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.

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

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

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