Our Story

Conor and Cormac Shields are brothers—identical twins, in fact—who improve lives every day with care that ranges from oral surgery to family check-ups. Their grandfather Frank qualified as one of the first dental surgeons in Tyrone in 1917, and their father Frank was a pioneer in oral surgery and sedation in Dungannon. Sedation does wonders for nervous patients and that’s why Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick is one of very few practices in Ireland that offers intravenous and gaseous conscious sedation.
Sedation is a safe and effective technique, offering anxiolytic, hypnotic, muscle relaxant and amnesic properties, making the patient very sleepy with nil or little memory recall. The comprehensive range of private treatments at Shields Dental & Implant Clinic is designed to meet the needs of children and adults in a relaxed way, with plenty of time for questions and trust-building.
We think trust matters, because it enables you to have a full and frank discussion with us about your budget and your expectations.  At Shields, we offer the most advanced treatments, but there is a range of price points; please just ask, and we’d be happy to talk you through all the options. Conor and Cormac ran a private dental practice in London for 10 years but chose to establish Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick because of their deep Limerick heritage.
Conor & cormac Shields
Their great grandmother, Norrie, was the daughter of Stephen O’Mara, the Mayor of Limerick. Stephen was at Charles Parnell’s deathbed and lived in Strand House, where Éamon de Valera stayed on the night the Treaty was signed. A more distant piece of Shields family lore is that in 1842 Conor and Cormac’s great granduncle James, the only person to have served as a senator in three US states, challenged Abraham Lincoln to a duel. Later, the two became friends and in the Civil War, James dealt Stonewall Jackson his only defeat at the Battle of Kernstown in 1862.

At Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick, patients are treated by the third generation of a family of distinguished dentists. It’s a tradition of excellence we try to uphold with advanced technology, and the same old human warmth.