The Noobie Dentist Podcast Story

Origin Story

In December of 2016 I graduated from Melbourne Dental School and moved back home to Toronto, Canada.

Lacking any local support network or mentorship, I decided to launch the Noobie Dentist Podcast to Connect with other dentists in Canada.

Dental podcasts were a huge source of motivation and education for me throughout dental school and I thought that starting the Noobie Dentist Podcast would be a great way to give back to profession.

The Brand

I originally wanted to call the podcast “The Newbie Dentist”, unfortunately that domain name was not available and I went with “Noobie Dentist” instead.

I taught myself Photoshop and web design via YouTube tutorials and sitting in a local Starbucks in Toronto, designed and launched the website, podcast and instagram accounts.


Starting form a local Starbucks in Toronto to launching the first episodes in October 2017, the podcast gained momentum and recognition.

The podcast grew beyond Canada to the United States, Australia and throughout Europe with downloads from over 190 Countries.


In April 2020, the podcast crossed an important milestone of 50,000 downloads

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After over 2 years, it was time for the Noobie Dentist podcast to re-brand.

In May 2020 the podcast launched a new website and new logo.

I am excited about the growth of the podcast and am looking forward to reaching the next milestone of 100,000 downloads!

About Me

I am a huge podcast nerd myself. In dental school, Dentistry Uncensored by Howard Farran and The Dentalpreneur podcast by Mark Costes would be playing through my headphones as I walked to class everyday. From these mentors I learned the basics of business, dentistry and much more.

Starting the Noobie Dentist Podcast has had an unbelievable impact on my dental career so far. I have had the awesome pleasure of meeting so many of my role models, connecting with and forming friendships with amazing young dentists from around the world and have had so many doors opened to me.

Being able to contribute content to the dental profession is something I am very proud of and I hope to continue to do so.

Outside of dentistry and podcasting, I am an avid runner and self improvement nerd. Running has been a huge part of my life for the past few years and having completed a few marathons, half marathons and a triathlon, my next goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

Omid Azami

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