43 episodes

The Dental Realist Podcast is unlike any other dental podcast. As three practicing dentists we have learned many things that we wish we'd known before dental school graduation, and we are here to give future, new, and veteran dentists the help they need to have a more enjoyable career.

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The Dental Realist Podcast is unlike any other dental podcast. As three practicing dentists we have learned many things that we wish we'd known before dental school graduation, and we are here to give future, new, and veteran dentists the help they need to have a more enjoyable career.

    Episode 43 - Deciding on a Job After Dental School

    Episode 43 - Deciding on a Job After Dental School

    Choosing which job to pursue after dental school can be one of the dental student's most important decisions. On Episode 43 we discuss our individual stories for getting started after dental school, when dental students should start researching job opportunities, who to contact first, and what we would look for in an associate or practice purchaser. We start Episode 43 by discussing our favorite candy. We would be honored if you would join us!

    • 40 min
    Episode 42 - Holiday Bonuses for the Dental Team

    Episode 42 - Holiday Bonuses for the Dental Team

    The dental team is one of the most important assets of an enjoyable dental career. During the holidays the dental team is usually given a bonus of some kind, but how do you know how much to give each team member? And how do you scale back if your practice has had a slow year? What do you do if you staff begins to expect a bigger bonus each year? And what kind of gift is appropriate for dentists who work in corporate offices. We discuss this and much, much more on Episode 42 of the Dental Realist Podcast!

    • 44 min
    Episode 41-Helping Private Practices Stay Competitive

    Episode 41-Helping Private Practices Stay Competitive

    With the cost of running a dental practice getting more expensive, the rise of DSOs, & the changing dental marketplace how do private practice dentists stay competitive? To help dentists & future dentists navigate their careers during these changing times, we are joined by Caleb Carter of the Ion Dental Group. We discuss smart technology purchases, what challenges private practice dentists are facing now and will face in the future, how private practices can thrive in the current environment, & more.

    • 46 min
    Episode 40 - Burnout in Dentistry

    Episode 40 - Burnout in Dentistry

    Burnout in dentistry has become a hot-button issue in recent years with more and more dentists being willing to admit they have experienced moderate to severe stress at some point in their careers. 

    How is burnout defined? 

    How does burnout manifest itself? 

    How can it affect a dentist's personal and professional life? 

    What can be done to deal with burnout when it comes? 

    We answer these questions and many more on Episode 40 of the Dental Realist Podcast. 

    • 52 min
    Episode 39 - Challenging Patients and Diagnoses

    Episode 39 - Challenging Patients and Diagnoses

    Every dentist encounters patients who have oral hygiene issues that are difficult to diagnose and questions that may not have clear-cut answers. Also, some patients claim to have immaculate oral hygiene home care, but still get cavities and want to know why. 

    What are the best ways to deal with these patients? 

    Is "I don't know" an acceptable answer? 

    What is the dentist's responsibility and the patient's? 

    We discuss these topics and much more on Episode 39. 

    • 44 min
    Episode 38 - How Decisions in Dentistry Impact Your Life

    Episode 38 - How Decisions in Dentistry Impact Your Life

    Decisions during your dental career are some of the most important you will make throughout your life. From deciding to go to dental school to deciding where to practice, decisions in dentistry can impact your life for years to come.

    What should be considered before making these major decisions? 

    How do you decide between career opportunity and lifestyle location if the two aren't aligned? 

    What kind of career movement is available in dentistry? 

    We discuss this and much more on Episode 38.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

Ben Fischl ,

Love the candor about dentistry!

This has been the most helpful resource I’ve found in learning about the reality of dentistry... although it hasn’t swayed me away from wanting to change my course and pursue dentistry, it’s definitely given me a more sober understanding of what is to come. Thanks for everything, fellas!

TKane24 ,

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

This podcast is fantastic for any dentist, dental student, pre-dental student, and anyone interested in learning more about the behind the scenes of being a dentist. The guys are very entertaining to listen to and always provide applicable knowledge based on their experience.

Cccccccc0713 ,

Honest and hilarious!

This is the side of dentistry not many people like to talk about, or a desperate dentist-wannabe just chooses not to hear. As a new dentist listening to this, I’m nodding my head to almost everything! The hosts are honest while not losing their sense of humor on such dreadful topics. This is so therapeutic and I’m addicted. Highly recommended!

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