Free Lunch!

This week I’ve absolutely made the most of the ‘eat out to help out’ scheme. First of all we had a team meeting on Monday at work so we all had a McDonalds lunch. Obviously.

I was then off work on Wednesday so after dropping the kids to nursery Raashi and I went to a cafe for breakfast. She did warn me not to eat too much as we also had lunch booked at Partick Duck Club, but I ignored her advice and went for the pancakes, bacon and maple syrup stack.😋

When we were leaving the house for lunch I remember thinking I should have listened to Raashi, but by the time we got there I was good to go again. Must have burned a few calories on the drive in 🤷🏻‍♂️ It was delicious but there was just one problem, I ordered chips with aioli sauce, assuming it was garlic, but it was ‘truffle’ (mushroom) flavour! For anyone who like me doesn’t like mushrooms, you can imagine how disappointed I was to have that feint mushroom taste lingering with every chip 🤢 (yes I still ate them all!)

Finally to top off our discount dining day on Wednesday, we had dinner at Ka Pao in the West End with some friends. It was delicious and thankfully mushroom free. They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch but if Raashi pays half and Rishi gets the other half that’s free for me 🤷🏻‍♂️😆

As part of our phase in plan, from tomorrow we’re opening up another surgery at work. There are still some limitations on what treatment can be carried out on the NHS at the moment and for some things we may have to refer out to the dental hubs. We’ve been working through a backlog of lockdown emergencies and carrying out some treatments that we can do, we’re now even booking scale and polishing visits for the next few weeks. I was also delighted to finally finish treatment for my patient Mr Munro this week:

Socially distant selfies!

3 years ago I first fitted Mr Munro’s top set of dental implants. He later decided to go for the bottom set too but the day we were due to fit his teeth was at the start of lockdown. It was so good to finally screw the bottom set in and I was delighted to hear he’s now eating nuts and steaks for the first time in years. It was a bit of a shame we couldn’t shake hands but we settled for the elbow bump!

We’ve got so many patients like Mr Munro who were near the end or even mid way through treatment and where possible we’ll be doing our best to finish things off. All treatments can still be carried out outwith the NHS but you may notice a bit more PPE than normal. So it might be new digs, new masks and gowns but we’re still the same old team underneath!

Have a good week everyone,

Joe

Joseph Watson BDS MFDS RCPS MSc (Implantology)

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