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Welcome to the Protrusive Dental Podcast - the forward thinking podcast for dental professionals.



Join me alongside guest speakers as we discuss hot topics in Dentistry, clinical tips, continuing education and adding value to your life and career.



Jaz Gulati shares his passion for Dentistry with guest speakers, covering topics such as:



- Occlusion

- Working Abroad

- Course Reviews

- Hot topics in Dentistry

- Clinical tips

- Personal Development

Protrusive Dental Podcast Jaz Gulati

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Welcome to the Protrusive Dental Podcast - the forward thinking podcast for dental professionals.



Join me alongside guest speakers as we discuss hot topics in Dentistry, clinical tips, continuing education and adding value to your life and career.



Jaz Gulati shares his passion for Dentistry with guest speakers, covering topics such as:



- Occlusion

- Working Abroad

- Course Reviews

- Hot topics in Dentistry

- Clinical tips

- Personal Development

    Isolating the Last Tooth in the Arch #RubberDamFam – PDP183

    Isolating the Last Tooth in the Arch #RubberDamFam – PDP183

    Rubber Dam isolation can be tricky enough sometimes - it is especially awkward when the TERMINAL MOLAR needs restoring. How on earth does one isolate AND matrix this tooth?







    In this episode, Dr. Celine Higton delves into the intricacies of rubber dam isolation, particularly focusing on the last tooth in the arch. This discussion ties into the broader theme of mental health, highlighting how mastering such techniques can lead to a more enjoyable and stress-free practice. 









    https://youtu.be/VeoPTNShAcs

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    Protrusive Dental Pearl: "Cow Mode" as a technique to improve access to the mouth's hard-to-reach areas, especially around the last molars. By instructing patients to shift their jaw to one side, akin to a cow's chewing, this approach aids in better oral hygiene practices and facilitates procedures like rubber dam isolation when clamping the terminal molar.







    Need to Read it? Check out the Full Episode Transcript below!







    Highlights of this episode:









    * 02:24 Protrusive Dental Pearl







    * 5:36 Introduction to Dr Céline Higton







    * 7:07 The Journey from Architecture to Dentistry







    * 9:15  Mastering Rubber Dam Isolation: Tips and Techniques







    * 14:12 Types of Clamps Ideal for Isolating the Last Tooth (Upper)







    * 18:01 Dental Pearl - Cow Mode







    * 19:22 Accessing the Last Tooth







    * 22:13 Dr. Céline’s Personal Choice of Rubber Dam







    * 23:11 Proper Lubrication for Rubber Dam







    * 25:00 Correct Flossing Technique







    * 27:01 Matrixing the Last Tooth







    * 32:09 Cavity Preparation







    * 35:37 Isolating the Last Tooth (Lower)







    * 37:28 Coronoid Process in Clamp Placement







    * 38:36 How to get in touch with Dr Celine









    Reach out to Dr. Céline Higton via her Instagram, @drcelinehigton and via her website, #RUBBERDAMFAM







    Access the CPD quiz through our app on https://www.protrusive.app, either on your browser or by downloading our mobile app.







    For the full educational experience, our Ultimate Education Plan gives you access to all our courses, webinars, and exclusive monthly content. Join us on Protrusive Guidance, our own platform for dental professionals. No need for Facebook anymore!







    If you love this episode, be sure to watch 10 Commandments for Staying Out of Trouble















    Click below for full episode transcript:







    Jaz's Introduction: When you're going through the journey of learning rubber dam isolation, because you want to level up your restorative dentistry and become better at adhesive dentistry.







    Jaz's Introduction:And for me, I've talked about before, like for me, rubber dam is my tranquil environment. It's when I'm least stressed. I've got rubber dam on,

    • 44 min
    Canine Guidance vs Group Function – Does it Matter?! – PDP182

    Canine Guidance vs Group Function – Does it Matter?! – PDP182

    When we studied occlusion at Dental School, our textbooks forced the idea of having dots at the back and lines at the front. We are continually told about CR and how to manage patients into canine guidance, but does this all work in practice?







    Today we dive into the best way to approach occlusion cases with our patients, keeping in mind that there is no such thing as a silver bullet to treatment. Join Jaz and Dr Michael Melkers in this podcast to learn how it may just be time to throw away the textbooks and begin writing your own conclusions on occlusion… try saying that ten times quickly.









    https://youtu.be/3Sk1paKW8d0

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    Dental Pearl 







    Using PTFE in the dental sulcus offers a better seal compared to cord, functioning like a dam to keep the area free of gingival fluid, ideal for Class 5 restorations. However, PTFE may stick to instruments, which can be mitigated by moistening the instrument with water or saliva before positioning the PTFE, significantly lowering the likelihood of sticking. 







