We’re making headlines in TV doc Christian Jessen’s new magazine “At Home – Ask the Doctor”. The mag carries a feature we wrote about how much your smile can reveal about your age. We’ve looked at some celebs and compared their real ages with their smile age (post cosmetic dental work). We discuss which treatments achieve which benefits. We talk about how beneficial dental implants can be in restoring your smile and dental function. And most of all we highlight why it’s important to maintain first-class dental health as you get older. All good reading and all good promotion for the clinic and the team!
We’re doing some great work with CADE, the Centre for Advanced Dental Education, based in Manchester. Our clinic will be the venue for an implant course which will see dentists from all over Scotland head for Glasgow to take part. I’ll be involved in the teaching. I’m 100% passionate about continuing professional learning and development for dentists and being able to work with such a prestigious organisation is a great step forward.
A trip down memory lane…and how the neighbourhood has changed in 57 years. Our clinic is on Hyndland Road and this old photo shows our location back in the days of trams. You can spot our building upper side of the left hand side street on the image. The car that’s visible is parked almost at our stairs up to what’s now our clinic entrance. We’re loving this image and we may get it blown up and framed to show patients in the clinic.
We have installed in the clinic one of the most advanced CT scanners available in the dental world.
This highly sophisticated piece of equipment allows dentists to create the most amazing 3D images of a patient’s mouth and face, enabling us to see precisely and clearly what’s happening ‘beneath the surface’.
The technology is fast – we can scan the patient and within minutes be discussing a treatment plan based on what we’ve generated pictorially on one of our surgery screens.
As well as 3D imaging, the machine also produces advanced X-ray style images – again in a few minutes.
For patients having dental implant surgery this CT scanner means we can generate precise imagery which allows us to embark on computer aided surgery.
We also offer the scanner for use by referring dentists – giving their patients the opportunity to access a valuable insight into their dental status.
We’re delighted to welcome Ross Henderson who is the latest member of our clinical team at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry.Ross’s focus will be on endodontics in the clinic.
Endodontics - the word derives from the Greek endo ”inside”; and odons ”tooth” - deal with the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth.
Endodontists perform a variety of procedures including root canal therapy, surgery, treating cracked teeth, and treating dental trauma.Root canal therapy is one of the most common procedures. If the pulp (containing nerves, arterioles, venules, lymphatic tissue and fibrous tissue) becomes diseased or injured, endodontic treatment is often required to save the tooth.Ross’s appointment further enhances the experience of our team and ensures we can offer the very best treatment to our patients.