Breaking The Mold Of

American Dental Clinic - The Top Orthodontic Service Provider in Dubai

Dr. Tim Shaughnessy

D.D.S., M.S. (U.S.A.)
Specialist Orthodontist
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics

Dr. Tim Shaughnessy
Professional Bio

Dr. Tim Shaughnessy received his DDS degree from the University of Michigan in 1983 and his Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina in 1986. At UNC, he was the recipient of a National Research Fellowship awarded by the National Institute of Dental Research. He earned an Award of Special Merit from the American Association of Orthodontists in 1987 for his research and Master’s thesis.

Dr. Shaughnessy was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, Emory University School of Postgraduate Dentistry from 1986 to 1992. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 1990. He is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Shaughnessy practiced orthodontics in suburban Atlanta, Georgia for 35 years. He currently practices in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, at the American Dental Clinic. Tim is a frequent speaker and has developed a reputation for his clinical photography and documentation of well-treated cases. He contributed numerous cases to the 6th edition of Contemporary Orthodontics by Drs. Proffit, Fields, Larson, and Sarver.

Early Intervention For
Straighter & Healthier Smile

Beautiful Smiles That Will
Last a Lifetime

American Dental Clinic is a progressive center for orthodontics that delivers the best care possible to all our patients.

  • Adult Orthodontics

    It is never too late for braces as an adult, thanks to the advancement of the technology and materials used in Orthodontics. Braces can do more than just improve the appearance of your teeth - they can also be used to alleviate jaw joint problems.

    If you're getting crowns, veneers, or other restorative treatments for cosmetic or functional reasons, braces may be advised to help you achieve the best results.

    Treatment time is no longer a concern with the SureSmile method, we can complete treatment in as little as one year, depending on the case type.

    The SureSmile technology is exclusively available at the American Dental Clinic in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

  • Child Orthodontics

    According to studies, both children and their parents believe that treating common dental disorders such as crowded teeth and overbite at a young age can better improve the child's self-image, oral function, and social life.

    Orthodontic treatments lead to teeth that are straighter and healthier in the long run.

    Give your child the best opportunity at having a healthy mouth to support their overall body and mental wellness.

  • Invisalign Clear Aligners

    Invisalign aligners are one of the most popular clear aligner brands in the world. Our specialists recommend Invisalign to the patients as they are highly durable and hypoallergenic. Invisalign clear aligners are designed and custom fitted for each patient throughout their entire treatment period.

    After obtaining digital impressions of your teeth, the invisalign aligner is designed to fit snugly on your teeth. Every one to two weeks, the next set of aligners have to be worn, which progressively brings the teeth to their new positions. The aligners have to be worn for at least 22 hours a day, but can be taken off during meals.

    Invisalign aligners gives the wearer the freedom to smile brightly even during the treatment period as it is very discreet unlike traditional braces. This makes Invisalign a much prefered orthodontic treatment option for adults and adolescents.

Metal & Ceramic Braces

The bracket and wire system used in traditional teeth straightening treatments are effective in guiding your teeth into proper alignment. Conventional braces are incredibly successful whether your smile is slightly crowded or has significant tooth misalignment.

You now have the choice of choosing between metal and ceramic braces. Traditional metal braces or a more aesthetic ceramic braces type are both options. Both work in a similar way, although one is a little more subtle and blends in with your natural smile. Which one you choose ultimately depends on your preferences.


Clear Aligners are now an option to subtly correct the alignment of your teeth as they don’t use wires or brackets, just strong and clear plastic. Clear aligners are shaped according to your teeth, and will slowly move your teeth into the correct alignment. You can remove your aligners whenever you like, however, they work best when they are worn for at least 20 hours a day.

Before & After

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“Thankful to Dr. Michael Zeigler and the ADC team for successfully administering my TMJ treatment! I highly recommend ADC to anyone suffering from jaw pain.”

- Willem St. Francis, TMJ patient

Significant Speaking Engagements 2011- Present

  • SAO Annual Meeting 2011

    Building a Practice

    Boca Raton, Florida

  • Joint AAO/AAPD, 2012

    Age-Appropriate Treatment of theDeveloping Occlusion, focusing on ‘Supernumerary Teeth’

    Marco Island, Florida

  • AAO, 2014

    Photobiomodulation in Clinical Orthodontic Practice

    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, 2015

    Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment, Dental vs. Skeletal

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, 2017

    Orthodontic Camouflage Treatment

    St. Louis, Missouri

  • South Carolina Dental Association, 2017

    AThe Latest in Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

    Charleston, South Carolina

  • AAO, 2017

    Inadvertent Tooth Movement With Fixed Retainers

    San Diego, California

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2017

    Early Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

    Washington, D.C.

  • Wade Memorial Orthodontic Lecture, 2018

    Class II and Class III Treatment

    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

  • AAO, 2019

    More on Fixed Lingual Retainer Failures

    Los Angeles, California

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