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.

Congratulations to our dentist Liz!

Liz Glass, dentist and dental surgeon

Philip on stage

The team here is keen on professional/personal development and many of us attend courses, study for exams or go to seminars and lectures in pursuit of more and advanced knowledge about our great profession.

As you can imagine the research and studies being carried out into dental work, implant surgery and cosmetic dentistry advances change by the day so we all like to aim at being up to date with our knowledge and experience.

So we’re delighted to congratulate one of our dentists, Liz Glass, who’s just passed the first stage of the The Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties exam.

Liz was candidate number 854. She sits the second part at the end of May in Leeds.

Relying less on traditional tests of knowledge and more on workplace-based demonstration of competencies, the MJDF provides a modern, innovative assessment for today’s dentist. You can read more about it here

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

Sonny’s success for uni’ dentistry course

Cakes sent in my Sonny's mum to celebrate his winning place at Glasgow Uni for dentistry studies

Tasty way to celebrate Sonny's study success

Congratulations to Sonny Basi…another of our dental clinic work placement school pupils who’s earned a place to study dentistry.

This time Sonny is heading to the University of Glasgow. Thanks to his mum who brought us in these lovely cakes to celebrate!

A few weeks ago we shared the news about another former work placement pupil Kirstie Malley who has received an unconditional offer to study dentistry at Dundee University.

Good luck to both Kirstie and Sonny with their future studies. We’re delighted to have played our part in your journeys.


Does snoring upset your night’s sleep? Clinic could have answer with Somnowell

Today’s Daily Record Vital section which focuses on women and health issues carries a feature about snoring and solutions.

The article – see attached – carries information about causes, cures and crises resulting from persistent snoring. The piece quotes Philip on his suggestions for helping sufferers.

We here at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry work with the Somnowell range of products which involve creating a bespoke mouthpiece for each patient requiring help.

Check out snoring section under treatments here for more information or to read the article in full please click on this.

Article in Daily Record Vital section quotes Philip Friel about Somnowell and snoring

Feature about snoring quotes Philip

Toothpaste alert! Please drop in and help yourself to some samples…

Our toothpaste sample bowl is overflowing, having been restocked today.

Some of you will already know that from time to time we offer patients – and passers-by – complimentary toothpaste samples.

It’s our way of saying thanks to you – and helping you keep on top of your daily dental health regime.

So if you’re planning an Easter breakaway and need to replenish the washbags with toothpaste please drop into our Glasgow dental clinic and we’ll sort you out…with our compliments.

(While stocks last – of course! But we’ve got quite a consignment to share…)

School pupil earns dentistry place after clinic placement

From time to time we offer school students the opportunity to attend the clinic for work experience placements.

Obviously with something as specific as dentistry these students spend their time observing what happens during consultations and other appointments.

We’re sending congratulations to our former work placement pupil Kirstie Malley who has received an unconditional offer to study dentistry at Dundee University. She is overjoyed.

Our team – especially Liz Glass who’s also Kirstie’s dentist – is pleased that our decision to let the young people experience dentistry as part of our education programme at our clinic has led to a student progressing into the profession. Good luck to you Kirstie and enjoy your studies in Dundee.

Women of Influence Lunch raises £102k

Yesterday at Mar Hall saw the annual Women of Influence Lunch which raises funds for the very worthwhile Action For Children charity.

Katie Melua was performing for the 350 guests.

Our dental clinic helped to sponsor the prize draw at the event which raised a total of £102,000 from the various fundraising events staged throughout the day.

Congratulations to WOI chairman Jo Mickel and her committee members for their sterling efforts and enthusiasm.

Nominations received in The Dental Awards 2012

We’ve just received the news that we’ve  been shortlisted in The Dental Awards 2012 in the following categories…

Practice of the Year (North)
Dentist of the Year (North)

Awards ceremony planned for April in London. Will keep you posted.

Delighted – especially for the team’s efforts in securing Practice of the Year nomination.

It’s always appreciated when the team’s efforts are recognised by our peers from the dental professional world who judge these awards.