Meet Sylva Dentist

F. Patrick McGuire, DDS

As a child growing up in Sylva, F. Patrick McGuire became interested in dentistry after seeing his parents, grandparents, and relatives caring for patients in the family practice. That’s why he entered the School of Dentistry at Emory University after graduating from Pfeiffer College in 1975. After earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1980, Dr. Patrick McGuire continued his family’s legacy by joining the practice.

Everyone always comments on Dr. Patrick McGuire’s pleasant and caring chairside manner. He enjoys meeting new patients and spending time getting to know them. Dr. Patrick McGuire can discuss different treatments and therapies with you since he continues to follow the latest research and advancements in dentistry. He is a Pankey Institute graduate and has also studied under dental leaders, like John Kois, Jack Turbyfill, and John Cranham. His commitment to learning has helped him earn fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Patrick McGuire also refines his skills as a member of the Florida Prosthodontic Study Club.

Dr. Patrick McGuire is a member of the American Dental Association and theNorth Carolina Dental Association. Most recently, he was selected to be the president of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration. Outside of the office, Dr. Patrick McGuire volunteers his time with the Sylva Rotary Club and the United Methodist Church. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren


Pfeiffer College
Degree: B.A. Biology in 1975

Emory University
Degree: Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1980

Community Service

  • Sylva Rotary Club – President from 2004-2005
  • First Methodist Church
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry – Fellow
  • American College of Dentistry – Fellow
  • Florida Prosthodontic Study Club
  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration – President 2006-2007

Continuing Education Highlights

L.D. Pankey Institute

  • Continuum I – Continuum VI
  • 340 credit hours

John Kois – Restorative Dentistry

  • 5 courses
  • 120 credit hours

Jack Turbyfill

  • Functional Denture Technique
  • 24 credit hours

Ross Nash and Ron Jackson

  • The Esthetic Epitome
  • 24 credit hours

Baylor College of Dentistry

  • Enteral Conscious Sedation
  • 18Hours - August 18, 2006

Many others available upon request