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Dentistry is rapidly evolving and there are so many concepts which we just take for granted nowadays. It’s hard to imagine a time where composite resin wasn’t the normal, digital dentistry didn’t exist and social media wasn’t as prevalent as it is now. 

But Dr Derry Rogers has been able witness all of these changes first hand. Having graduated in 1977 and practiced for over 40 odd years, Dr Rogers was there when the adhesive revolution occurred and was one of the founding fathers that helped bring cosmetic dentistry to Australia. With this wealth of knowledge, Dr Rogers continues to lecture internationally, runs courses through The DR Institute and hosts his own Online Dental Mentoring Podcast

In this episode, we dive into how Dr Rogers conducts his new patient consultations and the tips he has for new graduates to become more effective clinicians. We explore the topics of Personality Profiling, Data Collection & Photography, Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Sequencing. 

We’ve also created a Google Drive with templates and additional notes on all the concepts we discuss in today’s episode. Check it out here!


Dr Derry Rogers

Dr Rogers received his B.D.Sc L.D.S from the University of Melbourne School of Dentistry in 1977. He is the founder and past president of the Australian Society of Dental Aesthetics, accredited member past examiner of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, fellow of the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics and member of the International Who’s Who of Professionals. Dr Rogers is the Managing Director C.D. Marketing – an international company that develops marketing products for dentists, clinical Director of The DR Institute delivering clinical hands on programs and consulting programs for dentists in Australia, New Zealand & UK.

He lectures internationally and has authored numerous articles and manuals on Cosmetic, Reconstructive Dentistry and Practice Management. Dr Rogers maintains a private practice housed in a Clinical Research Facility that is an incubator center in the digital world of CAD/CAM (The DR Institute). He completed an Executive MBA at Harvard (OPM Program) and brings extensive skills in systematization, strategy and planning to his practice, lecture programs and consulting services.

Time Stamps

  • 4:48 – Derrys take on how social media has shaped dentistry
  • 19:40 – Derrys dental journey
  • 36:42 – What is personality profiling?
  • 45:07 – using photography to relate to pts
  • 51:20 – Dr. ROgers’ new patient flow
  • 1:17:46 – Talking about financed with patients

Clinical Aligner Excellence

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Aligners are becoming an integral part of private practice. Whether you are new to aligner therapy or an experienced practitioner, the opportunities are vast. But how do you do it at a high standard, efficiently and profitably?

Dr Geoff Hall and Dr Jesse Green have come together to help with these key problems through Clear Aligner Excellence – their latest education platform.

Visit for more information. You can expect a wealth of knowledge to help improve your practice as well as huge discounts on major aligner therapy companies and lab fees.

RIPE Global

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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 with RIPE Global

In a market flooded with online content, RIPE Global sits head and shoulders above the rest. Enjoy some of the most useful yet professionally created online content anywhere in the world, for just $59AUD/month.

Benefits include

  • Access to over 200 hours of lecture recordings and clinical videos.
  • Phone, email and chat support
  • 4 Dentistry Fundamentals courses per year (valued at $1075). (Restoration Fundamentals is an example of this style of product.)
  • 4 Exclusive Live and interactive Q&A sessions per year (valued at $10K)

My crown prep workflow is modelled on Lincoln’s video from the academy 3 years ago! This will change your practicing career.

Dental Protection Limited

Dental Protection Limited

Dental Protection we’re the first to come on board supporting dental students and graduates through the Dental Head Start Podcast and now they’re stepping up again by release the new publication Young Dental Practitioners as well as the Survival guide, their e-Learning platform ‘Prism’ and Sign up for Risk Wise Connect. Find it at the links or on their Facebook Page.

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