What would you do if I took away your handpieces?

Deep from the recesses of my mind came a memory of a challenge issued to me in the days when I was starting to come to terms with being a practice owner. “If I were to take away your handpieces for a day, or even a week, and not allow you to change any ofContinue reading “What would you do if I took away your handpieces?”

Daylist or Duellist?

I was provoked into writing this because the WordPress editor’s spellcheck doesn’t like “daylist” as a single word and kept substituting “duellist” until I got the message that I should write about them both. One of the most difficult things that I found in making the shift from working with patients to a more fluid,Continue reading “Daylist or Duellist?”

Gold Crowns, Onlays and Inlays

I was taught to do my own “wax ups” for gold crowns and inlays when I was a student and didn’t enjoy it very much at the time. It was hard work to hold the inlay when trying it in without dropping it, not to mention running the risk of the patient swallowing what hadContinue reading “Gold Crowns, Onlays and Inlays”

The Weekend Read – Can Medicine Be Cured? by Seamus O’Mahony

Can Medicine Be Cured? : The Corruption of a Profession I have an instinctive leaning towards any O’Mahony from Cork because my maternal grandmother, Catherine O’Mahony, was Cork born and bred. Stories of, and meetings with, members of the extended O’Mahony family have been some of the highlights of my life.  This book examines modern medicineContinue reading “The Weekend Read – Can Medicine Be Cured? by Seamus O’Mahony”

The Monday Morning Quote #651

“Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive then in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourselfContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #651”

The CQC post-Covid

Quote of the Day. “There is nothing I can think of that the CQC can bring to a post-Covid NHS, other than irritating everyone and wasting their time.” From Roy Liley’s regular blogpost, I often disagree with what he writes, probably because my experience of working in large organisations is so small to be non-existent. WhenContinue reading “The CQC post-Covid”