Does birth month = your job?

It’s fascinating some of the information on the internet – especially interesting when it focuses on my profession.

Statistics from a new study have uncovered links between when you’re born and what job you’ll do when you’re an adult.

Apparently those born in December are more likely to become dentists. I’m a September baby so I’m an exception!

They discovered that January babes are more likely to become debt collectors!

A February birth appears to increase the chances of being an artist while March babies appear to go on to become pilots.

Meanwhile, April and May are said to have a fairly even spread of professions, births in the summer months mean a much lower chance of becoming a high-earning football player, doctor or dentist.

Read more fascinating – or are they random? – facts here – at this link

http://ow.ly/6TrtQ

The importance of clinical hygiene: key priority for all.

Our team headed out the clinic last night to attend a study evening.
A local hotel was the venue and the topics covered were cross infection and decontamination techniques.
We have a keen focus on this area of clinic hygiene as we ensure our clinical practice is always at a level beyond the current guidelines.

Awards news: Congratulations to Kasia’s ‘outstanding’ entry!

Just been notified that we’re through to the finals for 8 categories in Dentistry Scotland Awards. V exciting. Finals being held at Gleneagles next month.

Special mention to our dental implant nurse (photographed here) who’s been named as a finalist in the Most Outstanding Individual category. Congratulations to every member of our team for their efforts – and well done to Kasia for her ‘outstanding’ performance!

Dental nurse who works with Philip Friel on cosmetic dentistry cases including implants, veneers and other cosmetic techniques

Kasia: dental implant nurse

We’ve got a name for our new clinic car – thanks to Ross!

We’ve selected our winner.
The name of our new clinic car will be…..’McCavity’
Suggested by Ross Wilson who receives a top of the range Philips Sonicare toothbrush for his creative input.
We’ve had great fun reading all your entries generated via our Facebook page and thank you very much indeed for the time you’ve taken. Look our for ‘McCavity’ on the road – give us a wave!

In response to the news about his name being successful Ross wrote…

“Thank you SO much. It has made my day hearing that. I was thinking of doing a Kate Winslet-style Oscar acceptance speech – you know the kind of thing that goes something like…. I thank you, my teeth thank you, my toothbrush holder thanks you. But we could be here all night.

So I’ll settle for this.

There was a young man called Ross, every day he remembered to floss, he won a prize from Phil, without any bill and never again had any tooth loss.

Well done Ross – and thanks to all who took part.

Think of a name for our new clinic car? Win a Philips Sonicare toothbrush

Final few days to name our clinic’s Smart Car.

Got to our Facebook page -

http://www.facebook.com/philipfrieladvanceddentistry

Scroll down and you’ll see some of the fantastic suggestions. It’s going to be a tough job judging the best name.

Winner will receive Philips Sonicare toothbrush as a ‘thank you’ for suggestion. Pop your suggestions on our Facebook page.

New Smart Car - our toothmobile - used by team at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry - Glasgow

Our new set of wheels for clinic errands

Thinking Christmas? Think appointment…

The run up to the Christmas period is always a busy one and we’re expecting it to be the same this year.

There’s always a rush for patients to make appointments for check ups to scalings and dental hygiene checks. Everyone wants their smile looking its festive best!

My advice is to make sure you book in on time. Reception team on standby.

Sharing the knowledge: dental implant nurse Kasia goes ‘on tour’

Our dental implant nurse Kasia has just returned from Birmingham where she was sharing her knowledge and expertise in lectures to other dental nurses with an interest in implantology nursing.

The lectures focused on theory and on practical sessions and aims to help those attending broaden their knowledge and understanding of the key role the dental implant nurse plays in a clinical setting.

Kasia does similar courses all over the UK and her skills have been recognised by one of the major dental implants companies which has enlisted her as a dental nurse mentor and trainer.

Dental nurse who works with Philip Friel on cosmetic dentistry cases including implants, veneers and other cosmetic techniques

Kasia: dental implant nurse

Our ‘toothmobile’ takes to the road

Here’s our latest addition to the Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry line-up!

It’s our Smart Car which we’ve given a full makeover. Firstly we had it ‘whitened’ – turning its original silver colour into a dazzling white.

Then we branded it so other vehicle users and pedestrians can see the clinic message.

If you spot any of the team in it when you’re out and about be sure to give us a wave.

New Smart Car - our toothmobile - used by team at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry - Glasgow

Our new set of wheels for clinic errands

Smart car - used by Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry - clinic offering dental implants and cosmetic dentistry

Our new 'toothmobile'

Toothpaste topic: Samples to collect

From time to time our suppliers and contacts in the dental world will drop off samples of new products for our team to trial and for our patients to try out too.

We’ve got some samples of the new Oral-B Pro Expert toothpaste. It’s had a great reaction from our team who’ve tried it.

If you’re passing the clinic please feel free to pop in for a sample (as the saying goes – while stocks last!). The reception team will do the needful and share them out.