Location, location, location!
After many months of planning and building, October 3rd saw us finally move - albeit, only a few hundred yards - to our fantastic new premises at 10 Bank Street, Aberfeldy.
Having rented a Victorian villa on leafy Taybridge Terrace since establishing the practice in 2008, we are now proud owners of our own space on the town's main street. Aptly, we now occupy what used to be The Crown Hotel!
The past year has been spent redesigning the interior with the help of contemporary architect Colin Smith, of CASA, local artist Lindsay Turk, and local contractor James Roberts. We commissioned local stonemason, Martin Reilly, to hand carve the stone sign above our building and couldn't be happier with the result. We live in a town that is brimful with talent!
A Fond Farewell
It was with a fond farewell that we spent our last clinical day with our dental colleague Deborah Hannigan on 27th October, having worked together since 2003 - we wish her every success in her future ventures! Morag has increased her clinical hours in order to continue providing all of the our patients with flexible and readily available appointment times.
An International Audience with Ross Anderson
Having started 2016 as the newly appointed Director of the Edinburgh Study Club of thr International Team for Implantology, Ross' year has continued to present new and exciting challenges.
Last month saw Ross invited to present a lecture to Europe’s most eminent implant surgeons at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in London. Sporting a suit of Aberfeldy tweed, Ross took to the podium and succeeded in placing Aberfeldy firmly on the map as a centre for dental excellence – highlighting that patients do not need to travel to large cities to receive excellent dental care.
The lecture was met with such success that Ross has been asked to present in Manchester to an audience of emerging new dental implant surgeons from all over the UK.
As well as lecturing, it’s been a busy year so far for further implant surgical training of his own. Ross spent three days under the tutelage of two of the country’s most respected head and neck surgeons at a hands-on cadaver course at the University Hospital in Coventry. Although it sounds like a gruesome way to learn, working on those who have donated their bodies to medical science is regarded as the best way to perfect advanced surgical techniques.
Congratulations to Shekira James
Having recently passed her Dental Nursing Exams with commendation at Dundee Dental Hospital, Shekira has now received her General Dental Council registration certificate and is already planning her next academic challenge.
Oxford – a seat of superior learning
Our hygienist, Fiona Perry returned from the British Society of Periodontology Spring Conference in Oxford enthused by the latest research findings regarding periodontal (gum and bone) health and brim-full of fresh ideas to help us keep our mouths healthier. She’s a woman on a mission – be warned!
Bright Lights, Big City
Last month all of the team at Anderson Dentistry attended the Scottish Dental Show in Glasgow. We spent the day at lectures, workshops and trade stands where we discovered many things, such as new oral cancer detection techniques. Staying overnight in the city, Ross managed to survive the ‘team building’ night out despite being the only male amongst nine females!
Living Wage Employer
Last month also saw Anderson Dentistry becoming a registered Living Wage Employer – making us one of only two dental practices in Scotland on the register. We have a fantastic team working with us and appreciate them greatly!