Loch loMan Triathlon, Lomond Shores, Loch Lomond Sun 17th May 2015

 

Distances: 1.9km swim, 86km Cycle, 20kn run. Due to temperature conditions (air temperature colder than water temperature) the swim was reduced from 1900m to 500m.

 

Time: 05:32:44

 

As you may have seen in the practice, Fergus took part in the "Loch loMan" endurance triathlon on Sunday 18th May 2015. Due to the horrible weather conditions and to avoid anyone dying of hypothermia the swim was reduced from the proposed 1900m to 500m but other than that the distances were unaltered. (95km cycle and 20km run). The cycle route was pretty hilly which, when added to cold, wet and windy didn't make for the best cycling conditions! "Heid down keep pedalling" being the best motto. Fergus managed to get around the route in 5:32:44 and afterwards reported that never had a warm cup of tea and a burger tasted so good.

We would like to thank everyone for their warm words of encouragement and donations which have realized in excess of £900 for Ardgowan Hospice, a charity that we are sure you will agree is a very worthwhile local charity.

Rebecca has recently achieved a Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng). This additional qualification will help to expand Rebecca's skills as a general dental practitioner

Rebecca will be attending a ceremoney of presentation at The Royal College of Surgeons of England on Tuesay 8th May.

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Rebecca with two very proud parents

 

Rebecca at the The Royal College of Surgeons in London

 

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Weir & McClafferty Dental Care were delighted to win the Greenock Chamber of Commerce Bee’s Knees Award 2011 in the “Professional” business category.   This award recognised professional businesses that are outstanding within their professional disciplines. Following nomination for this prestigious award Fergus and Josephine were invited along with 11 other professional businesses in Inverclyde to present their business to a panel of ‘dragons den’ style judges.   Following a successful presentation and grilling from the judges, it was a great honour for Fergus and Josephine and their dedicated team to lift the winning trophy!    

The Bees Knees Annual Awards Ceremony took place in Greenock Town Hall on Friday 3rd June 2011.

Read more on Bees Knees at:

Bees Knees on Chamber of commerce site

Bees Knees on inverclyde now news awards

 

Fergus, Amanda and Claire attended the ITI UK conference in Liverpool in December. This allowed them to expand their knowledge in implantology and meet colleagues involved in this field.

In January, Fergus attended an excellent course in Berne, Switzerland advancing his surgical skills in the field of implant dentistry.  The course was titled "Masters course in Guided Bone Regeneration and Sinus Grafting Procedures".  This course took the format of live skills surgery which allowed him to observe a surgical expert performing some common procedures with an amazing audiovisual set-up which allowed him to see everything in great detail with the option to ask questions.  There was also hands-on components which allowed him to try out the latest techniques and materials in this field.  Attendance at masters courses such as this allows Fergus to bring advances in implant dentistry back to our practice. 

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