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 Cigdem Kipel

The application of lasers in dentistry is so versatile that it can be confusing to get your head around how it works and when to use it. But for those that do, they often remark on how much they love using it in daily practice. 

In this episode, long-time laser dentist Dr Kurt Dean breaks it down for us. What dental lasers are, what they’re used for, the types of lalers on the market and the pro’s and cons of the technology.


Dr Kurt Dean

Dr Kurt Dean graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997. Following graduation he has worked in private practices in the states of Queensland and New South Wales, gaining extensive experience in all facets of dentistry.

Dr Kurt Dean has particular interests in implants and cosmetic dentistry and attends regular continuing education courses. He believes in the philosophy of “Your Health, Your Smile” ensuring that your treatment is geared to your best long term health. Kurt believes in spending the time to discuss all your options helping to guide to the best treatment choice appropriate for you.

Dr Kurt Dean is a member of the Australian Dental Association, the International Team for Implantology and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. 


BOQ Specialist

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BOQ Specialist offer a great banking package for graduates.  This package includes an everyday bank account with no monthly, annual or ongoing account keeping fees, an optional overdraft with no establishment fee and no repayments required until 1 July the year after you graduate, a credit card with no fees for five years and an optional car loan.

Having worked closely with medical professionals for over 30 years, BOQ Specialist understand the unique challenges we can face at the beginning of our careers.

Whether it’s relocation costs, everyday living expenses, buying a new car or even saving for a first home – BOQ Specialist have a range of banking products and services to help. For more information, click here.


Clinical Aligner Excellence

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Aligners are becoming an integral part of private practice. Whether you are new to aligner therapy or an experienced practitioner, the opportunities are vast. But how do you do it at a high standard, efficiently and profitably?

Dr Geoff Hall and Dr Jesse Green have come together to help with these key problems through Clear Aligner Excellence – their latest education platform.Visit clearex.com.au for more information. You can expect a wealth of knowledge to help improve your practice as well as huge discounts on major aligner therapy companies and lab fees.

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