Double celebration for Bothwell dentist
After a quarter of a century in charge, Raymond Murphy welcomes a familiar face into his practice family
When Raymond Murphy took over Bothwell Dental Care in 1992 he was an expectant father, with his second child arriving just three months into his tenure as principal dentist.
Fast-forward 25 years and Raymond is not only celebrating a quarter of a century at the practice but he has recently welcomed his daughter Katie as his new associate dentist.
Katie, who graduated from Glasgow in 2015, has grown up around the practice and even spent a couple of summers working as a dental nurse there before deciding to take up dentistry as a career.
She did her VDP training at a practice in Glasgow before starting her dental core training last year. She spent six months in Forth Valley working in the Public Dental Service and, most recently, she has been based at the QEUH doing maxillo-facial surgery.
Raymond explained that he is delighted to welcome Katie to the practice. He said: “I’m immensely proud of Katie but the proudest moment was when I walked her down the aisle a few months ago. So, it is up there with that moment.”
Katie said that she has fitted in really well so far: “It’s been really good. You feel so well supported in here, the staff are all fantastic and my dad has it all well organised. So, I have found it brilliant working here so far.
“The patients are lovely and I know all the staff as well, so it is not like I am coming into somewhere new and unfamiliar.”
And with regards to his 25-year anniversary, Raymond said: “It’s been a lot of hard work, it doesn’t just happen. I have put my heart and soul into the practice over the last 25 years and hopefully the staff and patients who have been on this journey with me have enjoyed it as much as I have. It’s been hard going at times but, overall, it has been very enjoyable. I think the constant change and continuous learning have kept it exciting.”