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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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Swords Orthodontics Top 10 of 2014: Five

Team Swords Ortho at Kilkenny for IDA conference

Team Swords Orthodontics at the 2014 Irish Dental Association annual conference in Kilkenny

In late May, the clinical team at Swords Orthodontics (that’s Brenda, Michelle and Courtney) headed to Kilkenny’s Lyrath Estate for the Irish Dental Association’s 2014 National Conference. There were updates on all sorts of things to do with dentistry, but particularly from an Irish perspective – this is important for keeping up with changes in the laws and regulations governing dentistry. There were also special talks from the UK’s foremost forensic dentist (who has the gruesome job of identifying bodies from their dental records) and ...

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Swords Orthodontics Top 10 of 2014: Six

Courtlough Adventure Team Building

Swords Orthodontics organised an inter-practice team building event with members from 4 practices taking part. There was a bit of archery and a lot of gravity-defying as we negotiated the high wire adventure course, with challenges of balance and nerve as we zip wired and jumped into the unknown.

Dr Stephen Murray and the Swords Orthodontics Team join other local dental practices for team building at Courtlough

Dr Tim Callen of Skerries Dental walks the high wire course at our Courtlogh Team Building Day

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Swords Orthodontics Top 10 of 2014: Seven

Our new technician Bogdan joins Swords Orthodontics!

Also in the middle of the year, our long serving orthodontic technician Brian left to set up his own business so the hunt was on to find a suitable person to run our on-site ortho laboratory. The great advantage for our patients is that with an on-site lab is that we can provide retainers, repairs and adjustments in a very short time. This is particularly helpful if we want to complete someone’s treatment and take their braces off and then fit retainers a few hours later so there’s less chance of teeth moving and less disruption to our patients (and their parents) ...

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Swords Orthodontics Top 10 of 2014: Eight

Michelle starts Orthodontic Therapist Training

Michelle from Swords Ortho is one of the first ever orthodontic therapists to train in Ireland

In the middle of the year, Swords Orthodontics was delighted and honoured to be part of Ireland’s first ever training programme for orthodontic therapists. This is intended to prepare team members to actually carry out treatment on patients with the supervision of an orthodontist.

Swords Orthodontics is one of the first practices in Ireland to train an orthodontic therapist

To make the selection, there were tough interviews for both Michelle and Dr Murray, and a mystery practical test for Michelle.

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Swords Orthodontics Top 10 of 2014: Nine

Swords Orthodontics at Fingallians One Day Tournament

Dr Stephen Murray from Swords Orthodontics and the Fingallians Team

Dr Stephen Murray handed out some prizes as our local GAA club hosts a one day tournament. Swords Orthodontics sponsors the Fingallians Under 10s team who were taking part in this particular event.

Show us your gumshields! Dr Murray and the Fingallians Team show why the GAA have made a great contribution to dental health with their mouthguard rule.

It gave Stephen a great insight into the amazing dedication and efforts of all the volunteers in the organisation, giving up their time on ...

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Swords Orthodontics Top 10 of 2014

Swords Orthodontics at Run A Muck Challenge

 

Well the new year is well under way, but in the grand tradition of all those TV shows you get around Christmas and January, I felt we could hardly begin the year’s blogging without winding up the year that has passed.

Fortunately we don’t have a video montage of team members that have died during the year, but there have been many remarkable events in the Swords Ortho calendar. It would be a shame if we just ploughed on with day to day work and we didn’t reflect on them, if we didn’t think about how they ...

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