#40 – Personal Finance with Dev Raga

We are very fortunate.

As dental professionals, we are lucky to earn a decent income straight out of university. But does that mean we’re good with money, or necessarily going to become financially independent?

COVID-19 has set many precedents, one that we could not have expected was that we could be restricted in our ability to provide for our patients and consequently stop our income in its tracks. An emergency fund, savings and investments for the future and other simple considerations allowed some to coast through this speed bump, and for others to spin out.

This episode we have the pleasure of speaking with Dev Raga from The Dev Raga – Personal Finance Podcast. Dev (his online alias) is a medical doctor who has a passion for personal finance. He runs a fantastic podcast that I strongly encourage you all to look into and learn from which shares foundational knowledge and principles in all things finance.

TIP#13: Dentistry is Not a Race with Dr Bharat Agrawal – What I Wish I Knew

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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.

#39 – Szabolcs Hant Teaches us the Symbiosis of a Dentist and Technician

Dentistry is a beautiful intersection between healthcare, engineering and art. And the art of dentistry is on show more than ever with social media and the focus on visual content.

However much like the popstar has a genius songwriter supporting them, the aesthetic dentist has a master ceramist creating the impeccable outcomes we see all over social media.

Szabi Hant is a master dental technician who works with and supports some of the biggest names in dentistry. His work is some of the best and it is often the seemless natural outcomes he produces that leaves us in disbelief.

So naturally, it was our pleasure to invite him onto the podcast and find out about his journey, his work and his advice on photography, shade selection and preparation.

And if you want to get Szabi’s Photography Cheat Sheet, go to www.cpdjunkie.com.au/photography and get the free pdf.

TIP#11: Restoring the Primary Dentition with Dr Tim Keys – What I Wish I Knew

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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

#38 – Filling the Gap with Kate Miranda

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TIP#9: Leveraging the Power of your Team with Dr. Cigdem Kipel – What I Wish I Knew

Marketing yourself and your practice is becoming a huge part of Dentistry. It can seem you always need to be prominent on Facebook, Instagram and Google to ensure that you are maximising your chances of growing your practice and patient base. However, often times the secret to growth and retention is already in your practice. When her practice fell off the face of Google Dr Cigdem Kipel learnt this the hard way

Our first episode is all about how to maximise your patient referrals and keep and treasure the patients you have.

TIP#8: Managing Endodontic Instrument Fracture with Dr Omar Ikram – What I Wish I Knew

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#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.