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


Movember Day Ten

Movember Day Ten

Whilst at the Excellence in Orthodontics conference yesterday an interesting comment was made by the speakers, Nigel Harradine and David Birnie. People in this country, and the western world generally are living longer than ever before*, and there are dental concerns connected to this.

People need to hang on to the teeth for longer. Yes, it's possible to get artificial teeth, and as a profession, dentists are getting better and better at making them, but by and large people do better nutritionally if they keep their own teeth longer.

Orthodontists can play a part in this in many ways, but the primary one is to learn the best techniques available ...

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Movember Day Nine

Movember Ninth

Movember continues, but my conference finished this afternoon. Our speakers were Nigel Harradine and David Birnie who were presenting their long running series of lectures called "Excellence in Orthodontics". I first saw them in 1999, and it's amazing how much orthodontics has changed since then. Some of the stuff that we'd be used to now was just experimental then, and indeed some stuff - like Invisalign aligners - weren't even being mentioned at all.

If you went back another half generation, the stuff I was learning then was relatively futuristic compared to what my orthodontic lecturers had learnt when they were training.

It's fair to say that orthodontics now is considerably ...

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Movember Day Eight

Well, it's the end of the first week of Movember. I am still at my conference (Excellence in Orthodontics with David Birnie and Nigel Harradine) and it's interesting to see how many of my orthodontic pals are entering into the spirit of Movember (not many). There'll be new mo-pics on Monday, but in the meantime, here's today's facial hair hero.

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Movember Day Seven

Wow, Movember is zipping along - almost a week into it now.

I don't have a photo of today's progress, as I am not at base in Swords Orthodontics, but have headed to Limerick for the Orthodontic Society of Ireland (OSI) autumn conference and AGM.

This is the biggest event on the Irish Orthodontic calendar- usually - and this year sees the return of the UK's legendary orthodontic double act, David Birnie and Nigel Harradine delivering the Excellence In Orthodontics 2013 presentation.

This is a review of the scientific evidence and clinical experiences of various areas of orthodontics and it's a major fixture in European orthodontics and is usually updated and delivered every ...

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Traffic Disruption in Swords Co Dublin

Travel advice for Swords Co Dublin

check with Fingal Council or the AA for the most up to date stuff, but here's the story from the Frontline.

Extreme roadworks are underway in the centre of Swords, Co Dublin. Apparently due to a burst watermain or something well underground anyway.

Main Street, Swords is being pulled up by diggers, and is largely closed off.

There is limited local access to part of the Main Street if you enter from the Castle side. You can actually get to the front of Swords Orthodontics (17, Main Street, Swords) by car, and the on-street parking is quieter (not any cheaper) than usual. There is also the regular access ...

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Movember Day Six

Movember Day Six


well, things are motoring along, but we have a different Face Hair Hero to keep me on track.



More Movember Motivation for Stephen Murray at Swords Orthodontics Day SIx

Today: Salvador Dali, Surreal Gone Kid

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