Lunch & learn session with our sterilising/decontamination experts

From time to time we welcome represenatives from our suppliers to share knowledge with our clinical team. These sessions are always hugely beneficial and informative.

Recently the full team at our Glasgow dentistry clinic had a ‘lunch and learn’ meeting with the decontamination experts from Schulke who provide us with much of the chemicals/products for our sterilising/decontamination suite and for use in the clinical areas.

We’re at the top of our game in this sphere of cross infection control and it’s a key priority for the entire team. We’re working on a new and innovative programme for the clinic which will take us to another level – and this will be introduced shortly.

We’ll tell you more about it when we’ve launched the programme.

More awards for clinic: tremendous credit to our team

We attended the prestigious Dentistry Scotland Awards on Friday night at Gleneagles.

We were delighted to secure two of the top accolades from the event – the award for Most Attractive Practice and we were named Best Private Practice.

Our dental implant nurse Kasia was also highly commended in the Most Outstanding Individual category and the Glasgow clinic received the same mention in the Practice of the Year – West category.

All in all a very successful night for Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry here in Glasgow…and a great recognition of the tremendous effort put in by all our team over the last 12 months of our existence.

Congratulations to Jamie: focus helps relax anxious Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry patients

Congratulations to our colleague Jamie Maguire who has just passed his diploma in conscious sedation.

Dental conscious sedation is a technique whereby a sedative medication is used to relax and sedate patients at our Glasgow dental clinic who are very anxious of receiving dental treatment. We see many patients who are extremely concerned about visits to the dentist and indeed can be phobic about the experience.

Jamie is a key part of our team and enables us to deliver the best possible outcomes by our superb team approach especially for those patients who are apprehensive about treatment. It means they can receive advanced dental care to achieve the optimum in oral health.

Jamie Maguire has a focus on sedation for patients at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry in Glasgow.

Jamie Maguire

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

Award nods for the team and practice

Delighted to hear we’ve been shortlisted in the prestigious UK Dentistry Awards – in Best Team and Best Practice categories.

Awards ceremony in Leicester in December.

I was named Best Young Dentist (Scotland) at these awards last year.

Fingers crossed – and congratulations to the team.

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.