When we think instagram dentistry and prosthodontics, we tend to think veneers and full mouth rehab. Tired teeth restored back to their beautiful original state. Little space is left for dentures and rem pros. 

Yet dentures and your first full mouth rehab. They are the path to a beautiful smile, effective function and increased self confidence, which is so easily lost when a patient looses their smile. 

This critical aspect of dentistry has been generally made engaging by Dr Sravan Chunduru, an Adelaide based Prosthodontist I had the pleasure of chatting with of this episode of the Dental Head Start Podcast. 

One of Sravans key practice goals is to make advanced dental care as accessible as possible. This includes options such as saving teeth and removable pros where other clinicians may default to dental implants.

A great chat with someone who has helped me through uni and beyond. Thanks for your time Sravan! 

In This Episode

2:38 – Motivation to become a Prosthodontist

5:15 – Moving and growing up in Melbourne

7:09 – Deciding to do dentistry

11:23 – His first job

13:05 – Challenges in his first year

17:19 – Taking on complex care

22:19 – Life of a prosthodontist student

26:03 – Unique aspects of a specialist prosthodontist program

27:33 – Managing xerostomia

31:52 – Advice for those interested in purseuing Prosthodontics

35:56 – Common mistakes Sravan sees dental students make

39:26 – Mentorship and tutoring roles

40:32 – Situations that go wrong with students

43:18 – Common mistakes with impression taking

51:29 – Tips to get good suction on dentures

1:01:23 – Managing patients with denture difficulties

1:04:30 – Tips for new grads


Prime Head Start

The Prime Head Start Segment is right after the feature interview and this episode it’s with Patric Moberger, the general manager for training and development. We all make mistakes and the vast majority of the time we don’t know it. This week, we’re talking about the Three common mistakes dentists unwittingly make.

For Dental Head Start listeners, Prime Practice are offering their leading communication course, Primespeak, at 15% off for everyone and a massive 50% off for students and recent graduates. Check out www.dentalheadstart.com/primeheadstart to get your hands on the discount codes. 

Basic Implant Restorations Course

Aesthetic Dental Academy is a new Continuing education provider who wants to help you take your first steps into the implant world.

They have released their course Basic Implant Restorations with Dr Dean Licenblat, an international educator and leader in implants, guiding you to understand implant restorations and giving you the confidence to plan and restore simple situations for your patients.

Find out more at https://www.aestheticdentalacademy.com.au/dental-courses/basic-implant-restoration-melbourne/ and get an additional 10% off with the code ‘dentalheadstart’!

Restoring Excellence

For years I have been reading Lincolns posts, learning from their courses and benefiting from their content. It was only a natural progression to partner with Restoring Excellence and the Dental Head Start Podcast.

I hope to share the benefits and exclusive offers through DHS. Check out their Online Academy!

CPD Junkie

How do you find CPD? It is such a difficult task, with courses listed here and there but you never know you’ve seen them all.

Until Now.

www.cpdjunkie.com.au has been created to provide all Dental CPD in the one place. Search by keyword, date, discipline, location, speaker or organiser – however you want to find it, you can.

Make an account and you gain access to:

  • Alerts – get emailed when courses on the topics you love are released
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The 4Sight Dental Journal!

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4Sight Dental is made to help dental students become great dentists. The first way we’re going to do this is throught The 4Sight Dental Journal, a journal to help you get clarity, focus and perspective on your dental career.

Learn more about 4Sight Dental on our website, Facebook and Instagram.
Reserve Your Journal Now!

The Dental Head Start Podcast is for students and new graduates. We interview successful dentists and specialists to uncover the tips, tricks and advice to help you transition from dental school to private practice successfully.

If you like this content then I ask just one thing of you; share this with a friend who will benefit from this and help us help more students and new grads!

For every share and tag on social media, we provide dental hygiene to a child for a day. For every listen to the podcast, we provide drinking water to someone for a day. Find out more at www.dentalheadstart.com/giving

David is a recent graduate dentist working in private practice in regional NSW, Australia. Read more at www.dentalheadstart.com/meet-david/

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