The team and I would like to wish all our patients, referring dentists, suppliers and website visitors the compliments of the season.
We hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable time with your friends and families.
We also would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.
The new year is going to be a big one for us.
Work on our new clinic is progressing and our plans are well underway – more about what’s happening in the next few months.
Meanwhile our work continues at our existing clinic and we look forward to welcoming patients in the new year.
Best wishes to you all.
My work takes me all over the country and one of the recent destinations was the Forest of Arden in the Birmingham area where I took part in a round the table meeting to discuss extract socket preservation.
In layman’s terms that means looking at ways to use a new material which can be used after teeth extraction to maintain the bone in the area.
This means a more straightforward and aesthetic implant solution for long term tooth replacement. I’m a regional expert on the topic for Geistlich Biomaterials who have invented the new material. During the meeting I presented my findings to the other regional experts from the rest of the UK and beyond. It’s an ongoing study and it’s hugely interesting for me to be working on it.
Travelled to London to King’s College for the Association of Dental Implantalogy AGM.
This is always an extremely interesting event because almost 300 attend from all over the country – and some members present short lectures on topics which are of interest to the other attendees.
My role on the day was to “chair” the afternoon session covering surgical topics. Before that kicked off I was sworn in as treasurer for the Association.
This role brings with it many new responsibilities and challenges and I’m looking forward to getting involved. All who attended agreed that the event was a big success.
A group of cosmetic dentists in Scotland meet from time to time on the golf course – to relax and share news and views about business.
We headed to Machrihanish for the annual pre Christmas outing and we struck it lucky with the first dry day in three months.
With the weather perfect it meant we could enjoy the great scenery and aim for some good golf. Machrihanish as a golf destination is a great experience and I’d recommend it to anyone.
We flew there and back and because we were fortunate with the weather the whole day was memorable.
The team and I decided we needed new photos done for our website makeover and for any new material we’re publishing in the future.
We commissioned Glasgow based freelance Victoria Stewart who’s done work for a large number of publications and organisations.
We blanked off an afternoon in the diary for our session. Victoria did dozens of pictures in the surgery and as you’d expect it took a fair chunk of the time in setting up the right positions and “looks”.
It was great fun and also served as a bit of a team building exercise too!