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 13th June 2009  in Newbury.

14 March 2009

RA teaching course held at Precision Dental Studio Thatcham, Berkshire.In my 20th year in Newbury I have just completed my 20th quarterly Hands-on RA training course. The first was held in Deember 2003.

Despite a few audio-visual hiccups due to working in a new venue , I believe the delegates had a good day, judging from the thanks and feedback we received.

Six people travelled down from Barnsley, Three dentists and three nurses. Three attended from Surrey. One dentist and two nurses and one dentist came from Hampshire.
In addition we were joined by Janet and Chris Pickles of RA Medical Services Ltd.
They are also based in Yorkshire and they were on hand to add their wealth of practical knowledge to add value for the delegates.

The Barnsley group were from an NHS practice and their course fees were funded by their local PCT.

Here are two of the feedback comments:

"Excellent course suitable for novices and experienced practitioners. Very enjoyable day."

"Really enjoyed the day. Everything I needed to know was covered and I will feel confident to use RA when I get back to work next week"

Here is the venue at Precision Dental Studio Thatcham. My thanks to the lab. Manager Richard Stock and one his technicians, David who gave up time on Saturday afternoon to show a group of the delegates around the lab.

Smiles Dental Spa Hands-on RA Course

Dublin 11th October 2008 

On a beautiful, sunny autumn day in Dublin , fifteen members of the Smile Dental Spa group of dental practices, gave up their Saturday to come and learn about RA/Inhalation Sedation in Group’s flagship Practice. My wife Chris, who as an RDN and certified Dental Sedation Assistant helps me run the course, facilitated by one of the group’s two clinical director, Dr. Anne O’Donnell from Wexford, ably assisted by her husband Shane.

The Smile Spa group’s flagship practice occupies an extraordinary position in central Dublin. Housed in an ornate Georgian building with massive Corinthian Pillars at its grand entrance, it  had formerly been a bank. Various storage, staff and radiography facilities in the basement, occupy the original bank vaults, still with their armoured doors!


The building overlooks the historic General Post Office in O’Connell St. the site of the heart of the Easter uprising and subsequent birth of the independant Irish state in 1916. O'Connell is, I suppose, equivalent to London’s Oxford St. though it is a real boulevard in scale.

The stunning 260m high Dublin Spire is just a few steps from the practice entrance !

The fifteen delegates included dentists and DNs from the multi-chair clinic, set out as most us remember a dental hospital dept. On the First floor are two splendidly laid-out more traditional surgeries, thjough in a very contemporary style. A large one and a smaller one where more advanced treatments are normally done.

The day’s teaching on Inhalation Sedation was carried out there with video link to the smaller surgery where the practical sessions took place. Additional video of real-time patient treatment both children and adults were shown to the group.  As usual there was plenty of opportunity for interactive discussion.

Current plans include a return visit to train further members of the group .

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