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.

Fillings on paediatric patients can be an emotional rollercoaster, and there is no better feeling than when the child makes it through the appointment successfully. You are breathing a sigh of relief, mum thinks you’re a miracle worker and the kid feels like a super hero.

So, there is nothing worse than when you see them in 6months and the filling has fallen out. Meaning that we are going to have to do this all over again or even worse, take the tooth out. I can guarantee you mum and the child are not going to be impressed.

When we approach filling children’s teeth, we often play by a different set of rules to those we use when filling a permanent teeth. Yes, the playing field is different, and often a lot more challenging. But the importance of restoring these teeth with longevity and success in mind shouldn’t be underplayed.

Today on the podcast we have another chat with Dr Tim Keys. Some of it may seem like a blast back to dental school, but he shares with us some important and unignorable facts about restoring the primary dentition with success in mind.

Check out https://www.kidsdentaltips.com/blog for a deeper dive into this important topic!

Key Tips to Takeaway for Tomorrow:

  • Kids are NOT just little adults
  • Why do we restore teeth –
    • Protect the pulp
    • Prevent food packing and pain
    • Restore form and function
    • Aesthetics
  • Differences between primary and permanent teeth
  • Success is important in kids…. failure often = EXO
  • Failure rates and indications for different materials
    • GIC – 20-40% Failure Rate
    • Composite Resin – 10% Failure Rate
    • Stainless Steel Crowns – 0.9% Failure Rate

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!

Blog – https://www.kidsdentaltips.com/blog

Instagram – @childrensdentalcentreminyama

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dentistryforkids.com.au/

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

AORTA Australia

Go To https://aortaaustralia.com.au/ for your free Handbook

Alignment of teeth has revolutionised our ability to provide minimally invasive cosmetic treatment for our patients.

But how do you learn the tips, tricks and secrets to getting predictable long term outcomes for your aligner patients?

AORTA Australia was developed by Dr John Hagiliassis and Dr George Abdelmalek to help bridge the gap and assist you in your aligner therapy outcomes.

This is an ideal first step for those wanting to embark on their aligner journey.

Go to www.aortaaustralia.com.au and start with their online foundations course to get your journey going!

CPD Junkie

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.

www.cpdjunkie.com.au has been created to provide all Dental CPD in the one place. Search by keyword, date, discipline, location, speaker or organiser – however you want to find it, you can.

Get the Free e-book – “How to Get the Most From CPD”

Including a template to use to maximise every CPD dollar you spend!

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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