198 episodes

The Dental Head Start podcast is made to help dental students become great dentists. You can't google the path to dental success, but you can learn from those already there. We interview dentists who have achieved what you're striving for and get the story behind the struggles, the successes and the advice they want you to hear. Get the head start you need in your dental career.

The Dental Head Start Podcast Dr David Keir

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

The Dental Head Start podcast is made to help dental students become great dentists. You can't google the path to dental success, but you can learn from those already there. We interview dentists who have achieved what you're striving for and get the story behind the struggles, the successes and the advice they want you to hear. Get the head start you need in your dental career.

    TIP #139 – The strongest bond in dentistry: Dental assistant and Dentist with Rochelle Fisher

    TIP #139 – The strongest bond in dentistry: Dental assistant and Dentist with Rochelle Fisher

    Welcome to What I Wish I Knew by Dental Head Start. This is a podcast where we learn from people […]

    • 49 min
    OHT Pathways Focus #1 – Working in Orthodontics with Mirna Yousif

    OHT Pathways Focus #1 – Working in Orthodontics with Mirna Yousif

    In this episode, I chat with Mirna Yousif, an OHT who worked in supportive roles in the dental practice before graduating. She talks about how being exposed to different procedures and dentists gave her the confidence to continue her journey into working alongside Orthodontists and how OHTs can support dentists who are caring for orthodontic patients. 

    • 53 min
    TIP #138 [RE-RUN] – Standing Your Ground with Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen

    TIP #138 [RE-RUN] – Standing Your Ground with Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen

    All it takes is one conversation to start a movement or inspire a change. 



    In this episode, we wind down with Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen and take a deep dive into aspects of our lives beyond just clinical dentistry. I think Dr Amanda is such a wonderful role model for younger dentists in terms of living to your greatest potential, chasing your passions and not worrying so much about what other people think.



    We talk about all things from work-life balance (and does that even exist), managing self-doubt and imposter syndrome and standing your ground and knowing when to say no. We also discuss Dr Amanda’s role as current President for the Western Australia Women in Dentistry committee, what it means to her and their vision for the future.



    So grab yourselves a cup of tea and wind down with us for this heart to heart chat.

    • 37 min
    FEATURE #92 – POV: You’re a Dental Student in 2024 with Nathan Lau, Emily Lee, Jack Awad and Ashton Foo

    FEATURE #92 – POV: You’re a Dental Student in 2024 with Nathan Lau, Emily Lee, Jack Awad and Ashton Foo

    In this episode, we get a glimpse into the world of dental school and dental students in 2024. Join Nathan from Griffith Uni, Emily from UQ, Jack from USYD and Ashton from UWA as they share what a day in the life is like at their uni's and give valuable advice for younger students. From the parties and fun to the grind and stresses of clinic, we unpack it all!



    If you're a current dental student, we hope you can relate and find some encouragement from our conversation today. And if you've already graduated we hope this gives you a bit of a POV on what the next generation of dentists are up to.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    TIP #137 – OHT Student Spotlight with Kaitlyn White: Thriving and Surviving Uni

    TIP #137 – OHT Student Spotlight with Kaitlyn White: Thriving and Surviving Uni

    Wow, we are well within the first semester this year and whatever part of our dental school journey we might be at, I think it would be pretty safe to say it's only going to get harder before it gets easier at this stage. My guest in today’s episode is someone who has amassed over 1500 followers on social media by sharing her life as an OHT student and you can tell she's a devoted one as she manages to share her oral health knowledge in such a way that would make the most anxious patient passionate about their smile. We caught up since wrapping up uni last year and talk about what we’re doing to thrive and survive another challenging year of school.

    • 16 min
    FEATURE #91 – Empowering Women and Everything in Between with Dr Tiffany Chen

    FEATURE #91 – Empowering Women and Everything in Between with Dr Tiffany Chen

    David and Tiffany sit down and uncover their similar experiences in their journeys to becoming the dentists they are today. Tiffany grew up in Taiwan and moved from New Zealand to pursue dental school in Australia and took a liking to the relaxed atmosphere that regional life gave just after graduating. After working for a few years, she took off on a hiking adventure in Nepal then learnt spanish while travelling Central and South America. Like David, she shares the incredible experience and growth that travelling has given her and urges listeners to not expect such opportunities to land in your lap.



    Tiffany is about to finish her Perio postgraduate and talks about how she coped with the demands of clinicals and school all while becoming a new mother. Incredible huh? As if that wasn’t enough, Tiffany has recently created The Cusp Collective, a conference with a goal to inspire and empower women, reignite their curiosity and desire to learn, and create a community where women can openly discuss challenges and successes without judgement. Their very first event is coming in May 2024 and will be held in the Gold Coast; we are very excited about it all to say the least!

    • 54 min

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