In this episode, David talks about the importance of setting time aside to properly sit down and plan cases.
Imagine walking into your child’s room to find a stranger choking your child. Fear, panic and an immediate response would be instant, of course with a heroic end and a safe child. However, it is common to let our children snore, effectively choking, each night without investigation or treatment.
As dentists we are the gateway to the mouth. We see our patients regularly, we monitor their development and we should know the signs of sleep disordered breathing. And when we do, we can make a change in our patients lives.
This episode we have the absolute pleasure of speaking with Dr David McIntosh. David is a paediatric ENT with a special interest in airway, snoring and sleep apnoea. David is a published author on this topic with an excellent book called Snored to Death – I recommend everyone reads this. David runs multiple facebook pages in an attempt to educate and change the old ways of letting our children struggle to breath at night.
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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..
It’s not fast
It’s OK to break the tooth!
Every piece you break out gives more room for the remaining bit. Keep Cutting whatever is left in half until it’s gone
Dr Lincoln Harris on surgical extractions
Over the years I’ve learnt a lot from Dr Lincoln Harris. He was one of the first to share cases on Facebook in the way we commonly see today and this blew my mind at the time, not only because of what was possible, but also because of how much I learnt from these posts.
Lincolns teaching has expanded from social media to international lectures, hands on courses and sold out local events. His online community at RIPE is one of the biggest dental gatherings in the world and his online academy continues to grow every year.
I feel the impact of this cannot be understated and it’s my pleasure to interview Lincoln on his path and future in dentistry.
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