Hosted by Erica Hwin

Dr Soo-Wee Ong – Oral Surgeon by Day, Weightlifter by Night, Founder of DPR and All Round Awesome Guy.

In this jam-packed episode, we talk about everything from how weightlifting changed Soo-Wee’s life, to his early days as a magician on the side. We discuss the differences between dentistry in Australia and New Zealand, where Oral Surgeons stand in the field and the humble origins of DPR. 

We discuss Soo-Wee’s attitude towards sharing knowledge and why he’s so passionate about educating the younger generation. This episode was such a wonderful mix of fun stories and the valuable lessons Soo-Wee has for grads. You don’t want to miss it!

Dr Soo-Wee Ong

Dr Soo-Wee is a specialist oral surgeon in full-time private practice in Dunedin, NZ. Having been a general dentist for almost 10 years prior to specialisation, his passion is not only passing on his triumphs and failures so far in oral surgery, but sharing his experiences as a general dentist, and how you can make it worthwhile in practice.

The Dental Summit 2023 by AHC Dental

The Dental Summit 2023 is a conference for dentists in all phases of their careers. They’ve brought together some of the greatest minds in dentistry who will share their knowledge and enthusiasm so that you, too, can reach your summit.  

Two days of incredible lectures, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, from leading experts and a cocktail night to network with fellow dentists and specialists. It is the must-attend dental event of 2023. 

Register now at and use ‘DHS10’ to get 10% off your ticket purchase!

RIPE Global

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As a student or new grad, CPD can be expensive. The cost of the course itself, flight tickets, accomodation, and finding time amidst clinic, lectures and exams can be a lot. 

Thankfully, our friends at RIPE global have got you covered. RIPE global offers an education platform with hundreds of hours of lectures, hands-on procedures and recordings of live content from their full day courses – all of which you can access from the comfort of your own home. 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.

Get 10% off the membership for life – use the code “DENTALHEADSTART” 

Dental Practitioner Support

Dental Practitioner Support is the first national 24/7 telephone and online service to support dental practitioner health and wellbeing in Australia.

The service is free, confidential and independent. Remember, good practice involves seeking support when you need it. Dental practitioners can call and speak to an experienced team ready to provide advice on a wide range of issues, including mental and physical health, workplace issues and general wellbeing.

Call them anytime you need, and even save the number in your phone so that it’s there on the day that you need it.

1800 377 700 or visit the website

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