#1 IN THE UK!!

So you may have noticed on our social media pages yesterday that we won at the UK dental awards on Friday night! Absolutely buzzing about it. We won Best Team and Best Practice in Scotland, then picked up the overall trophy for Best Team UK and Best Practice UK! 🐝

To make the shortlist for these awards we have to put forward all of our patient feedback, evidence of our best dental work and the differences we have made for our patients, as well as evidence of what our team does to improve patient care thats different from any other dental practice. There are hundreds if not thousands of entries from all over the UK and there were 60 who made it as finalists for best practice and 50 for best team. It was great to even make it as a finalist to be honest, we were delighted with that. But a panel of 22 judges decided we were the #1 best team and best practice in the whole of the UK! We have a saying in Belfast when something like that happens and it goes like this…

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

The Glasgow version of course has the traditional ‘YA DANCER!’ afterwards.

Raashi and I never made it to the event but Laura and Danielle went to Leicester to represent the whole team and looked like they had a great night and got lots of good photos:

Btw the singing dentist is definitely NOT Laura – I’ve seen her at karaoke.🤭👀

Really happy they had such a good night but I must admit I was a bit jealous. While they were having champagne and collecting trophies I was at home having malteasers and watching politics:

I do love malteasers but safe to say I think Danielle and Laura had the better night!

I do want to thank all our staff for the massive effort they put in – we’re very lucky to have such a great team at TWDC. Myself and Raashi have always known and really appreciated that – it’s so nice they now have the recognition not just from us but from colleagues across the UK too! Thank you so much to all of you!

It’s just as well we’re moving premises next year as we’re going to need more space for all our trophies now (and my big head of course ☺️)

Have a good week everyone,

Joe

Joseph Watson BDS MFDS RCPS MSc (Implantology)

The brakes are off..

Today our eldest daughter Mila turns 3. Amazing how fast thats gone in! We got her a little bike which we didn’t know had to be built on delivery. So last night I was up trying to sort that out and I only found the instruction sheet when I was already ‘finished’. In typical male fashion it might not have been looked at anyway to be fair. I’ll be back to the drawing board today though as the front brakes aren’t on right.

I’m convinced they were already on upside down and that it’s been set up wrong from the start but unfortunately past experience with ikea tells me otherwise. So many times I’ve been building something and came across a part that just doesn’t seem to fit right, i’ll try to force it in anyway, as you do, but then i’ll give up after establishing that the whole thing must be a dud and will need to be returned. Eventually it will dawn on me that in fact I’ve put something on back to front or inside out. Or alternatively the whole process can go smoothly and i’ll have it ‘built’ easy peasy, but there’ll be a spare shelf or an important looking bolt still lying around at the end.

So i’m not blaming the bicycle company just yet until I read those instructions properly – and next time i’ll be buying the display model.🤦🏻‍♂️

Thankfully Mila cleaned up on the pre built toys bought by family and friends. We’ve got Woody and Slinky from Toy Story, and she’s also running around in a full Elsa from Frozen outfit, crown and all. Co-incidentally it is absolutely baltic outside but if I can fix those brakes we’ll be out on the bike later, the cold has never bothered her anyway 😏

Happy 3rd to Mila

The brakes are also off with our new premises project as building works officially start tomorrow – looking forward to seeing how it all develops. Our nurse Gemma is working on videos of the process so we can show you all the difference so watch this space.

Have a good week everyone,

Joe

Tiwari Watson Dental Care

Joseph Watson BDS MFDS RCPS MSc (Implantology)

Darts! Darts! Darts!

I was off work on Monday this week and Raashi was working in Edinburgh (she’s been doing IV sedation for another dental practice now and again), so I took the girls to the transport museum for something to do. The plan was to go swimming but our youngest daughter Sienna had a bit of a bad cold so that was ruled out. Plus it takes way too long to change two kids after swimming when your by yourself anyway, especially now that Sienna has realised she can crawl and kick away during the nappy change! What a nightmare that is when your trying to wipe poo off her back and she’s trying to escape btw.

When our 3rd arrives I’d say swimming will be limited to the bath until everyone can change themselves.

The transport museum was really good though. Sienna can only say 1 word ‘Hiya’ so she spent most of the time shouting that to people and Mila was pretending to drive old trams, subways, trains and even petting very real looking horses. Good food and great parking too. Best of all it was free in! Highly recommend – p.s. Not on commission (not that I would be making much anyway)

The rest of the week was a busy one at work and we’re nearly finished the design for our new signage for the new premises. Im hoping for that to go into production soon so keep your eyes peeled along the main road for when it goes up! Here’s a sneak peek for now:

Final design tbc

This weekend we’ve came down to Northumberland to visit our friends Paul and Faith and their kids Alice and Rory, aswell as friends Rosa & Dave. It’s been nice to catch up and the kids have really enjoyed playing table tennis, trampolining and even playing darts together:

Myself, Paul (celebrating his win🙄) & Dave.

Our daughters really enjoyed spending time together too. 😏

I picked the Australian darts in honour of my younger brother Nathan who has his first professional boxing fight in Melbourne at the end of the month. I hope he’s able to hit the target more efficiently than I did this weekend!

