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 Haydyn Bathurst

It’s all the office talk at the moment. Is ChatGPT going to take my job as a dentist??? In the face of technological advancement, there are both the negative naysayers and the blind believers… where does that leave you?

I pondered the same question. If I’m going to be hearing all this chatter from colleagues, students, tutors, and lecturers… who can provide some clarity in this ever-changing field.

I’m so grateful to be bringing on today’s guest Dr Hanna Pethani, who is a highly accomplished and dedicated dental professional and a PhD student in the Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health Department at the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Sydney.

In this episode (and another coming) we talk about all things AI in dentistry and get to the bottom of how these tools work and what they mean for our industry. Curious? Please have a listen!

Dr Hanna Pethani

Dr Hanna Pethani is a highly accomplished and dedicated dental professional and a PhD student in the Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health department at the School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney.

Dr Pethani earned her dental degree from The University of Sydney and went on to complete the rigorous requirements to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Australasian Dental Surgeons. Her expertise in clinical dentistry and passion for improving patient outcomes led her to pursue further academic endeavours. Currently, as a PhD student, Dr Pethani is conducting cutting-edge research on natural language processing to extract data related to social determinants of health and reasons for unplanned returns to dental centres from Electronic Dental Records.

With her unique combination of clinical expertise and technical skills, Dr Pethani’s work has the potential to transform the way dental care is delivered, particularly in identifying social determinants of health that impact patient outcomes. Her research has significant implications for improving the quality of care and developing new interventions and policies in dental health. Dr Pethani’s dedication to continuing education and commitment to advancing dental research and practice make her a valuable asset to the dental profession and academic community.

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

The Dental Summit 2023 by AHC 

The Dental Summit 2023 is a conference for dentists in all phases of their careers. They’ve brought together some of the greatest minds in dentistry who will share their knowledge and enthusiasm so that you, too, can reach your summit.  

Two days of incredible lectures, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, from leading experts and a cocktail night to network with fellow dentists and specialists. It is the must-attend dental event of 2023. 

Register now at https://www.tds23.com and use ‘DHS10’ to get 10% off your ticket purchase!

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