‘NHS Dentists are not capable of doing extractions any more’- The Harm of Hearsay.

I feel a true keyboard warrior this morning, somewhat enraged after watching a clip from Good Morning Britain, a popular free to view tv show.  One of the hosts shared his interpretation of a private dentist’s views on NHS dentists.   He said: "I was talking to a private dentist only last week, who was … Continue reading ‘NHS Dentists are not capable of doing extractions any more’- The Harm of Hearsay.

Disappointment, Expectations, and Results

I was inspired to write by a few things, firstly NZ Paralympian Sophie Pascoe and her Tokyo 2020 swims, her rollercoaster of emotions from bronze medal in her backstroke, to collapsing from exhaustion on the poolside after her 200 IM gold, to finishing a finalist in the 100m Fly. A phenomenal swimmer, a beautiful person … Continue reading Disappointment, Expectations, and Results

Resilient Reading

Resilience, a term that’s been banded around a lot this year, of all years, but what does it mean? There are plenty of definitions out there, depending on the context but the one I’m going to borrow is Togade and Fredrickson’s description that they used for their research (1). “Resilience is characterised by the ability … Continue reading Resilient Reading

Fang Farrier Podcast

Fang Farrier : Dentist; see also *gnasher basher, *toothwright and top gum Life behind and beyond the mask. Discussing tough topics like depression, burnout and suicide alongside nutrition, movement and recovery.Working on everyday resilience, personal and professional development.The context is dentistry but applicable to all walks of life. There's a certain level of anxiety that … Continue reading Fang Farrier Podcast

The Gift

The greatest gifts are probably those that you feel a bit guilty or even fearful of wanting, that you really need but aren’t expecting. It might sound crazy to say that I’m starting to see this lockdown as a gift, but in a world where so many things are beyond our control, we can still … Continue reading The Gift