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Episode 44: Dental sleep medicine with Andrew Gikas
In this episode of Dental Central we explore the important topic of dental sleep medicine with expert Andrew Gikas. With sleep problems becoming more prevalent and leading to a range of health problems, dental practitioners have an important role to play as part of a multidisciplinary team in identifying and referring patients with sleep problems. Andrew talks about some of the questions to ask patients, signs to look for and some of the treatment options. He also talks about furthering your education including the option of a Fellowship in Dental Sleep Medicine with the Australasian Sleep Association.
Episode 43: Jesse Liang
Podcaster, musician, former urban planner and dentist. Jesse Liang has had a less than traditional path into the dental profession, and we learn how he has used this diverse background to shape the clinician that he is now. Jesse talks about the importance of communication skills, balancing the art and science of dentistry and his experiences working in both corporate and private practice. We also find out how Jesse made his dad TikTok famous.
Episode 42: Volunteering on ADAVB committees & weekly update
ADAVB committees are an important conduit between members and the Branch and provide valuable insight and advice to the organisation. This episode we talk about the different committees of the ADAVB, what being on a committee entails and how you can help to shape the future direction of the Branch. Nominations are now open to join an ADAVB committee. Visit adavb.org/about/our-people/committees for full details and nominate before 30 June 2023.
Emily and Matt also talk about some of the great upcoming CPD events on offer, and the ongoing negotiations for the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement for public sector dentists.
Episode 41 – Brandon Lim on the pathway to specialising
Brandon Lim has packed a lot into his short dental career, and this week Dental Central shares his journey through dental school, into the workforce and back at dental school as a post-graduate student. Brandon talks about:
Giving back to the profession in various roles, including President of BOHDS, the Recent Graduates & Students Committee, Continuing Professional Development Committee and Public Dentistry Committee and various volunteering work. Early career roles at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver health care. The decision to specialise and the process of getting into a post-graduate training program. - If you are a dental student or recent graduate looking for some great early career guidance, don’t miss this episode.
Episode 40: Dental Central on the Road
This week Dental Central packed up our recording studio and took a road trip up the Hume and Goulburn Valley Highway to attend the ADAVB Goulburn Valley Group meeting in Mooroopna. It was a great opportunity to hear about some of the issues that dental practitioners are facing in regional, and highlight the important role that these groups play in connecting members and addressing some of the professional isolation that dental practitioners face. Our guests include:
Roisin McGrath talking about anxiety in both patients and dental practitioners Warren Shnider (ADAVB President) on the important role groups play in keeping members connected with ADAVB Margaret Tran providing perspectives from a recent graduate practising in regional Victoria Ros Mayne on the support and mentoring that specialists and dentists can provide
Episode 39: From Madrid to Melbourne with Carolina Perez Rodriguez
Specialist prosthodontist Carolina Perez Rodriguez shares her experience working as a dentist across three countries, the importance of communication skills and the journey to becoming a specialist. Great advice for recent graduates, particularly the role of good mentors at any stage of your career, and learning how to say no to demanding patients. Carolina teaches at the University of Melbourne and is the President of the Australian Prosthodontic Society Victoria Branch, and brings a wealth of experience to this discussion.