The Medical and Dental Polyclinic we work in has a lovely design internally too - here is the view from the staircase looking back to the main entrance and it's atrium which reaches all the way up to the third floor with a vertical glass wall on the right allowing in much natural light.
We are still seeing a number of traumas both current and past, with some atheletes desperate to still be allowed to compete and represent their country. As you can probably tell from this annonimised radiograph, on review of this poor fellow we still had to say NO, healing is not sufficient to be allowed to compete safely, even with a custom mouthguard made!
You do really feel sorry for some who have just seen 4 years worth of training and preparation be foiled by such events, maybe only months or a few weeks before the Olympics started, as well as more recently too.
Tony Kilcoyne is a member of the General Dental Council and prolific contributor to the GDPUK.com website. He has been selected to look after the Olympic Atheletes from all over the world for the Olympic Games London 2012. He will provide expert dental care as part of the main medical team based in the Olympic Village. Tony hopes this blog will act as a catalyst and if anyone is attending any of the events or just has some questions or curious about anything, I hope you'll feel able to join in here and contribute where-ever you can.