Pam passes dental nurse exams!

Our colleagues Pamela Wood from our Glasgow dental clinic has great cause for celebration today.

She’s just heard she passed her dental nurse examinations! We’re all very pleased about her news as we know how much commitment she’s made to her studies and we’re aware of how hard she worked to achieve that goal.

We’re absolutely delighted for you Pam!

Pamela Wood has passed her dental nurse exams at Philip Friel dental clinic in Glasgow

Dental nurse: Pamela Wood

Specialist orthodontist joins our ranks: welcome Andrew!

Meet Andrew McGregor, latest team member at the clinic. Andrew is a specialist orthodontist.
He’ll be offering adult orthodontics at our Glasgow clinic.

He graduated from Glasgow University in 2002 with degrees in Pathology and Dentistry and attained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2004.
In 2005 he began a two year stint lecturing in Oral Surgery at Sydney University.
Once back in the UK he commenced three year training in orthodontics at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, passing his Masters degree and Membership in Orthodontics exam in 2010.

Specialist orthodontist joins our Glasgow dental clinic

Andrew McGregor: Specialist orthodontist

Now as well as the full range of general, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry and dental implant surgery, we can offer range of orthodontic treatments and braces including aligners, lingual and ceramic appliances.
Welcome Andrew!

Open evening for referring dentists and other dental professionals

When planning the Glasgow dental clinic, we decided to install the Ewoo Pax Duo Cone Beam CT Scanner. We have been using the system for some 14 months now and have noticed a growing number of referrals for these scans from colleagues who feel its use may benefit the patients under their care.

In addition, with more scans being taken we provide a facility for the reporting of these scans where appropriate – and this is carried out by our consultant colleague Mr Neil Heath.

The Ewoo system has many advantages: the variety of field of view options means that only the areas of interest need be exposed to radiation and the software planning element is superb.

Together with Ewoo and given the success of our previous open evening in June last year, we have organised a CBCT evening in the clinic.  The evening will be relatively informal, free of charge and will comprise a general introduction to CBCT scans in dentistry, followed by valuable input from Mr Neil Heath, Consultant in Dental Radiology, and Mr Paul Taylor from Ewoo. Verifiable CPD certificates will be provided for those in attendance.

The evening is planned for Thurs 2nd Feb from 630-830pm in our clinic at 154 Hyndland Road, Hyndland, Glasgow, G12 9HZ. Please contact 0141 339 7579 to reserve your place .

We hope that this evening will provide an ideal opportunity for referring dentists or colleagues to gain further insight into CBCT scanning in dentistry, commonly detected anomalies and what we should be reporting. In addition, it will be a good informal networking evening with opportunity to discuss any relevant cases.

The importance of disinfection at our clinic: our commitment

Clinical cleanliness and disinfection are of paramount importance to the team here at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry.

We will wash our hands up to 30 or 40 times – or even more – a day as part of our clinic disinfection regime.

We’re now using a three-pronged regime featuring Schulke soap, cleanser and hand lotion products.

Our commitment underlines the importance we place on our disinfection programme in the Glasgow clinic.

Cleansing products used at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry Clinic in Glasgow

The products we use in our dinsinfection regime