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Time Passing, Learning Still

My dad got our first colour TV in 1972 because the olympics were on that summer. I am old enough to vaguely remember it, but the people I work with aren't even old enough to remember Live Aid.
U2: Approximately 160 years combined experience of being rock musicians
U2: 160 years combined experience as rock musicians, three quarters of that ...

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Invisalign Autumn Offer - €500 off Full Invisalign Treatment to the end of November

Swords Orthodontics are offering €500 off the fee for Full Invisalign Treatment in November 2016

There is a clear difference between Invisalign and metal braces at Swords Orthodontics

Just a quick blog post - Swords Orthodontics are part of the Invisible Ortho Specialists of Ireland and we're delighted with our new website, so we're continuing our Autumn Offer to the end of November 2016 - which means that new patients can receive Full Invisalign Treatment at €500 off the usual price. The offer is limited and we're booking up, so get in touch with us today!

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Why don't people go to the dentist?

This is a quick blog post today about regular dentistry, not so much specialist orthodontics. I read an interesting article here, about huge numbers of people in the UK not going to the dentist. About half of adults, and 40% of children, haven't been to the dentist in a couple of years.

half of UK adults haven't been to a dentist in 2 years.

Now you might say that this is no big deal, but here's the thing. It was widely reported earlier in the year that the main reason young children are admitted to hospital is tooth decay. Now tooth decay is a preventable ...

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Two Stephen Murrays and an International Poetry Team, please. To go.

How many Stephen Murrays are too many? Indeed, what actually is the plural of Stephen Murray - is it Stephen Murrays, or Stephens Murray? And how did Swords Orthodontics end up sponsoring an international slam poetry team?

It sort of started when I got an email asking me to perform my poetry at a festival in Galway. I didn't have any poetry to perform. Now it might have been fun to bluff my way onto the bill, but I might have been caught out relatively soon.

I discovered the basis for the error when my internet connection needed technical support and the guy on the phone advised me to type my own ...

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San Francisco to Germany via Indiana Jones

Stephen Murray from Swords Orthodontics visited more movie locations at AAO 2015 in San Francisco

Just a brief blog today on some more movie connections that I found while at the American Association of Orthodontists meeeting AAO 2015 in San Francisco. I took a bus tour from Union Square and there was a statue dedicated to Yoda with the message "Do or do not. There is no try". 

Stephen Murray finds the Yoda sign at San Francisco's Union Square

 

Stephen Murray visits the Yoda sign in Union Square San Francisco

On the tour we encountered part of the studio facilities of George Lucas, the guy who invented Star Wars, right in the middle of San ...

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San Francisco - Orthodontics and the movies

Dr Stephen Murray looks at some movie locations in San Francisco ahead of his attendance at AAO 2015

San Francisco at the movies!

Sorry for anyone looking for orthodontics in this blog entry - there isn't much about teeth, just movies....

As a kid, I used to see the start credits of The Streets of San Francisco on TV, then it was time for bed as the show wasn't nearly as much fun as the opening titles. It was the test transmission when RTE 2 TV was about to start, and it was a legendary show in one channel Ireland. There was a voice over at the start, which you don't really have these days: "The Streets of San Francisco, a Quinn Martin Production. Starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas. ...

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