Dentistry Tips Blog

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.

TIP#32: Discussing Price with Dr Tiv Nirmalann

Most of us spend our University career providing care for free.

Then, almost over night, we’re throwing into private practice and our work has a dollar value.
How do we convey the value effectively and confidently? This is a crucial topic and one that is worth spending some time focusing on. Its a bedrock of communication.

Dr Tiv shares his views on discussing price and his own challenges early on.

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.

Best of 2020 and 2021 plans

2020 was a crazy one to remember. For too many reasons to count.
For DHS, it was a huge year of listens. Over 66,000 listens from our audience, we launched a new podcast and made some long lasting industry partnerships.
We cannot thank you all enough for listening and supporting the podcast and we’re stoked to provide more great content in 2021.
In this podcast we summarise the best of 2020 and talk about some of the inititives we’re excited to launch in 2021 including reintroducing DHS Giving and introducing a new co-host!

#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.