Expert view

From time to time life throws many things at us – and some are not so pleasant or at all welcome.
Many people find themselves involved in assaults, sports injuries or road traffic accidents which can all result in damage to their teeth, dental function. aesthetics and stability.
In many situations court cases can emerge – both in the criminal and civil courts.
Compensation claims can also evolve and in these, like the court proceedings, I am often called upon to give my professional opinion.
Part of my role in such cases is to determine what effects the trauma has had on the patient and what treatment may be required to rehabilitate the patient and restore their dental condition.
This takes the form of expert reports and, although time consuming for all those involved, these investigations and assessments can often be the start of the road to recovery – and a more positive outcome – for these patients.

Ongoing education

In the world of implant technology, dentists need to keep abreast of new developments. I’ve travelled the world attending conferences and lectures with some of the internationally renowned experts in this field.
In February I’m attending a major symposium in Cologne and one of the duties I’ll be involved in is seeking to earn the accolade of “expert in implantology”. This involves a lot of study and assessment work and my spare time is spent immersed in highly detailed papers and reference documents.

2010′s Busy Start

First off I’d like to wish all of my clients and referring dentists a very happy and healthy New Year.
I hope 2010 is an exciting and positive one for us all.
I’ve started the new year with a busy diary and appointments book so the team and I are back to full speed in welcoming patients to the clinic.
I’m also looking at fitting a couple of other key activities in the next six weeks or so.
One is a whistle-stop visit to London to meet designers involved in creating our exciting new clinic in the west end.
The clinic will be based in a traditional building but we’ll create a state of art design to complement the architecture. We’ll also introduce some real cutting edge clinical and sterilisation technology.
We have exacting standards in terms of how the clinic will look and operate – and we believe today’s patient also has high expectations.
High levels of patient comfort are also on our design brief.
Watch this space for more updates and we’ll bring you as much news and information about the new clinic as and when it emerges.