Stop Being a Perfectionist – it’s OK to Fail – PDP184
Protrusive Dental Podcast
by Jaz Gulati
4d ago
When the patient feels pain during an ID block. When a matrix does not seal the cavity perfectly. When the shade of your crown doesn’t blend as well as you would like. When the endo you did last year failed. All of these cause us anxiety. All of these are failures in some form, and as Dentists, it eats at us. Let’s admit it: we are perfectionists. Life isn’t about being perfect, but it is all to do with the effort we apply to better ourselves day to day. Failure is a major part of success, but being hung up on our shortcomings will only lead to a downward spiral, which in turn will affect our ..read more
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The International Dental Student – From Ukraine to Egypt to Slovakia – IC047
Protrusive Dental Podcast
by Jaz Gulati
4d ago
Dental Student in THREE different countries?! This is a story of grit and determination. I hope that it will allow us all to reconnect with that burning desire we once had to enter our profession. In this episode, we meet Nav, AKA the_stu_Dent who has had the craziest journey as a Dental Student. Not only defined as a mature student, but as a British born overseas one now working his way to qualifying in Slovakia, with hopes of eventually returning to the UK where he wants to practice full time in the near future. https://youtu.be/wK1INeI_gdQ Watch IC047 on Youtube Check out this entertaining ..read more
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Isolating the Last Tooth in the Arch #RubberDamFam – PDP183
Protrusive Dental Podcast
by Jaz Gulati
1w ago
Rubber Dam isolation can be tricky enough sometimes – it is especially awkward when the TERMINAL MOLAR needs restoring. How on earth does one isolate AND matrix this tooth? In this episode, Dr. Celine Higton delves into the intricacies of rubber dam isolation, particularly focusing on the last tooth in the arch. This discussion ties into the broader theme of mental health, highlighting how mastering such techniques can lead to a more enjoyable and stress-free practice.  https://youtu.be/VeoPTNShAcs Watch PDP183 on Youtube Protrusive Dental Pearl: “Cow Mode” as a technique to improve ..read more
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Canine Guidance vs Group Function – Does it Matter?! – PDP182
Protrusive Dental Podcast
by Jaz Gulati
2w ago
When we studied occlusion at Dental School, our textbooks forced the idea of having dots at the back and lines at the front. We are continually told about CR and how to manage patients into canine guidance, but does this all work in practice? Today we dive into the best way to approach occlusion cases with our patients, keeping in mind that there is no such thing as a silver bullet to treatment. Join Jaz and Dr Michael Melkers in this podcast to learn how it may just be time to throw away the textbooks and begin writing your own conclusions on occlusion… try saying that ten times quickly. http ..read more
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4 Ways and 6 Great Reasons to Document Your Dentistry – IC046
Protrusive Dental Podcast
by Jaz Gulati
3w ago
As part of Documentation Month, Jaz dives into the crucial realm of documenting dentistry. In this episode, he shares four methods he utilizes to document his daily dental practice, followed by six compelling reasons – in reverse order – why documenting your dentistry is indispensable. So, get ready as we count down from six to one! But first, let’s recap: In our previous episode, we explored the marvels of employing AI to automate note-taking, saving precious time and boosting efficiency. If you missed it, make sure to catch NEVER WRITE NOTES AGAIN! HOW I USE AI FOR AWESOME AND EFFICIENT DENT ..read more
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NEVER Write Notes Again! How I Use AI for Awesome and Efficient Dental Records – PDP181
Protrusive Dental Podcast
by Jaz Gulati
1M ago
THIS is the best thing in Dentistry since local anesthetic! I HATE typing notes even more than I hate cracked teeth. The quest for good, detailed, contemporaneous record keeping in 2024 means so many of us stay behind after patients to ‘tidy up’ our notes. With the power of audio recording and AI, I am pleased to present to you NOTES THAT WRITE THEMSELVES! In this episode I share my current protocols using DigitalTCO – a website that uses live transcription and AI to write your notes for you (genuinely awesome notes). https://youtu.be/F1RKQ_qZfrc Watch PDP181 on Youtube Protrusive Dental Pearl ..read more
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Adhesive Dentistry for Beginners – PS002
Protrusive Dental Podcast
by Jaz Gulati
1M ago
“How long should I tell my patients their posterior composites will last?” – what a great question from dental student Emma Hutchison! As part of our new Protrusive Students segment we’ll be bringing you monthly episodes packed with valuable insights, tips, and tricks specifically tailored to dental students like Emma. https://youtu.be/PP1XICgI-lg Watch PS002 on Youtube Whether you’re navigating clinical rotations, honing your skills in phantom head, or gearing up for those daunting exams, we’re here to support you every step of the way. And kicking off this segment, we’re diving headfirst int ..read more
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Managing Patient Expectations – What We Can Learn from Facial Aesthetics – PDP180
Protrusive Dental Podcast
by Jaz Gulati
1M ago
Managing patient expectations in Dentistry – there are some MAJOR lessons we can learn from facial aesthetics practitioners. We’re diving into a conversation with Dr. Katherine Bell that’s really going to open your eyes about communication. Despite beauty being subjective, we find a lot of similarities in how we talk to and get consent from patients, whether it’s for facial aesthetics or dental procedures  So, even if facial aesthetics isn’t your cup of tea, think of this episode as a deep dive into communication and consent. Plus, it’s Documentation Month on Protrusive Podcast, and this ..read more
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Protrusive Students Launch – PS001
Protrusive Dental Podcast
by Jaz Gulati
1M ago
In this episode, we’re launching Protrusive Students, a segment dedicated to dental students while offering valuable insights for young and seasoned dentists. This section provides various resources including exam prep materials, clinical videos, and networking opportunities. A key highlight of this episode is the introduction of Emma Hutchison, a dental student hailing from Glasgow. Emma shares her revision notes and resources aimed at helping students excel in their exams. Together, we’re bridging the gap between academic dentistry and clinical practice, fostering a collaborative learning co ..read more
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AES 2024 – LIVE from Chicago – Occlusion and Comprehensive Dentistry
Protrusive Dental Podcast
by Jaz Gulati
1M ago
LIVE from Chicago AES 2024 + Midwinter! Fresh off our thrilling journey to the American Equilibration Society (AES) Conference in Chicago, alongside the Midwinter event, this episode is your ‘access all areas’ to relive the highlights of our long-awaited expedition. Previously focused solely on equilibration, AES now embraces a broader spectrum, encompassing occlusion, comprehensive dentistry and the TMJs. Join me and Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim as we unpack the highlights of this dynamic event. https://youtu.be/3lQohxbKSig Watch this on Youtube Highlights of this episode: 1:05 The Journey to AES 3:20 ..read more
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