    Check out Dr Melkers and Dr Lane Ochi LIVE IN LONDON on 27 and 28 July!







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    Highlights of the Episode 00:00 Intro 02:05 The Protrusive Dental Pearl 02:52 Dr. Michael Melkers 02:53 Mentoring Journeys: AES and Beyond04:04 Foundational Influences: Splint + Occlusion Mastery 04:30 Fear of Failure: A Dentist’s Drive05:25 Early Beginnings: Lab Tech to Dental degree 06:00 Avoiding Full Mouth Rehab: A Dental Mission.07:20 Homage to a Mentor: The Positive Impact 07:25 Group Function Vs Canine Guidance08:00 Beyond textbooks: real-World Dental Challenges 09:00 Encouragement to Question: A lesson in Bravery 10:16 Chasing Perfection: A dental dilemma 12:00 Masters of Occlusion: Group Function Insights 14:31 Past as Prologue: Learning from destruction 15:10 Pain Points: Focusing on the At-Risk Patients 16:53 Smooth Transitions: The Ideal of Disclusion 18:30 Occlusal Schemes: Debunking the Malocclusion Myth20:20 CR Reconsidered: The Healthy Majority 22:44 Diagnostic Vision: Seeing Beyond Occlusion 25:15 Rebuilding with Purpose: Beyond Aesthetics 34:35 Appropriate vs Ideal: A New treatment Paradigm 47:00 Key to Dental Success 







    Access the CPD quiz through our app on https://www.protrusive.app, either on your browser or by downloading our mobile app. For the full educational experience, our Ultimate Education Plan gives you access to all our courses, webinars, and exclusive monthly content.







    If you liked this episode please feel free to check out episode PDP160 - Fremitus and Occlusal Overload – Dental Occlusion Geekiness















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    Jaz's Introduction: In this episode, I'm going to share with you the four ways that I document my daily dentistry. And I'll give you six great reasons in reverse order. So like my top six, if you like. So six, five, four, the countdown all the way to the number one reason. So if you listen to the end of the episode, I'll tell you the number one reason to document your dentistry.







    Jaz’s Introduction:And when you grind your teeth left and right, the canines, for example, are taking a load at that point. And when this is happening the patient's joints are in centric rela...

    • 54 min
    4 Ways and 6 Great Reasons to Document Your Dentistry – IC046

    4 Ways and 6 Great Reasons to Document Your Dentistry – IC046

    As part of Documentation Month, Jaz dives into the crucial realm of documenting dentistry. In this episode, he shares four methods he utilizes to document his daily dental practice, followed by six compelling reasons – in reverse order – why documenting your dentistry is indispensable. So, get ready as we count down from six to one!







    But first, let's recap: In our previous episode, we explored the marvels of employing AI to automate note-taking, saving precious time and boosting efficiency. If you missed it, make sure to catch NEVER WRITE NOTES AGAIN! HOW I USE AI FOR AWESOME AND EFFICIENT DENTAL RECORDS – PDP181.









    https://youtu.be/e6pNhWhyhNU

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    Highlights of this episode:00:53 Utilizing Intra-Oral Camera2:30 Investing in good DSLR Camera3:16 Documenting with Intra-Oral Scans3:51 Camera Mounted on Loupes4:56 Portfolio Building7:34 Monitor Changes9:00 Patient Communication11:35 Good Mentorship13:24 Medico-Legal14:29 Fulfillment in Dentistry







    Access the CPD quiz through our app on https://www.protrusive.app, either on your browser or by downloading our mobile app. For the full educational experience, our Ultimate Education Plan gives you access to all our courses, webinars, and exclusive monthly content.







    Join us on Protrusive Guidance, our own platform for dental professionals. No need for Facebook anymore!







    If you loved this episode be sure to watch 6 Signs You are a Comprehensive Dentist – IC010















    Click below for full episode transcript:







    Jaz's Introduction: In this episode, I'm going to share with you the four ways that I document my daily dentistry. And I'll give you six great reasons in reverse order. So like my top six, if you like. So six, five, four, the countdown all the way to the number one reason. So if you listen to the end of the episode, I'll tell you the number one reason to document your dentistry.







    Jaz’s Introduction:Hello, Protruserati. I'm Jaz Gulati and welcome back to your favorite dental podcast. This is kind of like the non clinical arm of the podcast, but actually you could argue that it is clinical. I've just got so many mishmash of episodes, and because it's still just about documentation month, like if it's March, and hopefully we managed, our team managed to publish it in March, then it was documentation month.







