Happy New Year!

I think a lot of us will be glad to finally put 2020 behind us and move into 2021 with the hope of the vaccines steering our way out of this pandemic! 🤞

It was a tough year and one that I think we’ll be telling our grandkids about, but personally I’ve got to count my blessings too, our son Ronan was born, our whole family are all well, I’ve fully recovered from a recent operation and with the help of our staff we successfully opened up our new practice premises. It’s also been great just spending so much more time together as a family too – although once we’re all vaccinated I’m hoping 2021 involves some sort of compulsory ‘grandparents take the kids for a week’ rule. Win win all round 🤷‍♂️

Trying to pretend my backs not broken here from pushing Sienna (far left) the whole way round this Loch on her bike!

Couple of other things I’m looking forward to this year:

  1. Going to friends houses (inside)
  2. Going to the pub!

The online quizzes have been fun but like Mary & Joseph I’m hoping that there’s no zoom at the inn in 2021. (yes I stole that from a Christmas Cracker)

I made some ambitious new years resolutions last year but this year I’ve kept it a bit more simple > get my screen time down. My thinking is that if I succeed at that everything else (exercise etc) will naturally fall into place. Raashi and I have devised a way to work on this together: at the end of the day we’ll check each others screen time and whoever has the most has to get up early with the kids the next day. I won a lie in this morning by a mere 14 minutes – got to thank my mum for keeping Raashi on the phone last night for that one! 😉

We’re back to work this Tuesday 5th Jan and although we’re working a lot differently than we used to, I’m excited to get back to a new normal this year. We’re able to do most treatments now and we’re taking on new patients too – although there is a bit of a waiting list.

It’s actually funny to spot the difference in new and current patients at the moment, any time I mention an x-ray my patients all stand up and get ready to go off to ‘the wee box room’. We’re lucky to have x-rays in all surgeries now so no more queuing up or trying to race in before the other dentists any more.

Looking forward to catching up with more of my patients that I’ve not seen in a while this year and here’s to a better 2021 for all of us!

Take care,


Joseph Watson BDS MFDS RCPS MSc (Implantology)


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