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You can't out-train a bad diet

You can't out train a bad diet

It's a phrase I picked up on an exercise video on YouTube, but I imagine the idea has been there for a long time before the internet was with us.

A few weeks ago I bought some airport-sized Toblerone bars for the team at Swords Ortho (don't tell the dentistry police). The ladies of Swords Orthodontics are particularly fond of white Toblerone, but for a bit of variety I got a mild chocolate/coconut one as well. It's a practice rule that I am forbidden to tell anyone what the calorie count is for a single triangle of this Swiss marvel.

I can tell the blog readers ...

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Orthodontics Conversations Fortnite 17: When a dentist realises he's older than he thought

Stephen: Did you see that kid’s T-shirt?

Nurse: No

Stephen: It said “Floss like a boss”

Nurse: Oh. OK

Stephen: I think it’s great that they have T-shirts for 10 year olds with oral hygiene slogans. I think they wore that in specially because they were coming to orthodontist.

Nurse: Oh Steve. Steve, Steve, Steve, Steve, Steve. You are so not with it, aren’t you?

Stephen: So this had nothing to do with teeth, never mind interproximal, subgingival plaque removal?

Nurse: Steve, Steve, Steve. There are no words.

That’s how old I am. Plus I can remember Smokey and the Bandit on VHS.

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HSE Orthodontic Waiting Lists Up To 5 Years

I rarely post things that are political in the blog, but I do occasionally discuss matters relating to dental politics and HSE Orthodontic Waiting lists. I see on the website Kildarestreet.com (where this is taken from, I freely acknowledge and would advise anyone wanting to track the treatment of various topics in the Dáil to look there) that there was this exchange recently on HSE waiting lists.

 

David Cullinane, a TD for Waterford said in Dáil on Wendesday June 26th, 2019

“I will give the Taoiseach the breakdown of public waiting times for orthodontic treatment in the south east as of today. It is 59 months in Carlow-Kilkenny and ...

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The National Oral Health Policy and the Irish Dental Association

The Department of Health released its new National Oral Health Policy a few weeks ago. Smileagusslainte is the hashtag they're using. There was an announcement, a public appearance from the Minister of Health, Simon Harris, some tweeting and then everyone went back to whatever they were doing beforehand. I made a few comments directed at the Department of Health and none of them were answered. If you go through the coverage on twitter, the social media often used for news and reportage there is very little obvious threading on it.

I know it's not a hot topic, but it does or it will actually involve practically all of the population in ...

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