Dr. O’Dea completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Davis in 1986. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of California at San Francisco in 1991. He completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in San Francisco at the Bucannon Street Dental Clinic in 1992. He practiced general dentistry from 1992-1994 in Lakeport, California. He left his practice in 1994 to pursue advanced training in endodontics. He received his Certificate in Endodontics and his Masters of Science (M.S.) degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 1997. He joined Placer Endodontics in 1997.
Dr. O’Dea’s professional affiliations include the American Association of Endodontics, California State Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Sacramento District Dental Society.
Dr. O’Dea and his wife have three children. Being with his loved ones is Dr. O’Dea’s priority outside of the office. They enjoy hiking, biking, running, and camping.