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It’s OK to break the tooth!

Every piece you break out gives more room for the remaining bit. Keep Cutting whatever is left in half until it’s gone

Dr Lincoln Harris on surgical extractions

Over the years I’ve learnt a lot from Dr Lincoln Harris. He was one of the first to share cases on Facebook in the way we commonly see today and this blew my mind at the time, not only because of what was possible, but also because of how much I learnt from these posts.

Lincolns teaching has expanded from social media to international lectures, hands on courses and sold out local events. His online community at RIPE is one of the biggest dental gatherings in the world and his online academy continues to grow every year.

I feel the impact of this cannot be understated and it’s my pleasure to interview Lincoln on his path and future in dentistry.

In this chat we cover:

  • Lincoln’s pathway into dentistry 
  • The traps of money and time after graduation
  • How he became the Lincoln Harris we know on Facebook
  • His advice on surgical extractions for new grads
  • His inspirations to start sharing on social media 
  • His philosophy on growing outside your comfort zone and tips for that 
  • What he thinks Grads fall short in
  • Advice for graduates now

Links from the episode:

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David is a recent graduate dentist working in private practice in regional NSW, Australia. Read more at

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