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The march of technology - orthodontics waits for no man or woman

Yesterday, I was talking about compatibility of technology, today I thought I'd look at the change in technology in an area that is special to me....music.

I'm old enough to remember vinyl records not merely before  they made a come back for hipsters, but before they went away in the first place. In fact, I remember record players that had settings 33/45/78 - that is, they could play vinyl records (and probably acetates) that were made in the 1920s or before. Singles were at 45 rpm, and the LP was at 33. My dad was never keen on the idea of my brother or me buying singles because they were bad value. An ...

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The new conventions, corporate indifference or protectionism

Yesterday I bought some blue tooth headphones.

Sony.

I normally have a caution about mega brands, because I think the price reflects the cost of making them a mega-brand, and telling everyone about them, as well as simply building a good product, but I had a series of other brands that had let me down, and I use Sony noise cancelling headphones for plane journeys, so I took a punt. The thing for me isn't the sound quality, it's how well they fit my ears and how long the battery lasts. Sony does very well on both counts. But when I went to plug in my charger....it didn't fit. I had to ...

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We won three awards at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2019!

It has been a great week here at Swords Orthodontics. We won three awards at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2019 in London! This took place on the Friday 22nd of March. The categories that we won in are: Interdisciplinary Team Orthodontic Surgical, Orthodontics child/teenager fixed and Best Aesthetic Practice Ireland. This is a massive win for us as we have entered twice before and have only won highly recommended and have never won the overall category that we’ve entered. We are delighted to win these awards as we were up against many British practices where the standard is always high.

I was very excited as this was the first time I ...

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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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Probably not Ireland's Favourite Christmas Songs, just mine

After revealing the results of Ireland's Favourite Christmas Song using the statistically unreliable sample of Swords Orthodontics patients and parents, I thought I'd follow up with my own Christmas favourites. It may be the least viewed blog post on the Swords Ortho website this year, but quite a few people did ask me for my choice, so I thought I'd list them. 

a Christmas selection
And these are a few of my favourite things....
a selection of my favourite Christmas records.

No Fairytales....

 

  1. Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses)
  2. Step Into Christmas (Elton John)
  3. Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (WIzzard)
  4. I Believe in Father Christmas (Greg Lake)
  5. Gaudete ...

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