13 May 2018
Expansion: Additional Surgery
by Vatche KassardjianSo the new surgery is pretty much fully functional now. A few minor teething issues with capturing and storing intra-oral photographs and these should
hopefully be resolved next week now. Light, spacious, there is really cool feel to the surgery space. The cabinetry work tops/drawer covers are extremely
high quality, high impact resistant but also very hygienic and easy to maintain and the material is often used in the world's top research facilities.
2 May 2018
by Vatche KassardjianWell apologies for the absence. We've been really busy at the practice, and at the shop too.
So the new chair from Sirona (our beautiful Teneo) continues to prove it's worth, both to us and to our patients. We've been dealing with a number of fairly
complex cases, related to cracked teeth, and we've had to start by placing quite a few root fillings.
Root fillings, a little unfairly, have a bad reputation. Given the right hands and the...
14 Mar 2018
by Vatche KassardjianJust starting off another new Invisalign case
When used appropriately its such an effective system to move teeth and the whole company is very slick and easy to work with.
Invisalign is also great if moving a few teeth into ideal positions in preparation for veneers, crowns and bridges, and allowing implants to be fitted.
12 Mar 2018
Dentsply Sirona Teneo: Auto Clean Function
by Vatche KassardjianI still can't get over the new chair at the practice. It is Dentsply Sirona's best dental chair, and we have it fully spec'd out: the Teneo...
Here we can see it in its auto clean mode. Filled with disinfectant, the chair cleans through the pipes and cables for a full seven minutes, finishing
the cycle by draining the pipes dry. No bugs. This is done four times daily. There are also weekly and monthly cleaning functions. Nothing...
3 Mar 2018
American Prosthodontic Society Annual Conference
by Vatche Kassardjian
Just a week back from Chicago for the American Prosthodontics Society annual conference.
Packed with global speakers, both leading prosthodontists and technicians, its a great motivator and helps set standards that little bit higher.
A range of issues were covered as usual. As prosthodontists, we get to see and treat some of the most complex cases around, and, at the APS we have
19 Jun 2017
Pond Square Dental at 'Highgate Fair in the Square 2017'
by Vatche KassardjianThe fair in the square was once again great fun, and fortunately the weather just about held up. We gave out 500 Pond Square Dental bags, with info on
the practice, oral hygiene, implants, tooth whitening, and various little goodies.
Thanks to TePe, OralB, Kent Express, Nobel Biocare, Colgate and all the others for their support.
Of course we can’t forget all our staff, Isabella (from Guy’s Hospital) and Dave Wontimi (Nobel) for their tireless working in making sure...
23 Nov 2016
New range of implant systems for replacing missing teeth
by Vatche KassardjianWe’ve hugely diversified the implant systems we use to give us more flexibility in replacing missing teeth.
Investing back in the practice is always important: we now have the capacity to place and restore all the Nobel Replace Select dental implant systems,
and Nobel Active dental implants too.
We always carry a large and wide ranging stock of dental implants, meaning that, in the case of a dental emergency, or if things turn out not quite how
13 Oct 2016
Our periodontist Shahin Boghani
by Vatche KassardjianShahin has been working at the practice for over six months now, and, as expected, she is a hit with our patients and staff.
Shahin works only within her area of expertise: periodontology. Does this mean she only treats periodontal disease (gum disease)? Well, no. She undertakes
various types of surgical procedures, such as placing dental implants, providing bone grafts, guided soft and hard tissue regeneration, and soft tissue
surgical procedures (which may be cosmetic...
12 Oct 2016
Vatche Kassardjian research published
by Vatche KassardjianI’m really pleased to have my recent research published: ‘A systematic review and meta analysis of the longevity of anterior and posterior all-ceramic
It was a great experience that involved going through thousands of articles, over hundreds of hours.
I personally went through every minute detail available on the production of every type of ceramic crown ever made: tough but it has given me an in depth
understanding of the background, constituents, and properties of all...
10 Oct 2016
Pond Square Dental at BDIA trade show
by Vatche KassardjianMost of the Pond Square Dental team ventured down to the BDIA trade show at the ExCel centre last week, where we found most of the major players in the
We helped ourselves to lots of freebies! But more seriously it is an opportunity to see what’s new and upcoming there and then in the flesh, and helps
give us ideas how to improve our service to our patients.
Oral B were there, but also...