TIP#12: Take Care of Yourself 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.

TIP#10: Assessing Implants with Dr Matthew Youssef – What I Wish I Knew

Implants have become an integral part of dentistry yet our training in this area is relatively limited.

So when the patient walks through the door with an implant that is a number of years old, how do you assess it?

This episode Dr Matthew Youssef from ARIA Dental Education shares some tips on how to properly and safely assess implants and what we should expect, and look out for, with our patients implants

#37 – Digital Dentistry with Dr Chee Chang

In recent times more successful dentists are standing up and sharing stories of challenge, not just their successes. Whether it’s a failed case and a life story that they have got through, it really has helped many thousands of us dentists realise these great dentists have challanges too, just like us.

Dr Matthew Youssef has achieved a lot in his relatively short career. Matt has extensively trained in implants and surgery and has gone on to create ARIA Dental Education, a training academy where I met Matt. They provide entry level hands on implant training with support from some of the best Australian specialists. 

Yet the real value here is in Matts story and achievement, even in the face of adversity.

I hope this inspires you as much as it inspired me. Enjoy.

#36 – Business Outside of Dentistry with Matthew Youssef

In recent times more successful dentists are standing up and sharing stories of challenge, not just their successes. Whether it’s a failed case and a life story that they have got through, it really has helped many thousands of us dentists realise these great dentists have challanges too, just like us.

Dr Matthew Youssef has achieved a lot in his relatively short career. Matt has extensively trained in implants and surgery and has gone on to create ARIA Dental Education, a training academy where I met Matt. They provide entry level hands on implant training with support from some of the best Australian specialists. 

Yet the real value here is in Matts story and achievement, even in the face of adversity.

I hope this inspires you as much as it inspired me. Enjoy.

TIP#4: Surgical Flap Design with Dr Matthew Youssef – What I Wish I Knew

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TIP#2: Finding Calcified Canals with Dr Omar Ikram – What I Wish I Knew

You’re emergency slot fills with a patient in pain. You find a tooth with irreversible pulpitis and need to extipate to get the patient out of pain. Yet on the PA, the canal is almost unrecognisable!

This episode Dr Omar Ikram leads us on a discussion about finding these elusive canals and shares a few tips and techniques that will help you locate, navgvate and extirpate!

#34 – The New Dental Landscape with Dr Phillip Palmer, Dr Jamie Workman and Brett Churnin

The dental industry is on the road to recovery from the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve moved to level 1 restrictions, broadening the procedures we can provide and reinstating a level of normality.

But what will the road to recovery look like? How has the dental landscape changed and what challanges and opportunities does new dental normal pocess? 

This episode I have the pleasure of sitting down with three Dental Head Start Alumni, Dr Phillip Palmer, Dr Jamie Workman and Brett Churnin to talk about what they forsee in the future and advice and tips for the dental student graduate and those further along in their journey. 

The idea for this episode came from the conference coming up by Prime Practice, the Prime Vision Conference. We’re proud to be an official partner with Prime Practice and are genuinely excited to hear the speakers share their views on the new dental landscape and how best to navigate this challanging time. 

This is just a snippet of wisdom from three of the 8 speakers at the conference. Find out more here and don’t miss out on the early bird special rate available until May 20th!

#31 – Dr Sahil Soni Gives Us Perspective and the Importance of Life Outside of Dentistry.

If you know Sahil, you know this is packed with useful advice, tips and stories to help you grow.

But it is also a roller coaster of experiences. Some of the highest highs and hardest lows in his life are shared with a simple goal – “if it will help one other person, it is worth sharing”.

This philosophy has made Sahil one of the most respected dentists in Australia. And it is for good reason. He shares tips generously and openly, he shares his struggles and supports others going through the same. Along with Dr Steve Tiang and Dr Soo-wee Ong, he tirelessly gives his time to moderate and share our questions anonymously on DPR. And consistently, Sahil supports and fights for those of us in more vulnerable positions, often graduates.

Sahil generously shares in this discussion. We learn about why he pushes to achieve the dentistry he does. He takes us on the journey that took him from India to New Zealand, into dentistry and then his first few experiences with private practice. He shares his path into private practice and out of it again as well as the life events that precipitated this. And a chat with Sahil isn’t complete without discussing rubber dam and tips for graduates.

This may be aimed at students and graduates, but for anyone in the Australian dental community, this is a must listen.

#30 – Brett Churnin’s Lessons From Decades of Coaching Dentists

All of the top level athletes have coaches. Many have multiple. But when it comes to our careers, our business and our lives we tend to take it all on ourselves without asking for the help we need.

If we really think about this, it doesn’t make sense. And talking with Brett Churnin really hits home for me in this episode.

Brett has been coaching dentists with Prime Practice for over 17 years. His passion and effectiveness in what he does really shows through in this discussion. We even get into the weeds with something I’ve been wanting to change for a while, incidentally highlighting the accountability factor a good coach can provide.