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.

Most of us know that the learning doesn’t stop when you leave Dental School, however the scope of what you may feel like you need to know can be overwhelming. Communication is a skill often skimmed over at dental school in favour of C-factor and is often the area that we may have the most to learn, but also the most to gain from. This episode Dr. Cigdem Kipel shares with us why she has found prioritising communication focused CPD to be so rewarding.

So this one is brimming with some excellent communication tips! In fact, Cigdem has SO many amazing communication tips that we couldn’t even squeeze them all in to this episode, we will hopefully be sharing the rest of them soon!

This 10 minute episode is absolutely packed with tips and advice for:

  • 2:00 – The importance of good communication skills to allow you to practice your full clinical potential
  • 3:45 – Overcoming over-explaining
  • 6:45 – Challenge your assumptions on communication
  • 7:30 – Getting a variety of exposure of courses to develop your authentic style
  • 8:40 – Doing courses multiple times to allow things to sink in

I know I learnt a lot in my chat with Cigdem, and really hope you do too. Let us know what you think about the new podcast!

Dr. Cigdem Kipel

Dr Cigdem Kipel is a passionate and inspiring Principal Dentist at a multi-award winning 7-surgery facility in Sydney. She is a confident and accomplished clinican with extensive training in implantology, digital CAD-CAM technology, orthodontic clear aligner therapy and aesthetic dentistry. However, her current passion lies in the non-clinical aspects of dental practice: patient communication, practice management, leadership and team development, systemisation technology and practice growth. 

Outside of the clinic she is the CEO and founder Principle practice management software and Level-Up systemisation software, she is passionate about leveraging technology and creating cutting-edge digital systems to unlock greater case acceptance, utilise more of the dental team in a patient’s treatment journey and to generate unique opportunities to provide convenience and wow-factors to the patient at every step. 

We got to know Cigdem a bit better.

Follow Dr Cigdem Kipel on social media for more excellent advice and check out her innovative practice management and systemisation tools





Also, look out for more tips from Cigdem coming out on the “What I Wish I Knew” Podcast soon!

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The Dental Head Start Podcast is for students and new graduates. We interview successful dentists and specialists to uncover the tips, tricks and advice to help you transition from dental school to private practice successfully.

If you like this content then I ask just one thing of you; share this with a friend who will benefit from this and help us help more students and new grads!

David is a recent graduate dentist working in private practice in regional NSW, Australia. Read more at www.dentalheadstart.com/meet-david/

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