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

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Conversations: Week 10, March 2019

Parent: "My son's brace is broken again. I am not happy with this, that's the third time and the braces are only on 3 weeks. I don't think you've done a very good job here"

Swords Orthodontist: "What happened when the bracket came off?"

Patient: "Well I was eating a (insert well known brand name here) mint and it got stuck between my tooth and the wire of the brace so I tried to push it out of the way with the tooth brush and the bracket came off".

Parent: "He didn't tell me that."

Swords Orthodontist: "Do you remember when you got the braces on, and we gave you a list of foods that ...

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Dental Photography in Dublin: The Cameras of Swords Orthodontics Part 2

Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ 70

This is the third Lumix DMC TZ (the TZ stands for Travel Zoom) that we’ve had in the practice. Although not an obvious choice for dental photography, its predecessor was very handy when we needed to shoot video and we didn’t have an SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera with video. It’s also handy for blogging situations like events when the camera on a phone isn’t suitable.

The later models have a feature macro zoom which enables a limited capacity for dental photography but the flash is built into the body of the camera and not ideal for illuminating both sides of the mouth at the same time ...

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Dental Photography in Dublin: The Cameras of Swords Orthodontics Part 1

CANON EOS 450D

The first digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera I bought, and still the one Michelle or I pick up every day at Swords Ortho to take intra-oral and extra-oral photos of a new patient or someone we’ve just finished ortho treatment for.

Dozens of photos.

Every day.

Every week.

Every month.

Every year.

Since 2010.

Remarkable service. It’s outlasted the lens I bought with it.

You can’t buy this new.

The camera I bought to replace it in emergencies is still in the cupboard, waiting for the emergency to happen. It’s not unused (it’s our main camera for high quality video) but it’s also no longer in production by CANON and - you guessed it – it’s ...

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Dentistry, Suicide and the Stephen Hawking of Shred

This week Swords Orthodontics interrupted its usual activities on Friday, with a full day of training for all the team, except Brenda (who’d been on a similar day’s course last year) who stayed back at base to look after patient enquiries and get all the work done that can’t happen when the practice is in its normal busy mode.

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Stephen Murray and the team from Swords Orthodontics with dental business trainer Chris Barrow at a Your Smile Specialist event at the Carlton Hotel near Dublin Airport

 

When I parked the car, I saw a message in on my phone and checked it before ...

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Dental Photography Bootcamp Is Back!

Tenn-shun!!!!

Sir, yes, sir, it’s back,sir.

Blood, sweat and tears and better dental photographs.*

Dental Photography Bootcamp 2019

The small group practical workshop to get anyone started with the basics of Dental Photography.

dental photography bootcamp Ireland is back for Spring 2019
Stephen Murray of Swords Orthodontics is recruiting for a new intake at
Dental Photography Bootcamp in April 2019

Why learn:

You think that you need to take more photographs clinically but don’t know where to start, or you’re afraid you’ll get the wrong stuff, or it’ll cost too much

OR

You’re already taking pictures, but you’re not happy with the quality of them

OR

You want to delegate ...

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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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