    In the previous episode, I talked about how I use AI to to auto generate my notes so I don't have to type my notes anymore, which is the most blissful thing ever. So if you haven't listened to that, please do check it out. But just to wrap up Documentation Month, I just want to go a bit deeper into what are the ways I'm documenting my dentistry and give you six great reasons to do so.







    So the first great way to document the dentistry is with an app. intraoral camera. Now, I know so many of you have suggested I make some content specifically for this and it's coming soon. We're just going, literally, by the time you'll be hearing this, I'll probably be coming back for my vacation. I'm going to Tenerife.







    Family holiday much needed. Oh, it's been so nice to have this holiday to look forward to. So when I come back,

    • 16 min
    NEVER Write Notes Again! How I Use AI for Awesome and Efficient Dental Records – PDP181

    NEVER Write Notes Again! How I Use AI for Awesome and Efficient Dental Records – PDP181

    THIS is the best thing in Dentistry since local anesthetic!







    I HATE typing notes even more than I hate cracked teeth. The quest for good, detailed, contemporaneous record keeping in 2024 means so many of us stay behind after patients to ‘tidy up’ our notes.







    With the power of audio recording and AI, I am pleased to present to you NOTES THAT WRITE THEMSELVES!







    In this episode I share my current protocols using DigitalTCO - a website that uses live transcription and AI to write your notes for you (genuinely awesome notes).









    https://youtu.be/F1RKQ_qZfrc

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    Protrusive Dental Pearl: Register for a free EXTENDED trial with Digital TCO and transform your note-taking process by simply speaking into a microphone connected to your computer. Forget about typing out notes after appointments— the intelligent AI will craft them for you as you dictate, making everything sound fantastic.







    Using the Protrusive link to sign up DOES mean that we get a commision, but I also ensured you get 50% off (for the lifetime of your subscription) AND 28 days to try this instead of 14.







    ‘Jaz Mode’ lets you speak to patients and nurses during consultations, with AI compiling the notes for you. Named "Jaz Mode" in my honor by Kevin, it's still in beta but offers a glimpse into innovative note-taking. To try it out and see why I'm excited, visit protrusive.co.uk/notes. Watch for a demo video, including my recommended microphone.







    Need to Read it? Check out the Full Episode Transcript below!







    Highlights of this episode:04:28 Introduction to Kevin Shannon07:10 Kevin Shannon's Journey: From Clinical Dentistry to Tech Innovator10:03 AI-assisted Note-Taking Journey12:21 Downfall of Templates15:27 DigitalTCO - Never Write Notes Again23:19 Jaz Mode!27:55 The Protrusive - DigitalTCO Collaboration37:51 Let’s Talk AI 







    As promised, this video shows an example of how I use DAN and DigitalTCO to write my notes for me.









    https://youtu.be/mI5qplWxMQs

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    Let's compare the Blue Yeti microphone: https://amzn.to/3INYop3 (Affiliate link) Vs the Rode Wireless Go 2 microphone: https://amzn.to/49ffgzA (Affiliate link)







    Access the CPD quiz through our app on https://www.protrusive.app, either on your browser or by downloading our mobile app. For the full educational experience, our Ultimate Education Plan gives you access to all our courses, webinars, and exclusive monthly content.







    Join us on Protrusive Guidance, our own platform for dental professionals. No need for Facebook anymore!







    If you loved this episode, be sure to watch Audio Recording Your Consultations? The Future of Dental Record Keeping















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    Jaz's Introduction: How much time do we spend laboring over our notes and record keeping? I know so many of us who are there after work and we long to be with our families, but we're there typing,

    • 46 min
    Adhesive Dentistry for Beginners – PS002

    Adhesive Dentistry for Beginners – PS002

    "How long should I tell my patients their posterior composites will last?" - what a great question from dental student Emma Hutchison!







    As part of our new Protrusive Students segment we'll be bringing you monthly episodes packed with valuable insights, tips, and tricks specifically tailored to dental students like Emma.









    https://youtu.be/PP1XICgI-lg

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    Whether you're navigating clinical rotations, honing your skills in phantom head, or gearing up for those daunting exams, we're here to support you every step of the way. And kicking off this segment, we're diving headfirst into the topic of adhesive dentistry!







    Link for further reading regarding the longevity of direct restorations – A retrospective clinical study on longevity of posterior composite and amalgam restorations - PubMed (nih.gov)







    The Art of Treatment Planning – The Art of Treatment Planning: Dental and Medical Approaches to the Face and Smile: Amazon.co.uk: Romano, Rafi: 9781850971979: Books







    Need to Read it? Check out the Full Episode Transcript below!







