26 episodes

Join Dr. Kim Kutsch, the brilliant mind behind CariFree, as he explores the extraordinary lives of thought leaders in the dental industry, and beyond. Contrary to Ordinary explores further than dentistry - here we unravel the minds of change-makers, paradigm shifters, and world shakers.

Every two weeks, we dive into the stories of our remarkable guests—ordinary people who continually defy limits. Discover their tales of success, resilience, and self-awareness, and explore how they leverage these experiences not only to elevate dental practice and patient care but also to champion personal growth and entrepreneurship. Listen for captivating conversations with innovators who seamlessly blend art and technology, pursue curiosity, and create the truly extraordinary.

Contrary to Ordinary isn't your typical dentistry podcast—it's a vibrant community that's hit #1 in ‘Entrepreneurship,’ #3 in ‘Business,’ and #21 in ‘All Podcasts’ for a reason. We've had the pleasure of hosting inspiring guests like innovators, dental leaders, pioneering inventors, and artists, including Angus Walls, Machell Hudson, Dr. Simon McDonald, Dr. Bobby Birdi, Rella Christensen, Professor Phillip D. Marsh, Carmen Ohling, John Kois, Dr. Susan Maples, Doug Young, Colt Idol, Stephanie Staples, and many more who've graced our mic.

Each episode isn't just a listen; it's a lesson in living an extraordinary life authentically, embracing rebellion, and nurturing leadership. We dive into diverse topics, from mentoring, coaching, personal development, and work-life balance to self-awareness, emotional intelligence, leadership, storytelling, altruism, and motivation. And yes, we also cover dentistry—exploring natural dentists, dental health, dental laboratories, oral care, oral surgery, dental hygiene, caries disease, brushing teeth, and overall tooth care.

Tune in to Contrary to Ordinary for a unique blend of wisdom that goes beyond the ordinary and resonates with all aspects of life! This podcast aims to empower you to be extraordinary in your dental practice and improve not just your dental care but your overall life!
Do you have an extraordinary story you’d like to share with us? Or perhaps a question for Dr. Kutsch. Contact us on our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter today.

About Our Host:
Meet Dr. Kim Kutsch: a retired dentist with 40 years of experience, prolific writer, thought leader, inventor, and researcher in dental caries and minimally invasive dentistry, brings his insatiable curiosity to the forefront. Eager to learn from those breaking boundaries in dentistry, particularly in preventative and non-invasive dentistry approaches, Dr. Kutsch launched the Contrary to Ordinary podcast. As a keen creative and curious mind, Dr. Kutsch extends his podcast guest list to artists, entrepreneurs, and fascinating minds who have piqued his interest. He wants to learn from them and see how he can be inspired by their extraordinary ways of living and adapt his learnings into his own life and his business, CariFree.

About CariFree:
CariFree is the new model for oral health and cavity prevention. Dr. Kutsch is the CEO and founder of this business. They create cutting-edge technology and science-based solutions to common dental health concerns for the whole family, making it easy to banish cavities for good with preventive strategies over restorative procedures. Find out how dentists are using CariFree products to revolutionize their dental practices here: https://carifree.com/success-stories/.

Contrary to Ordinary, Exploring Extraordinary Personal Journeys CariFree - Exploring Extraordinary Personal Journeys

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

Join Dr. Kim Kutsch, the brilliant mind behind CariFree, as he explores the extraordinary lives of thought leaders in the dental industry, and beyond. Contrary to Ordinary explores further than dentistry - here we unravel the minds of change-makers, paradigm shifters, and world shakers.

Every two weeks, we dive into the stories of our remarkable guests—ordinary people who continually defy limits. Discover their tales of success, resilience, and self-awareness, and explore how they leverage these experiences not only to elevate dental practice and patient care but also to champion personal growth and entrepreneurship. Listen for captivating conversations with innovators who seamlessly blend art and technology, pursue curiosity, and create the truly extraordinary.

Contrary to Ordinary isn't your typical dentistry podcast—it's a vibrant community that's hit #1 in ‘Entrepreneurship,’ #3 in ‘Business,’ and #21 in ‘All Podcasts’ for a reason. We've had the pleasure of hosting inspiring guests like innovators, dental leaders, pioneering inventors, and artists, including Angus Walls, Machell Hudson, Dr. Simon McDonald, Dr. Bobby Birdi, Rella Christensen, Professor Phillip D. Marsh, Carmen Ohling, John Kois, Dr. Susan Maples, Doug Young, Colt Idol, Stephanie Staples, and many more who've graced our mic.

Each episode isn't just a listen; it's a lesson in living an extraordinary life authentically, embracing rebellion, and nurturing leadership. We dive into diverse topics, from mentoring, coaching, personal development, and work-life balance to self-awareness, emotional intelligence, leadership, storytelling, altruism, and motivation. And yes, we also cover dentistry—exploring natural dentists, dental health, dental laboratories, oral care, oral surgery, dental hygiene, caries disease, brushing teeth, and overall tooth care.

