Dental Education

Noobie Dentist Podcast 2

Don’t Overestimate What You Can Achieve

In this episode I want to tackle a quote by Bill Gates that’s made a big impact on how I look at different things in life. The quote goes something like this – “People overestimate what can be done in one year and underestimate what can be done in a decade.” To me this means that a lot of us are impatient, myself included. We are very impatient with our goals and with what we want to achieve. We’re always hungry to get things done quickly. Unfortunately, this can lead to burnout, dissatisfaction and loss of motivation.

Noobie Dentist Podcast 3

What is the role of social media in dentistry?

I’ve had a long history with social media over the years. It’s done a lot for me in terms of growing my podcast and growing an audience that values my content. I first started using Instagram to post dental content when I was in my final year of dental school. At the time, it was a small community and it was fairly easy to know and follow most of the bigger dental accounts.

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How to Plan CPD after Dental School

Today I want to talk about CPD (CE) and how you should plan your continuing dental education after dental school.

As we finish dental school and enter the workforce, for the first time we encounter the absence of a structured curriculum-based-learning that we got used to throughout our schooling and higher education. We begin to see lots of short courses and dental programs being advertised everywhere, each claiming to be the best. Some of our friends join new courses with up and coming clinicians while others join traditionally popular ones.

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The Power of Habit in Dentistry

In this week’s episode, I want to talk about habits and why it’s important to (1) identify undesirable habits in your day-to-day routine, and (2) how you can go about changing these habits to create a more productive workflow in your day.
The concept of habits and what it entails became clear to me after I read the book “The Power Of Habit” by Charles Duhigg. The basic premise of the book is the “Habit Loop” in which Charles talks about different cues in the day like eating breakfast or coming home from work, and the actions these cues trigger in us.

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3 Things Running Taught me About Life and Dentistry

This week, I want to follow up on a blog I recently wrote for CPD Junkie about some real life lessons I learnt from running.

Running has become a big part of my life in the past couple years. To be honest, I have had a love hate relationship with running till now. Back in high school, when I was younger, I really hated running. I remember in gym class when we were required to go for a run around the park, I would hang back from the crowd and try to lose them whenever I could. I would duck into the trees and bushes in the park, and hide until my classmates got a little away from me and out of sight. I would then make my way across the park to the running loop and join the back of the pack as they started headed back towards school.