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 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 51 – Practice Transitions w/ Randon Jensen

On Episode 51 we welcome Randon Jensen, practice transition consultant with CTC Associates, to the Dental Realist Podcast to discuss all aspects of practice transitions.

-Is practice ownership still an attractive option for dentists?

-What is the profile of a first-time buyer?

-When is the right time to sell?

-What is important when applying for a practice loan?

-Mr. Jensen also walks us through the selling and buying processes.

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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 49 – Feeling Like an Imposter

Imposter Syndrome is the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved. It can affect people in any profession, including dentistry. On Episode 49 we discuss what Imposter Syndrome is, how it can affect dentists, and what can be done to manage it.

We start the show by discussing our favorite bands and musicians and we would love for you to join us!

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Episode 48 – An Unprecedented Return

Most dentists are back to work, but how has Covid-19 affected the everyday operations of dental offices? On Episode 48 we discuss:

-How we felt going back to full-time dentistry.

-The extra precautions we’re taking.

-Our least favorite pandemic phrases.

-A variety of news topics.

We start the episode by discussing our favorite movies of all time. We’d love you to join us on this unprecedented episode as we try to return to the new normal.

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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 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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