Accomplishments dry mouth gel

ENDORSED BY PETER MAC DENTAL ONCOLOGY UNIT AS THE PREFERRED DENTAL HYGIENE AGENT- FOR PREVENTATIVE & SYMPTOMATIC RELIEF

Dr. Patrick Shanahan BDSc(WA) Dip PH(Syd) is an Oral Health Consultant, with particular interest & experience in the Aged Care, Mental Health, Aboriginal Health, General Practice and Disability sectors. He is also the 

Developer and Founder of Denta-Med Products

Chairman of Oral Care Australia Pty Ltd

 

  • 1961 - 1982 Clinical dentistry - private practice 

 

  • 1983 - 1986 Dental Public Health Research Officer, WA Public Health. His key research project was ‘Unmet Dental Treatment Needs of the Aged in WA'

  • 1985 - Diploma in Public Health University of Sydney.             Thesis subject; Towards an Older Australia; Implications for Dentistry

  • 1986 - Dr. Shanahan resigned from Public Health Service to develop his own programs to assist nurses, doctors, and the medically compromised to achieve better oral health outcomes

  • 1988 - 1997 Dr. Shanahan achieved an inaugural (WA) operated Commonwealth funded nursing home program to achieve better oral health outcomes; He contracted services to 30 Aged Care Facilities throughout WA  *1998 the program was terminated, due to a change in government funding (disappointingly, nothing replaced it)

  • 1998 - 2003 Dr. Shanahan was appointed Oral Health Consultant to WA’s largest aged care group

  • 2004 - 2012 Dr. Shanahan developed the inaugural Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme programs for General Practice, Mental Health, Disability and Aboriginal Health

  • 2016

  • 2019 - 2022 Currently establishing an Inaugural Primary Health Care Oral Health Providers Association (WA) Inc. to contract services to Aged Care, Mental Health and Community organisations