The phone is now the iPhone, the car is learning to drive itself and google home can turn your music on, or lights off, just by verbally requesting it.

Dentistry is no different. PVS impressions are being overtaken by Intraoral scanners, Technicians porcelain stacking skills by CADCAM and we can print our models on demand.

Dr Chee Chang is at the forefront of this rapidly evolving front of dentistry, starting with CADCAM in 2010 as a freshly graduated Prosthodontist. Our conversation ranges from DJing to free CADCAM programs and gives suggestions on how to take your first steps into digital dentistry, even if you don’t have all the toys and programs in your office.

It was great fun chatting with Chee and I hope you all enjoy the episode as much as I did (possibly my favourite topic)!

In This Episode

  • How Covid-19 has encouraged a reset
  • His story about getting into dentistry and early life experiences
  • Working in New Zealand Dental hospital settings
  • Chee the DJ
  • How he travelled to Europe and the UK and his pathway into pros speciality
  • Thoughts and opinions on where we are at with digital dentistry
  • Wax ups with Exocad
  • How to learn CadCam on free software – meshmixer, meshlab
  • Polish your indirects!


Prime Head Start

The Prime Head Start Segment is right after the feature interview and this episode it’s with Phillip Palmer, dentist and founder of Prime Practice.

In this Prime Head Start Segment, Phillip shares the three ways to improve your career. These are the key elements the best graduate dentists are doing to get a head start.

RIPE Academy

In this exceptionally difficult time for our profession, we need to look at the silver lining. With time, we can work on ourselves and work on our dentistry. And what better way then the RIPE Academy by Restoring Excellence.

In an attempt to make it affordable for all around the world, it is just $29USD per month for some of the most valuable online content anywhere in the world.

My crown prep workflow is modelled on Lincoln’s video from the academy 3 years ago!

I hope to share the benefits and exclusive offers through DHS. Check out their Online Academy!

CPD Junkie

How do you find CPD? It is such a difficult task, with courses listed here and there but you never know you’ve seen them all.

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The Dental Head Start Podcast is for students and new graduates. We interview successful dentists and specialists to uncover the tips, tricks and advice to help you transition from dental school to private practice successfully.

If you like this content then I ask just one thing of you; share this with a friend who will benefit from this and help us help more students and new grads!

David is a recent graduate dentist working in private practice in regional NSW, Australia. Read more at

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