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NDP Episode 32: Self Improvement and Hustlenomics with Dr. Sia Lord (@SiaLord)

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In today’s episode I sat down with Dr. Sia Lord out of Halifax, United Kingdom, a young dentist working in private practice with a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry. I was first attracted to Dr. Sia’s Instagram account due to his infectious positive energy and positive messages around health and well-being. In this podcast episode we dive into various topics including health and fitness, morning routines, self- improvement, settings goals and a few pearls about patient communication and case presentation. I hope you guys enjoy this episode!

Some of the books we talk about in this episode:

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

 

Dr. Sia Lord Details:

Instagram: @sialord

www.drsialord.com

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NDP Episode 31: Mentorship Round Table with Prosthodontist Dr. Varun Garg and Aesthetic Dentist Dr. Bharat Agrawal

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In this episode I had the great pleasure of interviewing two of my mentors and two great Australian dentists, Dr. Bharat Agrawal and Dr. Varun Garg. Dr. Agrawal is an aesthetic dentist and a multiple practice owner based out of Queensland, Australia and someone who I truly admire. He has obtained his MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry at King’s College London.  Dr. Varun Garg is a prosthodontist based out of Melbourne Australia and I was lucky enough to have him as a clinical demonstrator at Melbourne Dental School while he was doing post graduate training in prosthodontics and I was in dental student. He is a pure clinician and loves his work and I’m lucky to have him as a friend and mentor.

This episode is full of dental pearls for dental students and young dentists, we discuss avenues of clinical success, seeking out appropriate mentorship, importance of structured CPD, how to work with your local specialist and much more. I hope you guys enjoy this round table format as much as I did. I think it creates great natural conversation and produces great value packed content for you guys the listeners!

Guest Details

Dr. Varun Garg  – @dr.varungarg on Instagram

Dr. Bharat Agrawal – @dr.bharat.agrawal on Instagram

Dr. Agrawal and Dr. Garg have partnered with me to form the Noobie Dentist Study Club and we are proud to be holding our first lecture on October 29 2018. This lecture is called “introduction to aesthetic dentistry” and hopes to provide valuable information on assessing, diagnosing, treatment planning and executing aesthetic dental cases with aims of giving attendees actionable and practical tips that they can learn and apply the next day. If you are based in Melbourne and are interested in attending message me on Instagram or find us at the Noobie Dentist Study Club page on Facebook

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

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Welcome back for episode 30 of the Noobie Dentist Podcast! It always exciting to reach a milestone episode and having published 30 episodes is something that I am certainly quite proud of. It’s nice to reflect on all the great guests that I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to on the podcast and the hours of work are more than justified when I get messages from dentists and dental students from around the world who enjoy listening to the podcast.

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.

Can find Dr. Alleman on Instagram: @davey_alleman_dmd

I have attached some links for download of a couple of recommended papers from Dr. Alleman on my website in the show notes for this episode: https://noobiedentist.com/podcast/

Systematic Approach to Deep Caries Removal Endpoints

The Protocols of Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry

Magne GME

The course that Dr. Alleman highly recommends is: https://www.biomimeticdentistryce.com/

**Announcements**

Noobie Dentist Study Club Australia is now live: https://www.facebook.com/groups/986018644911271/

Our first event called is “Introduction to Aesthetic Dentistry” with Dr. Varun Gard and Dr. Bharat Agrawal. It is being held on October 29/2018 in Melbourne. Event details and tickets can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2073691662943081/

 

Enjoy the Episode!

Noobie Dentist

 

NDP Episode 29: Talking Implants with Dr. Ivan Chicchon (@Implant_Ninja)

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Hello and welcome back for episode 29 of the Noobie Dentist Podcast, in this episode I sat down with Dr. Ivan Chicchon, the Implant Nina himself. Dr. Chicchon is a surgical prosthodontist who completed his specialty training at the prestigious University of Michigan ( I know you’ve all seen their old school clinical videos on YouTube, pretty much got me through dental school). I really enjoyed our chat and have so much respect for Ivan, a family man, an outstanding clinician and a straight up hustler. Ivan keeps busy running his practice and is very active in the clinical implant education space. He has authored the “All on X Handbook”, runs hands on courses for dentists and is about to release his highly anticipated Online Implant Ninja course through is website: http://school.implantninja.com/.

