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Here is the story of two dental hygienists from opposite sides of the world, who became friends because they realized their professional lives were so in sync. One in Australia and one in America both exuding their passion for high-level patient care, both pushing back on legacy dentistry. If you are ready to revolutionize the practice of dental hygiene through science & innovation, then join us as we are disrupting dentistry.

Disrupting Dentistry Podcast Melissa Obrotka, Tabitha Acret

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Here is the story of two dental hygienists from opposite sides of the world, who became friends because they realized their professional lives were so in sync. One in Australia and one in America both exuding their passion for high-level patient care, both pushing back on legacy dentistry. If you are ready to revolutionize the practice of dental hygiene through science & innovation, then join us as we are disrupting dentistry.

    The one where we talk about red flags in the dental practice

    The one where we talk about red flags in the dental practice

    On this episode Tabitha and Melissa disucss what red flags to look for when looking for the perfect dental practice, they chat about some of the red flags they have seen in the dental practice and what questions to ask in interviews 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The One About Disrupting the Profession

    The One About Disrupting the Profession

    In this episode we get to chat with Kevin Lopez, AKA Kev Talks Teeth about being a male in a predominately female profession and cultural racism in dentistry.  Kevin is quiet wise beyond his years in hygiene practice and his story is inspirational. 
    Kev is here is to disrupt dentistry -  and he is just getting started!  

    • 53 min
    Host Chat: The One Where We Discuss Epilepsy

    Host Chat: The One Where We Discuss Epilepsy

    In this episode Tabitha shares her personal journey as her son was just diagnosed and is being treated for epilepsy.  Tabitha and Melissa discuss and learn about the many oral connections to epilepsy and this host chat shares the facts on diagnosis,  treatment and how dental hygienists can aid in specialized care for this patient population.  
    Thanks for listening!  Please leave us a review wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Keep Disrupting ;) 

    • 47 min
    The One Where We Talk About Brain Health

    The One Where We Talk About Brain Health

    On this installment of disrupting dentistry with talk with USA based Dental Hygienist Angie Stone. Angie has written the book dying of dirty teeth and is an advocate for oral health in aged care facilities and patients with dementia.
    On this episode we discuss what is dementia and how we can help prevent and help. This is an important episode  and one not to be missed

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The One about Drug Dependence and Oral Health

    The One about Drug Dependence and Oral Health

    Drug dependance occurs whne you need on or more drugs to function and dependance can occur in over the coutner, perscription and illegal drugs.
    On the latest installment of the podcast Tabitha and Melissa discuss drug dependancy satistics, social impact, hospilisations and the health and  oral health impacts for drug dependant patients
     
     

    • 38 min
    The One Where We Talk About Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

    The One Where We Talk About Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

    This episode we are excited to be talking with specialist orthodontist Dr Derek Mahony. 
    Derek Mahony is a Sydney based Orthodontist who has spoken to thousands of practitioners about the benefits of interceptive orthodontic treatment. Early in his career Dr. Mahony learned from leading clinicians the dramatic effect functional appliance therapy can afford patients in orthodontic treatment. He has been combining the fixed and functional appliance approach ever since. His lectures are based on the positive impact such a combined treatment approach has had on his orthodontic results and the benefits this philosophy provides in reducing extractions of teeth.
    On this episode we talk airways, function, growth, diet and everything inbetween in its relation to orthodotics 
     

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

braydenjayy ,

Domestic violence awareness

Such a touching story I truely feel for tabitha and the whole family and friends who have had the loss of McKenzie such a beautiful podcast she was such a beautiful person and had a good heart and was such a good mother so sorry for the loss my heart goes out to max’s family and friends truly hope we can all solve this and get the justice truely saddened may max rest easy and her spirit live on forever gone but never forgotten… R.I.P McKenzie 😭🕊👼🏽❤️ FLY HIGH MUCH LOVE 🕊❤️

hcrawford86 ,

Crocodile Dundee 🤣🤣

I agree…we sound bogan! And the quote comparison 🤣🤣🤣🤣

LSOHT ,

Listen in!

Great info for anyone in the dental profession:)

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