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.

Like! Follow! Share! Like it or not, instagram accounts are the new business card. 

Social media allows for personal engagement like no other marketing platform and to a patient, it’s the most ‘real’ display of what we’re about and what we offer. 

A few years ago, Dr Karim Habib, a leading cosmetic dentist based in Sydney started building his personal brand or profile on instagram and today it’s one of his most effective methods of marketing to new patients. With over 20K followers, he is one of the most followed dentists in Australia and if you check out his account, you’ll see why. 

We’re connected more than ever and the level of transparency between what we do for patients and what our patient’s want has never been greater. People want social proof and a tonne of evidence and reassurance before they commit to treatment. Social media is an platform to take advantage of this and give our patients what they need. In this podcast, Dr Karim shares with us his journey with how he got started with growing his practice with social media and how he’s made it as successful as it has been. 


Dr Karim Habib

Karim moved to Australia from Toronto, Canada in 2006 and has since then called Sydney home.  After graduating with honours from the University of Sydney, he completed numerous continuing education programs in Orthodontics, Implantology and dental aesthetics thus enabling him to provide comprehensive care to his patients.  His true passion lies in the “Art of Dentistry”, always striving to deliver treatment that is not only functional, but also beautiful.  He has a special interest in carrying out minimally invasive aesthetic transformations with direct composite resin and veneers.  Karim is the Principal Dentist at Dental Square, a private practice in Sydney with a focus on dental aesthetics and smile design.


If you’re a dental student or graduate, here are 4 ways I can help you transition to private practice.

  1. Download the 10 Tips to Successfully Transition to Private Practice – This is a culmination of the things i’ve learnt over the years that I think are worth considering for all grads. I’ve included reference links throughout.
  2. Check Out The 4Sight Dental On Demand Webinar – We cover communication, getting a job and excelling in that job with Dr Omid Azami, Dr Jesse Green and myself!
  3. Find the CPD you need on CPD Junkie – Australia’s most comprehensive CPD Database, exclusive discounts and content.
  4. Clarify your goals, vision and lessons with the 4Sight Dental Journal – In fact you can get this and the webinar for 50% off! Use the code ‘DHS2020’

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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.


CPD Junkie

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How do you find CPD? It is such a difficult task, with courses listed here and there but you never know you’ve seen them all.

Until Now.

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As a bonus for joining the site, you can get our Free e-book ” How to get the most out of CPD” AND get the Free photography cheat sheet created by Szabi Hant!Free Photography Cheat Sheet!

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!

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