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.
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The Australian Dental Association recommends a childs first dental visit be when their first tooth becomes visible or when then reach 12months of age. Normally seeing the baby is easy enough, but the real challenge comes with new parents, armed with millions of well intended questions about how they can give their child the best dental head start.
In many cases as new graduates we are yet to have our own kids, so these conversations can sometimes be a bit of unknown territory, having not been in a bathroom with a two year old at bed time – simply telling a patent to brush their childs teeth, my be easier said then done.
Today we look at when we should start brushing children’s teeth, getting parents on board with Fluoride and handling the ever controversial topic of tongue ties, with Sunshine Coast Paediatric Dentist Dr Tim Key’s.
Check out https://www.kidsdentaltips.com/blog for a deeper dive into this important topic!
Dr. Tim Keys
Tim is a Paediatric Dental Specialist based on the Sunshine Coast. Tim completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Queensland and his specialist training at the University of Melbourne. He is extremely passionate about giving kids the best dental head start in life.
Tim and his wife and fellow paediatric dentist Dr Sarah Dumais Pelletier run the The Children’s Dental Centre on the Sunshine Coast. They also actively run a great blog sharing Paediatric Dental Tips and tricks – check it out here!
Tim is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentists, Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentists, European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Royal Australasian College of Dentists. He is a Major in the Army and is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
You can find the Childrens Dental Centre and more Kids Dental Tips Here!
Instagram – @childrensdentalcentreminyama
Also, look out for more tips from Tim coming out on the “What I Wish I Knew” Podcast soon!
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