Patient’s view? Dental implant work – “totally pain free and straightforward”.

One of our dental implant patients who came to our clinic in Glasgow wrote a glowing testimonial for our website.

They summed up their experience as “totally pain free and very straightforward”.

The patient is a 60 year old female who’d had a gap in her teeth since her teens.

Here’s what she had to say in full…

“I contacted Philip some months ago as I was keen to have an implant to deal with a gap in my teeth where I‘d had a tooth removed when in my teens.

“I‘d had a bridge fitted in this gap but it had never been entirely satisfactory and I wanted to deal with the problem in a way that would be as much as possible like my original tooth. The treatment involved enlarging the space to allow for the implanted tooth and some bone grafting.

“The whole experience was totally pain free and very straightforward and the result excellent.”

We always appreciate when we receive patient feedback like the above. We recognise it takes a lot of time to write to us so we value that response.

Testimonial from a patient: implant secured denture work carried out

Feedback from patients is always appreciated – both in the time they take to write to us and also the information they’ll share with us in that process.

This gentleman tells the story of how his dentures didn’t give him good dental function and how dental implant work carried out at our dental clinic here in Glasgow produced a much improved solution for him.

Please take time to read his testimonial – shown here in the image.

Should you have any questions about dental implant treatment or any of the other services we carry out here at the dental Glasgow clinic please contact us – we’re happy to answer any queries.

Dental implant patient gives us feedback on treatment carried out at Glasgow clinic

Image of testimonial from dental implant patient

Team festive outing

The dental clinic team donned our gladrags and headed out on Saturday for a festive lunch party in the centre of Glasgow.

Eighteen of us got together for some relaxed downtime and enjoyed the chance to catch up in a non-clinic environment.

Carly our PA had organised our ‘Secret Santa’ gift swap which went down a treat with the team.

Among the more unusual gifts – purchased to a strict £20 budget – were a tin of multi-flavoured Vaseline lip balms, a fake fur headband, selection of scented candles and a support bandage!
Santa had been very creative for the team!

Dental implant nurse Kasia turns from lecturer to student

Our dental Glasgow clinic is often the venue for seminars and courses.

Kasia, our dental implant nurse, regularly conducts courses here and at other UK venues for dental nurses moving into the world of implant surgery.

Thanks to her experience and expertise Kasia is well equipped to share her knowledge of the profession.

Recently, however, Kasia was on a course courtesy of the Association of Dental Implantology UK. The day course was held in Edinburgh.

How a playground incident led to many decades of dental despair – a patient’s story

Dental trauma during childhood can have a lifelong impact for many patients we see at our dental Glasgow clinic.

Here we have the story of one patient – a male in his early 50s – who charts the details of what happened after a school playground incident and how it impacted on his ability and desire to smile.

Cosmetic dentistry techniques can make a huge difference in terms of what can be achieved and the benefits from an aesthetic as well as functional perspective.

Read the patient’s story about his smile makeover – in his own words.

“For over 30 years I have avoided smiling too much thanks to a school playground fight and subsequent loss of a front tooth. This and a general neglect over the years left me very doubtful about offering a grin to camera.

Dentists were not my favourite profession and in a job which involves a lot of public work, this problem became more and more troublesome.

“Comprehensive overhaul”

Philip Friel was the first dentist I had encountered who undertook a comprehensive overhaul of my smile and forward assessment of my dental prospects. He sought to correct some bad dentistry I had encountered over the years and took a very positive approach to what was possible.

More importantly, he assessed the likely outcome to my bite and teeth generally if I continued as I was, and the prospect was not comforting.

Philip laid out a programme of treatment which involved a number of different aspects, from root treatments to new crowns, and which now offers me the opportunity to maximise my natural smile and bite for as long as possible. He stopped the rot of bad treatment in the past and produced a workable solution for me. Most importantly, Philip introduced me to the idea of dental implants and successfully carried out three implants. For the first time in over 30 years I have a natural smile that looks right, which isn‘t liable to chafe or slip or fall out or look false.

All carried out efficiently and professionally and with good provision of reasons and descriptions along the way.”

This patient’s words are important because they explain the transformation he underwent from being reluctant to even grin – never mind smile – to having what he labels a “natural smile”.
If you’d like to read about more testimonials from our patients please click here.

Our Glasgow clinic going greener

As a team we’ve made a decision to inprove the ‘green footprint’ of the Glasgow dental clinic and have been setting about various ways to achieve this.

As well as ensuring our business and clinical refuse is managed as efficiently as it can be, we recently undertook to change failed spotlight bulbs for their LED alternatives.

While being more costly to instal they use far less power and should last 15-20 years, and so savings, not only in environmental terms but also financially should be noticed in years to come.

These and other measures are adding to the priority we place in being not only a responsible employer but a good neighbour in our community.

Feedback on our team work from a patient’s visits to our Glasgow clinic for new smile

We received the following testimonial from a patient who came to see me about a smile makeover.
We always appreciate the time a patient takes to talk about his or her visit to see the dentist.

This 53-year-old patient’s journey was 18 months in duration – due to the complex nature of the dental work she required. As you’ll read in the paragraphs that follow the patient has highlighted the team work she encountered when she attended for her appointments. We all work particularly hard at being a focused team and so it’s fantastic when a patient delivers feedback in the following terms.

Here are her own words…
“I have been receiving outstanding reconstruction work from Philip’s clinic for the past eighteen months. Initially my teeth were in a very weakened condition and have now undergone a total transformation, I am thrilled with the resulting outcome.

“Firstly, I would like to commend and acknowledge his excellent team members:-

·Ross Henderson for his deft, intricate and precise root canal work, executed brilliantly, with his steady and congenial manner.

·Jill Clare for her superb white fillings, and her mastery in extracting a tricky impacted wisdom tooth- with immense care, she has a heart of gold.

·Glen Frew, a great Ambassador of Dentistry, wonderful in a crisis , and is extremely kind.

·Dental nurses Kasia, Louise and Pam for their; empathy, understanding, who cannot do enough to ease any discomfort, and are always ready with a reassuring arm.

·Dental Hygienist Jennifer, for her pristine thoroughness, recommendations ,and cheery disposition.

·Siobhan, Karyn and Carly, always with a welcoming smile , who are accommodating and professional at all times. They create a great first impression and give continual ongoing friendly advice if required.

Last and most importantly of all , Philip Friel himself has amazing dexterity, skill and artistry when fitting crowns for me. He makes well- calculated decisions without ever compromising his Professional reputation. His knowledge is phenomenal, he instills confidence , exudes calm, pays fine attention to detail and is always focused.

His teamwork and overseeing of my treatment was second to none. He ensures his clinic has a lovely relaxing ambience and is beautifully appointed, with immaculate state of the art equipment.

Not only is he a fantastic credit to his profession, he has totally restored my faith in all dental matters. I cannot wish enough continued success and good things to a more deserved and genuine person. With my sincere and grateful thanks.”

As you can imagine when the team received these words from the patient we were not only delighted but we appreciated the time she’d taken to chart the detail of her experience with relevance to each member of the team she’d encountered during the visits to our dental Glasgow clinic.