When the Practice was only two years old, a young school leaver, Alison Liston joined us, to train as a Dental Nurse.
She worked hard and received her Qualifications from the Dental Section of Telford College, here in Edinburgh. Many years later, she progressed to be one of our Receptionists and then, she was promoted to be our Practice Manager, a position she has held for over fifteen years. We have just celebrated with her, 45 years of clever, industrious and loyal service to all of us in the Practice!
She travels in every day from Pathhead in Midlothian- not an easy journey, especially with winter weather making her travel difficult. She normally arrives first, in the morning and she is seldom, if ever, off work because of illness. She was away during two periods, in past years but she was having her two daughters. She is well loved by all of us and our Patients.
We are proud and excited to announce the arrival of the latest CAD/CAM technology to our (your!) Dental Practice.
The Trios colour digital oral scanner marks another super breakthrough in making dentistry simpler and painless for our Patients.
We thought our Cerec Computerised System was great but this Trios Scanner allows us to achieve much more for our patients; easier to use and faster results.The Trios Scanner takes very detailed images of your mouth and, in a matter of minutes, can produce highly accurate 3D virtual models of your teeth on the computer screen. These virtual models are all we need to make a variety of dental appliances for you - crowns, bridges, sports mouth guards, bite splints and dentures - ready to fit at your next appointment.
It is much easier and comfortable for ourpatients to have the thin scanner probe momentarily, placed in your mouth than the traditional messy impression materials. It is actually very comfortable and interesting to have your teeth scanned, by this device. Watch the following video of a dentist scanning his own mouth -
The Trios Scanner records your Occlusion: how your upper and lower teeth meet and bite. It also measures the shade of your teeth to help ensure the best colour match for your new restorations. Ceramic inlays and onlays can be made, instead of the usual metal or composite fillings, restoring your teeth for longer lasting and superior aesthetic results. This technology can also be used for orthodontic appliances.
We no longer need to take impressions of the mouth for the majority of restorations. The “virtual information” is transferred electronically to the Specialised Dental Laboratory that we use. The technicians there, can then design and manufacture individual restorations, to a new level of quality and precision fit and with a faster turn around time between our practice and laboratory, than was ever possible before.
It is a large financial investment for our practice but we make this because we wish our patients to benefit from the latest worthwhile advances in dentistry.