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Welcome to the first of a series of monthly catch ups with Erica!
Starting full-time work can be exciting, daunting, invigorating and exhausting all at the same time. It takes a lot out of you – mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.
In this episode, Erica shares the lessons she’s learnt in her first month so far and the mentality she is developing in order to stay positive and focused on improving her skills as a new grad.
In true ‘What I Wish I Knew’ style, Erica goes over 12 tips for fellow new grads and those currently in dental school to think about. How should you take that X-Ray? Should you use rubber dam? What if I hit the pulp? All this and lots more discussed in this episode!
How you set up your Aligner software dictates how smooth your aligner treatment goes. Mistakes at this stage prolong treatment and can lead to unhappy patients and unhappy dentists!
Dr John Hagiliassis from AORTA Dental Education shares his thoughts on what to focus on and how to nail your software setup.
The Australian Dental Association recommends a childs first dental visit be when their first tooth becomes visible or when then reach 12months of age. Normally seeing the baby is easy enough, but the real challenge comes with new parents, armed with millions of well intended questions about how that can give their child the best dental head start.
In many cases as new graduates we are yet to have our own kids so these conversations can sometimes be a bit of unknown territory, having not been in a bathroom with a two year old at bed time simply telling a patent to brush their childs’ teeth, my be easier said then done.
Today we look at when we should start brushing children’s teeth, getting parents on board with Fluoride and handling the ever controversial topic of tongue ties, with Sunshine Coast Paediatric Dentist Dr Tim Key’s.
To take care of others we first need to take care of our-selves. Yet dentists rarely take time off for themselves when they need it. How can we do our best work when sick?
Dr Annalene Weston is well known for her work in Burnout and Mental Health for dentists and it is our pleasure to have her on the What I wish I Knew podcast again to share something she sees dentists making the mistake of time and time again, not taking care of yourself.
The concept of the Third Space resonated strongly with me as did much of what she had to say in this episode. I hope you take as much from this as I did.
Cost can be a major consideration in Dentistry. However ensuring that are we not only considering the financial costs to our patients, but also the biological costs?
This week on the podcast we are chatting again with Dr Bharat Agrawal and we are discussing a topic that he is extremely passionate about – using pre-restorative alignment to achieve conservative aesthetic outcomes. This episode will take you from only seeing ortho only as something to fix the bite, or for crowded to teeth, to starting to see its applications and benefits in almost all of your restorative patients.
Bharat fills us in on the paradigm shift from being purely a cosmetic dentist to a conservative aesthetic dentist with the patients best interest in mind. He shares with us one of his favourite tools to achieve this through orthodontics, as well some tips to help us better communicate this to our patients.
Imagine the beautiful new deck you just added to your house. Freshly oiled, beautiful view, the perfect place to relax. Yet at the same time your bedroom and bathroom are falling in.
Starting RCT or sending a patient to an Endodontist without properly assessing their mouth and treatment planning both the micro factors of this tooth and the macro factors of their mouth is the equivalent mistake.
Today Dr Ikram shares his thoughts on this absolutely critical step in all aspects of dentistry.
I know I learnt a lot in my chat with Omar, and really hope you do too. Let us know what you think about the new podcast!
Marketing yourself and your practice is becoming a huge part of Dentistry. It can seem you always need to be prominent on Facebook, Instagram and Google to ensure that you are maximising your chances of growing your practice and patient base. However, often times the secret to growth and retention is already in your practice. When her practice fell off the face of Google Dr Cigdem Kipel learnt this the hard way
Our first episode is all about how to maximise your patient referrals and keep and treasure the patients you have.
Traffic lights, such a simple concept, green for go, red to stop. Have you ever considered your cases in a similar way?
The AORTA SAC assessment protocol is an excellent way to assess your aligner cases and ensure you’re practicing within your scope of practice.
Originally made for assessment of implant cases, John and the AORTA team have modified it for application to aligners and in this podcast he explains the concept and the important points to consider
Photography has become a crucial part of dentistry. As a part of the case presentation or part of our work portfolio, we want the photos to look good. Yet social media is full of dentistry that looks like it was photographed in a studio. Exception light balance and detail. How do we achieve this?
Szabi Hant is well known for his photography expertise as well as being a master dental technician and educator.
This episode we get his number one tip to get ideal photos. Its a simple equipment change that will vastly improve the way light reflects from the tooth and therefore the ability to see detail and colour.