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.

Tackling a TMD case may not be the first thing a new grad dentist , albeit, an experienced one, would be comfortable doing. When we think TMD, we tend to think this patient has problems outside the mouth and problems that are hard to pinpoint… Is it the jaw, the muscles, a cranial nerves, brain, ear, or even something more physological in nature? If you’ve come across patients like these, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
This week I speak with Dr. Tony Au about his love for treating TMD patients, and ways YOU can start treating these cases, too. Tony’s practice is dedicated to treating patients with complex TMD issues, and he talks about what to lookout for to determine if a case would be within the scope of a general practitioner, or one that should be referred to a specialist. This is what Tony does day in, day out and you can hear the passion is his voice, so be like a sponge and soak up all this great information. Enjoy the episode!

Dr Tony Au

Tony completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Sydney, where he also received his specialist training in prosthodontics. He has been actively practicing as a prosthodondist for more than 30 years and is highly sought after by both patients and referring colleagues for his ability to solve even the most complex and challenging cosmetic and restorative problems.

Tony lectures extensively locally and overseas at major conferences in the areas of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and facial pain, fixed and removable prosthodontics and oral implants. His well-recognised research has been published in several prominent international dental journals.

Tony is a Clinical Associate Professor and continues to teach in the specialist training programme in prosthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. He is also a clinical mentor in the graduate diploma in oral implants at the same institution.

His extensive experience, continuing embracing of the latest technological advances, calm and soothing approach to client care ensure you are in the best of hands for specialised restorative treatment.


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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.

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