What a day to be Irish! St Paddy’s Day is the one day of the year when everyone can feel Irish, even without the lovely lyrical lilt or lack of knowledge regarding profound Irish literature (James Joyce, Oscar Wild, Maeve Binchy, Bram Stoker & WB Yeats just to name a few.)

Some days it’s 🍀easy being green🍀 and no one does it better than Garreth and his team at The Good Dentist on Saint Patrick’s Day 2023. Garreth walked into a clover field of lucky shamrocks at the Newcastle clinic, sporting his customary green Irish Rugby jersey, ready for Ireland to smash England in the Six Nations Rugby Union match in Dublin (29-16 win for those keeping score.)

The rest of the team celebrated the Auld Country with the rousing soundtrack of fiddles and banjos from The High Kings and green bow ties to complement their uniforms… and you couldn’t keep the smile from Garreth’s Irish eyes as he used four-leaf clovers as glasses!

Saint Patrick – Patron Saint of Ireland

St Patrick escaped slavery in his youth to become a priest and travel back to his home as a missionary where he spread Christianity and community throughout the country. He became a figure of national devotion, eventually becoming the nation’s patron saint.

St Patrick’s Day falls during Lent and offers a day of respite from the traditional period of abstinence leading up to Easter. The modern-day observation of St Patrick’s day comes 12 centuries after his death, on 17th March 461 AD (approximately.)

From Doctor Garreth – Dentist of Newcastle

As an Irish dentist, I am proud to say that my heritage has played a significant role in shaping who I am. Growing up in Ireland, I learned the importance of community, hard work, and perseverance, which have all helped me to become the person I am today.

One of the essential aspects of my Irish heritage is the emphasis on community. In Ireland, we take care of each other, and we are always there to lend a helping hand. This sense of community has taught me the importance of empathy and compassion, which I bring into my dental practice every day. I believe that listening to my patients and understanding their concerns is crucial in providing the best possible dental care.

Another vital aspect of my Irish heritage is the value we place on hard work. In Ireland, we are not afraid of rolling up our sleeves and putting in the work to achieve our goals. This same mentality has driven me to work tirelessly to become the best dentist possible. I constantly seek to improve my skills and knowledge to provide my patients with the highest quality of dental care.

The final crucial component that my background has instilled in me is perseverance. The Irish have faced many challenges throughout history, but we have always risen to the occasion. This same spirit has helped me to overcome obstacles in my own life.

Irish Eyes are Smiling

In the communal and tenacious spirit of Saint Patrick, The Good Dentist knows that dental issues can be challenging to deal with, but the team is committed to finding solutions and helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. Make no mistake, The Good Dentist believes a great smile brings you luck!