Making smiles shine brighter is the family business for the O’Learys, who have been working as dentists in North East for over 85 years.
O’Leary Dental Office, 35 W. Main St., was founded by Dr. Marcellus R. O’Leary in 1932. Today, the practice is led by his son Dr. Joseph M. O’Leary and Dr. G. Peter Moylan III.
Joseph O’Leary began working in North East in 1975.
The tradition continues, as this summer Dr. Chad O’Leary joins the practice. He is the son of Dr. Joseph O’Leary and his wife, Kim. Chad is also the 18th member of the O’Leary family to become a dentist.
“It has always been the plan for me to join the family business,” Chad said. “I look forward to working alongside and learning from my dad.”
Chad, 27, recently graduated from West Virginia University’s renowned School of Dentistry — his father’s alma mater.
“I am so proud of my son,” Joseph said. “When he first became interested in becoming a dentist, I recommended West Virginia University, because I knew he’d like it. It was great to watch him receive his degree and be a part of the experience.”
At Chad’s graduation this spring, Joseph had the honor of hooding his son during the ceremony.
Before attending dental school, Chad graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Marine Biology.
“I’m excited to be back in North East,” Chad said. “I went to high school here, and I’m really happy to now have the opportunity to give back to this community.”
Chad will be accepting new patients later this summer, just in time for back-to-school checkups.
With Chad on board, O’Leary Dental Office is aiming to keep innovating and providing quality-care to the community.
“We have plans for a lot of new innovations as they develop,” Joseph O’Leary said.
In addition to the three dentists, Dr. John Alonge is also available once a week for oral surgery appointments.
“Through all 85 years, this office has attempted to provide the best quality care to the North East area,” Joseph O’Leary said. “To our third generation of patients, we’d like to say ‘thank you’ for your trust.
“Our main goal is to continue to earn that trust and provide the best care available from our family to yours,” he added.