In this interview we talk about his journey through dental school and prosthodontics residency. As you’ll here in the story Ivan loves to think outside the box and take matters into his own hands. Some great takeaways from the interview is that to stand out you need to break away from the implied rules or norms. Because most people do things the same way, there is always bound to be more competition. By breaking the rules and doing things your own unique way then windows of opportunity will always present themselves. For example, Ivan set up his practice website 3 years before we opened it. This allowed for his site to grow in terms of rank in google search and it was ready to go as soon as he opened his doors.

Dr. Ivan Chicchon:

Instagram: @implant_ninja

Website: school.implantninja.com

 

Show Notes and Supporters:

I’m excited to announce a collaboration with Dr. Ivan Chicchon (@implant_ninja) on his upcoming online Implants course (school.implantninja.com) coming out on September 6th!

I will be sharing my experiences as I go through and complete the course myself as I am very excited to get going on dental implants. The course includes:

  • Surgical walkthroughs
  • Homework assignments that take you from start to finish with surgical implant placement
  • Bone grafting vids by @Fienodontics
  • Extraction videos by @canadianimplantdentistry
  • Easy to understand explanations
  • Quick reference charts/vids!

You can’t sign up yet, but stay tuned on Instagram @implant_ninja for updates, discounts, and giveaways!

Products and sites discussed on the podcast:

Surgical Models with gums to practice implant placement:

https://www.sabradent.com/sfdm-rub-sutureable-implant-drilling-mandible.html

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NDP Episode 28: Dental Materials, Adhesive Dentistry and Biofilms with Dr. Ryan Nolan

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Hello and welcome back for episode 28 of the Noobie Dentist Podcast, in this week’s episode I sat down with Dr. Ryan Nolan DMD, dentist, dental materials scientist and host of the Biofilm Factor Podcast! Ryan is probably one of the smartest people I have had the pleasure of speaking with and I tried to extract as much information as possible from him in this episode. We took some deep dives into dental materials, the future of dental materials, adhesive dentistry and the role of biolfilm in clinical dentistry. A lot of valuable and dense topics discussed so it may be something you come back and listen to a second time and have some pen and paper ready to write down some notes.

It’s always great to interview fellow podcast hosts and Ryan was a great guest. If you have not heard his Biofilm Factor podcast be sure to do so. It is fantastically diverse in terms of guests and topics covered and is produced very well. I certainly get a lot of value form listening to it so please check it out if you haven’t already.

Check out and Connect with Dr. Ryan Nolan DMD

Instagram:        @biofilmfactor

Website:           http://thebiofilmfactor.com

Show Notes and Supporters:

I’m excited to announce a collaboration with Dr. Ivan Chicchon (@implant_ninja) on his upcoming online Implants course (school.implantninja.com) coming out on September 6th!

I will be sharing my experiences as I go through and complete the course myself as I am very excited to get going on dental implants. The course includes:

  • Surgical walkthroughs
  • Homework assignments that take you from start to finish with surgical implant placement
  • Bone grafting vids by @Fienodontics
  • Extraction videos by @canadianimplantdentistry
  • Easy to understand explanations
  • Quick reference charts/vids!

You can’t sign up yet, but stay tuned on Instagram @implant_ninja for updates, discounts, and giveaways!

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@noobiedentist on Instagram

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Thanks for listening!

 

NDP Episode 27: Talking Oral Surgery with Dr. Ben Johnson (@PNWOMS)

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Hello and welcome back for another great episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast, in today’s episode we’re talking oral surgery with Dr, Ben Johnson of Pacific Northwest OMS in Auburn Washington. Ben runs @pnwoms on Instagram and along with @bloodytoothguy, is one of the original oral surgery accounts on Instagram. He is a fantastic guy and his love for oral surgery is clear if you follow his page. If we could all learn to have as much fun at work as Ben does, dentistry would be in a much better place.

