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17 Main St, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland

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BLS - CPR Training

Yesterday at Swords Ortho we completed a refresher BLS ( Basic life support ) course.

BLS (Basic life support) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.

As we work in healthcare we are required to be certified in Basic Life support. 

We had a certified trainer call out to the practice and teach us about the changes which had been made to the basic life support guidelines and run through everything again with us as it had been two years since we had our last one. This was provided through practical and ...

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What's the difference between Overbite and Overjet?

At Swords Orthodontics, lots of patients come in and tell us they aren’t happy with their overbite. This still surprises me – I had never heard the word “overbite” until I had been in Dental School for nearly two years.

I can still remember the first time I heard the word used by someone that wasn’t a dentist – it was Wednesday Addams in the Addams Family movie (or maybe the sequel, Addams Family Values). It still isn’t a word I hear too often outside of work, but I know that many of my patients have heard it. Most times though, when someone comes to visit us for the first time ...

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Let The Blogging Begin!

Dr Murray hard at work with the new blog!

 

Welcome to the Swords Orthodontics Blog!

Stephen Murray here, and this is the first blog you'll be seeing from me on the Swords Orthodontics website. You might have seen my previous orthodontics blogging on the Friendly Orthodontist site, but if not you can expect to read articles about smiling, braces, teeth, practice updates, things that I have learned at conferences, and some specific topics like:

  • What do Twin Block braces do?
  • What should I do if my orthodontic braces hurt?
  • Why are HSE waiting lists so long?
  • Why is dentistry cheaper in other countries?
  • What is orthodontics?
  • How do braces move teeth?
  • Why are there ...

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