We were delighted to be awarded ‘Practice of the Month’ by Irish Dentistry Magazine for July 2018! Each month, the magazine features a practice which it recognises for its dedication to patient care, oral health and exceptional dentistry skills.
Our feature appeared in the July edition of the magazine and we were thrilled and very grateful to receive such a great response from far and wide. The feature can be viewed here.
2018 Irish Dentistry Awards – “Most Improved Practice” Award
Back in January, Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinic was also named the ‘Most Improved Practice’ by the Irish Dentistry Awards, which recognises excellence in Irish Dentistry.
It was truly an honour to be considered as one of the best of the best in dental care.
Read on to find out why we have been recognised as one of the top dental clinics in Ireland.
A Family Practice
At Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinic, dentistry is a family affair. The Shields family’s history as dentist dates all the way back to 1917.
It’s run by identical twins Dr. Conor Shields and Dr. Cormac Shields, who are both third-generation dental practitioners. Their father was a pioneer in oral surgery, and their grandfather was one of the very first dental surgeons in County Tyrone.
The twins trained at The Royal London Hospital and the Eastman Dental Institution. After graduating, they continued to practice in London for a further seven years before returning to Ireland to open Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinic.
The Right Team
We understand that great people make a great dental practice.
That’s why we took great care to build a great clinical team. We invested in the right people, making sure we hired hygienists, surgeons, nurses, and receptionists who had skills and personalities that made them assets for the practice.
Now, we have three full-time dental surgeons, three part-time general dental practitioners, two specialist orthodontists, a periodontist, and a team of dental hygienists.
A Redesigned Waiting Area
One of the main reasons the clinic was named practice of the month was the redesign of its front desk area.
The area was transformed from a generic waiting room to a swanky coffee lounge. Staff operations were moved into glass, soundproof pods to create a more relaxed, private atmosphere. Coffee and tea making facilities were installed, along with a fridge full of complimentary water to make patients feel at home.
A dental shop was also added, giving patients the opportunity to browse and purchase essential oral hygiene products during their visit.
Expanding Our Surgery
Due to our continued commitment to improvement, our practice has gone from strength to strength. Demand has continued to grow, and we have grown to meet it.
We recently added a fourth surgery to the clinic, and are in the process of building a fifth one.
Expert Dental Care
At Shields Dental & Orthodontic Clinic, we pride ourselves on being experts in advanced dentistry, as well as general treatments.
Whether you need general care, complex dental surgery or non-surgical cosmetic procedures, we can help you. We treat every patient with excellent customer care, providing a personalised service to suit your needs.
Find out more about our team and what we can do for you.