TIP #56 – Digital Smile Design in Practice with Dr Alistair Graham

If you’re a dentist, you would have definitely heard of Digital Smile Design. But what is it? It’s not that clear because it’s more than one thing.

DSD is a concept, a workflow, an app, a lab, a brand and more – no wonder it’s confusing.

Dr Alistair Graham runs a DSD accredited practice where he and his team have adopted the DSD workflow and use it successfully to attract, communicate with and carry out treatment for patients using the DSD approach. In this podcast he explains the what and how.

TIP #51 – BAD Dentistry with Dr Tim Maxwell

Dr Tim Maxwell is a pretty BAD dentist. That is, he practices bio-mimetic, aesthetic dentistry. It’s a concept that’s fast taking over long-standing, traditional approaches to restorative dentistry.

Advances in modern adhesive dentistry has allowed for substantially more conservative, additive and long-lasting restorative options for our patients.

More importantly, it’s highlighted just how reductive, destructive and unnecessary many of those past practices were, and still are. Dr Tim Maxwell is one of the leading dentists that challenges those methods, most of which are still taught at universities today.

In this podcast, he explains to us the key principles behind biomimetic aesthetic/adhesive dentistry and the advantages it offers both patients and the longevity of their teeth. He walks us through the practical aspects of biomimetic prep design, adhesion, immediate dentine sealing so you can start practicing BAD dentistry tomorrow.

#59 – [Re-Run] Good Eyes Make Good Work with Dr Tony Rotondo

Many say Dr Tony Rotondo has good hands. And if you have seen his work, then you would certainly agree. But for Tony, it’s his eyes that allow him to achieve his clinical excellence. And perhaps, his passion and consistent drive to improve.

Dr Tony Rotondo is an internationally recognised prosthodontist with particular interest in aesthetics, composite and implant dentistry. Tony completed his undergraduate at UQ and his prosthodontic program at UCLA. Tony is also an educator and lectures locally and internationally.

TIP#39: The Importance of Photography with Dr Karim Habib

It’s one thing to produce beautiful anterior restorations, but it’s another thing entirely to display the beauty though photography.

Photography is one of the most powerful tools a dentist can have. It’s used as a patient communication tool, for diagnosis, treatment planning, lab communication, marketing and more.

Dr Karim Habib, one of the most talented cosmetic dentists in Australia, recognised the impact that photography could have on dental career and mastered this skill in the last few years to get his photography serving him and his patients in more ways than you’d think. His instagram page is one of the most followed dental accounts in Australia and on it he showcases some his best work through unique and aesthetically pleasing before and after images.

He shares with us his tip tops on how he uses dental photography in the realm of aesthetic dentistry and how he gets those amazing shots for instagram.

TIP#35: Direct Anterior Composites with Dr Karim Habib

Getting direct anterior composites looking consistently stunning and natural is far from easy.

There is so much thought, planning, artistry and attention to detail happening in the background to ultimately create a breathtaking smile transformation.

Dr Karim Habib is one of the most young talented dentists in this arena. Photos of his anterior work will leave most dentists in awe.

In this podcast, Dr Karim Habib details how he produces such aesthetically superior results and shares with us his exact protocols around smile design, bonding, layering and polishing.

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.

#43 – Work Hard, Play Hard with Anthony Mak

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#18: Pre-Restorative Alignment with Dr Bharat Agrawal – What I Wish I Knew

Cost can be a major consideration in Dentistry. However ensuring that are we not only considering the financial costs to our patients, but also the biological costs?

This week on the podcast we are chatting again with Dr Bharat Agrawal and we are discussing a topic that he is extremely passionate about – using pre-restorative alignment to achieve conservative aesthetic outcomes. This episode will take you from only seeing ortho only as something to fix the bite, or for crowded to teeth, to starting to see its applications and benefits in almost all of your restorative patients.

Bharat fills us in on the paradigm shift from being purely a cosmetic dentist to a conservative aesthetic dentist with the patients best interest in mind. He shares with us one of his favourite tools to achieve this through orthodontics, as well some tips to help us better communicate this to our patients.

TIP#15: The SAC Protocol for Clear Aligners with Dr John Hagiliassis

Traffic lights, such a simple concept, green for go, red to stop. Have you ever considered your cases in a similar way?

The AORTA SAC assessment protocol is an excellent way to assess your aligner cases and ensure you’re practicing within your scope of practice.

Originally made for assessment of implant cases, John and the AORTA team have modified it for application to aligners and in this podcast he explains the concept and the important points to consider

TIP#14: Photography with Szabi Hant – What I Wish I Knew

Photography has become a crucial part of dentistry. As a part of the case presentation or part of our work portfolio, we want the photos to look good. Yet social media is full of dentistry that looks like it was photographed in a studio. Exception light balance and detail. How do we achieve this?

Szabi Hant is well known for his photography expertise as well as being a master dental technician and educator.

This episode we get his number one tip to get ideal photos. Its a simple equipment change that will vastly improve the way light reflects from the tooth and therefore the ability to see detail and colour.