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Dentistry, Suicide and the Stephen Hawking of Shred

This week Swords Orthodontics interrupted its usual activities on Friday, with a full day of training for all the team, except Brenda (who’d been on a similar day’s course last year) who stayed back at base to look after patient enquiries and get all the work done that can’t happen when the practice is in its normal busy mode.

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Stephen Murray and the team from Swords Orthodontics with dental business trainer Chris Barrow at a Your Smile Specialist event at the Carlton Hotel near Dublin Airport

 

When I parked the car, I saw a message in on my phone and checked it before ...

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Dental Photography Bootcamp Is Back!

Tenn-shun!!!!

Sir, yes, sir, it’s back,sir.

Blood, sweat and tears and better dental photographs.*

Dental Photography Bootcamp 2019

The small group practical workshop to get anyone started with the basics of Dental Photography.

dental photography bootcamp Ireland is back for Spring 2019
Stephen Murray of Swords Orthodontics is recruiting for a new intake at
Dental Photography Bootcamp in April 2019

Why learn:

You think that you need to take more photographs clinically but don’t know where to start, or you’re afraid you’ll get the wrong stuff, or it’ll cost too much

OR

You’re already taking pictures, but you’re not happy with the quality of them

OR

You want to delegate ...

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The Swords Orthodontics Highlights of 2018

There might be a review of the year from my team, but for me these were the practice highlights of 2018 - the professional ones anyway. There were many personal highlights for the team, but they can tell you about them since .......well, they're personal.

A great year for the team at Swords Orthodontics
The team at Swords Orthodontics work so hard,
it was great to look back at the year and see what we'd achieved together.

 

RUGBY

Swords Orthodontics supports Swords Rugby
Stephen Murray from Swords Orthodontics
was just one visitor to Swords Rugby Club
on the night ...

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Home movies, smiles.... and trees.

I’d seriously be of the opinion that Christmas is all about family and friends and the people that mean the most to us.

Kids on a hill in a home movie
The stuff of home movies for generations

 

So for me, that means my family converging for a few days in one place. This year we found a DVD that had been made from the cine camera footage that my family had taken in the pre-video age, put it in the player and watched those scenes again. All silent images, but shouting across the decades.

It covered various holidays and special times for my family from ...

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Happy Christmas from Swords Orthodontics

Christmas cards at Swords Orthodontics
Swords Orthodontics wishes all our patients and colleagues and their families and friends a Happy Christmas.
 

On behalf of my team at Swords Orthodontics, and my colleagues, and myself, I sincerely wish a happy Christmas, and every happiness in the New Year, and many smiles ahead, to all our patients, past, present and future, and to their families and friends. Also to all the people we work with, other dentists, our suppliers and service providers.

All the best,

Stephen Murray

 

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What do orthodontists get other orthodontists for Christmas?

Pukka English Breakfast Tea
Pukka English Breakfast Tea and a bamboo toothbrush - 
that's going to bring a smile to this orthodontist this Christmas.

Orthodontists are a funny bunch.

This year, from some colleagues I received Christmas presents of:

  • a book by US politician Bernie Sanders (“Steve, I’m sure you would want to read Donald Trump’s book, I couldn’t bring myself to give him any of my money, he’s rich enough”),
  • a bamboo toothbrush –very eco-friendly
  • a box of English Breakfast Tea (“Stephen, I think you need to experience new things and take a break from your habits of only drinking Barry’s Tea. My prediction for 2019 ...

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Probably not Ireland's Favourite Christmas Songs, just mine

After revealing the results of Ireland's Favourite Christmas Song using the statistically unreliable sample of Swords Orthodontics patients and parents, I thought I'd follow up with my own Christmas favourites. It may be the least viewed blog post on the Swords Ortho website this year, but quite a few people did ask me for my choice, so I thought I'd list them. 

a Christmas selection
And these are a few of my favourite things....
a selection of my favourite Christmas records.

No Fairytales....

 

  1. Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses)
  2. Step Into Christmas (Elton John)
  3. Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (WIzzard)
  4. I Believe in Father Christmas (Greg Lake)
  5. Gaudete ...

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