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The Last Normal Photo

There was a phrase trending on twitter recently: #lastnormalphoto. The idea was that you’d share the last picture you took before lock down. At first I thought they meant any photo not dealing with teeth, because it’s not normal to take photos of teeth…..is it? But they meant photos taken before lockdown all kicked off.

Strangely, my last “normal” photo was teeth related. By coincidence it was taken on February 29th, an unusual day at the best of times, and on this particular February 29th, the first Covid case was reported in Ireland. I was unaware of that at the time, as I’d spent the day at an Invisalign course and ...

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An Eighth Orthodontic Toast: Our Friends At Sea

I have completed a series of orthodontic reflections on the seven traditional naval toasts.

But I was a bit curious about the traditions. This started because of a memory of a Russell Crowe movie, Master and Commander, where he was the captain of HMS Surprise in the middle of a war between the UK and France. When I looked into it, the USA, Australia, India, Canada use a similar system of toasts. All former parts of the British Empire at some stage, but even when they left that organisation, they kept on some of these obscure traditions.

In Ireland we have some institutions that still keep titles that pre-date independence like The ...

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HSE investigate orthodontic treatment damaging children's teeth

They say a week is a long time in politics – I’m sure if you’re Theresa May or Leo Varadkar trying to sort out Brexit, it’s a very, very long time. In a way, I’m lucky that I get to work in the more mundane environment of orthodontics that the public is usually a lot happier about. But if not a week, then at least a fortnight can be a long time in orthodontics - at least this fortnight was. Ten days ago, we were getting all sorts of congratulations for winning at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards and this morning before I was out of bed my phone already ...

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Orthodontic Society of Ireland 2017 Spring Meeting with Prof Lysle Johnston

Professor Lysle Johnston

Professor Lysle Johnston is the special guest speaker at the 2017 Spring Meeting of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland. He is joined by Dr Jose Chaques Asensi discussing the effective use of the Forsus Appliance and Dr Liz Moynihan discussing the aetiology, diagnosis and management of dyspraxia and how it affects dentistry. For more details go to orthodontics.ie. Specialist orthodontists who aren't members are welcome, and anyone wishing to join - including international orthodontists, who get membership for free.

In addition to the lectures, there will be a visit to the Titanic Exhibition with an exclusive after-hours tour of  followed by Captain's Banquet with a panoramic ...

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Sensitive Dentist Awards

Swords Orthodontics wins tweet of the night at Sensodyne Senstive Dentist Awards

Well Swords Orthodontics started the year at an awards ceremony, and we ended the year at another. This time it was the IDA-Sensodyne Sensitve Dentist awards. This is voted for by patients of a particular dentist, and there are two awards - one for Ireland's most sensitive dentist and one for the most sensitive dental team.

Swords Orthodontics with their prize champage at the Senstive Dentistry Awards.Right to Left: Bogdan, Donnchadh, Martina, Michelle, Brenda, Courtney, Gemma
 

Swords Orthodontics was a finalist for the most sensitive team, and Stephen Murray was a finalist for the most sensitive dentist. Although we didn't win, the ultimate ...

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As part of Phase One of the National Reopening, Swords Orthodontics is now resuming routine orthodontic treatment.
There will be a few differences in how we do this specifically to deal with coronavirus, but you'll still be getting great orthodontic treatment.
We'll be in touch to reorganise your appointments, please don't attend without an appointment.