Guess the location

Anyone recognise the location of the photo I just posted?
I take photos of a dental implant ‘on location’ whenever I travel for seminars, training sessions/conferences etc. I then use the images as ‘ice breakers’ when I conduct training or lectures about dental implant technology…

Dental implant 'on location'

Dental implant 'on location'

First fortnight…

That’s the new clinic marked its first fortnight since opening. It has been a particularly busy two weeks and the entire team has been well focused on delivering for you patients. I’ve also been delighted to see so many referring dentists – and able to show them our facilities.
It has also been amazing just how many local residents and neighbours have dropped in to say hello and take a look at the place.

Hitting the headlines

We’ve hit the headlines! TV/radio soccer pundit and columnist Tam Cowan became our first emergency patient to the new clinic after he lost a veneer. He’s written about his experience and how he loved our entertainment system in his Daily Record column. He’s also set up a competition and asked his readers to suggest ideas for movies with “dental” titles – Plaque to the Future, Edward Incisorhands etc

Tam Cowan Daily Record column

Tam's word on our new clinic

We’re open and welcoming our patients

Our brand new clinic has opened its doors and we’re off and running. Day one went well – everything ran smoothly and patient feedback was hugely positive. The team all settled into our new clinic environment. Having the clinic completed means we can now show patients around when they come in for treatment. Equally whenever prospective patients come into the clinic it’s easier being able to showcase our facilities and our clinical environment.

One more sleep

One vision is now a reality – 4 years of planning. 8 months in the construction phase. 6 visits to the planning office. 3400 miles of transportation from Holland, Spain and Italy for most of the big pieces of furniture. 350 kilos apiece in each of the new patient treatment chairs. 25 kilometres of wiring. Melding into what I consider to be the best looking clinic in the country – with 12 of the most dedicated and enthusiastic staff members ready to perform their magic. Thanks to project leader Simon and his flexible team of workmen. Thanks to the accountant, the architect, the surveyors and any others who played their part in making this happen. Heartfelt gratitude to friends and family who have kept me buoyed up and 100% focused. Love and thanks to Steph and Arnold for just being. Sounds like an Oscar speech? It’s meant to because I believe the finished clinic that will swing into action tomorrow morning is a winner in terms of equipment, ambience and the ideal environment for looking after our patients. One more sleep….

Kasia’s new role

Our implant dental nurse Kasia Zawada travelled to Manchester for a very important meeting with implant supplier Astra Tech. She underwent a rigorous interview session and has been signed up to provide a series of Train the Trainers Nurse’s Courses. Kasia who works closely with Philip will continue to perform her role with patients as well as conducting these training sessions. Our congratulations to Kasia!

Our first full team shot…ready for opening

Here’s one of the team shots we did today. We transformed the reception into a mini studio and we had make up, courtesy of the team at ECH. The clinic had a real buzz to it with the workmen, the interior design team, delivery men, joiners, electricians, communication specialists and some surprise visitors filling the place. We also had visits from a couple of our main instrument suppliers and some of the team spent time ordering new pieces ahead of Monday’s opening. We also tried on our new scrubs – they’ll be revealed soon.

The team at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry

Ready for opening day...our team

We’re being framed!

Photographer Andy Fuller is coming in tomorrow to work his magic on the new clinic.His brief includes interior and exterior shots as well as photographs of all the enlarged team who are now based in the clinic. Progress has been spectacular in the last few days and we’re well on course for opening day on November 8. We’ll update photos as and when they become available to share.