Non-syndromic Craniosynostosis review and pearls (with Dr. Michael Markiewicz)
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by Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
3d ago
As a surgeon, you can never stop learning, and being able to diagnose and treat non-syndromic craniosynostosis is a skill you want to have as an oral surgeon! Today we are welcoming Dr. Michael Markiewicz back to the show to talk to us about this deformity. Tuning in, you’ll hear all about how to diagnose craniosynostosis, what causes it, the different forms of the deformity, and why doctors should not delay diagnosis. We also discuss what Dr. Markiewicz presents to his patients as solutions, how virtual planning assists in surgery, when and how a helmet is used, and the specific incision Dr ..read more
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Resident Series: Orthognathic Surgery – Treatment Planning and Surgical Management
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by Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
1w ago
There are many options when it comes to orthognathic surgery and making the right decisions for your patient can be daunting. Joining us today on Everyday Oral Surgery is the illustrious Dr. Benjamin Hechler. In this episode, you’ll hear all about Dr. Hechler’s process of discussing options with new patients, and his preferences when it comes to molars, double jaw surgery, class three patients, use of plates, nasal tubes, and much more! We also discuss how growth affects surgery, why you have to take the patient's preferences into consideration, the importance of having open communication with ..read more
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Ways to Make Your Practice Thrive with a Geriatric Patient Base (with Dr. Quoc Nguyen in Laguna Hills, CA)
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by Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
2w ago
There’s a relatively noticeable difference in treatment between a younger patient population and a geriatric one. How do you, as a practitioner, find ways to make your practice thrive with a patient base largely filled by patients 70 years and older? The guest on today’s episode of Every Day Oral Surgery is Dr. Nguyen, who practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from wisdom tooth removal to a full range of dental implant and bone grafting services. He’s a husband, father to five, and an avid surfer. Today we talk about how he ended up practicing in Lagun ..read more
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Tips for Custom Healing Abutments and Thriving in a Rural Area (with Dr. Chad Petersen)
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by Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
3w ago
Today on Everyday Oral Surgery, we sit down with Dr. Chad Petersen, an oral maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as he offers his perspective on thriving as an OMS in a more rural area. We discuss some strategies for getting more referrals, catering to patients who have to travel long distances, and coordinating implants with surgeons in different states. Dr. Petersen also makes the case for custom healing abutments and explains why he has chosen to incorporate them into his practice. If you’re looking to not only reduce patient visits but provide better outcomes and differen ..read more
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Resident Series: Immune-Based Diseases (with Dr. Robert Marx)
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by Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
1M ago
Early diagnosis and early treatment are the keys to managing any immune-based disease. But, how do oral diseases differ? Dr. Robert Marx, OMFS, podcast host and author, extensively discusses immune-based diseases which are specific to the oral cavity. It is important to understand why normal physicians tend to discard any significant signs or symptoms specific to oral diseases (typically due to a lack of knowledge) and why, as an OMFS, you cannot make the same mistakes. Dr. Marx talks in detail about different diseases, specifically aphthous stomatitis, peri-implantitis, pemphigus vulgaris, er ..read more
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TMD and TMJ surgery review (with Dr. Ben Hechler)
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by Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
1M ago
Today we are joined by North Carolina-based oral maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Ben Hechler to discuss all things TMD/TMJ. Dr. Hechler shares his philosophies on treating TMD and performing TMJ surgery, as well as some intricate treatment details. We learn about his standardized TMD/TMJ examination and diagnosis process, and how he determines whether a patient qualifies for TMJ surgery. Dr. Hechler breaks down the conservative non-surgical TMD treatments available to patients and how to manage long-term TMD-related problems for patients. In the case of arthroplasty, post-surgery care and counselin ..read more
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Cleft Lip and Palate Sequencing and Treatment Pearls – By Dr. Michael Markiewicz
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by Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
1M ago
Treating patients for cleft lips and palates can be a long road filled with multiple surgeries and long recovery periods. They also need support in multiple areas, from feeding to speech therapy. That is why it’s so important for patients to have a skilled and diverse team assisting them; including nurses, speech-language pathologists (SLPs,) and of course, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Today on the show we catch up with the returning guest, Dr. Michael Markiewicz, to discuss the intricacies of diagnosing and treating patients born with a cleft lip or palate. Tuning in you’ll hear about the ..read more
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Be a Power Leader in Residency and in Practice With These Tips (with Dr. Ben Hechler)
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by Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
1M ago
There are many ways to be a leader, but there aren’t nearly as many ways to do it properly.  At the end of the day, your focus needs to be on the community that you are leading and teaching, not your own image. In today’s episode Dr. Ben Hechler, an OMFS, explains how to determine, create, and successfully use leadership styles and skills during residency. Drawing on his own experiences of being a subordinate and a leader, Ben reflects on how easily we forget the challenges of being an underdog once we find some success, and explains why it is time to break the cycle and reshape the way y ..read more
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Mission Trips Can Benefit Many Lives, Including Your Own (with Dr. Carlos Moretta)
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by Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
2M ago
The path to where we want to be is not always linear. Dr. Carlos Moretta, a practicing Oral and Maxilla Facial Surgeon (OMFS), went through clinical internships, residency, an unhappy experience in pediatric surgery, and a year of research before he ended up where he felt like he belonged. While discussing his career history, Dr. Moretta describes his mission trips to Central America, South America, Africa, and Asia and how these were life-changing personal and professional growth experiences. We hear how he learned hard truths and important knowledge he still makes use of today. Dr. Moretta’s ..read more
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Dealing with Stress and Burnout in OMFS (with Dr. Ben Hechler)
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by Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
2M ago
There are two important aspects when dealing with stress and burnout: what it is and how you perceive and respond to it. Dr. Ben Hechler, a third-generation dentist, is here to share his knowledge and personal experiences as comfort and support for those struggling. Ben leads the conversation by exploring his dealings with verbal abuse, bullying, and managing patients’ unrealistic expectations about availability, patient-doctor contact, and priorities. Changes in technology, western culture, and ideas of individual importance have put more pressure on doctors than ever before. There is a commo ..read more
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