Over 250 years combined of specialist endodontic experience

The Endodontic Group had its beginnings in 1980, when Dr Gilbert Shearer OAM 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, although has now retired. Over time they were joined by Ross Applegarth (1993), Matthew Gentner (1995), and Timothy Smith (1999) who all completed their postgraduate training at the University of Queensland, as well as Jonathan Moore in 2009 (University of Melbourne).

Over the years the practice has continued to grow, with the addition of Bayardo Martell (Temple University in Philadelphia), Karen Wong (University of Queensland), Margot Anderson (University of Melbourne)  and Laureen Roh (University of Southern California). At different times, the practice has also been joined by Ward Rutley and Quan Ho.

We currently enjoy a busy practice with nine endodontists supported by more than 45 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.