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This ain't rock and roll, this is orthodontic retention....!

Guitar player Gerry Leonard from Clontarf rocks at the Dublin Bowie Festival

 

Dublin is in the grip of the 2019 David Bowie Festival. Probably Ireland’s biggest annual event coordinated around the cultural effect of one person. Lectures, books, movies, science, photography, cabaret, improvisational comedy, even a children’s art competition, and obviously music, music, music.

Gerry Leonard
"Can Gerry Rock?" was the essential question when Clontarf guitarist Gerry Leonard was asked to join David Bowie's touring band.

 

I was never a huge David Bowie fan, but he’s always been there. I’m old enough to remember him in the charts – “Boys Keep Swinging” being the first time. Not understanding the possible connotations of this title, I made up ...

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Conversations: First week back, January 2019

"Happy New Year!"
"And the same to yourself!"



"I see we haven't seen you since March last year, that's 10 months since you last orthodontic appointment"
"I know, I've been busy."
"You know, you're meant to see us more often than that - if we don't see you regularly the treatment doesn't go as fast as it should."
"I know, I should have seen you earlier."

"Any problems with the braces?"
"Yeah, one of the brackets broke off, so I had to take some of the brace off and put it back on myself."
"You know, you shouldn't really try to do adjustments on the brace yourself."
"I know, it ...

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Home movies, smiles.... and trees.

I’d seriously be of the opinion that Christmas is all about family and friends and the people that mean the most to us.

Kids on a hill in a home movie
The stuff of home movies for generations

 

So for me, that means my family converging for a few days in one place. This year we found a DVD that had been made from the cine camera footage that my family had taken in the pre-video age, put it in the player and watched those scenes again. All silent images, but shouting across the decades.

It covered various holidays and special times for my family from ...

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A smile is a story in itself

...or at least the title of a chapter in the story.

Santa likes to smile, do you?
Santa always has a smile, do you?

Imagine there is one toy you needed to buy for Christmas, and the last shop you go into at 5pm on Christmas Eve has one left when you get there. What sort of smile would you smile?

The same smile as the child that opens that present? 

Or the smile you have when you watch them open it?

smiles and champagne
Which comes first, the smiles or the champagne.

 

The smiles when your friends and relatives visit at ...

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Happy Christmas from Swords Orthodontics

Christmas cards at Swords Orthodontics
Swords Orthodontics wishes all our patients and colleagues and their families and friends a Happy Christmas.
 

On behalf of my team at Swords Orthodontics, and my colleagues, and myself, I sincerely wish a happy Christmas, and every happiness in the New Year, and many smiles ahead, to all our patients, past, present and future, and to their families and friends. Also to all the people we work with, other dentists, our suppliers and service providers.

All the best,

Stephen Murray

 

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What do orthodontists get other orthodontists for Christmas?

Pukka English Breakfast Tea
Pukka English Breakfast Tea and a bamboo toothbrush - 
that's going to bring a smile to this orthodontist this Christmas.

Orthodontists are a funny bunch.

This year, from some colleagues I received Christmas presents of:

  • a book by US politician Bernie Sanders (“Steve, I’m sure you would want to read Donald Trump’s book, I couldn’t bring myself to give him any of my money, he’s rich enough”),
  • a bamboo toothbrush –very eco-friendly
  • a box of English Breakfast Tea (“Stephen, I think you need to experience new things and take a break from your habits of only drinking Barry’s Tea. My prediction for 2019 ...

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