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Everyone says we have to be good at communicating, but what are practical actionable steps we can take to actually achieve this? What should you say? What shouldn’t you say? In this episode, we cover exactly that. We are joined by Dr Paul Jay Hwin where we discuss the importance of connecting and building value with patients. Paul shares simple tips and a basic framework that we can implement when talking to our patients today. In this episode, we learn how to dive deeper to better understand our patient’s story and what’s truly important to them so we can provide them with the best possible care.

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One of the things we always try to do with the podcast is to bring on dentists from all different walks of life because there are so many facets to dentistry. But, we don’t know what we don’t know. Most of us go through dental school only ever seeing the clinical side - practicing as a general dentist, specialising, academics & research. But this is really just the tip of the iceberg. In this month’s feature we are joined by Dr Kinnar Shah. Dr Kinnar is a Dentapreneur - that is, the intersection between dentistry and entrepreneurialism. He is a business and success coach, where he helps dentists and practice owners realise their full potential or as he might say, “Create their destiny by design, not by default.” In this episode, we talk about what success is and the journey towards it, how books have played a paramount importance in Dr Kinnar’s life and different non-clinical skills that are needed to go far in our careers. We talk about Dentapreneurs which is the group Dr Kinnar created to connect like-minded individuals in the industry, what it means, where it’s headed and how we can all be involved.

TIP #97 – Early Airway Intervention & Orthodontics with Dr Derek Mahony

As general dentists, oftentimes we’re the first people to be looking into the mouths of young patients. I know for many of us, treating children can be stressful, and we just want them in and out of there ASAP, no dramas caused. But what if we told you that by doing a simple examination and asking a few key questions, we could make the world of difference to their overall development? Dr Derek Mahony has been leading the field of orthodontics and early airway intervention for decades now. In this episode, we discuss the links between teeth, the airways and a child’s development. We discuss the importance of a general dentist’s role, the questions we should be asking parents, and what to look out for during our examination of the child.