Tune in to Contrary to Ordinary for a unique blend of wisdom that goes beyond the ordinary and resonates with all aspects of life! This podcast aims to empower you to be extraordinary in your dental practice and improve not just your dental care but your overall life!
Do you have an extraordinary story you’d like to share with us? Or perhaps a question for Dr. Kutsch. Contact us on our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter today.

About Our Host:
Meet Dr. Kim Kutsch: a retired dentist with 40 years of experience, prolific writer, thought leader, inventor, and researcher in dental caries and minimally invasive dentistry, brings his insatiable curiosity to the forefront. Eager to learn from those breaking boundaries in dentistry, particularly in preventative and non-invasive dentistry approaches, Dr. Kutsch launched the Contrary to Ordinary podcast. As a keen creative and curious mind, Dr. Kutsch extends his podcast guest list to artists, entrepreneurs, and fascinating minds who have piqued his interest. He wants to learn from them and see how he can be inspired by their extraordinary ways of living and adapt his learnings into his own life and his business, CariFree.

About CariFree:
CariFree is the new model for oral health and cavity prevention. Dr. Kutsch is the CEO and founder of this business. They create cutting-edge technology and science-based solutions to common dental health concerns for the whole family, making it easy to banish cavities for good with preventive strategies over restorative procedures. Find out how dentists are using CariFree products to revolutionize their dental practices here: https://carifree.com/success-stories/.

    25. Professor Hien Ngo on C.A.R.E

    25. Professor Hien Ngo on C.A.R.E

    Compassion, Altruism, Respect, and Excellent are the tenets that have guided Professor Hien Ngo throughout his career.

    He’s currently the Dean and Head of the Dental School and Director of the Oral Health Centre at the University of Western Australia. Indeed, Hien is a prolific educator who has taught thousands of students about minimal intervention dentistry and cariology all over the world. 

    He was instrumental to the establishment of the Minimal Intervention 2020 projects in Adelaide and other dental schools in South East Asia. He serves on the board of the Academy of Minimally Invasive Dentistry and the editorial board of the Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry.

    Hien also has an amazing backstory. He grew up in Vietnam during the war, relocating to the Philippines and later the US. with his father. He finally settled in Australia, which he now calls home.

    Resources
    Follow your curiosity, connect, and join our ever-growing community of extraordinary minds.
    CariFree Website
    CariFree on Instagram
    CariFree on Facebook
    CariFree on Pinterest
    CariFree on Twitter
    Dr. Kim Kutsch on LinkedIn
    Hien Ngo on LinkedIn

    What's In This Episode
    Hien’s incredible journey from Vietnam to America.How Hien approaches mentorship.A few acronyms that guide Hien.How Hien approaches teaching.

    • 33 min
    24. Bonnie Milletto on Finding Her Voice

    24. Bonnie Milletto on Finding Her Voice

    Letting go of the past can be hard. So hard in fact that it’s easy to become defined by it. However, there are some extraordinary people out there who have rewritten the narrative around themselves, inspiring others to do the same.
    Today's guest is Bonnie Milletto, a motivational speaker, author, and youth advocate. As a lonely child who was in and out of foster homes, Bonnie was often told that she wasn't good enough and that she would never have a voice.
    She was labeled 'high-risk' by her carers, who believed that her future was bleak. But Bonnie defied all the odds, and now passes her wisdom on to others who could benefit from a little support and encouragement.
    Resources
    Follow your curiosity, connect, and join our ever-growing community of extraordinary minds.
    CariFree Website
    CariFree on Instagram
    CariFree on Facebook
    CariFree on Pinterest
    CariFree on Twitter
    Dr. Kim Kutsch on LinkedIn
    Bonnie Milletto LinkedIn
    Bonnie Milletto Website

    What's In This Episode
    Bonnie’s difficult childhoodHow Bonnie found her voiceWhy did Bonnie decide to become an author?Bonnie’s youth advocacy work

    • 34 min
    23. Pastor Laura O’Brien on Leading with Care Pt.2

    23. Pastor Laura O’Brien on Leading with Care Pt.2

    In the last episode, we began speaking with pastor and author Laura O’Brien. Laura has served the congregation at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Albany, Oregon, and was about to move on to new opportunities at the time of this conversation.

    In part 1, Laura discussed her upcoming book Hell Hope on Wheels, which charts her incredible journey across the US, Europe, and eventually to her career as a pastor. Laura wasn’t brought up in a religious household and encountered many ways of practicing faith in her travels. However, it was only when she started studying the historical elements of the Bible that she found her preferred form of worship.
    Today, Laura is going to talk a little about life now and how many of the lessons she's learned in her journey as a pastor can be applied to all leaders in their niches.
    Resources
    Follow your curiosity, connect, and join our ever-growing community of extraordinary minds.
    CariFree Website
    CariFree on Instagram
    CariFree on Facebook
    CariFree on Pinterest
    CariFree on Twitter
    Dr. Kim Kutsch on LinkedIn

    What's In This Episode
    Who mentored Laura?Laura’s approach to change making.How to find true peace.Why human nature never really changes.

