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 Dr Erica Hwin
Whether you love treating kids or not, as dentists, we play such a crucial role in shaping their attitude towards coming to the dentist and taking care of their oral health. Dentistry today is so different to what is was for the older generation, and our goal is to nurture safe and comfortable environments for children so that they are motivated to come in for regular check-ups, to look after their teeth and to let us treat them. And perhaps one of the most important steps, but also the step that can make or break the appointment, is how well you can numb them up.
In this episode, we are joined with Dr Deborah Wong, a paediatric dentist based in Melbourne, to talk all about the LA experience for children. From children’s perception of pain to communication tips and clinical considerations, this is a jam-packed episode filled with wonderful insight you can bring along to your next appointment with your little patients.
Dr Deborah Wong
Dr Deb Wong is a specialist paediatric dentist with her own private practice in Maribyrnong, Melbourne. Originally from Wollongong, New South Wales, Deb completed her undergraduate dental studies at the University of Adelaide, receiving the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, Malcolm Joyner Prize and was a past Adelaide University Dental Students’ Society president. After working as a general dentist, Deb moved to Melbourne and completed specialist paediatric dentistry training at the University of Melbourne. Her research on the medical and dental aspects of chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome has been published internationally. More recently, Dr Deb completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology, in order to better care for her little ones.
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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!