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New Technology to provide Patient Benefits, Better Results in Less Time

As a private dental clinic, I receive no grants or money from the government.  All money used to pay myself, the staff, bills and investment in both equipment and education comes from the fees I collect from our patients. My clinic is not the most salubrious, it is clean and...
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Tooth Decay, The Lies We Tell Ourselves and Why Honesty Counts

As a dentist, and like every other dentist I hear the excuses “my mother/father had soft teeth, my sister/brother’s teeth are perfect and we ate the same foods” These are just some of the excuses passed for decay and unfortunately they don’t cut it. Tooth Decay will only occur...
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Using New Technology to save an Old Crown

For my 50th Birthday I avoided the trappings of a late mid-life crisis and decided to treat myself by refurbishing the surgery and ended up with one of the most technologically advanced surgeries in Ireland. More useful than a fancy car.  One of the items I decided to invest in,...
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Five Star Dental Treatment or the Even Better “Double A” Option

A patient attended our surgery in 2011 with a complaint of extreme sensitivity underneath an old crown. I was asked for a second opinion as a previous dentist had offered either to root fill the tooth and then place a post and new crown at a cost of £1200.00, or the Five Star...
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The Perils of Sugar

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were right when the sang the 80’s anthem White Lines ( Don’t Do It)    “A million magic crystals, painted pure and white A multi-million dollars, almost overnight And if you get hooked, baby, it’s nobody else’s fault, So don’t do it” Of...
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Smart Dentistry

Despite this poor man’s best efforts, no-one had guessed it was the capitol of Thailand yet!!!! BUT IT DID GET ME THINKING OF ASPECTS OF DENTISTRY If a patient attended casualty with a broken leg and history of having hit it with a mallet, the break would be pinned, or placed in...
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We are now used to contactless payments, but what about contactless dentistry?

For years dentistry has meant the dreaded sound of the air turbine and the high pitch whine that everyone loves to hate !!!!! The air turbine is the work horse of the dental Surgery. Used to cut teeth and remove filling, prepare crowns etc.  We use the word cutting teeth very...
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Quality vs. Quantity

  I couldn’t disagree more with this statement, and am dismayed it should appear in a dental magazine. The air turbine did revolutionise dentistry and make it more profitable, but it was at the cost of healthy tooth. Before the air turbine, the only drill available was belt...
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The high cholesterol culprit; eggs are not to blame!

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fat like substance which is found in all cells in the body. It enables the body to produce steroid hormones, vitamin D and bile salts which are involved in the digestion and absorption of fat. Cholesterol is transported by the body in the...
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