I heard this interesting statement the other day – “Ignoring a patient’s fear of dentistry will not make the fear […]
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Dental Head Start is proud to announce its official partnership with Australian dental business Consultancy, Prime Practice, in kicking off a brand-new segment on the podcast called “Prime Head Start”.
Together with the subject matter experts and trainers at Prime Practice, Prime Head Start is a three to five minute segment that will deliver ‘bite-sized’ anecdotes to its listeners on a wide array of topics that all dental professionals should be aware of – key critical soft skills that were never really focused on in dental schools.
Pain is the bodies way of telling us to stop doing something. We learn early on touching fire hurts so we don’t do it any longer. Occupational musculoskeletal pain on the other hand is something we tend to take for granted, something we live with and ignore.
You cannot ignore it forever. For many dentists, musculoskeletal pain is what encourages them to change career or retire early. But what if we can change this. Stop the pain and prevent the damage allowing a long prosperous career or perhaps a more efficent one leading you to your goals quicker.
For most graduates, Endodontics can send a chill through the spine. It’s a challenging thing, done mostly by feel and when our experience is limited there are plenty of unknowns.
For this episode we have a social media dental titan. You’ve probably heard of him, he’s probably taught you a thing or two on Facebook. Dr Omar Ikram is a Specialist Endodontist, practice owner at Specialist Endo Crows Nest (based in Sydney’s lower North Shore), Specialist Endodontist at Sydney Dental Hospital and is a prolific teacher on Facebook.
For me, in the first year I found the biggest increase to my production had nothing to do with me increasing speed.
It was simply trying to group procedures together.
Imagine you are doing a few fillings in a row on different patients. For each patient you greet them, briefly chat, discuss what you’re doing, give LA, place rubber dam, do the filling, check the bite and finally dismiss the patient.
Bitewings, we take them all the time. You know that situation where you go to place it and it seems […]
Dentistry can be tough. But it doesn’t have to be. Most things with a little practice and repetition become quite […]