Latest Podcast Episodes

NDP 64: Hospital Based Dentistry in the time COVID and Strategies for Overcoming the Imposter Phenomenon with Dr. Jessica Metcalfe

In this week’s episode, I sat down with the ambitious, passionate and goal-oriented Dr. Jessica Metcalfe. Jessica is a full-time Staff Dentist, Education Director, Special Projects Manager, and Clinical Investigator. She is also an international lecturer on topics of treating cancer patients.

We talk about her background in dentistry, the Impostor Phenomenon and the Thought Ladder.

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NDP 63: Noobie Dentist Re-Brand and Announcements

Welcome to the new Noobie Dentist Podcast. With listeners from over 190 countries and over 53,000 downloads, I am excited to give the podcast a fresh new look and sound with the new website (www.noobiedentist.com), Logo and Introduction Music. The re-brand has been in the works for a few weeks and I am proud of the result and feel that it reflects both my own evolution as a dentist and podcaster. The Noobie Dentist Podcast will aim to continue to provide insight from clinicians from around the world talking about various aspects of dentistry and it expand it’s reach to speak with other high achieving individuals looking at mindset, managing stress and burnout and much more.

Big thanks to everyone who has continued to support the podcast over the past few years, the show would not exist without you! I hope you continue to get value out of the podcast as it enters it’s second chapter with a fresh look and perspective.

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Mastering Dentistry Series Episode 2: Life Outside of Dentistry: Specialization, Side Hustles, Positivity and Yoga with Dr. Brett Gilbert

Hey there, I’m your host Dr. Ricky Hamami and on the second episode of the Mastering Dentistry Series, we were privileged to host an outstanding clinician in Dr. Brett Gilbert, an endodontist practicing in Niles Illinois. I had the privilege of meeting Brett by sheer coincidence over Instagram and developed a friendship as a result of our side hustles. On this episode, Brett and I talk about his pathway to specialization and his life outside of dentistry.

Brett lectures worldwide and recently created an online endodontic educational platform called Access Endo. Access Endo combines clinical expertise and personal development to empower the next generation of dentists with over 50 courses and 44 PACE AGD credits offered. He is currently offering a $10 student bundle to help accelerate students’ clinical pathway.

Be sure to check it out at: https://www.accessendo.org

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Mastering Dentistry Series Episode 1: Pathways to Success & the Art of Management with Dr. Hesham Sherghin

This is the first episode of the Mastering Dentistry Series and we are super excited and hopeful for you to learn and be inspired. I am Dr. Zeyad Hammad and today my guest is Dr. Hesham Sherghin, Hesham is currently my mentor and principal dentist here in London Ontario. I got introduced to Hesham through total coincidence and I am glad that meeting happened. Over 8 years of practice Hesham has expanded his clinical scope to perform complex surgical procedures, has build over 13 dental practices, owns a management and technologies companies, and is currently launching a dental fast track program of zoom webinars on his Continuing Education platform http://www.dtacademy.ca.

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NDP 62: Chatting to Noobie Dentists Dr. Ricky Hamami and Dr. Zeyad Hammad

In this week’s episode I sat down with Dr. Ricky Hamami and Dr. Zeyad Hammad. I met these guys when they were first year dental students at Melbourne Dental school and it has been awesome now see them as fresh grads and noobie dentists. Ricky and Zeyad are from Canada and after completing their studies in Melbourne, have moved back to Toronto where they are both practicing in private practice. I connected with these guys due to our shared passion for entrepreneurship and these guys have taken things to another level. During dental school they launched Dentist2b, an online platform designed to helped dental students study for and crush the Canadian Board Exams.

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NDP 59: To Bulk Fill or Not To Bulk Fill with Dr. Davey Alleman and Dr. Ryan Nolan

I have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know today’s guests over the several interviews we have done together on the podcast and then to meet them in person at DIA few months ago was great. I am of coarse talking about Dr. Davey Alleman and Dr. Ryan Nolan.

Both these gentlemen are exceptionally bright individuals and for me it was just fun to facilitate a discussion between these guys on this interview. We cover a lot of topics including different approaches to restorative dentistry, future of restorative materials, role of mouthwashes in caries control and much more.

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NDP 30: Introduction to Biomimetic Dentistry with Dr. Davey Alleman DMD

In this episode I interviewed Dr. Davey Alleman who is a young dentist based in the United States. He is currently a dentist in the military and practices biomimetic dentistry. Biomimetic dentistry is a hot topic and is an area of dentistry that I have personally been interested in and so this chat with Davey was an amazing way to learn more. This episode is by far one of my favourites in terms of the richness of the content; Davey did not hold back and really delivered unbelievable value during this interview. I am sure that you guys will learn a few things as well and I hope that it can impact your thought process and even clinical practice as much as it did for me. I strongly feel that biomimetic dentistry is the way of the future and something that we will look back on in 10-15 years and wonder why we used to cut teeth for retention.

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NDP 55 – All Things Endodontics with Dr. Mehdi Rahimi and Dr. Mark Johnstone

In this week’s episode I had the great opportunity to sit down with two of Australia’s premier endodontists Dr. Mehdi Rahimi and Dr. Mark Johnstone. Dr. Mehdi Rahimi is an endodontist based in Sydney, Australia. He is an adjunct associate professor at Charles Sturt University and is involved in endodontic continuing professional development teaching at various levels both throughout Australia and abroad. Dr. Mark Johnstone is an endodontist based in Melbourne and is also involved in teaching in continuing professional development courses and just recently completed his Masters of Health and Medical Law at the University of Melbourne. Mark was completing his endo post grad while I was a dental student at Melbourne Dental school so he was also one of my endo demonstrators in dental school.

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NDP Episode 14: Life outside of dentistry with Dr. Bruce Freeman (Part 1 of 2)

Welcome to a special 2 part series with Dr. Bruce V Freeman (@drbvf). Dr. Bruce Freeman is a well renowned and respected orthodontist in Toronto who works in private practice and one of the top teaching hospitals in Canada where he focuses on oro-facial pain and TMD! He has become a mentor and someone who I often turn to for advice! Outside of dentistry, Dr. Freeman is an avid chef and likes experimenting with various recipes baking with grass fed butter! This 2 part series is special for me as it marks the first podcasts that I recorded in person with the guest.

In part 1 of this 2 part series, we focus on life outside of dentistry talking about various topics including finding a good work life balance, dealing with the ups and downs of being a dentist, burnout and a recurring topic on the noobiedentist podcast; side hustles!

As I’ve often mentioned in my podcasts, I’m a big fan of the long form interviews such as the ones done by Tim Ferriss and so this 2 part series is an exciting one for me! I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I did recording them with Dr. Freeman!

To support the podcast please subscribe and be sure to rate the show! It really helps the NoobieDentist Podcast grow. Like and Follow on Instagram (@noobiedentist), please DM me for any suggestions about the show or if you are interested in coming on as a guest!!

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The 4Sight Dental Journal is a collaborative effort between Dr Omid Azami and Dr David Keir. The 4Sight Dental Journal is a daily journal and planner designed to help dentists plan out their goals for improvement, track their growth and reflect on wins and mistakes in their day to day clinical practice. We synthesized years of clinical experience, learning from books, podcasts and mentors into this journal to fast track the process for you!