The Incisal Edge Podcast with Abi Greenhough

I spoke to Abi Greenhough from Lily Head Practice Sales and we talked in depth about the ins and outs of buying and selling your Dental Practice.

I learned a lot and I’m sure you will too. Even during a lockdown she and her colleagues are busy working hard to initiate and complete sales and purchases on behalf of their clients.

You can reach Lily, Abi and their colleagues on 0333 772 0654 or




The stories of (false) teeth

Ask any dentist and they will tell you stories of how patients have lost or mislaid their dentures. From the, possibly apocryphal, tale of the junior nurse taking the dentures from all the patients on the ward to clean them and not being able to tell one from the other to the gentleman who “lost” them in the bed of a lady who was not his wife.

One of my most memorable was the individual who had lost his false teeth and could not face any social event without them, he went through the stages to have me replace them, which I did with the final fitting on a Friday. When I saw his name added to my day list as an emergency on the following Monday I presumed that he needed an “ease”. He arrived minus the teeth looking very shamefaced and told me that he had rather “tied one on” during Saturday, “making up for lost time with my mates” he explained. Unfortunately the teeth did not survive his excess and were now somewhere in the sewers via his toilet bowl on Sunday morning. Back to the drawing board.

This two minute film amused me and brought back memories of some of the tales from my clinical years, I hope you enjoy it.

The Monday Morning Quote #608

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

William James


Make sure your ladder is leaning against the right wall.

Q. What does a Business & Professional Coach do during and after work?

A. Makes sure the ladder is leaning against the right wall of course!

Summer Swallows

Every summer I get the opportunity to get close to one or more of the many swallows that surround us here at ReesAcres. The birds fly into the house, usually via an open door and, try as they might, they can’t get out through the closed windows. Often they become tired and distressed in the attempt, poor things.

They are so small, fragile and beautiful when seen close up. Yet they will fly thousands of miles to winter somewhere warmer – who can blame them?

They make me look and feel clumsy.

The Monday Morning Quote #607

“Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.”

William James


The Monday Morning Quote #606

“The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.”

Mike Dooley (via Roy H Williams)


The Monday Morning Quote #605

“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream”




‘Complete Anarchy’

‘Complete anarchy’: frontline NHS staff on the coronavirus peak.

A piece from the Guardian here’s a link to FULL ARTICLE

I have chosen not to make comments on the Covid emergency so far. Others’ words are better than mine. These are the thoughts of a Rural GP, you can see what I have highlighted.

GP, rural south-west

We’re in isolation again. One of my kids has a temperature. If she did get it, the only person she could have got it from was me. But I can’t get tested because I don’t have symptoms, even though one in four of those with coronavirus may be an asymptomatic carrier. My boss just said it would be better for me to isolate for two weeks anyway, even if I got tested, as we just don’t have confidence in them. My daughter is a lot better, but I will continue to worry every time I go into work and could later be giving it to my family. A GP in a nearby village came out of retirement to work and died of Covid.

In terms of PPE, we were given less than a day’s worth. We were given aprons, but borrowed our own goggles from dentists and brought other stuff ourselves. Things had settled down until this weekend when it was a lot busier in the town. I don’t know for sure if having it gives you immunity, but I’ll still be doing telephone triage from home for another few days before going back to the surgery. The next thing will be the second homers starting to make trips up to London and back again.

Podcast with Richard Hellen


When Richard Hellen bumped into his optometrist in his local Post Office in Cockermouth he wasn’t prepared for the outcome.

A story of eyes, shutdown and one dentist’s philosophy of life.


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