15 episodes

The Australian Dental Association Victoria Branch brings you the latest news and need-to-know information from the world of dentistry.
- What’s happening now
- What you need to know
- Your questions answered. Email us at comms@adavb.org

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @Ausdentalvic. Visit us at adavb.org

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    • Health & Fitness

The Australian Dental Association Victoria Branch brings you the latest news and need-to-know information from the world of dentistry.
- What’s happening now
- What you need to know
- Your questions answered. Email us at comms@adavb.org

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @Ausdentalvic. Visit us at adavb.org

    Episode 15: Mental health & burnout with Dr Toni Surace

    Episode 15: Mental health & burnout with Dr Toni Surace

    This episode we discuss the very important issue of burnout and mental health with Dr Toni Surace. Toni shares her very personal story of suffering a breakdown, working through issues of perfectionism in dentistry and rebuilding a successful career in practice management and consulting.
    We ask Toni about:
    Her journey in the dental profession The role of perfectionism in dentistry and the negative impacts De-stigmatising mental health Finding career satisfaction outside of clinical dentistry We also talk about an important eviDent Foundation research project investigating stress and burnout in the dental profession. A link to the survey can be found here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dental_burnout
    This episode discusses topics that some listeners might find confronting, including issues related to mental health, depression and suicide. If this raises any concerns for you, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 or Dental Practitioner Support on 1800 377 700

    • 43 min
    Episode 14: Resistance is Useless, with Dr Leanne Teoh

    Episode 14: Resistance is Useless, with Dr Leanne Teoh

    This episode, in the middle of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, we talk to Dr Leanne Teoh, a dual qualified practising dentist and pharmacist about antimicrobial resistance and prescribing.
    We ask Leanne:
    How and why she moved from pharmacy to dentistry The parallels between practising as a pharmacist and a dentist Working as a dental researcher (including a current research project on antibiotic prescribing) The importance of antimicrobial stewardship Antibiotic prescribing in dentistry The impact of COVID-19 on dental prescribing The three Ds – diagnosis, dental treatment and drugs You can find a link to the eviDent Foundation antibiotic prescribing research project survey here: https://www.evident.org.au/research/research-opportunities

    • 26 min
    Episode 13: Top 10 Tips (part 2)

    Episode 13: Top 10 Tips (part 2)

    Top 10 tips for students, new and recent graduates - Part 2.
    Your dental career is a marathon, not a sprint. This episode we follow on from our first 5 tips from last episode to talk about some important tips that focus more on the clinical side of dentistry to help set you up at the start of your career:
    (6) Communication skills
    (7) The importance of good clinical records
    (8) If things go wrong – seeking help
    (9) It’s OK to say ‘I don’t know’
    (10) Looking after yourself – both physically and mentally
     
    Check out more information online at adavb.org/graduates and don’t forget to go back to the previous episode to hear tips 1-5.

    • 21 min
    Episode 12: Top 10 Tips (part 1)

    Episode 12: Top 10 Tips (part 1)

    Top 10 tips for students, new and recent graduates - Part 1.
    Your dental career is a marathon, not a sprint. This episode we talk about some important tips to help set you up at the start of your career:
    Finding a job Interview tips once you’ve found that job Make sure you have a contract, and have it reviewed Don’t be surprised at tax time Invest in yourself with ongoing education Check out more information online at adavb.org/graduates and tune in to the next episode to hear the tips 6-10.

    • 20 min
    Episode 11: The Grand Re-opening (25/10/2021)

    Episode 11: The Grand Re-opening (25/10/2021)

    Melbourne has emerged from lockdown #6, a cumulative 262 days in lockdown. What does this mean for us in dental practice? Join us cover all things re-opening
    What happens if my practice becomes a COVID-19 exposure site? Risk mitigation measures Changing landscape for furlough (isolation) guidance PPE and exposures Mental health & burnout research - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dental_burnout Don’t forget to listen to our previous episodes, particularly episode #9 where we talk to past winners of the BOQS Bursary

    • 30 min
    Episode 10: Bumper Vaccination Episode (11/10/2021)

    Episode 10: Bumper Vaccination Episode (11/10/2021)

    Join us in celebrating our 10th episode as we cover all things vaccination related
    Dr Mark Bowman talks about working in the Victorian COVID-19 vaccination program Mandatory vaccinations – what does it mean for me? Who needs to be vaccinated? What if I don’t get vaccinated? Can I treat unvaccinated patients, or refuse to treat them?  
    Don’t forget to listen to our previous episodes, particularly episode #9 where we talk to past winners of the BOQS Bursary

    • 43 min

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