    • 31 min
    22. Pastor Laura O’Brien on Finding Faith Pt.1

    22. Pastor Laura O’Brien on Finding Faith Pt.1

    Faith is an important tool that many people use to navigate the world. Today’s guest, Pastor Laura O'Brien has had an unconventional journey to finding hers. Laura is a Lutheran Pastor, who has worked all over the world. Her book Hell Hope on Wheels charts her incredible journey across the US, Europe, and eventually to her faith. Laura wasn’t brought up in a religious household and was even exposed to some elements of faith that she didn’t agree with on her epic journey. 
    In part 1, we’ll be focusing on some of the life events that feature in her book. Join us next time for part 2 of Laura’s interview.
    Resources
    Follow your curiosity, connect, and join our ever-growing community of extraordinary minds.
    CariFree Website
    CariFree on Instagram
    CariFree on Facebook
    CariFree on Pinterest
    CariFree on Twitter
    Dr. Kim Kutsch on LinkedIn

    What's In This Episode
    The moment when Laura’s life changed.Her experience in Brazil that turned her away from faith.Laura’s time in Washington D.C working for a notable political figure.How Laura finally found her faith.

    • 41 min
    21. A Look Back at an Extraordinary Year

    21. A Look Back at an Extraordinary Year

    Welcome to a very special holiday episode of Contrary to Ordinary. Today, we’re taking a look back over some extraordinary conversations from across 2023. The mission of this podcast has been to figure out what makes a person extraordinary. Are they born with it? Can it be taught? Is work/life balance even possible for people who have made extraordinary strides in their careers? 

    Extraordinary people come in many shapes and sizes, but this show has identified a few common traits that they share. They’re usually curious, lifelong learners who love to gain more knowledge. They don’t waste time and don’t sit still for too long. Finally, they don’t do it for the money. They do it to help others and the world. 

    Thank you so much for listening. Contrary to Ordinary will return in 2024 with more extraordinary conversations.

    This episode features the voices of Dr. Rella Christensen, Dr. Doug Young, Machell Hudson, Dr. Philip D. Marsh, Stephanie Staples, Dr. John Kois, and Professor John Featherstone. 

    Resources
    Follow your curiosity, connect, and join our ever-growing community of extraordinary minds.
    CariFree Website
    CariFree on Instagram
    CariFree on Facebook
    CariFree on Pinterest
    CariFree on Twitter
    Dr. Kim Kutsch on LinkedIn

    What's In This Episode
    A comparison of three, very different dental origin storiesSome fantastic advice about following your dreamsA real example of what it means to challenge the status quoExtraordinary people telling their stories

    • 20 min
    20. Dr. Amanda Seay on Adversity and Grace

    20. Dr. Amanda Seay on Adversity and Grace

    People who show grace and poise during stressful times are often compared to a swan drifting across the water. You might not see it, but a lot is going on under the surface to maintain that calm exterior. They rehearse, they plan, and they still get the jitters, even if they are very experienced and talented.
    Today's guest is Dr. Amanda Seay, an accomplished and accredited dentist and private practice owner who also educates through her training organization, imP.R.E.S. After graduating in 2011, Amanda went on to become a mentor and clinical instructor at the Kois Center. This conversation was recorded before the 25th Kois Center Symposium, where Amanda was speaking.
    Amanda’s advice for anyone struggling with self-doubt is that "when someone sees something in you that you don't see in yourself, you need to believe them." She now mentors many early-career women, sharing her lived experience of balancing family and dentistry. As a mother of four kids, she has plenty of advice to share.
    Resources
    Follow your curiosity, connect, and join our ever-growing community of extraordinary minds.
    CariFree Website
    CariFree on Instagram
    CariFree on Facebook
    CariFree on Pinterest
    CariFree on Twitter
    Dr. Kim Kutsch on LinkedIn
    Dr. Amanda Seay on LinkedIn
    imP.R.E.S. Website

    What's In This Episode
    Amanda’s winding path into dentistry Her first, nerve-wracking experience of presenting.What advice does she give to other people trying to balance work and family?Something surprising that not many people know about Amanda.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Embrace The Lead ,

Beautifully curated story telling that I can relate to

The authenticity in this podcast is refreshing. Dr. Kutsch brings out the human experience in his guests in a way that is relatable and inspirational. This podcast allows the solo practitioner to feel less alone. It makes me realize that we all lead extraordinary lives.

Summit loop ,

Inspiring

What a great listen. Insightful and challenging, I am looking forward to more episodes.

Carmen Ohling ,

Excited To Be Exploring The Extraordinary!!

Relentless curiosity… that’s it; the key to an extraordinary life!!! I’m so excited to tune in to this podcast and be inspired by each extraordinary story!!!

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