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.

TIP #50 – Beyond Scanning in Digital Dentistry with Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

You’ve got a scanner, you’re comfortable doing single unit crown and bridge. What’s next? If you’re like me, you’ve got itchy feet and want to learn more about what digital dentistry has to offer.

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny walks us down the path of what else you can do in digital dentistry and what other steps to take. We discuss the future of digital dentistry and some of the costs and limitations of what is out there.

If you really want to get a handle on this space, hop over to https://instituteofdigitaldentistry.com/ to continue your journey.

TIP #49: Social Media Tips for Dentists with Dr Geeta Perks

More and more dentists are on social media but as digital marketing expert and dentist Dr Geeta Perks says, “social media is a noisy space”, especially post- COVID. How do we stand out from the rest?

Geeta shares with us her top 3 tips for social media and covers the following:
– Using social media as a form of indirect marketing
– Identifying your target audience and choosing the right platform
– Social media content strategy through personalisation and consistent posting
– Delegating to the right person or team to manage social media marketing

#60 – Multiple Practice Ownership & Raising a Family with Dr Ayesha Aijaz

Building a practice is an immense challenge. Building multiple practices is exponentially harder. Building multiple practices while raising a young family is superhuman.

Yet there are breakthrough individuals out there who have achieved this. Dr Ayesha Aijaz is one of those and she has done so while also scaling back her clinical time and creating balance in her life.

Many of us either have or plan to have a family. How do you balance the time and make sure you’re not letting either ball drop?

Dr Ayesha Aijaz gives us her insights for both owners and associates which I think you’ll all learn something from.

TIP #48: Digital Dentistry – Where to Start? with Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

We live in a digital world, we communicate online, kids can use computers better than most adults and I don’t think I’ve used physical money in about a year. So, where do you think dentistry is going? I tend to agree with Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny – it’s going digital and the time is now.

But where and how do you start? What if you’re an associate? Dr Ahmad is from the Institute of Digital Dentistry and he lives and breathes this frontier of Dentistry. If you’re in NZ, you can go to Wellington and do his live course. If not, his online academy will kick start your digital dentistry career. It’s not just pros and aligners, Digital Dentistry is the cutting edge of almost all facets of dentistry.

TIP #47: How to Dominate Google with Dr Geeta Perks

There are hundreds of dental practices in any given region of Australia, but those positioned at the top of a Google search are going to enjoy the lion’s share of the new patients out there.

Google domination is no accident. The competition for digital exposure is fierce and the rules are ever-changing.

In this podcast, Melbourne based digital marketing expert and dentist Dr Geeta Perks gives us a clear overview on how Google rankings work and the strategies we can employ to get our practice websites performing well enough to ultimately dominate the rankings for the relevant Google searches.

#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 #46: When Should You Use a Splint? with Dr Damian Teo

Here’s a scenario – you have a patient that comes in with pain in their jaw, sore muscles, chips all along their front teeth and wear facets across all their back teeth. As dentists, we’re trained to immediately think of issuing a splint to protect the teeth. But what do we do when that doesn’t work, and is issuing a splint always the right solution?

In this episode Dr Damian Teo sheds some light on this tricky situation and shares the three reasons he would use a splint. This is a special addition to the Bruxism, TMD & OSA trilogy we’ve already released with Dr Damian Teo earlier on in the year, so don’t forget to flick back to make sure you’re up to date.

TIP #45: Understanding Digital Marketing & Establishing a Personal Brand with Dr Geeta Perks

Meet Dr Geeta Perks, not only a dentist but also the director of Dental Focus Marketing, a Melbourne based digital agency dedicated to serving the niche dental industry in all things digital marketing.

Her work encompases more than you’d think – websites, social media, SEO, Google domination, compliance, content creation, reporting and more. In this podcast, she shares some key do’s and don’ts for digital marketing as well as the innovative ways that young dentists are building their own personal brand individually.

Her personal journey from Dentist to Digital Marketing director puts her in a unique position to help others understand how digital marketing can enhance the patient journey and keep us busy with happy patients.

#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.