Victor Packs Up His Kettle

Victor Packs Up His Kettle

Staff in the dental department said goodbye to Senior Chief Dental Technician Victor Arthur who retired after more than 40 years in the health service. Victor began his career in the private sector as an apprentice dental technician. In 1975 he joined the Glasgow Dental Hospital where he embarked on specialist training in orthodontics. Seven years later he moved to a community dental laboratory and, in 1991, landed his final post at Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary.

Victor constructed highly complex orthodontic appliances for a variety of patients – from babies with a cleft lip and palate to adults who required complex jaw surgery.

He worked on his own for the majority of his time but had spells where he worked alongside NES to provide training opportunities to people embarking on a change of career. He also lectured on dental laboratory procedures to trainee dental nurses from the Forth Valley Dental Nurse programme.

Victor is hoping to spend more time ‘honing’ his bowling skills and long walks with his new rescue dog Oscar. Staff say he will be missed for his awful jokes, his pranks and his kettle!

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