Smiles Dental Spa Hands-on RA Course
Dublin 11th October 2008
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
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
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 !
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.
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
Current plans include a return visit to train further members of the group .
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