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6 tips for getting back on track

6 tips for getting back on track after a bank holiday weekend

The dreaded Tuesday after a bank holiday weekend is one we all struggle with. Getting back into the routine of our work week can be hard after that extra day of relaxation so here are some tips on how to motivate yourself.

1: Do a spring clean. Being in a clean tidy environment can help clear your mind and help you get your mind back in shape for the work week ahead.

2: Eat good food. After all the treats from the weekend that we allow ourselves it is good to fill our body’s with fruit and veggies while also naturally ...

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Tips for an amateur MUA

In September 2016 I did a part-time makeup course with Vanity X makeup academy in Swords which lasted for 12 weeks. I attended on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30-9.30pm, I had written exams and practical exams - my overall result was marked on these and my attendance to each class.  We all had to do a portfolio and take before and after photos of all of our makeup applications on our family and friends. we got homework every evening and this was everything that we had to put into our portfolio and also went towards our overall result. The first day I started the course I received a makeup ...

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Training Day

This week we had a training day with Ashley Latter provided by Invisalign. We learnt all about how to create a memorable first impression with new patients and also creating good relationships with our existing patients. Here at Swords Ortho we feel we try our best to create a calm welcoming atmosphere to all our patients. 

Ashley’s first step that he finds most important is building a rapport with potential patients. Our front of house team member Emma has the most important role in the practice, Emma welcomes each patient to the practice and she is also the first line of communication when patients call the practice. 

On Tuesday we learnt all ...

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Keith Flint

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about suicide in the dental profession and at lunchtime today, I heard that Keith Flint of The Prodigy had taken his own life.

 

Keith Flint of the Prodigy
Keith Flint of The Prodigy in 2019

 

I think it's safe to say that I wasn't a fan of The Prodigy, but I'd seen them live 3 times and it was the last show, about 6 months ago, that their magic finally clicked with me. Keith Flint was a true star. I know that no one is likely to be comparing him to Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney, but for his ...

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Progressions of Power: European Orthodontic Congress, the OSI and more from Operation:Mindcrime

Recently I posted about Geoff Tate touring last year on the 30th anniversary of Operation:Mindcrime, the landmark album he made with Queensrÿche. He’s still touring and was back in Dublin, just over 12 months since starting his tour here last January. It was just after the announcement that the Orthodontic Society of Ireland (OSI) was successful in its bid to have Dublin host the European Orthodontic Congress in 2025. There were a few connections running through my mind.

Geoff Tate and Operation Mindcrime Dublin 2019

Operation:Mindcrime was released about 30 years ago – its older than the  OSI!

That said, as a distinct specialty within ...

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Operation: European Orthodontic Congress 2025

At the start of the week it was announced that the Orthodontic Society of Ireland was successful in its bid to host the 2025 European Orthodontic Congress (EOC) in Dublin.

OSI will host EOC in 2025
Europe!
What?
Don't stop, give it all you got.

The EOC is the annual meeting of the European Orthodontic Society (EOS). It’s the setting for the memorial Lecture that commemorates the first orthodontics professor in Europe, Dublin’s Sheldon Friel.

This is a big deal.

It’s hard to explain how big a deal it actually is – for Irish Orthodontics, for Irish Dentistry and for Ireland. The OSI was set up a ...

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Operation Mindcrime: Dublin Calling!

About thirty years ago, as dental student, my friend Terry introduced me to Operation:Mindcrime by Queensrÿche. It was the great heavy rock concept album of the 80s, and as well as the record (CD as well as vinyl back then!) there was a full length film to go along with it (on VHS of course) and the guys (not dental students) in my house watched it on a constant loop in between Neighbours and sleeping.

Kieran Robertson on guitar with Geoff Tate for Operation:Mindcrime

It’s a bit tenuous but the initial dental connection (there almost always is one) here is that one of the ...

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