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

If you’ve ever flipped through a product catalog for prosthetic implant components, you’ll know that there is a LOT there. Literally hundreds of components, connections, abutments, screws, copings, healing caps, analogs, channels and more. And that’s just for one brand. 

So when we come to restoring implants, what do we ask our lab for? How do we make decisions around implant prosthetics? What are the common mistakes people make here?

Rob Dulieu is a master ceramist and lab technician with extensive experience in all types of implant restorations – everything from single implant crowns to complex multi-unit cases. 

He has guided many young dentists through this steep learning curve and shares with us his top tips for restoring implants and the decision making process around the prosthetic side of implants. 


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.


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.


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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