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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

My 2014 Photo Montage

The year is coming to an end so the time has come to post some photographs of where I have visited this year. No where too exotic mostly within Devon and Wales, still beautiful to visit though.

Monday, 1 December 2014

The Spicer Road Dental Practice is looking for the right person to join their team!

The Spicer Road dental practice is looking for the right person to join their team. Could that person be you?

We require a qualified dental nurse to join our team in January 2015.

The person we want must fulfil the following criteria. Could it be you?

"We need a qualified dental nurse to work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 20th January 2015 at this independently run, private, traditional family practice within the heart of Exeter.

You must be caring, a great communicator, customer focused and an active team player.

The practice is fully computerised with digital x -rays. Our brilliant team look forward to welcoming someone to join the the practice for a long term position at a happy practice where we offer high quality dentistry and put patients first.

Applicants MUST be GDC registered with and up to date CPD file, DBS check and vaccinations.

Contact Practice Manager Jo Anderson at the Spicer Road Dental Practice on 01392 272937"

We look forward to hearing from you.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

My Obituary to the iPod Classic

It was with great sadness that I learnt about the passing of the iPod Classic. This amazing product was quietly removed from sale at Apple and other retailers last month, shortly after the Apple October Event.

They have now become collectors items and are retailing on Ebay and Amazon from private sellers for £300-£400.

I for one will mourn its passing. The iPod classic has had good life, its been with us for about thirteen years, and it has revolutionised the way we listen to and even purchase music. Over this time the design has stayed much the same, the circular clicker being an iconic feature. Over the last couple of years, nothing much has changed with this iconic device, maybe the amount of memory has increased  and a colour screen has been added, but not much else. I wonder why bluetooth connectivity wasn't added, many sound docks allow connection in this way. To me it seems Apple have treated this device as a forgotten and embarrassing relative, and have now retired it.

Now for my little rant, I have  rather large music collection, and I've collected music since my early teens. I'm forty five now, so that's a lot of albums. The new generation devices produced by Apple don't really have enough storage for me, take my iPhone 8 GB storage, my music collection is 40GB, not really enough is it! Apparently there is an iPod touch with 64GB storage that may keep me going for a while but where then?

Personally I prefer a dedicated music player, I don't need the other features of an iPod touch, my iPad and phone cover those requirements, but thats me. Hopefully one day the ipod classic or stand alone music player will return.

So hopefully my current classic will keep going for a while and I won't have to ponder this scenario!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

What is mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer is cancer that affects the lips, cheek, tongue and throat. 

Who can be affected by mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer can affect anyone, it is most common in people over 40, particularly men.

However, research has shown that mouth cancer is becoming more common in younger patients and women.

Do people die of mouth cancer?

Yes, on average over 1800 people die of mouth cancer in the UK each year. That’s about 6 people each day! Many of these deaths could be prevented if the cancer was caught at an early stage.

What are the signs of mouth cancer?

Mouth cancer can appear in different forms and can affect all parts of the mouth, tongue and lips.
Mouth cancer can appear as a painless mouth ulcer that does not heal normally. A white or red patch in the mouth can also develop into a cancer. It is really important to visit your dentist if these areas do not heal within three weeks.
What causes mouth cancer?

Most cases of mouth cancer are linked to alcohol and tobacco consumption. Regular smoking and drinking greatly increases your risk of getting mouth cancer. Over-exposure to sunlight can also increase the risk of cancer of the lips.
Many recent reports have linked mouth cancer to the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the major cause of cervical cancer and affects the skin that lines the moist areas of the body.

HPV can be spread through oral sex, and research now suggests that it could soon rival smoking and drinking as one of the main causes of mouth cancer.
For more information visit the mouth cancer action website

You can also get involved with the blue lip selfie campaign.

At every dental health check at the Spicer Road Dental Practice we carry a mouth cancer check. To book your dental health check visit our website here or contact our reception team on 01392 272408.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Spicer Road Dental Practice has a new tooth whitening offer!

Now the evenings are drawing in and the clocks have gone back, we can now say winter is coming, and with that Christmas too.

With Christmas coming you may be looking forward to a special occasion. You may have an event coming up where a brighter, whiter smile would be just the thing to make a statement. Not only would your new outfit make you stand out from the crowd but your friends and family could be dazzled by the confidence given to you by your brighter, whiter smile!

So as a special offer for the coming holiday season we are pleased to annouce our Winter Whitening offer at the Spicer Road Dental Practice. 

For an investment of £260, a brighter, whiter smile could be yours in time for the holiday season.

For more information and terms and conditions please visit our website here.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Golf on an Autumn Morning

Golf is one of my main hobbies, I don't pretend to be the greatest player and I often find the game frustrating. 

It does have benefits though, it gets you outside, its very sociable and if you go out early enough in the Autumn, you can be greeted by views like these!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Spicer Road Dental Practice's New Look Website is launched!

Today, the Spicer Road Dental Practice has launched our new website.

We happy to say we love our new look and are immensely proud of our new website.

Why not take a look? You can find us here.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

A Trip to Cardiff Bay

This weekend I returned to Wales for a catch up with family on friends.

On Saturday, my Sister, Niece and I visited Cardiff Bay. 

We had a fun morning exploring along the boardwalks, checking out the buildings like the Customs House and Welsh Assembly and saw a wedding being celebrated at the Norweigan Church. I enjoy visits to Cardiff Bay because it shows what can be done with careful thought and planning. From an area that nobody visited when I left Cardiff in 1987, to a bustling interesting area, packed with people and activities. What a change over the years.

There's even a picture of me for a change!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Did you know that the Spicer Road Dental Practice has a Facebook page?

The Spicer Road Dental Practice has a Facebook page and you can find us here.

We try to keep you updated with news from the world of dentistry and with offers and events at the practice.

Please come on over and like our page.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Exploring Devon (and other places too)

This week I have been fortunate to have a week away from work. I've taken the opportunity  to do some maintenance on the house and have done a little exploring with a couple of day trips.

Monday I visited the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, I last visited here in 1976, when I was much younger. It was an interesting day and it was amazing how much had changed here over the years, the highlight was seeing the Concorde again, last time I visited it had been just delivered to the museum, now it is a custom built hanger. Amazing how space aged she still looks.

Later in the week I took the chance to visit a part of Dartmoor I had never seem. I visited the Meldon Reservoir, just West of Okehampton. The dog and I had a hot and sunny walk but it was well worth it the views were stunning,I think it would be worth another visit. On one side of the valley the dam and reservoir, on the other the unique and stunning Meldon Viaduct (a piece of Victorian Architecture I didn't know existed).

Monday, 19 May 2014

The Sun is Out, Time to Get Outdoors

This weekend started warm and sunny, with to days of bright sunshine it was time to  get outside and enjoy the sun.

The dog and I took a long walk around Topsham in the Sunday sun. Here are some photographs.

It was a beautiful day and the tide was coming in and running fast, I also saw a black swan (think he may have escaped from Dawlish)