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.

We live in a digital world, we communicate online, kids can use computers better than most adults and I don’t think I’ve used physical money in about a year. So, where do you think dentistry is going? I tend to agree with Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny – it’s going digital and the time is now.

But where and how do you start? What if you’re an associate? Dr Ahmad is from the Institute of Digital Dentistry and he lives and breathes this frontier of Dentistry. If you’re in NZ, you can go to Wellington and do his live course. If not, his online academy will kick start your digital dentistry career. It’s not just pros and aligners, Digital Dentistry is the cutting edge of almost all facets of dentistry.

In fact, I had a scan of my teeth done, digitally set up and am just about to approve the orthodontic plan. In this podcast we speak with Dr Geoff Hall from OrthoEd for the final run down on my ClinCheck. Want to see what we’re talking about? Find it on Youtube or dentalheadstart.com/orthoed. Want to learn more? Get 10% off the entire range of Orthoed courses if you’re 5 years or less out – find the code on our site.

For now, let’s start this journey with what we all hate about physical impressions – it brings back some suppressed memories for me that’s for sure!


Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny

Dr Ahmad Al–Hassiny is the Founder and Director of the Institute of Digital Dentistry (iDD), which is a leading and future focused online training academy, with a mission to ensure dentists globally have easy and affordable access to the best digital dentistry training possible.

Having graduated from the University of Otago with First Class Honours and being awarded many clinical and research prizes, Dr Ahmad has continued his pursuit of excellence in dentistry. He has seen first-hand through his own work how CAD/CAM and digital dentistry can positively change daily dental practice. He has carried out many aspects of complex digital dentistry including CAD/CAM full mouth rehabilitation and smile design.

Dr Ahmad is a global leader in digital dentistry and intraoral scanners, carrying out lectures for many companies and industry. He is one of the few in the world who personally owns and uses all mainstream scanners and CAD/CAM systems in his clinic. Through iDD he is happy to see dentists around the world develop the confidence and perspective of adopting modern techniques and reap the many benefits that CAD/CAM and digital dentistry can have on their career/practice.


OrthoEd

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My Journey So Far

The OrthoEd Segment is a partnership between OrthoEd and Dental Head Start, aiming to bring you on the journey of the OrthoEd Mini Masters and my personal journey of orthodontic treatment.

We’ll be creating 20 episodes over this year with a goal of providing a taste of what OrthoEd can provide and actionable tips and advice straight from the OrthoEd Educators. To view our entire OrthoEd Segment Series and for more information on how you can step up your own orthodontic game, visit our OrthoEd page.

This WIWIK episode features:

OrthoEd Segment #8 – Final ClinCheck Discussion

In this episode, David speaks with Dr Geoff Hall for the final run down on his ClinCheck.

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If you’re a dental student or graduate, here are 4 ways I can help you transition to private practice.

  1. Download the 10 Tips to Successfully Transition to Private Practice – This is a culmination of the things i’ve learnt over the years that I think are worth considering for all grads. I’ve included reference links throughout.
  2. Check Out The 4Sight Dental On Demand Webinar – We cover communication, getting a job and excelling in that job with Dr Omid Azami, Dr Jesse Green and myself!
  3. Find the CPD you need on CPD Junkie – Australia’s most comprehensive CPD Database, exclusive discounts and content.
  4. Clarify your goals, vision and lessons with the 4Sight Dental Journal – In fact you can get this and the webinar for 50% off! Use the code ‘DHS2020’

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!

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