#57 – Multiple Practice Ownership with Dr Paul Jay Hwin

Dental Head Start was created to give students and graduates an insider look at dentistry with tips and tricks they don’t teach you at dental school
They certainly don’t teach us business at dental school!

Yet for some of us, it’s been engrained since day 1. In this podcast we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr Paul Hwin, a young multiple practice owner who is kicking some serious goals in the shadows.

A lot of time on the DHS podcast is with well known, successful dentistry educators. Dental celebs if there is such a thing. Yet this podcast and other success stories of widely successful dentists who achieve it without the limelight are genuinely inspiring to me.

Packed with advice for grads and a practice ownership spin, i really think you’ll enjoy this one with Dr Paul Hwin.

#50 – Dr Jesse Green on Leadership, Retention and Building a Life you Love.

Finding a mentor is such commonly shared advice that it’s almost cliché. Yet, without a doubt it is a crucial part to your development.

When I think about the mentors in my life, not all of them were two way relationships, some we’re people I listened to and absorbed wisdom from over many years.

Dr Jesse Green falls squarely into this type of mentor for me. Through the Savvy Dentist Podcast, his blogs, books and courses I have learnt an immense amount about business, communication and practice ownership. I’ve been fortunate enough to form a real relationship with Dr Jesse Green while managing and creating www.cpdjunkie.com.au and the learning hasn’t stopped.

This has been one of my favourite episodes and without doubt you will get pearls of wisdom from it. A fitting way to see out 2020.

TIP#30: What your Boss thinks With Dr Tiv Nirmalann

My boss would always do things that made me question his sanity, but now as a boss myself, I understand why he did what he did.
-Dr Tiv Nirmalann

It is easy to forget that we have a job and a lifestyle because dentistry is as a business is viable.

As a young graduate it is easy to forget this and become frustrated and sometimes demoralised with the way the practice is run and with certain decisions the boss makes.

You mean we cant have a Primescan week 1 after graduation?!

This is a timely tip given by a business owner himself. As many graduate around Australia and look for their very first job as a dentist, the advice given here on how to understand the boss but also excel in that position is crucial

Check out Dr Tiv’s coaching and mentoring page DrTiv.com to find out more about how Dr Tiv is trying to help young dentists.

TIP#29: Maintaining Focus During Long Appointments with Dr Michael Frazis

You could say early stage dentists are used to long apointments. After all, we started with 3hr marathons at university.

But a 3+ hr appointment in private practice doing difficult dentistry on often anxious patients is a whole new ball game. The focus and risk of letting standards slip is high and this is no easy task.

Dr Michael Frazis shares a recent case and some tips to maintain your focus and achieve high level outcomes in long appointments. It can be as much about what you don’t do, as what you do..

#45 – The First Few Years After Graduation

Mentorship is a hot topic. Everyone wants a mentor to help them through the early stages of their career. But what about the first and perhaps most influential mentors – your university friends?

This is a discussion with some of the people who genuinely got me through dental school. Dr Andre Audet, Dr Katherine Del Santo, Dr Brendan Scott and Dr Akshay Sidana came on the show to share their first few years after graduation and the tips and advice they feel will help you maximise your early career.

From dentistry in Canada to Burnout and work life balance – we cover a lot!

Enjoy, and feel free to reach out if you want to connect with Andre, Kat, Brendan or Akshay!

TIP#22: Tips for Endodontic Access with Dr Matthew Youssef – What I Wish I Knew

We can’t do good endodontics without having a good access, and we can’t have a good access without being able to see where we are going.

Dr Matthew Youssef from ARIA Dental Education is better known for his skills with implants however he is also an exceptional general dentist and today on the podcast he shares some tips on how to better visualise and systemise our endodontic access cavities to ensure we are doing low stress, thorough and efficient endodontics

TIP#20: Tackling Tricky Topics with Parents with Dr Tim Keys – What I Wish I Knew

The Australian Dental Association recommends a childs first dental visit be when their first tooth becomes visible or when then reach 12months of age. Normally seeing the baby is easy enough, but the real challenge comes with new parents, armed with millions of well intended questions about how that can give their child the best dental head start.

In many cases as new graduates we are yet to have our own kids so these conversations can sometimes be a bit of unknown territory, having not been in a bathroom with a two year old at bed time simply telling a patent to brush their childs’ teeth, my be easier said then done.

Today we look at when we should start brushing children’s teeth, getting parents on board with Fluoride and handling the ever controversial topic of tongue ties, with Sunshine Coast Paediatric Dentist Dr Tim Key’s.

#43 – Work Hard, Play Hard with Anthony Mak

Great dentistry takes decades to learn. Refinement of skills is a process of dedication and persistence. And these are traits Dr Anthony Mak has in droves.

Anthony spent his first few years spread between a few practices with varying experiences and this gave him the well rounded foundation to use as a spring board for his career. Just this story alone is so useful in allowing us to consider and plan our journey in dentistry.

This is just the start of the tips advice and concepts Anthony shares in this podcast.

Dr Anthony Mak is making waves in dentistry and really contributing to the education of the dental community so for that we say thanks and for joining us on this engaging podcast interview.

TIP#19: Adverse Outcomes 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.