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Head Start

Helping Dental Students Become Great Dentists

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Meet the Team

David spent over 10 years dental assisting before graduating from The University of Sydney in 2016. The idea of Dental Head Start was born from the hopes of  sharing the lessons he’s been lucky to learn along the way and helping others gain a head start too.

Having spent many summer breaks in the Mid North coast, and even marrying his beautiful wife there, David is proud to now call Port Macquarie home. When he’s not busy with one of his endless side projects (which is a rare!), you’ll find David adventuring the great outdoors. But even at home, David has his cheeky toddler and two mini dachshunds who always keep him on his toes!

Dr David Keir

DHS Founder & Podcast Host

Graeme was born and raised in the cold land of Ottawa, Canada and is continuing to defrost as he finishes his final year of dental school at The University of Sydney. He manages the editing for feature podcasts and works to ensure the audience has a great listening experience.

Outside of school, you’ll find Graeme busy playing soccer, rock climbing, and going for hikes. With the abundance of great restaurants in Sydney, you’ll find him tagging along with his foodie friends who know all the best spots in town.

Graeme Pearson

Feature Interview Editor

Dr Cigdem Kipel

WIWIK Podcast Co-Host

Born and raised in the humble ‘burbs of Melbourne, Erica is currently a third year dental student at The University of Sydney. She takes care of the social media and graphics, and is the nagging mum that chases around and coordinates the team.

Outside of student clinics, you’ll find her elbows deep in her crafts, hunting for new desserts with friends or marathoning yet another gruesome TV show.

Be sure to say ‘Hi!’ on the DHS Instagram or Facebook pages – we promise she won’t bite. (If she does, we’ll make her a splint!)

Erica Hwin

Social Media Manager & Coordinator

Based in Gujarat, India, Tushar is our tech-savvy web developer who’s the reason we have a snazzy website to share all our podcast and blog content.

In his spare time, Tushar loves listening to music and catching up on the latest reality shows. He’ll happily take up any chance he gets to explore new places with his beloved friends and family.

Tushar Patel

Web Developer

Hi everyone. I’m an UQ Graduate in my second year out, working in private practice in Brisbane. I found the Dental Head Start Podcast an amazing resource for me in my first year out. I really wanted to give back so reached out to help Dave and now co-host the WIWIK podcast.

Outside of work I really enjoy hiking and camping and spending time in the outdoors, pilates, reading and cooking for friends and family.

Dr Bridget Wall

WIWIK Podcast Co-Host

After working as a Civil Engineer for four years Matt decided to break the shackles of the 9-5 and become a full time beach bum. Matt currently edits and produces the What I Wish I Knew podcast, causing headaches for the rest of the team by always leaving things until the last minute.

Epitomising the stereotype of a quarter-life crisis wannabe musician, Matt now spends his days writing pop songs and surfing – both of which he is not very good at – but at least his podcast music tastes are good!

Matthew Simmons

WIWIK Editor & Music Producer

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