BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS (Eng), MSc(Lond)
IDC No. 5804
Dr. Tony McLoughlin graduated with an honours degree from University of Manchester in 2002. Following a year of vocational training, he took up a surgical post in a busy maxillofacial unit in North Manchester Hospital, gaining extensive experience in surgical dentistry. On completing his Fellowship examinations from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dr. McLoughlin returned to his hometown of Galway, where he worked in general practice in Salthill for 3 years.
In 2008 he undertook a full-time postgraduate Master's Degree in restorative dentistry at the renowned Eastman Dental Institute in London, achieving a distinction in the final examinations. On completion of his Masters, he returned home to Renmore Dental, where he and Dr. Ronan Dunne have developed a modern dental surgery, providing their patients with the most up-to-date and advanced dental treatment available.
Dr. McLoughlin has a keen interest in both cosmetic and implant dentistry, believing strongly in the principle of minimally invasive dentistry. This principle aims to preserve teeth by avoidance where possible of excessive tooth preparation for veneers and crowns to enhance tooth appearance. Through simple realignment of teeth with short-term cosmetic orthodontics, tooth whitening and use of bonded white fillings, front teeth with poor appearance can be vastly improved safely, successfully and economically, without the need to damage teeth.
Dr. McLoughlin also provides dental implants to restore a wide range of clinical situations, from single missing teeth to replacement of all teeth with implants. He has completed the Straumann year-long advanced surgical and restorative course in implant dentistry in London. He is a member of the ITI Association (International Team for Implantology) and the Irish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (IAAD). Dr. McLoughlin also mentors fellow dental colleagues who are learning implant surgery.
To ensure he can provide the best quality of care for his patients, Dr. McLoughlin regularly attends national and international conferences to ensure he keeps up to date with the latest developments and techniques. Dr .McLoughlin has recently attended the Malo Clinic in Lisbon where he completed the ALL-on-4 implant treatment concept program. This allows for placement of implants and bridge on the same day to replace an entire missing upper or lower set of teeth with fixed teeth, therefore allowing patients to replace loose or uncomfortable dentures.