#48 – A/Prof Max Guazzato – Prosthodontics, Oral Surgery and Education

Your path to now has shaped who you are and the lens through which you see dentistry and the world. From working with his mother in Milan, becoming a dental technician, Dentistry, oral surgery, a PHD and now Prosthodontics. It is safe to say A/Prof Max Guazzato has had a path and a perspective few could claim to hold.

I was lucky enough to have a few lectures and practical sessions with A/Prof Guazzato and I can say his journey and passion inspired me and left a lasting influence on my fascination with morphology, colour and attention to detail. Even though the wax up I produced was not something I hope he remembers!

Enjoy this inspiring story and thoughtful advice – find more from A/Prof Max Guazzato at Highlands Professional Development and if you’re that way inclined – the post graduate Pros program at Sydney University.

TIP#28: Bruxism with Dr Damian Teo

We see it all the time. Worn teeth, cracked teeth, muscular pain or worse. Some of us, me certainly included, do it ourselves and there’s nothing we can do about it. Of course, we’re talking about bruxism.

Through this fascinating interview with Dr Damian Teo we get a perspective shift on how to look at and manage our bruxism patients. While the cause can be elusive, the concepts around how we look at it and why are crucial to helping our patients especially those who suffer pain and a broken dentition as a result.

We’re creating a three part series of episodes with Dr Damian Teo:

TIP#27: Money Management with Dr Jesse Green

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Why do we work so hard? The reasons vary for each of us but for most, we work hard to provide a life we love. And the road to that is via financial freedom.

Dr Jesse Green shares a simple but exceptionally powerful tip that if learnt young, could change your life.

It’s about money and looking after yourself and your family first. And for times like 2020, it is a true stress saver.

You all probably know Jesse from The Savvy Dentist Podcast and The Savvy Dentist Coaching and Mentoring he provides. A true leader in the profession and a inspiration, as well as a friend.

TIP#26: Communication shortcuts with Dr Tiv Nirmalann

Communication, just like any other skill, is a skill to be honed and learnt. Dr Tiv shares his early days of communication and the path he found to help breakthrough the barrier.

With the use of profiling, Dr Tiv gives a shortcut to understand the person you’re communicating with and a way of avoiding common mistakes.

Check out Dr Tiv’s coaching and mentoring page DrTiv.com to find out more about how Dr Tiv is trying to help young dentists.

TIP#25: Oral Surgery Residency with Dr Omid Azami

To learn a language, it is common to immerse your self in it. Move to the country, speak and read the language, immerse in the culture.

So why not do the same with disciplines of dentistry? That is exactly what this weeks guest did.

Dr Omid Azami, the host of The Noobie Dentist Podcast, is currently working in the Oral Surgery Department of The Melbourne Dental Hospital. The wealth of knowledge and experience he has gained is second to none. People (like us) would pay big dollars for this kind of education.

In this episode he shares the story and the lessons learnt.

Check out his podcast – years of top level interviews with some of the worlds best dentists.

TIP#24: Choosing an Aligner System with Dr John Hagiliassis

Choosing an aligner system was once simple, you had little choice, it was just Invisalign.

But the few became many and the options only continue to expand today. With direct to consumer businesses on the market in Australia, the competition is increasing.

Today we invite Dr John Hagiliasis to talk about choosing an aligner system and what you should consider when making the selection.

#44 – NSFW; The (Hilarious) side of Dentistry You Don’t See on Social Media

Great dentistry takes decades to learn. Refinement of skills is a process of dedication and persistence. And these are traits Dr Anthony Mak has in droves.

Anthony spent his first few years spread between a few practices with varying experiences and this gave him the well rounded foundation to use as a spring board for his career. Just this story alone is so useful in allowing us to consider and plan our journey in dentistry.

This is just the start of the tips advice and concepts Anthony shares in this podcast.

Dr Anthony Mak is making waves in dentistry and really contributing to the education of the dental community so for that we say thanks and for joining us on this engaging podcast interview.

TIP#21: Keys to Nailing your Aligner Software Setup with Dr John Hagiliassis

How you set up your Aligner software dictates how smooth your aligner treatment goes. Mistakes at this stage prolong treatment and can lead to unhappy patients and unhappy dentists!

Dr John Hagiliassis from AORTA Dental Education shares his thoughts on what to focus on and how to nail your software setup.

TIP#19: Adverse Outcomes with Dr Annalene Weston – What I Wish I Knew

To take care of others we first need to take care of our-selves. Yet dentists rarely take time off for themselves when they need it. How can we do our best work when sick?

Dr Annalene Weston is well known for her work in Burnout and Mental Health for dentists and it is our pleasure to have her on the What I wish I Knew podcast again to share something she sees dentists making the mistake of time and time again, not taking care of yourself.

The concept of the Third Space resonated strongly with me as did much of what she had to say in this episode. I hope you take as much from this as I did.

#42 – CPD and the Path to smile makeovers with Dr Lawrence Neville

How do you achieve the level of dentistry we see all over Instagram and Facebook?

Become a CPD Junkie perhaps, but what we learn in this podcast with Dr Lawrence Neville is that it is about a hunger to learn coupled with mentors and the people and specialists we surround ourselves with

Dr Lawrence Neville has achieved a lot. He is a practice owner, Invisalign key opinion leader, gIDE Dental Implant Master and IAS Academy speaker. His own obsession with CPD and entrepreneurial tendencies led him to create Dental Events Australia, an event company that brings the best speakers the world has to offer to Australia.

This episode is packed with advice and insights, from podcasts to finding a mentor and implants through to aligners and smile makeovers. I really enjoyed recording this with Lawrence, I hope you enjoy listening to it just as much.