In this episode we talk about Ben’s background and reasons for pursuing oral surgery as a specialty, how oral surgery and dental specialties are changing and also get clinical and talk about how to safely improve and push your clinical boundaries as a general dentist. I hope you guys enjoy this episode as much as I did and if you don’t already follow his Instagram page, be sure to check it out and give him a follow.

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NDP Episode 26: When good enough is not enough with Dr. Brian Baliwas (@sfdentalnerd)

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Welcome back for another great episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast. Both this weeks episode and next weeks episode were recorded several months ago before I moved down to Australia and I am very excited about finally getting them published and released for you guys to enjoy.

Today’s guest is Dr. Brian Baliwas the man, the legend behind SF Dental Nerd (@sfdentalnerd) on Instagram. Brian is currently practicing in probably one of the trendiest cities in the world thanks to the boom of silicon valley and the golden state warriors in San Francisco. He is a 2014 University of the Pacific grad and a true stud in every sense of the word. He’s a practice owner, he has a thriving Instagram page and above all else he is an excellent clinician who I look up to and respect highly.

We had a great chat and I thoroughly enjoyed this interview and I hope you get tons of value from it as I did. We talk about his journey of getting into dental school and how his mindset and approach pushed him to thrive. My biggest take away from this interview was the question of when is “good enough” not enough and how we should push ourselves and take pride in our work to continue to get better and better as clinicians. His sentiment of wanting other dentists, who may see his work in the future to think that’s a nice restoration or the lab to call him and commend him on his prep and margins. I think we should all be aiming for such standards!

As always please reach out on Instagram with any feedback, I do love hearing from you guys!

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NDP Episode 25: Pathways to Comprehensive Dentistry with Dr. Keerti (@drkeertienso)

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Welcome back for another great episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast. In this episode I had the great pleasure of interviewing a fantastic dentist out of Washington, Dr. Keerti. When it comes to dental education, there are not many out there who could match her credentials. After completing her BDS in India she has completed a fellowship in dentistry to disabled patients, specialised in Oral Medicine, completed an Esthetic Dentistry Continuum at UCLA and is currently a faculty member at the Speak Esthetic Institute. Dr. Keerti owns her own practice where she focuses on comprehensive dentistry. CEREC dentistry is a big part of Dr. Keerti’s practice and is a big area of interest for her.

In this episode we talk about several great topics including how to navigate the first few years of your dental career a why Values are more important than Vision. We talk about how to work towards comprehensive dentistry and the importance of structure in the CE and we take. Importance of mentorship, CEREC dentistry and oral medicine for the noobie dentist are also discussed!

***Edit***

Dr. Keerti has kindly shared her exam sheet that she uses in her practice. We discussed this document on the podcast and several people have asked about it so here it is!

Dr. Keerti Enso Exam Cheat Sheet

Some great quotes from this episode

“Values over Vision”

“Your eyes don’t see what your mind doesn’t know”

“stay nimble, stay humble”

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NDP Episode 24: The Millennial Dentist with Dr. Sully Sullivan

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Hello and welcome back for episode 24 of the NoobieDentist Podcast

So after a couple weeks off, I’m excited to be back and I have recorded several fantastic interviews with some very influential dentists who, if you’re active on Instagram you will have no doubt heard of. In this week’s episode I am super pumped to have a fellow dental podcaster Dr. Sully Sullivan of the Millennial dentist podcast. Sully is an absolute legend and will be a big player in dentistry for years to come. He, along with co-host Dr. Peyrey have done and accomplished so much in their careers already and I truly look up to both of them. The millennial dentist podcast is an awesome source of great content and an all-star list of guests so if for whatever reason you haven’t checked them out please make sure to do so! As long as you don’t ditch my podcast in the process!

In this episode we cover a lot of topics from some of our own experiences as new dentists and what CE we should be taking. Sully is a CE junkie and has really done it all, so I really grilled him for insight into which courses and areas of dentistry have provided the best ROI for him so far. We talk implants, ortho, pin hole surgery, botox and sleep apnea as well as briefly talk about the benefits of an in house CBCT. We also touch on another topic that I am passionate about; patient communication and case acceptance. So I hope you guys enjoy this awesome episode as much as I did recording it. I certainly learned a lot form Sully and I’m sure you will as well!

