Born in southern Wisconsin, Dr. Shaun O’Neill has spent the last decade in Iowa attending both Luther College and the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He was recognized with numerous awards from the college, university and the American Student Dental Association for his leadership and clinical skills. Dr. O’Neill was the Iowa American Student Dental Association’s president and trustee of the American Student Dental Association. In that role, he created the first annual IASDA Pre-Dental Summer Academy and presented to the Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry to emphasize the importance of the college in Iowa.

His leadership has continued after dental school as Dr. O’Neill served on the National Advisory Board for the Professional Protector Plan and was recently elected Vice-President of the Fort Dodge District Dental Society. He volunteers and helps run the free dental clinic in Spirit Lake that is located at the hospital. Dr. O’Neill’s leadership was recently recognized by the American College of Dentists as he has been inducted as a fellow. Less than 3% of dentists nationwide are inducted as it recognizes dentists for exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and contributions to dentistry and society.