FEATURE #89 – How to become a confident, competent, and resilient dentist with Dr Raghu Channapati
The Dental Head Start Podcast
by Dr David Keir
3w ago
Today we have a fascinating discussion with Dr. Raghu Chennapati about helping new graduates transition smoothly into the dental profession. Dr. Chennapati has a unique perspective, having trained as a prosthodontist in India before moving to Australia and starting his career over as a general dentist. He shares insights from his own journey of navigating a new country and healthcare system while building his skills. Through both his personal experiences and mentoring many new associates, Dr. Chennapati has developed a framework of 10 key points that he believes are crucial for graduates to f ..read more
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TIP #135 – Endodontic Radiography: How to catch that apex! with A/Prof William Ha
The Dental Head Start Podcast
by Dr David Keir
3M ago
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. Hosted by Haydyn Bathurst In dental school, taking PAs in endodontics has been incredibly fiddly. It really puts patients through the ringer trying to catch that apex when you missed it the first time. How should we be taking PAs, how many should we be taking, can I just use my apex locator instead? These are questions we’ve b ..read more
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FEATURE #88 – Our Implant Journeys with Dr Graeme Pearson & Dr David Keir
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by Dr David Keir
3M ago
If you’ve been a long time listener of the podcast, you may recognise some familiar voices in this episode! In this month’s Feature, Dr David Keir and Dr Graeme Pearson are back on the show to catch us up on their dental journeys and in particular, on their implant journeys. Both David and Graeme have taken different approaches to their further education in the realm of implants. Whilst Graeme took a deep dive straight after graduation, is doing a GradDip and works within a surgically focused practice, David has done more online education over the years and recently undertook an overseas plac ..read more
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FEATURE #87 – [Re-Run] Communication with Dr Mark Hassed
The Dental Head Start Podcast
by Dr David Keir
4M ago
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. If you’re struggling with treatment plans and communication I have absolutely no doubt this is going to help you. We have Dr Mark Hassed joining us. Mark is a general dentist who runs courses on communication and efficiency. Spending his early career learning and focusing on these topics led him to run two different successful ..read more
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TIP #135 – [Re-Run] Communication with Dr Mark Hassed
The Dental Head Start Podcast
by Dr David Keir
4M ago
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. If you’re struggling with treatment plans and communication I have absolutely no doubt this is going to help you. We have Dr Mark Hassed joining us. Mark is a general dentist who runs courses on communication and efficiency. Spending his early career learning and focusing on these topics led him to run two different successful ..read more
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Mental Wellbeing Focus #5 – Mental Resilience in Dentistry  with Dr Kyle Stanley
The Dental Head Start Podcast
by Dr David Keir
4M ago
Welcome to the Mental Wellbeing Series by Dental Head Start. Join us across a limited series of episodes as we delve into the world of mental health and explore strategies and tips to improve our overall well-being.  Hosted by Dr Kaejenn Tchia In today’s episode I discuss the importance of mental resilience in Dentistry with Dr Kyle Stanley. We also delve into some of the factors at play that make dentists and dental professionals more likely to suffer from burnout and mental health challenges, as well as some solutions and communities you can join to feel more supported and thrive in yo ..read more
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FEATURE #86 – CEREC To Success & The Patient Experience with Dr Lingaiah Dronavalli
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by Dr David Keir
5M ago
As a new grad, it’s almost the norm rather than the exception nowadays to have at least some form of digital dentistry within one’s practice. But it wasn’t always this way, and for many more seasoned dentists, the world of digital dentistry was something they had to slowly piece together over the years and learn to leverage.  In this months’ feature, we explore Dr Lingaiah Dronavalli’s journey in dentistry from his early years as a new grad with huge expectations but without the tools, resources and mindset to grow and how that overall affected his feeling of fulfillment, to where he is ..read more
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TIP #134 – Empowering & Educating Parents on Breathing & Growth with Dr Shereen Lim
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by Dr David Keir
5M ago
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. Hosted by Dr Erica Hwin It’s common practice nowadays to encourage parents to bring their children in early to familiarise themselves with the dental appointment. But beyond chair rides, gloved animals and triplex tickles, what else can we do to help empower parents during these appointments?  This is Part 3 of our series ..read more
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TIP #133 – Mythbusting in Rotary with A/Prof William Ha
The Dental Head Start Podcast
by Dr David Keir
5M ago
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. Hosted by Haydyn Bathurst A lot of dental students that are about to graduate haven’t gotten much experience with rotary endodontics. With us here to bust many myths regarding rotary is Associate Professor Ha of the University of Sydney, a specialist endodontist and co-founder of the extremely helpful endo-prep app. If you’re ..read more
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TIP #132 – The Sixth Month (The Courage to Try Again) with Dr Erica Hwin
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by Dr David Keir
6M ago
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. Hosted by Dr Erica Hwin It’s time for your 6 month review! Dr Erica Hwin is back for a catch-up 6 months since starting full-time work. In this candid conversation, Erica talks us through her challenges, triumphs and all the personal growth in between as she well and truly settles into being a practising dentist. Join us as Er ..read more
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