Specialist role for another Philip

Congratulations to my wife Stephanie who graduated this week after successfully completing her specialist course.

She’s now a specialist paediatric dentist – a tremendous achievement as she completed that qualification while doing her full-time job, supporting and looking after me and, of course, most importantly, being a mum.

Brilliant I’d say.

After the graduation we went out with our respective parents for a celebration meal. Well done Stephanie

Stephanie Friel, specialist paediatric dentist, and Philip Friel

Steph and Phil

Planning for new courses: Other dentists and dental professionals welcome

We often host courses and seminars in our Glasgow clinic which has great facilities for staging such events. As well as the latest audio visual equipment we’ve also got livecam links to one of the surgeries which can then beam images to our seminar room.

These events are primarily for other dentists and dental professionals and are regarded as a key part of ongoing professional development.

Currently working with some of the major implant and dental material companies to finalise our programme of events for the coming academic year.

Watch this space…we’ll give details of courses on our website.

Dentist to dentist: when a fellow professional needs dental work

Yesterday I performed implant surgery on another dentist who’d come to the clinic for new implant.

It’s quite something being asked by one of your peers to do dental work for them – especially when it’s a treatment such as dental implants work.

I considered my fellow professional’s choice of our clinic to be a superb compliment and I was honoured to be asked.

Implant on tour

Implant on tour - Canada 2010

Implant on tour - Canada 2010

I travel extensively throughout the world on training and development programmes, working with some of the best implant dentists in the profession.

By working alongside these people – often in their own surgeries – I am able to pick up the latest and best techniques in implantology.

Wherever I go, I always take a photo of an implant “in situ” at the destination. Here’s the one I took when I recently visited Toronto and Niagara Falls.

Not only does it provide me with a photographic record of my travels but it provides me with a great ice-breaker whenever I’m giving lectures and talks about dental implants.