Timothy Loughran, DDS, grew up in Centralia. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree, then received his dental education and degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago.
In 1989, Dr. Loughran earned the status Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Founded in 1952 and composed of 35,000 general dentists, the AGD is a professional association dedicated to promoting post-graduate dental education. Dr. Loughran attained the status Master of the Academy of General Dentistry in 2007. He was one of three Illinois dentists to receive the award that year. In the AGD’s first 54 years, only 2,200 members have earned Masterships.
Dr. Loughran has practiced general dentistry in Herrin since 1982, and is on the staff of Herrin Hospital. His professional affiliations include the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Illinois Dental Society, and Southern Illinois Dental Society. Dr. Loughran remains particularly active in the Downstate Dental Study Group, which he helped found in 1991. Since earning his dental degree, he has completed over 1200 hours of accredited continuing education.