    Highlights of the episode:00:00 Adhesive dentistry03:41 Bonding systems07:00 Self-etch vs. total-etch vs. selective-etch14:38 Post-operative sensitivity16:10 Communicating risk with patients17:42 Polymerisation shrinkage19:38 The snowplow technique21:13 Instruments23:19 Consent25:30 Longevity28:05 Risk factors37:37 The next episode







    If you liked this episode, you will also like PDP077 I Can’t Believe This Sticks















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    Jaz's Introduction: So welcome to Protrusive Students Episode 2. In Episode 1, we introduce you to Emma Hutchison, who's the Protrusive Student. I'll be releasing one episode with her every month to answer questions from a dental student's perspective. And every month, we will release some of her revision notes, which are absolutely epic.







    Jaz’s Introduction:I'll check them myself on the Team Brandsim. All of these notes are going to go in the Crush Your Exam section of Protrusive Guidance. Protrusive Guidance, if you're brand new through a podcast is our little family. It's our little home on the internet via the web browser, or even it's native app via Android, iOS.







    All dentists and students can join it, but if you want to verify yourself as student, you have to email student@protrusive.co uk. So when you apply to join the network, which is on protrusive.App. Once you apply, you fill in some details, you explain that I'm a student, and then you should email student at protrusive. co. uk with some proof that you're a student.







    That way we will add you to our secret space called Protrusive Vault. So as part of your benefit of being a student on Protrusive Network. You had access to a paid space. There's also student clinical videos, which we'll be adding soon, as well as more episodes, just like this one.







    Hello, Protruserati. I'm Jaz Gulati. Protrusive Students is part of the Protrusive Dental Podcast. If you are a dental student, don't hoard this, share it with your colleagues.

    • 44 min
    Managing Patient Expectations – What We Can Learn from Facial Aesthetics – PDP180

    Managing Patient Expectations – What We Can Learn from Facial Aesthetics – PDP180

    Managing patient expectations in Dentistry - there are some MAJOR lessons we can learn from facial aesthetics practitioners.







    We're diving into a conversation with Dr. Katherine Bell that's really going to open your eyes about communication. Despite beauty being subjective, we find a lot of similarities in how we talk to and get consent from patients, whether it's for facial aesthetics or dental procedures 







    So, even if facial aesthetics isn't your cup of tea, think of this episode as a deep dive into communication and consent. Plus, it's Documentation Month on Protrusive Podcast, and this episode is just the beginning!









    https://youtu.be/28hRaMARgnA

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    Protrusive Dental Pearl: Tailoring consent to each patient involves discussing only the risks that matter to them, using standard forms for GUIDANCE, not for completeness. It's about clearly explaining how we'll minimize these risks, ensuring the patient feels secure and informed about the precautions taken. For example ‘Mrs Smith, your tooth is very badly broken down and this can be a very tricky extraction. The way we are going to make it easier is by carefully dividing the tooth in to 3 roots’







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    Highlights of this episode:









    * 01:36 Protrusive Dental Pearl







    * 03:33 Dr. Kathryn Bell Introduction







    * 05:01 Dr. Kathryn Bell’s Journey in Facial Aesthetics







    * 09:08 Perception of Facial Aesthetics 







    * 15:34 Discussion on Documentation and Patient Education 







    * 20:05 Patient Consent and Managing Risks







    * 25:13 Screening for Body Dysmorphia







    * 33:50 Considerations for Patients with Depression Seeking Aesthetic Treatments







    * 38:06 Learn More with Dr. Kathryn Bell









    Access the CPD quiz through our app on https://www.protrusive.app, either on your browser or by downloading our mobile app. For the full educational experience, our Ultimate Education Plan gives you access to all our courses, webinars, and exclusive monthly content.







    Join us on Protrusive Guidance, our own platform for dental professionals. No need for Facebook anymore! ;-)







    If you loved this episode, be sure to watch Botox for TMD – Indications and Protocols















    Click below for full episode transcript:







    Episode Teaser: So red flag number one was that she walked in and you could clearly see that she'd had quite a lot of work done already. So it wasn't subtle changes. It was this lady has had treatment before and her history was that she had been to a number of other practitioners and she wasn't happy. So massive red flag right there.







    [Katherine]Okay. So she's seen lots of people, she's had lots of treatment and she's still not happy. Okay. And the second one, like I said to you earlier, is I often give my patients a mirror and then get them to kind of point out what their concerns are.







    [Jaz]Let me guess, her mirror was touching her nose.







    [Katherine]Oh, no, no, no, Jaz. She had her own mirror. It was a magnification mirror.

    • 43 min

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