A jumbo task

I don’t think I’ve had to make so many decisions and consider so many choices in my life as I’m currently experiencing in the refurbishment project for the new clinic.
Everything from wallcoverings to sophisticated new dental equipment and accessories seem to come with endless options.
But choice is good – and it’s important that I get the clinic looking and feeling exactly as my vision intends it to be when it’s complete later this year.
One decision I made brought a smile to my face today.
I was in discussion with the interior designer and considering paint colours for some of the areas.
I opted for a particular shade and we both burst out laughing when we saw the colour title – “Elephant’s Breath”!

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In the heart of Hyndland

I’m guessing now that work’s underway many of the neighbouring residents and locals in Hyndland will be watching with interest the transformation gets underway.
Yesterday Ruth, one of the team from the Hyndland Heart magazine, came to visit and interview me about my plans. They also recorded our chat and will post as a podcast on the magazine’s website in the future.

Belfast beckons

We were off for a whistle-stop visit to Belfast for the wedding of a dentist friend. It was great to catch up with former university colleagues and share experiences of our lives out in the real world. We were blessed with great weather so all in all a good day.  Best wishes for a bright and happy future to the newlyweds.

New clinic work moves up a gear

With planning permission approved we’re ‘all systems go’ with the transformation of the building that will house our new clinic later this year.
A lot of the work at this stage is stripping out existing flooring, temporary walls, old lighting systems and years of what can only be described as “old DIY”.
Our team of craftsmen are working hard to return some of the former glory to this wonderful old building.
It’s early days but we’re already seeing positives in the development work.
We’ll keep you posted!

Implant on tour

Implant on tour - Canada 2010

Implant on tour - Canada 2010

I travel extensively throughout the world on training and development programmes, working with some of the best implant dentists in the profession.

By working alongside these people – often in their own surgeries – I am able to pick up the latest and best techniques in implantology.

Wherever I go, I always take a photo of an implant “in situ” at the destination. Here’s the one I took when I recently visited Toronto and Niagara Falls.

Not only does it provide me with a photographic record of my travels but it provides me with a great ice-breaker whenever I’m giving lectures and talks about dental implants.

Dallas date makes me 1st in Scotland

I was delighted to take up the offer of a scholarship from Biohorizons to attend the Centre for Advanced Dental Education in Dallas.

This renowned clinic is run by Edward Patrick Allen. The course focuses on advanced intraoral plastic surgery techniques with the use of an alloderm which is a special tissue graft material.  These techniques will allow recreation of a more natural result in oral restorations by increasing available tissue volume and quality.

The alloderm can be used in aesthetic applications to decrease or restore areas of gum recession.  I am the first clinician from Scotland to have been trained in this technique and am very excited about using it with my patients.