Welcome to What I Wish I Knew by Dental Head Start. This is a podcast where we learn from people that have been there, made the mistakes, learnt the lessons and have developed into the accomplished dental professionals they are today.

It’s your weekly mentoring session.

Hosted by Erica Hwin

Dental Head Start was founded in 2018 by Dr David Keir with the hopes of helping students and new graduates transition from textbooks into clinical practice. Since then, we’ve released 174 episodes, garnered over 230,000 listens, and this episode is our 100th WIWIK! 

In this episode, we are joined by David, who has taken the year away from dentistry, to hear what life has been like on the road, his discoveries and his vision for the future. 

Dr David Keir

David spent over 13 years dental assisting before graduating from The University of Sydney. These years were formative and really gave David that head start in his career. Thus, in 2018, the Dental Head Start podcast was born with the hopes of sharing the lessons David had been lucky to learn along the way, and to help students and new graduates transition from textbooks into clinical practice.  

Alongside DHS, David is also the co-founder of CPD Junkie – Australia’s largest CPD directory. Check out https://www.cpdjunkie.com.au to stay in the loop with the latest and greatest CPD courses, deals & discounts. 


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 www.dpsupport.org.au


Principle Practice Management Software 

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Cloud based dental software, rethought from the ground up for 2021 and beyond. Finally, an intelligent platform that optimises every process and workflow from scheduling to treatment planning to account management.

Designed for intuitiveness, Principle offers seamless interconnectivity between patients, appointments, staff, tasks, notes, meetings, labs and more. This means fewer clicks, fuller books, faster communication, nothing slipping through the cracks and greater business transparency. 

Principles of best practice embedded in software design to keep your team lean and your time productively occupied.

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