FEATURE #88 – Our Implant Journeys with Dr Graeme Pearson & Dr David Keir

If you’ve been a long time listener of the podcast, you may recognise some familiar voices in this episode! In this month’s Feature, Dr David Keir and Dr Graeme Pearson are back on the show to catch us up on their dental journeys and in particular, on their implant journeys.

Both David and Graeme have taken different approaches to their further education in the realm of implants. Whilst Graeme took a deep dive straight after graduation, is doing a GradDip and works within a surgically focused practice, David has done more online education over the years and recently undertook an overseas placement to get more experience having not had a mentor in the practice. In today’s episode, they both share the pros and cons, the challenges and lessons they’ve discovered so far in their chosen paths.

TIP #122 – How to Section with Dr Cecilia So

If there’s one thing I wish dental school taught me better, perhaps second only to how to luxate properly, it would be how to section a tooth.

Picking up a surgical bur for the very first time can be so daunting. Where do I drill? What do I drill? How far down do I go? In this episode, Dr Cecilia So talks us through the step-by-step process of sectioning a tooth and the landmarks you should hit so that you can do it controlled and predictably every time. So if you want to learn how to save another poor tooth from snapping into root tips that you can’t dig out, then stick around for this episode.And if you haven’t already, check out our previous episode with Dr Cecilia So on TIP #118 Extractions…Pick Your Battles Wisely.

TIP #118 – Extractions… Pick Your Battles Wisely with Dr Cecilia So

If there’s one procedure that as new grads we often fear we may need a senior dentist to bail us out of – it’s a tricky extraction.

In this episode with Dr Cecilia So, we discuss picking your battles wisely – which cases to tackle, which ones to avoid, how to calibrate yourself and how to get started. Just like any new procedure, the first one is always daunting. But overcoming it is a bandaid ripped off, a milestone moment and a huge relief.

So for anyone wanting to get started with surgical dentistry, but are unsure about where and how to get started, tune in for this uplifting pep talk with Dr Cecilia.

FEATURE #70 – Becoming Confident & Competent with Dr Maria Avis

When I see dentists producing amazing work in various specialties, the first thing I want to know is how they were able to build their skills to that point. Knowing the skills Dr. Maria Avis holds, I had the opportunity to unravel her dental journey.

In this episode, Maria walks us through her experiences in dental school, and more importantly, how her graduate job positions set her up to become the comprehensive dentist she is now. Maria is a business owner of her private clinic, Akoya Dental, mother of two boys and two dogs.

TIP #78 – Grafts 101: A Crash Course with Dr Andrew Cheng

Autograft, allograft, xenograft – it all sounds like a foreign language to me, but to Dr Andrew Cheng, it’s pretty much his second language. 

In this episode, we wind it all back to basics with a crash course ‘Grafts for Dummies’ where we talk what a graft is, the fundamental principles and how Dr Andrew uses hard and soft tissue grafts in his day to day practice.

TIP #75 – Implants: The Common Pitfalls when Getting Started with Dr Andrew Cheng

TIP #74 – Implants: The Common Pitfalls when Getting Started with Dr Andrew Cheng

Hosted by Erica Hwin

We often get told to not be too hasty when starting up with implants, but what are the common mistakes that new grads encounter, and what should we check off our experience list before getting involved?

In this episode, Dr Andrew Cheng reflects on his early experiences and shares his advice for those wanting to get their feet wet. We have a great discussion about the myriad of factors that come into play during case selection and treatment planning, and the importance of patient-centred care.

FEATURE #69 – The Implant Institute & Guiding Your Learning with Dr Misagh Habibi

Implant dentistry is becoming more popular by the day, how does one choose what course they want to take when learning implantology? Misagh Habibi is one of those clinicians who is taking implantology education to a new level in Australia.

This podcast we sit down with Misagh and hear his journey, and how it led him to becoming such a well decorated dentist with so much knowledge. He takes a keen interest in teaching all aspects of implant surgery at all levels through various outlets of the Implant Institute, which he is the director of. You can feel Misagh’s passion for teaching during our chat, and his outlook towards upping your skillset is both honest and wholesome.

FEATURE #58 – [Re-Run] Implants & Post Graduate Study with Dr Andrew Thorpe

If you are a part of the Facebook Group DPR then you know Dr Andrew Thorpe. A generous contributor to questions simple and complex as well as someone who shares work that allows us less experienced dentists and students aspire.

Continuing this sharing of knowledge, Andrew went into implant education early on in his journey and has a particular interest in implant complications. Sharing his experiences with you so you don’t have to experience it yourself. Andrew is still actively learning himself having completed a Grad Dip in Oral Implants and now Grad Dip in Surgical Dentistry.

For all the graduates and students reading this is a must listen. Learning his experience is captivating but his direct advice to those early on in their career is powerful and helpful.

#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#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.