You can check out the millennial dentist:

www.millennialdentist.com

@millennialdentist on Instagram

 

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NDP Episode 23: Peer to Peer with Military Dentist Dr Kevin Lassiter

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Welcome back for another great episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast, in this episode I talk to a great young dentist Dr. Kevin Lassiter. Dr. Lassiter is a Military dentist who completed a GPR year in the United States prior to being stationed in Europe for the past few years. In this episode we chat about this dental journey and talk about what it’s like to be a dentist in the military. We also talk about clinical dentistry and the procedures we do and don’t enjoy doing!

You can follow Dr. Kevin Lassiter on Instagram: @kevinster

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!!

The podcast is now available on Spotify! Just search Noobie Dentist and follow to stay up to date with the latest episodes!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

 

NDP Episode 22: Endo 101 with Endodontist Dr. Stephanie Tran

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Hello and welcome back for another fantastic episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast, in this episode I speak with endodontist; Dr. Stephanie Tran! Dr. Tran (@her_holiness_the_pulp) talks about her journey through dental school to becoming an endodontist. This episode is jam packed with useful tips and a lot of information that you may want to write down so I’d definitely recommend having a pen and paper ready to go for when listening to this episode!

Dr. Tran talks us through her systematic approach to endodontic treatment and gives a step by step explanation of her sequence, starting from accessing the tooth through to obturation! We dive into the pros and cons of different common endo systems including ProTaper Gold and WaveOne as well as various Obturation methods such as GuttaCore, ThermaFil, warm vertical and lateral condensation techniques. We wrap up the episode by answering some mail bag questions that I received on Instagram! I hope you enjoy this episode and receive as much value from it as I did!

You can find Dr. Stephanie Tran on Instagram: @her_holiness_the_pulp

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!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

NDP Episode 21: Journey of an Internationally Trained Dentist and Dental Nerd out Session with Dr. Rahul Shah

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Welcome back for another fantastic episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast! In this episode I talk to my good friend Dr. Rahul Shah who completed with BDS in India prior to moving to Canada and obtaining his DDS from the University of Western Ontario. Rahul went on to complete his GPR at one of the top programs in Canada at the University of Toronto’s teaching hospital, Mount Sinai. He is currently in private practice and just producing excellent work. He takes a ton of CE and it clearly shows! We forgot to touch on this further in the podcast but he also teaches in the in endo clinic at Western and loves the interaction and mentorship that he can provide to the students!

You can find Rahul on Instagram: @yourgtadentist, go give him a follow!

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!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

 

NDP Episode 20: Roadmap to Winning in Life and Dentistry with Dr. Todd Snyder

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Welcome back for episode 20 of the Noobie Dentist podcast! Hitting 20 episodes is a nice milestone for the Noobie Dentist podcast and it has been an incredible ride so far. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to interview so many dentists that I look up to and admire and Dr. Todd Snyder is definitely amongst them! Dr. Snyder has done it all in dentistry, he is a leading cosmetic dentist and a fellow of the AACD, is an author and has lectured extensively around the world. Not to mention that he is a serial entrepreneur and a race car driver!

This podcast was the first of its kind as we recorded the episode live on Instagram! We cover so many topics in this episode including Dr. Snyder’s journey from dental school to becoming faculty at UCLA, lecturing around the world and opening his own practice in California! He go on to discuss some technological trends currently available to dentist and finish up with some personal advice regarding opening a practice which I believe you guys will love. Listening to and editing this episode certainly had me pumped up and motivated to take the next steps in my career and I hope you guys get as much value out of it as I did!

Some links from the episode that you guys may want to check out:

http://ngenys.com  Web development company entering the dental space

http://www.kapanu.com   Augmented reality technology for smile design, a way of the future for patient consults and education which could be a huge game changer!