En route back to Glasgow now, girls have just fallen asleep. Fingers crossed that lasts so we don’t have to listen to Paw Patrol all the way back.🤞🏼

Have a good week everyone,

Joe

Joseph Watson BDS MFDS RCPS MSc (Implantology)

Tiwari Watson Dental Care
G21 1UU

Celebrations 🎉

Been a lot of celebration this past week starting with my mums birthday party back in Belfast, the Indian Festival of Light (Diwali) last Sunday, Halloween, then on Friday the Scottish Dental Awards. It always nice to be back home and make the most of the free babysitting services. Can’t beat it. We took Mila to see the fireworks in Belfast on the Sunday, she loved it. Personally i’m a bit of a firework snob now though, as I went to Disney world about 10 years ago and saw the firework display there, it’s on a completely different level. Sorry Belfast Odyssey Arena but yours was ‘bang’ average in comparison. IMG_9137 For Halloween I took home loads of kids toothbrush and toothpaste packs home from work for the trick or treaters. The word must have got out though as we didn’t have a single visitor! We did have some emergency sweets too incase we ran out of toothpaste but it looks like Raashi and I will have to finish them off ourselves now. Bummer.😋😏 Friday night was a great night at the Dentistry Scotland Awards in the Marriot hotel in Glasgow. Myself, Raashi, Gemma, Lauren and Sharon all went to represent. We won Best Team and picked up a highly commended for best charity/community project and best treatment of nervous patients. It was really nice to see our friends Pearse, Hazel and Jamie win awards this year too! We all made the most of the hoose red and white and there was even a conga train going at one point. Im still scarred from missing my train and getting a taxi home from Preston a couple of weeks ago though so I stayed well clear of that! IMG_6456 Looking forward to displaying our trophies and certificates in our new place – all set now for moving in early next year! Have a good week everyone, Joe Published by:
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No more Trains 🚂

I felt like a small child at Christmas this week as my new loupes were delivered on Monday after a long wait. Loupes are the magnification glasses some dentists wear to help us see better and in more detail. I went for a pretty powerful magnification and they’re absolutely class. I can see so well with them and if I had arms long enough I think I could honestly sit at the other side of the room and still do a very thorough dental exam.

On Tuesday I was in Manchester again for my 3rd and final visit in 2 weeks for a dental implant course. It was also really good. So much free food and drink; pizza, pasta, sandwiches, crisps, chocolates, sweets, tea/coffee & even beer. The actual course itself wasn’t too bad either.

I had quite a late train home that evening and was due to change at Preston. My new loupes let me down big time though as I didn’t actually see that we passed Preston and by the time I noticed we were at ‘Poulton-Le-Fylde’. A quick google search told me I was still 192 miles from home. A quick train search told me there was only 1 left – going to Liverpool! Nightmare!🤦🏻‍♂️

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Panic set in as I realised my options were severely limited. It was 10pm and I knew I was starting work at 8am the next day.  I could make it back to Preston on the last train, but not in time for any other trains to Glasgow. I even searched for flights from Liverpool & hiring a car. Nothing there. There was a bus leaving at 2am but not getting in until 6am. I would have had to take the morning off.  I finally accepted defeat and started to look for hotels to stay and get the 5.40am train back up (arriving too late to work) but by the time I paid for the hotel and a new train ticket it made more sense to get a taxi.

So £250 later I was home safe in bed.😳😩

I’m sure I was texting my friend Jamie as we went by Preston. Safe to say thats the most expensive text I’ve ever sent. I’ll be sending the invoice to Jamie.

Thankfully there was a nice positive end to the week as TWDC was shortlisted for the overall UK dental awards in best practice, best team and best patient care categories.😄

The Dentistry Scotland awards are on the 1st November in the Glasgow Marriott, and the UK dental awards are in Leicester on the 22nd. I’ve decided against getting any more trains any time soon so Laura and Danielle will be travelling down to represent TWDC at the UK awards and Raashi and I will go to the Glasgow one with some of the rest of the team. So glad to be shortlisted and really hoping we can take a trophy home!

Speaking of trophies my beloved Man United used to win them all the time but today Liverpool are in town so i’ll be spending most of it hiding behind the sofa.

 

Have a good week everyone,

 

Joe

 

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(re)location, (re)location, (re)location

I was back in Manchester this week for the second of three visits in as many weeks on dental courses. This one was from a dental business coach and focused on personal development and time management. I had to go down late on Tuesday night after work, arriving to the hotel around midnight. It would have been so much handier to go down the next morning but that meant I would have been 30 minutes late.  Our nurse Danielle thankfully pointed out the irony in that to me before I booked any trains. 🤷🏻‍♂️

The rest of the week was quite busy so it was nice to chill last night at home. Raashi and I watched a really good film called ‘Lion’, a true story about a boy from India who gets lost at the age of 4, is subsequently adopted and moves to New Zealand. 25 years later he manages to track down his family after 2 years of searching on google earth. Sorry I realise I’ve totally just spoiled that film for those who haven’t seen it yet ☺️

As most of you know by now we are doing a relocation for TWDC too. I can promise you a much easier and quicker google maps search for the new premises as it’s just across the road from where we are currently.

Here it is:

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That house next door to the church will be the new Tiwari Watson Dental Care.

Work will start very soon and we ar hoping to be in by Feb or March 2020. We’ll also be leasing out our current premises around the same time. Ideally I’d love a Greggs to come in, or it would be great if McDonalds fancied relocating too as the idea of moving 100 yards further away is heartbreaking 💔

If anyone’s interested in the space please let us know!

Have a good week everyone,

Joe

 

http://www.tiwariwatsondentacare.co.uk

01415573488