Dr. Cindy O’Loughlin chose to be in the practice of health care because of the personal reward and satisfaction associated with improving the quality of other people’s lives. She strives to deliver the highest standards of service and products in a relaxed, friendly, environment.
In over 30 years of practice, the perspective Dr. O’Loughlin has acquired has been the most unanticipated and exciting aspect of her career. During the early stages of her practice, her treatment plans were mostly based on fixing problems as they were presented. However, after decades of clinical experience, Dr. O’Loughlin’s perspective on dentistry has shifted. With the multitudes patients seen, she has observed patterns, derived from evidence from both inside and outside of the mouth. From these patterns, Dr. O’Loughlin has been able to make highly-accurate predictions and treatment recommendations that are proactive, rather than reactive.
Dr. O’Loughlin’s ultimate motive and responsibility is to provide her patients with information about easy, convenient, and imperceptible methods for improving their dental, periodontal, and overall health.
Education and Continuing Education
Since receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California Dental School, Dr. O’Loughlin has participated in numerous technology-oriented continuing education courses on implants, digital dentistry, and Invisalign® clear aligner orthodontics.
Continuing education is a requirement for maintaining licensure, but learning about new methods of treatment and product options has always jump-started Dr. O’Loughlin’s enthusiasm for her profession. Lectures and seminars also enhance her diagnostic abilities, and patients are the direct benefactors of this information. These new methods often make treatment more pleasant for a patient than their previous experiences or preconceptions. Other educational opportunities provide Dr. O’Loughlin with viable solutions for formerly untreatable conditions. These advances benefit patients by providing more comfortable, shorter visits while maintaining the highest standard of clinical excellence.
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Orange County Dental Society
Outside the Office
A native of Southern California, Dr. O’Loughlin has lived in Portlandia for the past seven years. She and her husband have three grown children, all of whom they are very proud. Dr. O’Loughlin’s days outside the office often start with internet surfing with a cup of Whirling Dervish in the morning and end with marathons of Dexter and Game of Thrones in the evening. She is also an avid bike-rider and member of BikePortland.org, a group which supports and advocates for increased safe, car-free zones.