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Dr Patrick J. O’Rourke


Dr. Patrick is a graduate of Leeds University in the north eastern part of the United Kingdom. Dr. Patrick is originally from Derbyshire with strong family roots in the West Coast of Ireland. Dr. Patrick lives in Peregian Springs with his Wife, Mary from Long Island, New York and their three children Tiernan, Shamus and Liam.
During 1997 Dr. Patrick undertook elective training at the University of Witwatersrand Dental Department in Johannesburg, South Africa where he travelled extensively through Africa and found it to be an amazing beautiful country.

Up until 2002 Dr. Patrick worked in the United Kingdom in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire and Much Hadham in Hertfordshire. During this time Dr. Patrick undertook his membership exams to the Royal College of Surgeons in London. Dr. Patrick passed and was awarded membership to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons London, United Kingdom.

Continuing post graduate education Dr. Patrick was also extensively trained in Occlusion with Niles Guichet Associates, and was made an associate member, also becoming a member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies. Dr. Patrick took numerous postgraduate education courses at prestigious institutions in London including Eastman Institute, Kings College, Guys Dental Hospital, Oxford Deanery and independent seminars on the current emerging field of Dental Implants. Dr. Patrick was also an active member in the Royal London Dental Study Club which associated with the finest Dental minds in and around London.

In 2002 Dr. Patrick travelled extensively and finally arrived in Australia where he undertook a number of different engagements in rural and remote Australia which proved a fascinating and eye opening time. Dr. Patrick worked from Swan Hill to the Snowy Mountains, from Byron Bay to Darwin with stops in Cairns which he loved.

After two successful years on the Gold Coast Dr. Patrick and the O’Rourke’s finally moved to the Sunshine Coast and embarked on opening Riverside Dental. Riverside Dental is a practice dedicated to providing high quality General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in a relaxed caring environment. The aim and goal is to enhance our patient’s lives through improved health, aesthetics and pain free living.