Welcome to our new team colleagues

We’ve got some exciting news!
Two of the best known, highly experienced dental surgeons in Glasgow have joined our clinic.
I am delighted to announce the arrival of Glen Frew and Liz Glass to join our team.
Both Glen and Liz bring many decades of experience in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry and I know their expertise will enhance our patients’ experiences at the new clinic. They’re both highly committed professionals who have built up first-class reputations for the work they do.Our combined expertise in the fields of general and cosmetic dentistry with special focus on dental implants means which can offer patients a very high level of service and wide range of treatments in an exciting new environment.

Liz Glass and Glen Frew have joined the team

New team members: Liz Glass and Glen Frew

How old is your smile?

I was quoted in a feature in the Sunday Mail Seven Days magazine. The article was headlined “Bite back the years in a smile – well-cared for teeth can help you look younger for longer”. The piece looked at each decade and highlighted the must-dos and the can-dos as our overal dentition ‘matures’ with age. The bottom line was saying – no matter what age your are, dental care should be a key factor in your overall health regime. The piece focused on the benefits of regular check-ups and hygiene appointments as well as how cosmetic enhancements such as dental implants can make a significant difference.

Check-up chillout

It’s that 20 minute window that emerges twice a year and allows me to completely relax and switch off.
No-one can reach me.
No mobile or landline demands my attention.
Nothing distracts me…
I’m talking check-up time. My own dental check-up -  when I surrender all to the expert skills of another dental professional.
Yes even dentists need our dentition checked out on a regular basis.
I’m happy to report that my last check-up was all clear.
My hygienist colleague Jen did her magic and ensured the smile was in good working order for another six months.
As well as seeing many clients twice yearly, Jen sees others for quarterly visits.
The reasoning behind these more regular visits?
Particular care and attention is required if you’ve had dental implant work, crowns, bridge work or perhaps have retainers fitted after orthodontic work.
Whatever the reason, commitment to a regular check on both the state of your teeth’s hygiene and gum health is very worthwhile.

Taking part is the fun element

We’ve been putting together an entry for the Dentistry Awards 2010. The entries close in mid-September and we’ve been collating material for the submission that sees me pitching to win Best Young Dentist of the Year. It’s always an interesting exercise when it comes to taking stock of what’s been achieved in one’s career and what the aims are going forward. We’ve had some great brainstorming sessions and our creativity levels have been high. So fingers crossed! But as I always say, it’s not always about winning, it’s the taking part that counts.

Building woes

OK – so no-one said it was going to be simple.But project management of the new clinic is a mega-headache at times! Aiming to get final dates pinned down for everything is one of the toughest jobs I’ve faced in years. It seems everyone involved is reliant on everyone else to make things happen. Progress is being made and I’ve now set in my own mind a date that I want to earmark for the official move. I’m keeping it a secret just now…not wanting to tempt fate. But let’s just say…it’s getting closer. And of course we’ll keep you posted here on the website blog.

Brush with success

We’ve just run a competition to promote the benefits of oral hygiene. The preferred two minute long slots twice daily for brushing your teeth are a vital part of any dental care plan. We offered the new Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush as a prize. It’s a very smart piece of equipment and comes with its own sterilisation unit which ensures your brushes are kept ultra-clean at all times. I always recommend to patients old and new to maintain a high level of dental hygiene and it’s especially important for those who may have had implant, bridge or crown work done.