Doing what we can support worthwhile causes

We were delighted to support the High School of Glasgow’s Home & School Associations inaugural Ladies Charity Lunch which was held on Sunday at the Grand Central Hotel in aid of the Beatson Young Adult Cancer Fund.

It raised an amazing £25,793. Told by the organisers that the team at the Beatson were overwhelmed by the support.

That total is the biggest donation to date to the Young Adult fund which offers practical and hugely necessary support to young people dealing with cancer.

New artwork for clinic

We’ve designed some new artwork for the Glasgow clinic – to brighten the walls and to promote some key messages especially for dental hygiene.

We took a classic design and tweaked it for our own brand…note our little logo sits on top of the ‘crown’ in the artwork.

interndental care is the key message in this image from range of new artwork at our Glasgow clinic

A message promoting interdental brushing/flossing

art work to promote dental hygiene at our Glasgow dental clinic

A message for all

artwork shown in our Glasgow clinic where dental implants are offered

Our new artwork...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Vivienne, one of the hygienist team at the clinic, has been busy baking and created these wonderful cupcakes which tasted as good as they looked! We loved her attention to detail with the decorations.

It was her way of marking Valentine’s Day and sharing the good wishes with the rest of the team…

And a very happy and smile-inducing Valentine’s Day to you all too!

Vivienne, our hygienist, baked these cupcakes for the Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry

Tasty looking - Vivienne's cupcakes

Choosing the right composite for patient benefit

We have recently adopted HRi composite as the composite of choice for the clinic.

This is a fantastic material which comes complete with oven to hold the tooth coloured filling material at the perfect temperature for placement and manipulation.

The material provides fantastic results given its proximity to the refractory index of natural enamel.

We welcomed Optident’s Chris Hardy into the clinic the other day for some in-house training on the system. This was follow-up to the 1-2-1 hands on training with Gregory Brambilla.

The results we can produce is superb – and in my view as close to nature as we can achieve at the moment.

We’ll post some results of work we’ve done.

Micerium composite oven

Our essential equipment to offer patients the best in composite materials

Scanner open night a great success

Our Ewoo 3D scanner open evening held in our clinic for other dental professionals was a great success.

We had 14 guests and superb presentations from Paul Taylor who looks after international training for Ewoo and from our own consultant radiologist Neil Heath who gave an insight into the current requirements for justification of radiation, reporting requirements and the benefits of CBCT scanning in planning implant treatments.

Lots of feedback and interaction on the night – then a further discussion over supper.
This is one of many evenings we’re planning – so we’ll keep you posted on the next batch.

Pam passes dental nurse exams!

Our colleagues Pamela Wood from our Glasgow dental clinic has great cause for celebration today.

She’s just heard she passed her dental nurse examinations! We’re all very pleased about her news as we know how much commitment she’s made to her studies and we’re aware of how hard she worked to achieve that goal.

We’re absolutely delighted for you Pam!

Pamela Wood has passed her dental nurse exams at Philip Friel dental clinic in Glasgow

Dental nurse: Pamela Wood

Specialist orthodontist joins our ranks: welcome Andrew!

Meet Andrew McGregor, latest team member at the clinic. Andrew is a specialist orthodontist.
He’ll be offering adult orthodontics at our Glasgow clinic.

He graduated from Glasgow University in 2002 with degrees in Pathology and Dentistry and attained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2004.
In 2005 he began a two year stint lecturing in Oral Surgery at Sydney University.
Once back in the UK he commenced three year training in orthodontics at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, passing his Masters degree and Membership in Orthodontics exam in 2010.

Specialist orthodontist joins our Glasgow dental clinic

Andrew McGregor: Specialist orthodontist

Now as well as the full range of general, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry and dental implant surgery, we can offer range of orthodontic treatments and braces including aligners, lingual and ceramic appliances.
Welcome Andrew!

Open evening for referring dentists and other dental professionals

When planning the Glasgow dental clinic, we decided to install the Ewoo Pax Duo Cone Beam CT Scanner. We have been using the system for some 14 months now and have noticed a growing number of referrals for these scans from colleagues who feel its use may benefit the patients under their care.

In addition, with more scans being taken we provide a facility for the reporting of these scans where appropriate – and this is carried out by our consultant colleague Mr Neil Heath.

The Ewoo system has many advantages: the variety of field of view options means that only the areas of interest need be exposed to radiation and the software planning element is superb.

Together with Ewoo and given the success of our previous open evening in June last year, we have organised a CBCT evening in the clinic.  The evening will be relatively informal, free of charge and will comprise a general introduction to CBCT scans in dentistry, followed by valuable input from Mr Neil Heath, Consultant in Dental Radiology, and Mr Paul Taylor from Ewoo. Verifiable CPD certificates will be provided for those in attendance.

The evening is planned for Thurs 2nd Feb from 630-830pm in our clinic at 154 Hyndland Road, Hyndland, Glasgow, G12 9HZ. Please contact 0141 339 7579 to reserve your place .

We hope that this evening will provide an ideal opportunity for referring dentists or colleagues to gain further insight into CBCT scanning in dentistry, commonly detected anomalies and what we should be reporting. In addition, it will be a good informal networking evening with opportunity to discuss any relevant cases.

The importance of disinfection at our clinic: our commitment

Clinical cleanliness and disinfection are of paramount importance to the team here at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry.

We will wash our hands up to 30 or 40 times – or even more – a day as part of our clinic disinfection regime.

We’re now using a three-pronged regime featuring Schulke soap, cleanser and hand lotion products.

Our commitment underlines the importance we place on our disinfection programme in the Glasgow clinic.

Cleansing products used at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry Clinic in Glasgow

The products we use in our dinsinfection regime

“Awe inspiring piece of precision engineering” – how one implant patient described her surgery

We’re always delighted to receive feedback from patients and many have written testimonials which they’re happy to share with others. We appreciate the time these Glasgow clinic patients take in writing their pieces.

Here’s a testimonial we’ve just received from a 66 year old female patient who underwent dental implants surgery at the clinic. She wrote…

“Philip Friel is an outstanding practitioner, an unbridled enthusiast and optimist, and an utterly delightful person in whom one can have absolute confidence; he is well deserving of the many awards and accolades he has received, both at Scottish and national levels.

“Despite setbacks, none of which occasioned by him, during my complicated, implant treatment, he continued to treat me with infinite patience, perseverance and genuine kindness.  His approach has always been unhurried, calm and precise.

“Before the treatment commenced, I received a detailed treatment plan with a precise costing, rather than the more commonly given estimate. It was particularly reassuring to be given Philip’s mobile phone number with instructions to contact him, should I experience any post-treatment problems; following each surgical procedure, I had a phone call from the practice checking on how I was feeling. Such attention to detail, does make a real difference to the overall, patient experience.

“Philip’s dental implant nurse, Kasia, has been a constant support; her friendliness and empathy have been a real ‘comfort blanket,’ as I am definitely not the bravest or calmest of patients, following a lifetime of dental complications, too numerous to mention.

“The finished result is aesthetically very pleasing and an awe inspiring piece of precision ‘engineering’. It has certainly taken time and there have been difficulties along the way, however, thanks to the sheer professionalism and perseverance of Phil, I am delighted to say, mission duly accomplished.    Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry is a dynamic practice, using state of the art technology and the very latest techniques and materials, but for me, it is the genuinely warm and friendly atmosphere and the emphasis on treating people as individuals, in addition to the high quality dental care, that sets it apart from others.

“I cannot recommend Philip Friel highly enough, and sincerely thank everyone involved in my treatment.”