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.
Dental School Insight w/ Melissa Drab
On Episode 60, we welcome Melissa Drab, fourth-year dental student at Marquette University, to The Dental Realist Podcast. We discuss a variety of dental school topics including:
-High and lows of dental school
-A day in the life of a dental student
-How Covid-19 has changed dental school
-Student loan debt
-What is most exciting about life after dental school
We also try to get Dr. Neff into a MUSoD musical. We would be honored if you would join us!
Throughout our careers all dentists will see failing dentistry and even have our own work fail eventually. But what if it was treatment that was performed recently by us or another dentist? How should those situations be communicated to patients and even to a patient's previous dentist, if necessary? And what if you suspect there has been a case of over-diagnosis or over-treatment? We discuss all of this and much more on Episode 59.
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
As an associate, how do you know when you are in a good situation or when it is time to make a change? On Episode 58, we respond to a listener email regarding their associateship and if a buy-in opportunity is a good idea.
-How important is work schedule?
-Will stresses be increased or reduced with ownership?
-What if associate and owner practice philosophies conflict?
We also discuss a dental office taboo topic at the end of the episode.
Life in a dental office can be stressful and learning how to deal with that stress on a daily basis can make the difference in a dental career. On Episode 57, we discuss the ways we have learned to deal with stress. We also talk about how we decide to add new treatment options to our practices.
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Questions to Ask Before Joining a Practice
Before joining or purchasing a practice there are some important questions that need to be asked and answered. On Episode 56, we discuss some of the questions we wish we'd had asked before we started working in or purchasing our practices. We also talk about how to handle situations when a patient talks badly about a previous dentist and much more.
ADA Past-President Dr. Jeff Cole
On Episode 55, we are joined by Dr. Jeff Cole, former president of the American Dental Association. We get Dr. Cole's unique perspective on many important topics, including:
-The rising cost of dental school education.
-Advice for new and future dentists.
-The Current state and future outlook of dentistry.
-The importance of organized dentistry.
We cover these topics and much, much more with Dr. Cole. We would be honored if you would join us.
By far one of the best podcasts I have. Inspiring firsthand accounts of the ins and outs of daily life as a dentist. With a sprinkle of humor....(okay maybe a gallon of humor 🙂)
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!
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.