Busy putting the finishing touches to my poster presentation for next week’s 27th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Osseointegration being held in Phoenix, Arizona.
It’s probably the world’s biggest gathering of those involved in the implant world and delegates meet up to share info on all that’s new.
The theme of this year’s collection of educational sessions and events is “Technology to Practice”.
I’m attending to get a first-hand look at the newest innovations in dental implant technology under one roof. With my special interest in implant treatment this event is an important one in my calendar.
Our clinic’s specialist orthodontist Andrew McGregor (pictured below) tells us that, according to the British Orthodontist Society, almost 1 MILLION people started orthodontic treatment last year.
Andrew who is based at our Glasgow dental clinic sums why more people opt for the treatment: “Orthodontic treatment is about making the best of your teeth and improving the harmony of your mouth and jaws. Once you are able to bite together correctly, you can eat more comfortably and look after your teeth and gums more easily. And one of the best results of all is that your smile will benefit immensely!”
To achieve the status of specialist Andrew undertook six years of full time post graduate training and was required to pass professional examinations. Like most orthodontic specialists, he treats only orthodontic patients and is therefore best placed to give optimal care and treatment. For more information see the orthodontics section under Our Treatments section of this website. Click here for more.
Andrew McGregor: Specialist orthodontist
Vivienne, one of the hygienist team at the clinic, has been busy baking and created these wonderful cupcakes which tasted as good as they looked! We loved her attention to detail with the decorations.
It was her way of marking Valentine’s Day and sharing the good wishes with the rest of the team…
And a very happy and smile-inducing Valentine’s Day to you all too!
Tasty looking - Vivienne's cupcakes
We have recently adopted HRi composite as the composite of choice for the clinic.
This is a fantastic material which comes complete with oven to hold the tooth coloured filling material at the perfect temperature for placement and manipulation.
The material provides fantastic results given its proximity to the refractory index of natural enamel.
We welcomed Optident’s Chris Hardy into the clinic the other day for some in-house training on the system. This was follow-up to the 1-2-1 hands on training with Gregory Brambilla.
The results we can produce is superb – and in my view as close to nature as we can achieve at the moment.
We’ll post some results of work we’ve done.
Our essential equipment to offer patients the best in composite materials
Our Ewoo 3D scanner open evening held in our clinic for other dental professionals was a great success.
We had 14 guests and superb presentations from Paul Taylor who looks after international training for Ewoo and from our own consultant radiologist Neil Heath who gave an insight into the current requirements for justification of radiation, reporting requirements and the benefits of CBCT scanning in planning implant treatments.
Lots of feedback and interaction on the night – then a further discussion over supper.
This is one of many evenings we’re planning – so we’ll keep you posted on the next batch.