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IDA Meeting 2015

Dr Stephen Murray of Swords Orthodontics goes to the Irish Dental Association's 2015 annual meeting

I am just back from the 2015 Irish Dental Association's annual conference. This year it was in Cork, and the theme was Evidence Based Dentistry - hence the event title "Evidentaly" which has mildly irritated me since I saw it first, as it is neither "Evidently" or "Evidentally" - neither a real word or a clever pun - but it does make you think when you notice something, and that was what the conference was all about. In any case, it was a great conference with some super lecturers. 

There was a great lecture about the connection between gum inflammation and overall health, including heart disease, digestive disorders and mental deterioration. ...

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Orthodontics Waiting Lists in Ireland Increased

Hi there, haven't blogged in ages for Swords Orthodontics, but we haven't been idle! Dr Stephen Murray is now on the council of the Orthodontics Society of Ireland (he's the secretary) and has been at meetings and organising conference calls for them and for the Smile Revolution, who you'll be hearing more about next month.

We're still buzzing from our win at the Irish Dentistry Awards where we got the prize for Dublin Practice of the Year - apparently we were in the dental magazine, but our copy hasn't arrived here in Swords yet so Dr Murray was getting congratulations from other dentists he knows but didn't know how they knew.

Anyway, ...

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Irish Dentistry's Practice of the Year Dublin 2015

...and the winner is...

Swords Orthodontics won the 2015 Irish Dentistry's Practice of the Year award for Dublin, and we were delighted

We were delighted to be declared Irish Dentistry's Practice of the Year Dublin 2015 - this happened at the Mansion House Dublin on January 30th and it was one of the last awards announced on the night. Earlier, we'd been highly commended as Irish Dentistry's Best Employer but nothing had prepared us for the announcement that we'd won this massive award. 

Swords Orthodontics were at the event and as usual all dressed up for ...

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Swords Orthodontics Top 10 of 2014: One

So here it is, the highlight of the Swords Orthodontics year in 2014.

Just to recap on the countdown....

  • Run A Muck Challenge
  • Prize Giving at Fingallians GAA club
  • Michelle is selected to become one of Ireland's first Orthodontic Therapists
  • Bogdan joins the practice
  • Courtlough Team Building Day
  • The Swords Orthodontics Trip to Kilkenny
  • Swords Orthodontics in the finals of the Irish Dentistry Awards
  • Swords Orthodontics heads to New Orleans for the AAO 2014
  • Dr Marie O'Neill joins practice and adds oral surgery to our range of specialist services

....and there were various things that didn't just make the top 10, like our winter training lecture series for dentists and Dr Murray becoming the honorary secretary of the Orthodontics ...

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Swords Orthodontics Top 10 of 2014:Two

Specialist Oral Surgeon Dr Marie O'Neill joins Swords Orthodontics

Dr Marie O'Neill joins Swords Orthodontics as our new specialist oral surgeon

This was a great development for the practice, and for the local area in general - we expanded our specialist dental services by adding an oral surgeon to our team here.

Dr Marie O'Neill qualified with an Honours degree in Dentistry, and then consolidated her enthusiasm for oral surgery by completing the specialist training programme in Trinity College Dublin. She is now on the Dental Council's relatively exclusive list (they call it "The Register") of specialist oral surgeons.

An oral surgeon is a dentist that has completed ...

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Swords Orthodontics Top 10 of 2014: Three

 

Swords Orthodontics heads to New Orleans

for the American Association of Orthodontics 2014

May is the month for the world's biggest orthodontic jamboree, and in 2014 the American Associations of Orthodontists had their annual conference in New Orleans and Swords Orthodontics was in the midst of it all in force with Dr Murray, Brenda and Michelle attending several days of lectures, presentations and an enormous trade show exhibiting all the new equipment and materials imaginable to help us treat our patients.

Big Chief Gerry Butler gets Swords Orthodontics team smiling at AAO 2014

In addition to the show, our friends in the ...

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Swords Orthodontics Top 10 of 2014: Four

Swords Orthodontics at the Irish Dentistry Awards

Irish Dentistry Awards 2015

 

Irish Dentistry Awards 2014

 

 

 

 

Team Swords Ortho at Irish Dentistry Awards 2014

 

 

The entire practice had a great day out at the Irish Dentistry Awards in January at the Mansion House. 2014 was the second year in a row that the practice was a finalist in the category of Ireland's Best Specialist Practice, and we were up for some other awards too including Best Website - which you're reading now! - and Best Practice.

 

We have also been shortlisted as a finalist in a bunch of ...

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