You can find Dr. Todd Snyder:

Instagram: @toddsnyderdds

Website: http://www.aestheticdentaldesign.com  and http://www.drtoddsnyder.com/

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!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

NDP Episode 19 – Dentures and Practising Outside the Box with Dr. Ryan “2 Chairz” McCall

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Welcome back for Episode 19 of the NoobieDentist Podcast! In this episode I have a great chat with Dr. Ryan McCall out of Indiana. Dr. McCall has a thriving group of practices focused on and around dentures. He has developed a great system of minimizing overhead and working to provide both affordable and high end dentures to his patients, filling a great niche segment. In my conversation with Dr. McCall, I was blown away by his practice model and we talk about my more young dentists aren’t taking advantage of this niche market.

Dr. McCall also lectures about his practice methods and is a guru of social media advertising. He amassed a huge following on Facebook and is currently crushing it on Instagram as well. He has become a great mentor and is someone who is generous with his time, expertise and knowledge. He will be lecturing this week at the upcoming Townie Meeting so be sure to check it out!

You can find Dr. McCall at McCall Dentures:

Instagram: @mccall_dentures

Facebook: McCall Dentures Indiana

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!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

NDP Episode 18: Money Woes and Student Loans with D4 Student Pejman Moghbeli

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Welcome back for Episode 18 of the Noobie Dentist Podcast, in this episode I had a great chat with D4 student Pejman Moghbeli out of Arizona. I first connected with Pejman over Instagram and was really impressed by a video that he put together on YouTube about dental student loans, re-payment strategies and tips on how to minimize payments! He has done a lot of research on this topic and his passion for it made me excited to have him on the show.

This episode is a great brief overview of how the American Student Debt is structured and different loan re-payment options after graduating. Pejman lays out different re-payment plans currently available and talks about the various pros and cons of each option. ***Disclaimer*** Neither he or I are financial advisors and the tips and suggestions we discuss are our opinions based on our experience and research,  so please do your own research and talk to qualified financial planners and advisors before deciding on how best to tackle your student loans because everyone is unique and there is no blanket advice that applies for everyone!

Here is the link to Pejman’s Youtube Video on student loans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kYW-nqOWPI&list=UUuLWznx4Xm62BHR_KkkNoRQ&index=4&t=0s

You can find him and reach out to him on Instagram: @thegame2388

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!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

 

NDP Episode 17: How to find and Utilize Mentorship to Practice the way you want to Practice with Dr. Ali Saad (@CosmeticDentist_)

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Welcome back for episode 17 of the Noobie Dentist Podcast with the great Dr. Ali Saad. I got introduced to Dr. Ali Saad through of good friend of mine, Zeyad Hammad who is a dental student at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Over his summer break he reached out to Dr. Saad and was lucky enough to go and spend some time shadowing him in Michigan and had nothing but great things to say. Zeyad was absolutely right; Dr. Saad is a fantastic role model and a great mentor who shares a lot of unbelievable information on this podcast. From how to seek out and find mentorship to how to maximise mentors that you have to achieve your vision, I think you guys will learn a lot from this episode.

Dr. Saad can be found on Instagram @cosmeticdentist_ and on the following websites:

www.saaddental.com

www.staffingdental.com – A great idea that addresses the big issue of staffing for practice owners. Be sure to check it out!

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!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

NDP Episode 16 – Road to success as a young associate dentist with Dr J Cho

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Welcome back for another great episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast, in this episode I spoke to a great young dentist Dr. J. Cho who has been out of school for a couple years and is already doing an impressive array of procedures such as implants, endodontics and advances restorative dentistry. Dr. Cho is a dental purist and I love nerding out about dentistry with such people. We cover several topics including CE during dental school, mentorship, how to safely push and expand your clinical boundaries and comfort zone. You can follow Dr. Cho on Instagram (@reallyboreddentist)

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!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

NDP Episode 15: TMD, Night Guards and Ortho Rapid Fire Dr. Bruce V Freeman (Part 2 of 2)

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Welcome back to part 2 of my podcast interview with the great Dr. Bruce V Freeman, part 1 of our interview was greatly successful and in 1 week has already become the most downloaded episode of the podcast’s history! So I hope that you go back and listen to part one if you already haven’t before you check out this episode.

