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

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.

Appearance at Hampden in Glasgow! To share info about implant benefits

Philip Friel appearing at Scottish Dental Show to talk about implants

Philip on stage

Today I did an hour long presentation on the benefits of implants for people who find themselves suffering from edentulism – having no teeth at all on either upper or lower level (or even both).

The presentation was part of The Scottish Dental Show which was staged at Hampden in Glasgow. This was organised by the team from Scottish Dental Magazine and congratulations to them all for the effort they put into pulling together what was a first-class event!

I explained how effective dentures can be a solution and also how dental implants can assist in providing the patient with a significant improvement not only in dental function but also appearance. The benefit to the patient can also result in a massive confidence boost – and of course the restoration of their smile.

The feedback was all very positive and I was delighted so many delegates opted to stay on for my presentation – and not take advantage of the afternoon sun! So thanks to everyone who attended.

Implant patient writes feedback: new tooth ‘unrecognisable’ from its neighbour!

We appreciate getting feedback from our patients and today a lady wrote in about the dental implant work that we’d carried out at our Glasgow clinic.

Here are her own words…

“Just a quick note to thank you for my new implanted front tooth!
After many years of various surgeries at varying dentistry practices (one in the US!!), you have finally succeeded in giving me a tooth that is unrecognisable from its neighbour!!!

The treatment I received from yourself was second to none. Not forgetting Kasia and Siobhan and Karyn on Reception, the whole experience was totally professional and made bearable (if that’s the correct word) by the relaxed atmosphere from the minute I entered the door of your Practice. It was great from my point of view to at last have a Dentist with whom I could discuss issues in a relaxed manner.

Many thanks once again – and looking forward to seeing everyone when I come in for my check-up. (I can’t believe I’m looking forward to visiting the Dentist!!!)

We thank her for taking the time to communicate her feedback to the team.

Our CT Scanner gets its annual service

It’s annual service time for the Glasgow clinic’s Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Scanner.

Like any piece of sophisticated equipment it’s vitally important to have it serviced and maintained so that it works at its optimum.

This fantastic piece of equipment enables three dimensional imaging of the teeth and surrounding structures to be obtained using as low a radiation dose as possible.  To ensure the dosage is as low as possible, our EWOO Pax-Due CBCT Scanner allows us to select various sizes for scanning to ensure that we only view the area we require.

The three dimensional CBCT images allow fantastic diagnostic and planning capabilities for the dentists in the clinic and the images can be used for diagnosis, bone assessment, precise location of vital structures, endodontics(root treatment) on difficult teeth.

In addition, using the information gained from the CBCT scans, we can produce 3D models of a patients bone to enable computed assisted planning and design for implant placement is difficult areas.  This is made possible using a unique planning software tool offering the possibility of computer guided surgery

Incredible full face transplant op: dental implants play their key role

Dental implants restoring teeth played a key role in this incredible 36 hour long full face transplant op which has been featured on all the US news channels and now picked up by the BBC here.

According to the piece the lead surgeon’s goal was ‘to restore function as well as have aesthetically pleasing results’.

Incredible procedure…and the benefits for this gentleman will be immense…he will literally have his life back after what can only be described as an unimaginable experience.

I’ve been particularly interested on the work done specifically in his jaw and mouth region.

I always say that dental implants are a technique which can really help a patient restore both function and produce aesthetically pleasing results when the process is complete.

Click here to see more.

Masterclass on implant grafting

In London today for a six-hour, in-depth Masterclass by Michael Pikos, of the world’s leading exponents on grafting procedures in implant dentistry.

Because I have a special interest in dental implants this was a ‘must-attend’ event.
It’s organised by the Association of Dental Implantology…

Their masterclasses are an integral part of the ADI calendar, giving clinicians, technicians and DCPs the opportunity to listen to highly acclaimed dental professionals.

US meeting for implant dentists

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.

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.