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

What do lab technicians really wish for from their dentists? I asked Rob Dulieu, dental technician and master ceramist at RWD dental lab, to give it to us straight. And it’s about criticizing our preps.

In this podcast, Rob and I get into the top do’s and don’ts for dentists, but from the point of view of a ceramist or technician. He reveals some eye opening insights around what we can do as dentists to make life easier for our lab technicians, how to help them do better work for us and achieve a better outcome for our patients.

If you’ve ever blamed your lab for something less than ideal, listen to this episode. We talk preps, impressions, scanning, mode of communication, feedback, photography, videography and more. There’s so much in our control.


Rob Dulieu

Robert Dulieu is a registered Dental Prosthetist, Ceramist, Dental Technician and sole owner of RWD Dental Image PTY LTD, a well established and highly commended Implant and Crown And Bridge Laboratory and training facility based in Bondi Junction Sydney Australia for 18 Years & previously in Willoughby for 11 years.

Robert has spoken on Implant restorative solutions and Advanced Ceramic techniques in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, India, and the United States. He has been involved with numerous Australian Ossiointegrated Society programs, and NobelBiocare TM World Tours, and is a regular contributor to Australian Dental Practice and eLaborate magazines. He is currently involved with independent mentor and training programs and has attended a mini clinical residency @ the Malo Clinic Portugal, he lectures & is a key note speaker on AllOn4 programs, is an Advisory Board Member of Eden Education & NobelBiocare, The Scots College Indigenous Program Advisory Board, the ADIA task force committee, past Federal Board member of The Australian Osseointegration Society, Vice President of The Eastern Suburbs Dental group, founding member of the Prestigious Dental Technicians Guild, is an Associate Faculty Member of gIDE of UCLA University Masters Program for Dental Implants, Associate Faculty Member for F.O.R. Implant Research, Faculty speaker at Sydney University Prosthodontic masters degree, Faculty speaker at Sydney University Dental Implant Diploma, Faculty member of BII for dental implant education and Partner of Malo Education Australia. Robert is also a private mentor & educator at RWD Dental Image – Teaching Facility, covering topics of implant restorative techniques and cosmetic restorative dentistry.


Dental Protection Limited

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Dental Protection we’re the first to come on board supporting dental students and graduates through the Dental Head Start Podcast and now they’re stepping up again by release the new publication Young Dental Practitioners as well as the Survival guide, their e-Learning platform ‘Prism’ and Sign up for Risk Wise Connect. Find it at the links or on their Facebook Page.


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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