This part 2 interview is more clinical, Dr. Freeman drops a lot of knowledge regarding management protocols for TMD and oro-facial pain, we talk occlusal splints and night guards and finally a ortho rapid fire questions – red flags to watch out for in paediactric patients, when to refer and how to communicate better with your orthodontist.

I hope you guys enjoy the episode and you may want to have a notepad handy because there are a lot of great actionable tips in this one for you guys.

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!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

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

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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!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

 

NDP Episode 13: Stay Passionate, Stay Driven with D4 Student Luke Shapiro (@FutureDentists)

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Hello and welcome back to the Noobie Dentist podcast in this great episode I talk to an impressive soon to be dentist Luke Shapiro! Luke is a final year dental student at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and is headed into an orthodontics residency! A very impressive guy, Luke is also a fellow “side hustler” and a fantastic one at that! He is the man behind @FutureDentists on Instagram and Snap Chat and has played an important role in providing insight into dental schools across the world. He is also involved with IgniteDDS and is passionate about dentistry, helping future dentists and will by all accounts be an important figure in dentistry over the next 20 years! We had a great chat talking about his dental journey, plans for the future, role of social media and a recurrent and important theme that I’m truly passionate about; the millennial side hustle!

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Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

NDP Episode 12: Talking Prosthodontics with Dr. Raelene Sambrook

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Welcome back for another episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast! Today I speak with an awesome prosthodontist from Australia Dr. Raelene Sambrook. I first met Raelene when I was a dental student at the University of Melbourne where she was a faculty member in the prosthodontics department. Raelene taught us the fundamentals of occlusion and I really admired the passion and enthusiasm in her teaching. On top of being an amazing prosthodontist, Raelene recently completed her MBA as well!

In this great conversation we touch on many subjects including life as a general dentist, reasons why dentists may decide to specialize after many years in private practice, should dentists be considering getting their MBA and of course we nerd out on prosthodontics relevant to the noobie dentists out there!

I hope you enjoy this episode and be ready to learn a lot of great tips from an excellent clinician!

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Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

NDP Episode 11 – Case Acceptance and Practicing Efficiently with the Relaxed Dentist Dr. Mark Hassed

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Welcome back for a very special episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast. In this episode I had the absolute pleasure to podcast interview someone I have admired and respected for a long time, Dr. Mark Hassed! I first learned about Dr. Hassed from an episode of Dr. Farran’s Dentistry Uncensored Podcast where he made a real and lasting impression on me. Dr. Mark Hassed, The Relaxed Dentist, is an incredible communicator and has become an expert in case acceptance and practicing efficiently, lecturing throughout Australia and internationally as well!

This episode is an absolute must listen for all dentists! Case acceptance, from my experience, is one of the most critical aspects of dentistry and is often one where we need the most help. Dr Hassed’s methods and tactics are tried and true and he has been gracious enough to offer up some of his methods on this podcast!

Please be sure to check out his website: https://therelaxeddentist.com for more information about him and his courses. I sincerely believe that this course will offer new grads the best return on investment over many other continuing education courses.

I learned a lot from this episode and I hope you do as well!

To support the podcast please subscribe and be sure to rate the show! It really helps the NoobieDentist Podcast grow! The podcast is now also available on Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/omid-azami/noobie-dentist-podcast) for the android users!

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Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

www.noobiedentist.com

NDP Episode 10: Dentistry, yoga, side hustles and vision boards with Dr. Jeni Perna

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Welcome back for another fantastic, jam packed with value, episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast! In this episode I speak to an amazing dentist Dr. Jeni Perna. Dr. Perna went to dental school in Florida, completed a GPR and is now working as an associate in Texas. She has eyes on practice ownership and is working towards that goal now.

We dive into several topics including the pros and cons of GPR, finding a good associateship position, practice ownership and spend some time talking the trendy millennial “side-hustle”. I hope you guys enjoy this episode and get some inspiration to maybe start a project of your own outside of clinical dentistry!

