Planning is key to success

In restorative dentistry planning is so very important.

I’ve just spent the last two days with the highly respected and experienced John Wibberley of Waters Edge Ceramics – a cutting edge dental laboratory located on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border. I’ve worked closely with John and his team of technicians for several years now and I know the work they can do.

Over the past few days we’ve worked together – with the patient present – in discussing the best way forward and the way to achieve first-class results.

Racing legend in town

My wife Stephanie and I were out for a Thursday night ‘date’ and took in the Rox jewellery event in the city centre of Glasgow.

Attending the event was Scottish racing legend David Coulthard so there was quite a buzz at the party.

And yes, we did the whole ‘can we have a pic’ routine. It’s not every day you bump into one of Scotland’s greatest sporting sons.Award-winning dentist (cosmetic/dental implants) Philip Friel, his wife Stephanie and racing legend David Coulthard

Dental anxiety? How we can help patients

The topic of odontophobia was raised among Twitter followers just the other day.

The word is best summed up as ‘dental anxiety’ or a fear of dentists. It’s fairly common and we have members of our team who can work with such patients to help them through the experience of a clinic visit.

In particular our Jamie Maguire (pictured below) is extremely highly experienced in working in the field of dental sedation.

There are many solutions available including dental conscious sedation – a technique whereby a sedative medication is used to relax and sedate patients who are very anxious of receiving dental treatment.

Please contact us if you or any ofJamie Maguire has a focus on sedation for patients at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry in Glasgow. your family might benefit from working with our experienced team.

New microscope: Great benefit in endodontic therapy

We’ve taken delivery of a great new piece of equipment…a high powered microscope.

The main aim in having the new microscope is to assist in endodontic treatment as it enable the dentist to have better vision when the root canal work is being undertaken.

The microscope has six levels of magnification are 2.5x, 5x, 10x, 14x, 18x, 22x. It also has a 180 degree inclinable binocular which assists the dentist in achieving greater vision of the tooth being worked on. The photo below shows Ross Henderson who has a key focus on endodontics in our clinic using the new piece of equipment.

Ross Henderson who looks after patients requiring endodontic work - root canal therapy - at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry clinic in Glasgoq

Ross using the microscope

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.

Our newest arrival: Baby Hugo Patrick Friel

Stephanie and I are delighted to announce the safe arrival of our second son, Hugo Patrick Friel, little brother for Arnold.

Baby Hugo was born on July 14 and weighed just over 7lbs.

Both mum and baby are now home and doing well. Arnold’s settling into his new role as big brother and eager to share his toy cars.

Baby Hugo Patrick Friel, son of Philip Friel of Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry where dental implants are carried out

Baby Hugo Patrick Friel

Our clinic garden: time for a spruce up.

Yesterday’s good weather gave me chance to spruce up the clinic front gardens. The gardens and the ironwork were given a major makeover as part of the clinic refurbishment last year. We felt it was important to enhance the exterior of the clinic building as well as the interior. The clinic is part of an old traditional Victorian red sandstone tenement building and we wanted to play our part as a ‘good neighbour’. The clinic also sits at a busy crossroads, right at the traffic lights so we were keen that drivers had a pleasant ‘visual’ experience when they’re stopped at the red. I also ensured our new “154″ sign on the wall was looking good.Amazing how many people stopped to chat when I was working away.

Exterior of the Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry Clinic which offers bespoke general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and life enhancing dental implants

The clinic garden

Dental implant body has more than 1700 members

Attending meeting of the Association of Dental Implantology in my role as secretary and treasurer.
Founded in 1987 as a professional, non-profit making organisation, the Association of Dental Implantology has developed into one of the largest dental bodies in the UK with over 1,700 active members drawn from every county plus several countries abroad.
The ADI is a broad-based association of general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists, orthodontists, laboratory technicians, auxiliaries, post-graduate dental students and manufacturer representatives.
“The ADI is a registered charity dedicated to providing the profession with continuing implant education and the public with a greater understanding of the benefits of dental implants”

Team meeting: progressive ideas galore

We had a great staff meeting tonight with fantastic input from the whole team.
Lots of progressive ideas as the clinic continues to grow and flourish.
We also had a fascinating lecture form our IT guru Ian Wilson who took us through the latest communication security and date software in use in the clinic.
Thanks team for your spirit and dedication in sticking with the discussions and training well after 9pm – after busy day’s work in the clinic!