the best and brightest in holistic health met, taught, and learned.
After his graduation, Dr. Colpitts was asked to head its dental department. So he traveled monthly to Washington for six years, teaching professionals about biologic dentistry.
Even now, Dr. Colpitts spends up to a month each year taking continuing education courses. He has studied across the US, Canada, and Europe, as well as in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. He now places non-metal implants almost exclusively, to assist with allergic responses for compromised immune systems. Most recently, he has added laser technology as an aid in many services, including Biostem for surgical procedures, snoring solutions, and promoting healing.
Dr. Colpitts has served as president of the Tulsa County Dental Society and has taught at both Oral Roberts University Dental School and Capital University. He has also lectured numerous times for the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), of which he has been a member for many years and serves as a mentor to dentists early along in their own careers. He loves interacting with other professionals, which he feels makes him a better dentist and teacher.
The greatest joy in Dr. Colpitts’ life is his wife. Married in high school, they make a perfect team, traveling together on this exciting journey. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Since the late 1990s, they have lived on a beautiful horse and cattle ranch outside Tulsa, where they raise grass-finished beef. They attend St. Brigid’s Catholic Church in Tahlequah, close to their home.
Get to know the team behind Drs. Colpitts & O'Brien Wellness Center. Since starting out in 2000, we’ve built a reputation based on providing exceptional customer service. Behind every successful venture, there’s a talented group of special people who are highly committed to that success.
Front Office Administrator
She is the voice and face that greets you, helping you schedule and understand your dental appointment and insurance. She has over 20 years experience in the dental field. She loves football and gardening. She is happily married with 2 children.
Clinical Administrator & QRA Practitioner
She has been with us for over 16 years. Bringing to us more than 40 years of dental knowledge. Works closely with Doctors developing comprehensive treatment plans for each patient. Manages bioroom therapies. Designer of Cerec crowns and prosthetics for our patients. Is a wife, mother of 2 and grandmother of 2 and loves to travel in her RV.
She is well trained in all clinical treatment of our patient's assisting them and our Doctors to receive the highest quality of dentistry. She graduated from Community Care College in 2016 with a 4.0 GPA President Honor Roll and Student of the month. She is married with a daughter and loves going to the lake, swimming, camping and movies.
Our new Team Member--she comes with 4 years of experience. She is married and has 3 children and loves to apply her hand at artwork of all mediums.
Cassie has seven years of dental experience. Since joining our team she has played a crucial role in the continued success of our wellness center. She is well trained in all dental procedures including designing CERAC crowns & handling patient's PRF. Cassie also helps Courtnie at the front desk. In her spare time she enjoys photography and spending time with her family.
Emily comes to us with two years of dental assisting experience.
Bethanie graduated from TCC Dental Hygiene School in 2013 and hold an Associate of Applied Science degree. While in school, she was awarded Sigma Phi Alpha for the highest GPA in her class. She is also accredited with IAOMT and as of November 2021 she was the only hygienist in Oklahoma with this certification. Bethanie is also certified in laser, ozone therapies, local anesthesia and CPR. While she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her son, Gus, and her French Bulldog, Tucker.