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Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

www.noobiedentist.com

NDP Episode 9 – GPR vs Private practice and life as a new grad with Dr. Darryl Torculas

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Welcome back for another great episode of the Noobie Dentist podcast, in this episode I talk with Dr. Darryl Torculas (IG: @barbells_and_burs). Darryl studied dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry and went on to complete a 1 year GPR at the Ohio State University Wexner medical center. He is now working in private practice in San Diego!

Dr. Torculas is an awesome down to earth guy and has become a good friend of mine. In this episode we talk about a broad range of topics including GPR vs Private practice, finding your first job out of dental school/residency, dental photography and our shared passion for the millennial side hustle! We had some poor internet connections at times so please don’t mind that the audio is a bit glitchy at times – this podcast is full of dental pearls for new grads and dental students!

Please rate the show and subscribe on itunes and through the podcast app! The podcast is now also available on Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/omid-azami/noobie-dentist-podcast) for the android users!

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!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

www.noobiedentist.com

 

 

NDP Episode 8 – Dental and Facial Aesthetics with Dr Peter McQuillan

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Happy new year and welcome back for another episode of the Noobie Dentist Podcast. This the first of many great episodes for 2018 and I could not be more grateful for the positive feedback and interaction that I have had with the listeners of the show!

In this fantastic episode I talk to Dr. Peter McQuillan, aesthetics dentist, facial aesthetics pioneer and creator of Facial Aesthetic Courses (www.facialaestheticcourses.com ). Peter is an awesome guy and someone who I really look up to. He takes his craft seriously and I don’t respect anything as much as people who are out there executing their vision. In this episode we cover many topics including paths into aesthetic dentistry, importance of continuing education and the paths to success for ambitious noobie dentists. Do not miss out on this great episode as Dr. McQuillan drops some true pearls for those of us trying to do things our way!

Dr. Peter McQuillan

www.facialaestheticcourses.com

IG: @drpetermcquillan

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Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

www.noobiedentist.com

 

Episode 07: Dentists of Instagram with D2 student Brandon Walker

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Welcome back for a truly great episode of the NoobieDentist Podcast!

I’m super pumped about this episode with Brandon Walker, who after spending 10 years with the United States Marines decided to back to school and become a dentist. As a mature dental student, Brandon has been doing some pretty incredible things in and out of dental school. In dental school, his lifelong hobby of photography is being put to good use and he is producing some high quality photos of his high quality work. With an affinity towards prosthodontics, you should check out this Instagram page (@prosthabilities) so see his pretty sweet hand skills at such an early stage of his career.

In this episode we explore many topics including paths of success during dental school by becoming aware of and utilizing local dental associations and study clubs that often allow students to attend for free. We also talk about the role and importance of vision and working towards practicing dentistry on your terms. Corporate vs traditional associateships and thoughts on specialising are all covered in this episode as well! I really hope you check out this episode as it is packed with high value information!

Please subscribe and rate the show on itunes and through the podcast app! The podcast is now also available on Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/omid-azami/noobie-dentist-podcast) for the android users!

Like and Follow on Instagram (@noobiedentist) for all updates about the podcast!  Please DM me for any suggestions about the show or if you are interested in coming on as a guest!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

www.noobiedentist.com

Episode 06: Dentists of Instagram with Dr. Omar Rakeen

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Welcome back to the Noobie Dentist Podcast!

In this episode of Dentists of Instagram I talk to someone I personally admire and look up to, Dr. Omar Rakeen (IG: @omarrakeen) out of Dubai. Dr. Rakeen is a general dentist and an amazing restorative dentists that I was super pumped to speak to. In this episode we take a deep dive into rubberdamology and restorative dentistry. Omar shares his secrets to success and talks about his journey into becoming such an advanced restorative dentist. I get super pumped about talking to people who love their craft and are dedicated to doing things well so I really enjoyed this episode! I hope you guys learn a thing or two as I did!

Please subscribe and rate the show on itunes and through the podcast app! The podcast is now also available on Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/omid-azami/noobie-dentist-podcast) for the android users!

Like and Follow on Instagram (@noobiedentist) for all updates about the podcast!  Please DM me for any suggestions about the show or if you are interested in coming on as a guest!!

