Swords Orthodontics
17 Main St, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland


Stephen Murray from Swords Orthodontics is interviewed for Dentaltown by Howard Farran

Stephen was interviewed for Dentaltown last week - this is a big deal for Stephen and Swords Orthodontics. Dentaltown is the biggest dentistry-related podcast and blogcast station in the world and they run their own newspapers for dentists and award ceremonies for the industry and the like. There haven't been many Irish dentists on the station (Richard Lee Kin from Mint Clinic has been on) so it was a big honour even to be asked.

Howard and I bump into each other on Twitter now and again, and he invited me a couple of years ago, but I finally ...

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New Continuing Professional Development Rules for Irish Dentists

This evening's Blog is mainly aimed at my colleagues. We're running Dental Photography Bootcamp again in Portmarnock and once again, we went about getting Verifiable Continuing Professional Development (vCPD) approval from the Dental Council of Ireland.

We were informed that the Dental Council is updating its processes for CPD, and although at time of writing its website still uses terms like "verifiable CPD" it will now be differentiating between "STRUCTURED" and "SELF DIRECTED" CPD.

I can't officially speak on behalf of the Dental Council, but I presume the instructions will be going out to Irish Dentists soon, and meantime, here's what I understand about the new instructions for dentists:

  1. you'll need to ...

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Dental Photography Bootcamp Is Back!


Sir, yes, sir, it’s back,sir.

Blood, sweat and tears and better dental photographs.*

Dental Photography Bootcamp 2020

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 2020

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


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


You want to delegate ...

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Irish Dentistry Awards Finalist 2020

Irish Dentistry Awards Winners 2015

Irish Dentistry Awards Finalist 2020


The practice has been shortlisted for four awards at the Irish Dentistry Awards on Saturday 29th of February 2020. To be selected as a finalists is an excellent achievement.

We are finalists in the following categories:

  • Best Team
  • Best Patient Care
  • Practice of the Year
  • Referral Practice

The awards is held in the Manson House where it kicks off with a drink reception and followed by a three course meal. The award ceremony usually starts after the meal.

This will be our 4th time to attend the Irish Dentistry Awards. The atmosphere is always electric.

In 2015 we won Practice of the ...

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Our Year in review

2019 Was a great year all around at Swords Orthodontics.

Here is a few of the highlights that have happened to us last year 2019..

Aesthetic dentistry awards.

In March we travelled to London for the aesthetic dentistry awards ceremony. It was held in the Landmark hotel which is a stunning setting as always. All of the team were very eager this year as we had worked really hard in 2018 and were very hopeful we would win an award so when our names were called three times for three separate awards we were all delighted. We won Best aesthetic practice Ireland, Interdisciplinary team orthodontic surgical and orthodontics child teenager fixed.

The baby boom

We ...

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Top tips for being prepared for Christmas


How early is TOO early to prepare for Christmas? – NEVER!

Usually as soon as Halloween us over with – the Halloween decorations come down and the Christmas decorations go up! Sometimes this even comes around earlier each year. Planning ahead for Christmas is always good for saving money and creating less stress around you. Even though not everyone is in festive spirit for Christmas, being prepared for it always pays off.

Top tips for being prepared for Christmas;


  1. Write a list; write down a list of the people you are getting presents for – if you have an idea of what you want to get a particular person, put it beside ...

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My Broken Rib: Day 8

One week after the event.

I’d still know something was wrong with my rib cage, but it’s much better.

Several sneezes today, but it’s great to be alive.

I can tell you that thing about pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth to stop a sneeze doesn’t work for me.


Might have a little aside here about a famous rib fracture....

I was one of  "Dentists Who Tweet" at one stage – I’ve had to ease off twitter because I enjoy it too much, but while recuperating from the rib, I’d been noodling on it more than usual and was reminded of a recent anniversary of a famous rib fracture. One of the ...

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