Episode 50 – Dental School During the Pandemic w/ Brian Trecek

**Note: There is a bit of an audio technical difficulty for the first 5 minutes but clears up after that.**

On Episode 50 we welcome back Brian Trecek, Director of Admissions at Marquette University School of Dentistry, to discuss all aspects of dental school and the dental school application process in the midst of the pandemic.

-How will dental school be different this year?

-Has the application process changed during the pandemic?

-What makes a strong dental school applicant?

-Has the pandemic affected the number of dental school applications?

We discuss these topics and much, much more with Mr. Trecek. Don’t miss out on this valuable information!
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Episode 47 – Staying Positive in Trying Times

Even though most dentists are only allowed to treat emergency patients right now, there are still some ways to stay positive and also tackle some necessary projects at the office. We discuss some ways to find positivity during this stressful time, as well as continuing to be productive even when patient treatment is not an option.

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Episode 46 – The COVID-19 Effect on Dentistry

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of life and is now having a profound effect on dentistry. On Episode 46 we discuss:

-The ADA’s recommendations for dental practices

-How dentists are coping during this crisis

-How the virus has changed every day practice

-The effect the virus is having on dental students

We also talk about Dr. Neff’s television debut and much, much more. This is a stressful time for dentists and students. We’ll get through it together.

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Episode 45-Standing Up To Insurance Companies w/ Benjamin Tuinei

On Episode 45 we talk with Benjamin Tuinei to discuss how dentists can fight against low insurance reimbursements. Mr. Tuinei is the founder and CEO of Veritas Dental Resources and host of The Navigating Dental Insurance Podcast. We cover a variety of topics, including:

-How to negotiate higher reimbursements.

-How to know when to drop an insurance plan.

-How to communicate with patients when dropping an insurance plan.

We also discuss how dentistry got to this point with insurance and what is being done on a national level to improve the situation.

Episode 44 – Preparing for Board Exams

Clinical board exam time is one of the most stressful periods during dental school. On Episode 44 we discuss how to best prepare for boards in the weeks and days prior. We also relive some of our memories from our boards and discuss some ideas to improve board exams for dental students. We start Episode 43 by answering a listener question and discussing our favorite soda pop.

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Episode 43 – Deciding on a Job After Dental School

Choosing which job to pursue after dental school can be one of the dental student’s most important decisions. On Episode 43 we discuss our individual stories for getting started after dental school, when dental students should start researching job opportunities, who to contact first, and what we would look for in an associate or practice purchaser. We start Episode 43 by discussing our favorite candy. We would be honored if you would join us!

Episode 41 – Helping Private Practices Stay Competitive

With the cost of running a dental practice getting more expensive, the rise of DSOs, and the changing dental marketplace how do private practice dentists stay competitive? To help dentists and future dentists navigate their careers during these changing times, we are joined by Caleb Carter of the Ion Dental Group. We discuss smart technology purchases, what challenges private practice dentists are facing now and will face in the future, how private practices can thrive in the current environment, and much more. We would be honored if you would join us!

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Episode 40 – Burnout in Dentistry

Burnout in dentistry has become a hot-button issue in recent years with more and more dentists being willing to admit they have experienced moderate to severe stress at some point in their careers.

How is burnout defined?

How does burnout manifest itself?

How can it affect a dentist’s personal and professional life?

What can be done to deal with burnout when it comes?

We answer these questions and many more on Episode 40 of the Dental Realist Podcast.

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Episode 39 – Challenging Patients and Diagnoses

Every dentist encounters patients who have oral hygiene issues that are difficult to diagnose and questions that may not have clear-cut answers. Also, some patients claim to have immaculate oral hygiene home care, but still get cavities and want to know why.

What are the best ways to deal with these patients?

Is “I don’t know” an acceptable answer?

What is the dentist’s responsibility and the patient’s?

We discuss these topics and much more on Episode 39.

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Episode 38 – How Decisions in Dentistry Impact Your Life

Decisions during your dental career are some of the most important you will make throughout your life. From deciding to go to dental school to deciding where to practice, decisions in dentistry can impact your life for years to come.

What should be considered before making these major decisions?

How do you decide between career opportunity and lifestyle location if the two aren’t aligned?

How does your personality impact some of these decisions?

What kind of career movement is available in dentistry?

We discuss this and much, much more on Episode 38.

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