2014 blog in review – still a lot of work to do….

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,600 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that manyContinue reading “2014 blog in review – still a lot of work to do….”

Per-Ingvar Branemark – R.I.P.

I was very sorry to hear of the death of Per-Ingvar Branemark who died on December 20th. at the age of 85. He had been ill for some time. The discovery in 1952 that titanium would integrate with bone flew in the face of conventional thinking at the time. The finding which was by chance, asContinue reading “Per-Ingvar Branemark – R.I.P.”

An open letter to the Chief Executive of the General Dental Council – BDA

As the dust settles on the judicial review, the 2014 award for Brass Neck goes to Evlynne Gilvarry. An open letter to the Chief Executive of the General Dental Council The British Dental Association (BDA) has published an open letter to Evlynne Gilvarry, Chief Executive of the General Dental Council, following their press statement onContinue reading “An open letter to the Chief Executive of the General Dental Council – BDA”

An Open Letter to the General Dental Council – GDPUK

I try to not get too involved with dental politics on this blog – I save that for my work with the BDA and so on, but in the wake of the Judicial Review result this morning regarding the hike in Annual Retention Fee I am happy to share this. Originally posted on GDPUK. AnContinue reading “An Open Letter to the General Dental Council – GDPUK”

The Weekend Read – The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Another book to which I was introduced by my brother, both Rees boys are hungry readers. I thought that I had featured it here already but it has either been edited away or my brain is willing me to have done so. What has brought Atul Gawande back to mind is that he is thisContinue reading “The Weekend Read – The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande”

Would you really let these guys manage your online reputation?

I recently received a communication via Linkedin. It’s my own fault I know, like the final glass of red, I shouldn’t have said yes without thought. I should have heeded Michael O’Donnell’s advice. Here’s the message: “My company, Practice Builders has created your Online Reputation Assessment. The assessment covers all of your online patient reviewsContinue reading “Would you really let these guys manage your online reputation?”