RIVERPOINT Specialist Dental Clinic

Dr. Emily Clarke


B.A., B.Dent.Sc., MFDS RCSI, D.Ch.Dent. (Perio)

Dr. Emily Clarke

Dr. Emily Clarke | Periodontist | RiverpointDr. Emily Clarke is a specialised periodontist who qualified from Dublin Dental School as a general dentist in 2001 and received the Sheldon Friel Award from Trinity College for receiving the highest overall result in her final examinations.

Over the following number of years Emily gained a wide range of experience in all aspects of dentistry through working as a House Officer in the Dublin Dental School and Hospital, as a general dentist in both the HSE and the private sector and also as a general dentist in Australia. In 2004 she successfully completed her membership exams for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MFDS). She subsequently spent time working as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Units in the North Bristol NHS Trust, UK and in the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick where she gained extensive experience in oral surgery.

Emily then embarked on her three year postgraduate specialist training course in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry which had both a clinical and research aspect and received a first class honours doctorate in Periodontology in 2008. Her research investigated the success of short implants and patient centred outcome measures following implant placement. Her training has also been accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology.

Dr. Clarke was one of the co-authors of a position paper on the surgical treatment of periimplantitis published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology in 2008. She is an active member of the Irish Society of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology. She also regularly lectures at various Continuous Dental Education Programes for dentists and hygienists in Ireland.

Emily has been working as a Periodontist and Implantologist since 2008 in specialist practice limited to periodontology and implantology in Galway and LImerick.

As a specialist periodontist Dr. Clarke provides treatments such as the following:

  • Non surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal disease
  • Gingivectomies
  • Crown lengthening to improve aesthetics or to facilitate prosthetic treatment
  • Frenectomies
  • Exposure of unerupted teeth for orthodontic reasons
  • Soft tissue grafting for the treatment of recession
  • Ridge augmentations
  • Implant placement
  • Treatment of periimplantitis

Please find our full list of treatments here.