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

If there’s anyone who’s really mastered the act of up-skilling rapidly in their early years, then surely it must be Dr Andrew Cheng. From implants, grafts and All-on-X to orthodontics and high level cosmetic dentistry, it seems like he’s done it all for someone who still humbly considers himself a new-grad.

This This was a really thoughtful conversation where we talk about developing the right attitude and mindset towards our continuous learning and growth. We talk about how to go about critically evaluating our work, asking for feedback and taking actionable steps to improve. Join us in this episode as we dive into Dr Andrew’s own journey and reflect on how he’s gotten to where he is now.

Dr Andrew Cheng

Dr. Andrew Cheng graduated from Griffith University (Gold Coast) with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science, and a Graduate Diploma in Dentistry. In his formal training on the Gold Coast, Andrew was president of his student association and also obtained multiple awards for academic excellence for ranking in the top students of his cohort.

Andrew’s passion lies within implants, All-on-X and surgery (bone and soft tissue grafting) – and the ability to combine this surgery with cosmetic dentistry to fully give people a new lease on life with a spectacular smile.
In 2018, Andrew travelled halfway across the world to Bogota (Colombia), where he completed an intensive week of Live Implant Surgery / Sinus Lifts with MIS Implants. He has also completed a post-graduate diploma in Dental Implants with the Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology, as well as a 3-year post-graduate intensive residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (EODO) through the City of London Dental School under the guidance of world-renown orthodontist Dr. Derek Mahony – and graduated DUX of his class.


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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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