Thanks for listening,

Omid Azami DDS

www.noobiedentist.com

Episode 05: Dentists of Instagram with Dr. Bedrossian and Dr. Mizumoto

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Welcome back to the NoobieDentist Podcast!
In this series of episodes called “Dentists of Instagram” I will be hoping to talk to some prominent names and studs of the Instagram dentistry community. These are dentists that I admire and look up to. I am so thrilled and forever grateful that Dr. Armand Bedrossian (IG: @dr_bedrossian) and Dr. Ryan Mizumoto(IG: @dr_mizumoto) agreed to come on my show at such as early stage! Getting the opportunity to bounce ideas off these great guys was great and I hope that it provides some value to you the listeners as well!
In this episode we talked about their journey into Prosthodontics residency, the D365 (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/d365/id1251715438?mt=8) app and their future plans!
Please rate the show and subscribe on itunes and through the podcast app! The podcast is now also available on Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/omid-azami/noobie-dentist-podcast) for the android users!
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!!
Thanks for listening,
Omid Azami DDS
www.noobiedentist.com

Episode 04: Peer to Peer with Dr. Sarah Sweetnam 

Welcome to another fantastic episode of the NoobieDentist Podcast!
I this weeks episode I had the great pleasure of talking with Dr. Sarah Sweetnam (@drsarahsweetnam on Instagram) out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Sarah Sweetnam is a 2017 grad and enjoying her first few months of working!
We talk about our paths from undergrad to  becoming international dental students! He dive into topics such as the types of offices and procedures that she is currently in, works place fashion for noobie dentists, choosing the right CE (CPD for the Aussies and Brits) and plans for the future!
I hope you are enjoying the podcast! I am getting more and more excited about this project with every episode that I publish. I’m truly lucky to have had great guests so far and many great upcoming guests!
Please keep listening and PLEASE reach out to me with any feedback and suggestions to improve and produce better content that provides as much value and entertainment to you as possible!
Happy listening!
Omid Azami
Intragram: @noobiedentist
www.noobiedentist.com

Episode 03: Peer to Peer with Dr. Scott Buckley

Welcome back for another fantastic episode of the NoobieDentist podcast!
This is my first episode after publishing my initial series of episodes last week! I am so excited that the show has been downloaded in 6 different countries!! A big shout out to Australia for the most downloads! It’s so cool for me to be able to talk to new grads like me from all over the world and even cooler that people from around the world are listening to it. For me personally, this podcast and my instagram page allow me to stay in touch with friends from dental school in Melbourne.
In this episode I had a great conversation with a great friend of mine, Dr. Scott Buckley! Scott graduated a  year ahead of me from Melbourne Dental school and is now in British Columbia, Canada working as an associate in an incredible practice that I am frankly pretty jealous about!
I hope you enjoy this episode!
Omid Azami DDS
@noobiedentist on instagram
www.noobiedentist.com

Episode 02: Peer to peer with Dr. Sirin Chaker

Welcome to another great episode of the NoobieDentist Podcast, in this great episode I talk with Dr. Sirin Chaker (@sirinchakerdds on Instagram), a general dentist in Windsor, Ontario, Canada!
Dr. Chaker was a great guest and I really enjoyed our chat and I hope that some of the many great topics covered with bring you guys some good value as well!
As always, if you are a noobie dentist out there listening to this podcast, reach out to me on Instagram and I will have you on for a peer to peer episode!

Episode 01: Peer to Peer with Dr. Calum McAllister

A great episode with an absolutely fantastic guy, Dr. Calum McAllister out of Edinburgh, Scotland! We talk about some of the differences between how dentistry is practiced in north america vs the UK, types of procedures we enjoy and don’t enjoy doing as well as our hobbies outside of dentistry.
If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe to the NoobieDentist Podcast and give us a rating and review as well! Also, if you have friends that may enjoy this show, please pass this along to them!
Edit: Some people have asked for a copy Calum’s photography consent form and he has generously offered to share it with all the great listeners! Link below:
Dr Calum Mcallister – photography consent form
Thanks for listening!

Episode 0.0 – Introduction to the podcast

In this episode I talk about my background, motivation for starting the NoobieDentist Podcast and my goals for this podcast!