Dentistry Tips Blog

TIP#39: The Importance of Photography with Dr Karim Habib

It’s one thing to produce beautiful anterior restorations, but it’s another thing entirely to display the beauty though photography.

Photography is one of the most powerful tools a dentist can have. It’s used as a patient communication tool, for diagnosis, treatment planning, lab communication, marketing and more.

Dr Karim Habib, one of the most talented cosmetic dentists in Australia, recognised the impact that photography could have on dental career and mastered this skill in the last few years to get his photography serving him and his patients in more ways than you’d think. His instagram page is one of the most followed dental accounts in Australia and on it he showcases some his best work through unique and aesthetically pleasing before and after images.

He shares with us his tip tops on how he uses dental photography in the realm of aesthetic dentistry and how he gets those amazing shots for instagram.

TIP#38: Making Decisions with Dr Michael Frazis

Patients come to us for guidance. But early on in our career, making the decision between filling, inlay, onlay or crown can be a difficult call.

In this episode we chat with Dr Michael Frazis about this decision and the challanges he found with this early in his career.

Once we know what’s best, it’s crucial we communicate it well and don’t confuse our patients while also letting them make an informed decision. Dr Frazis shares the way he explains treatment in his everyday practice.

TIP#37: Growth Through Social Media with Dr Karim Habib

Like! Follow! Share! Like it or not, instagram accounts are the new business card.

Social media allows for personal engagement like no other marketing platform and to a patient, it’s the most ‘real’ display of what we’re about and what we offer.

A few years ago, Dr Karim Habib, a leading cosmetic dentist based in Sydney started building his personal brand or profile on instagram and today it’s one of his most effective methods of marketing to new patients. With over 20K followers, he is one of the most followed dentists in Australia and if you check out his account, you’ll see why.

We’re connected more than ever and the level of transparency between what we do for patients and what our patient’s want has never been greater. People want social proof and a tonne of evidence and reassurance before they commit to treatment. Social media is an platform to take advantage of this and give our patients what they need. In this podcast, Dr Karim shares with us his journey with how he got started with growing his practice with social media and how he’s made it as successful as it has been.

#54 – [Re-Run] Dr David McIntosh

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.

TIP#36: Temporomandibular Dysfunction with Dr Damian Teo

Patient has a toothache that has been pestering them for a week. It’s getting worse, cannot tell if it’s the top or bottom and worse in the morning.

We see this all the time, and sometimes, it’s not the teeth causing the problem.

TMD is a crucial aspect of dentistry to understand, even if you’ll be referring them on for management. Diagnosis is critical and so we need to be aware.

We’re creating a 3 part series of episodes with Dr Damian Teo
1. Bruxism (TIP #28)
2. Tempromandibular Dysfunction (TIP #36)
3. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (Out in April)

These are deep dives into some key topics that often leave us confused after our undergraduate training. I hope this helps open your eyes and perhaps inspires you to learn more.

Find out more from Dr Damian Teo and learn along side hundreds of others on his Facebook Group Sleep and TMJ Study Club and if you want to go to the next level, find his courses here. Dr Damian Teo made a point that he is always approachable on Facebook or even via email here.

TIP#35: Direct Anterior Composites with Dr Karim Habib

Getting direct anterior composites looking consistently stunning and natural is far from easy.

There is so much thought, planning, artistry and attention to detail happening in the background to ultimately create a breathtaking smile transformation.

Dr Karim Habib is one of the most young talented dentists in this arena. Photos of his anterior work will leave most dentists in awe.

In this podcast, Dr Karim Habib details how he produces such aesthetically superior results and shares with us his exact protocols around smile design, bonding, layering and polishing.

#53 – Mentorship and CPD with Dr Jeff Kho

Imagine the insights you would get by employing, working with and training dental graduates in your own practice.The knowledge of what they do well, what they should focus on and what blinds spots graduates have is invaluable to those early in their career and this chat kicks off with just that.

Dr Jeff Kho is a general dentist, entrepreneur, business owner and educator. He runs Australian Hands On Courses and is about to launch the Graduate Accelerator Program.

Find the courses on ahcdentaled.com and cpdjunkie.com.au where you may even find discounts!<

TIP#34: Importance of the Endo-Restorative Interface with Dr Pat Caldwell

Why bother completing a beautiful Endodontic therapy only to have the tooth fracture and fail weeks later?

How an endodontically treated tooth is restored is critical to its long term success and that starts from the first temporary.

Dr Pat Caldwell shares his views and advice on perhaps the most critical decisions made in endodontics.