The Noobie Dentist Podcast – Leighton Phu
Episode Run Time: 00:40:45
Today, I talk to Dr. Leighton Phu, director and principal dentist at SV Dental Centre. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2012, he honed his general skills as an associate dentist. In 2015, he joined a practice with Dr. Harris Schlen who also served as his mentor in implant dentistry. Currently, Dr. Leighton is a very skillful general dentist with a focus on implant dentistry.
As the first episode in the dental implant audio residency series, we talk about the basics of implant dentistry and Dr. Leighton’s experience in learning the ropes of this specialized procedure. Dr. Leighton also shares helpful tips for how to build confidence in surgery and how to communicate better with patients.
[04:38] Dr. Leighton’s journey to implant dentistry
[07:12] Getting comfortable with the process and tools
[10:44] Continuing professional development in implant dentistry
[15:44] Roadblocks in starting implant practice
[22:51] Building confidence in your surgical skills
[26:13] Key steps in a dental implant procedure
[30:39] Managing patients’ expectations
[32:18] Tips for better communication with patients
[35:37] Considerations before specializing in implant dentistry
[37:51] Get started somewhere
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