The Endodontic Group had its beginnings in 1980, when Gilbert Shearer moved from a general practice in Toowong to the current premises in Wickham Terrace and began to practice exclusively in endodontics.

In 1984 John McNamara joined Gilbert’s practice after completing his postgraduate training at the University of Adelaide. In 1991 William Bowles completed his postgraduate training at the University of Queensland and joined the group. Over time they were joined by Ross Applegarth (1993), Matthew Gentner (1995), and Timothy Smith (1999) who all attended the University of Queensland for their postgraduate training.

Over the past fifteen years the practice has grown even further, with the addition of Bayardo Martell who completed his specialist training at Temple University in Philadelphia, Karen Wong (University of Queensland), Ward Rutley (University of Queensland), Margot Anderson (University of Melbourne), Jonathan Moore (University of Melbourne) and Quan Ho (University of Queensland).

We now enjoy a busy practice with eleven endodontists supported by more than thirty-five team members. We practice across southeast Queensland with six locations – Aspley, Brisbane, Indooroopilly, Ipswich, Maroochydore and Robina – which are all equipped with the most advanced technology.

Gilbert Shearer is now in busy retirement, reducing his golf handicap and doting on his grandchildren. It’s our vision to continue to expand the Endodontic Group, improve our services, and maintain our standing as Queensland’s leading endodontic practice.