Team Effort

With any major building project a good working relationship with the contractor always helps. I’ve been fortunate to be working with Simon Mullen of Urban Life Contracts Ltd whose previous work projects impressed me. Simon – a former fellow pupil – quickly grasped my vision and understood my aim of create a bespoke clinic with a high specification in every aspect. Simon’s team is used to working throughout Scotland and on all manner of jobs big and small and I’ve been extremely impressed by their handling of this project. The team has shown dedication and have been excited by the prospect of delivering what I consider will be an iconic clinic building.


The clinic renovation at 154 Hyndland Road is continuing. We’ve posted a couple of photos to show the work in progress. Since these were shot the plasterers have moved in to do their magic and we’ll start seeing more of how the finished clinic will look in a very short time. So much of a major renovation work is hidden – the electrics, the plumbing and all sorts of wiring relating to the sound and entertainment system and communications package that’s being installed.

Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry building

Exterior of clinic during renovation

Interior of clinic

The work continues

Work on the clinic interior at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry

Work continues at the clinic

Glasgow hosts 3000 dentists for conference

The largest gathering of dental implantologists converges on Glasgow this week.

It’s the annual conference of the EAO – the European Association of Osseointegration and 3000 dentists will visit my home city.

As the 2010 event is staged in my city means I can stay at home with the family but attend some very interesting lectures and seminars with many of the world’s leading experts in dental implant work.

It’s a huge event. The four day congress focuses on science related to dental implants but it promises something for dental practitioners everywhere.

Leading experts will make presentations on topics ranging from aesthetics and the use of new materials, to options for implant restorations and the growing use of digital equipment.

“The conference aims to bridge the gap between science and clinical practice,” says EAO Scientific Chairman and EAO President elect, Paul Stone.

There will also be a wide range of other attractions including master classes, short oral communications, a poster presentation, EAO Research Prize Competitions in Clinical and Basic Research, and a series of pre-congress ‘step-by-step’ courses. There will be simultaneous translation of the presentations in French, German, Spanish and Italian.