The clinic was set over 30 years ago as a practice limited to periodontology by Dr. Liam Shalloe. Patricia Shalloe, his daughter, joined the practice in 2004 and when Liam retired in 2006, Patricia took over running it. The practice offers mainly periodontal treatment but with the increasing demand for implant dentistry, the scope of the practice has increased to include maintenance of implants.
Patricia graduated with honours from Cork Dental School in 1996 and worked in General Practice in the UK for two years before completing her Masters in Periodontology at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Institute (GKT) in London. She practised as a periodontist in London for 5 years and taught undergraduate studies at GKT before returning to take over the practice in Cork in 2006. She has lectured at numerous dental meetings, both locally and nationally, and is a past President of the Irish Society of Periodontology. She has served as a committee member of the Irish Dental Association Munster Branch for a number of years. Patricia is a member of the Irish Society of Periodontology, the Irish Dental Association and the British Society of Periodontology. She also has a BSc degree in Food Science.
The practice is supported by a team of fully qualified hygienists and support staff whose aim it is to provide professional advice and treatment to the highest of standards in a caring environment, with the needs of the patient at the core of the practice ethos. We take great pride in the level of positive feedback and compliments that we have received from our patients, reflecting both the quality of dental care and the practice experience that patients receive.
Patients are usually referred in for periodontal treatment by their General Dentist. Our procedure is to carry out an initial assessment and then recommend periodontal treatment programmes as appropriate for each case. Whilst we carry out these programmes at the practice, the patient remains under their General Dentist’s care during and after completion of periodontal treatment. Some patients may be retained at the practice for long term supportive therapy, depending on their needs.