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

So you’ve found a practice you love, a mentor you admire and an opportunity that you just don’t want to miss out on. So then how do you go about landing that position? What can you do to make sure that you’re The One?

This is Part 1 of a three part grad series I did with Dr Jeff Kho where we talk about all things surrounding graduation and job hunting, making the most of our final year and how to be the ideal candidate – so keep an eye out for Part 2 and 3. David also did a much longer feature interview (#53 – Mentorship & CPD) with Dr Jeff early in the year where we hear his story and his experience training dental graduates and founding Australian Hands On Courses (AHC).

In this episode Dr Jeff shares his golden tips on making a stellar first impression, being ‘the purple cow’ and the art of persistence. We talk about the importance of not just communicating but properly connecting with people, and how we can get better at it in a world where at times, we can be so disconnected.

If you haven’t already, check out the teaser episode I did with Graeme to get to know us a bit better!


Dr Jeffrey Kho

Dr Jeffrey Kho is one of Dentistry’s Top Entrepreneurs. He graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours in 2005, he opened his first clinic at the age of 26 and has now started a total of five successful clinics throughout South East Queensland.

Aside from maintaining multiple private practices, Dr Kho also serves as a Key Opinion Leader and clinical advisor for several different companies. Dr Kho has over 10 years of experience with clear aligners and regularly trains dentists both nationally and internationally. 

Dr Kho is also the founder of AHC Dental Education which runs courses that focuses on mastering the essentials of dentistry. These courses range from Oral Surgery and Endodontics to Communications and Tax and Law in Dentistry. 

Having hired many graduates for his clinics over the years, Dr Kho understands the challenges new dentists go through when transitioning from dental school to working life. Dr Kho has a passion for educating and mentoring recent graduates and helping make their transition a seamless one.


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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