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John Shapter

Dental Specialist

Posts by John Shapter:

08th April 2015

The monster from 20,000 fathoms

John Shapter Dental Specialist

For those who haven’t seen the 1953 film of the above title - and even I wasn’t old enough to...

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31st March 2015

The King is Dead…

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Long live the King! This conundrum always used to mark the death of one monarch by celebrating the life of...

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25th March 2015

Poison

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“Everybody's got their poison, and mine is sugar.” This quote is from one of America’s hottest athletes, basketball player Derrick Rose,...

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18th March 2015

The Sister Test

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I tend to use the ‘Sister Test’ to check my ethical position or my clinical standards at work. You know...

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12th March 2015

Caught out!

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I used to service my own cars when I was younger. That was in the days when cars were mostly...

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04th March 2015

Knowledge is power?

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According to a survey of dental practices by WhatClinic, Bournemouth is the most expensive city in the UK to have...

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26th February 2015

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water!

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Every so often we have to deal with the aftermath of new concerns about fluoride in drinking water. We all...

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18th February 2015

What are we doing here?

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Recently, I was sharing the staff room of a practice whilst having my lunchtime sandwich, and there was some chatter...

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06th February 2015

Healthy opinion?

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In the ‘old days’ we used to use the adage ‘an unhappy person tells 10 others about their experience, a...

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30th January 2015

The emperor’s new contract

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Sometimes I feel really old. I was in practise for twelve years before we had a ‘New Contract’ in 1990....

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