Episode 60 – Dental School Insight w/ Melissa Drab

On Episode 60, we welcome Melissa Drab, fourth-year dental student at Marquette University, to The Dental Realist Podcast. We discuss a variety of dental school topics including: 

-High and lows of dental school

-A day in the life of a dental student

-How Covid-19 has changed dental school

-Student loan debt

-What is most exciting about life after dental school

We also try to get Dr. Neff into a MUSoD musical. We would be honored if you would join us!

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Episode 59 – Ethical Obligations

Throughout our careers all dentists will see failing dentistry and even have our own work fail eventually. But what if it was treatment that was performed recently by us or another dentist? How should those situations be communicated to patients and even to a patient’s previous dentist, if necessary? And what if you suspect there has been a case of over-diagnosis or over-treatment? We discuss all of this and much more on Episode 59. 

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Episode 58 – Associate: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

As an associate, how do you know when you are in a good situation or when it is time to make a change? On Episode 58, we respond to a listener email regarding their associateship and if a buy-in opportunity is a good idea. 

-How important is work schedule? 

-Will stresses be increased or reduced with ownership? 

-What if associate and owner practice philosophies conflict? 

We also discuss a dental office taboo topic at the end of the episode. 

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Episode 57 – Daily Destressing

Life in a dental office can be stressful and learning how to deal with that stress on a daily basis can make the difference in a dental career. On Episode 57, we discuss the ways we have learned to deal with stress. We also talk about how we decide to add new treatment options to our practices. 

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Episode 56 – Questions to Ask Before Joining a Practice

Before joining or purchasing a practice there are some important questions that need to be asked and answered. On Episode 56, we discuss some of the questions we wish we’d had asked before we started working in or purchasing our practices. We also talk about how to handle situations when a patient talks badly about a previous dentist and much more. 

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Episode 55 – ADA Past-President Dr. Jeff Cole

On Episode 55, we are joined by Dr. Jeff Cole, former president of the American Dental Association. We get Dr. Cole’s unique perspective on many important topics, including: 

-The rising cost of dental school education. 

-Advice for new and future dentists.

-The Current state and future outlook of dentistry. 

-The importance of organized dentistry. 

We cover these topics and much, much more with Dr. Cole. We would be honored if you would join us. 

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Episode 54 – How Would You Handle……This?

On Episode 54, we discuss how we handle certain situations that arise in dentistry. How would we handle…:

-…a patient asking to trade services? 

-…a patient asking for a discount?

-…being pressured to perform a specialty procedure? 

-…a patient bankruptcy? 

We discuss these scenarios and much, much more!

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Episode 53 – Advice for Young Dentists w/ Dr. Howard Trotter

On Episode 53 we welcome retired dentist Dr. Howard Trotter to the Dental Realist Podcast to discuss all aspects of his 42-year career. 

-Why did he choose a career in dentistry and would he do it again? 

-What was the biggest change in dentistry during his career? 

-How did he make dentistry enjoyable daily? 

-What advice does he have for dealing with stress? 

-What did he do with each patient that made his career so successful? 

-Also, a convict escapes custody during a dental appointment. 

Join us as we gain important career perspective with Dr. Howard Trotter!

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Inbetween-isode #1-The Mandalorian

On this In-between-isode, Ryder talks about The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. Star Wars is one of Ryder’s passions outside of dentistry and would love you to join him for this bite-sized episode of the Dental Realist Podcast.

Disclaimer: No Jawas were harmed in the recording of this podcast. 

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Episode 52 – Six Months Later

It has been six months since the ADA and local governments told dental offices to shut down temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Episode 52 we discuss if that was the right decision, how it affected dental offices in the short term, how it is still affecting practices, and much more. We start the show talking about our favorite seasons of the year and end it with an exciting announcement. We would be honored if you would join us!

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