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The Role of the Dental Hygienist and Dental Implants

I was struck this morning by the in adequacy of training in implant dentistry for some of my dental colleagues. I accept referrals and every week I am sent patients from other practices. I help to diagnose problems, and try to help them by placing implants and their associated restorations if it is ...

“I’m having my dental implants done abroad-it’s better and cheaper!”

  A very nice lady consulted me couple of years back, with regard to providing her with several dental implants around her mouth. She was in fact desperately in need of some sort of dental restoration.  She had an ill-fitting acrylic denture, which jumped and moved when she eat. She had mis...

The fear of losing our teeth

The fear of losing our teeth or in fact, a single tooth is one that many people, understandably experience.  For many people, the prospect of a seemingly complex procedure and permanently replacing the tooth with a dental implant is simply too much. Instead, they leave a gap or resort to a denture,...

Microclimate

I left home this morning at 0630, in the trusty Cooper S to drive to Lyme, only to find that I could only see 10 metres! Having crawled to work in by now a grumpy mood; I dropped down the hill into Uplyme into bright sunshine. Lovely, my whole day improved, the sea twinkled, warmth ...

Sunshine!

Rain rain rain, it's like a tropical rainforest without the trees and the heat! At last today some sunshine and this makes everyone feel better, I have noticed that generally people seem to go into hibernation in the rainy weather, they don't feel good, don't want treatment, they just feel miserable...

Time flies when you are enjoying yourself!

Yesterday was a great day, I had one patient in the entire day. The reason for this lack of clients was that we were carrying out a procedure termed "teeth in a day" The patient arrives in the morning and in the space of several hours is transformed from a dental disaster into a fully dentate human ...

Feeling good about yourself!

I am moaning and groaning about a bad knee, caused by a fall on Christmas Day, Ha! I hear you shout, serves him right for his over-indulgence! Not a bit of it; slipped on a wet door frame, since then, three sports massage appointments and a chiropractor session, no better. So today I am off to the d...