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An entertaining professional development podcast for dental students. As future dentists and hygienists, you receive excellent education and training at dental school...but what happens after you graduate? How do you prepare now for your future dental career? Heartland Dental is the leading dental support organization in the dental industry. We support you in every step of your career. As part of that mission, we created this podcast. Topics include all aspects of professional development, leadership, and entrepreneurship as well as the practical skills needed to start and run a successful dental practice. Every other week, we feature engaging conversations with dentists, hygienists, and leaders in the dental industry.

Impactful Wisdom - Helpful Strategies For A Successful Dental Career Cathy Telles, Vincent Battles and Amanda Rochlen and the Heartland Dental Campus Team

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

An entertaining professional development podcast for dental students. As future dentists and hygienists, you receive excellent education and training at dental school...but what happens after you graduate? How do you prepare now for your future dental career? Heartland Dental is the leading dental support organization in the dental industry. We support you in every step of your career. As part of that mission, we created this podcast. Topics include all aspects of professional development, leadership, and entrepreneurship as well as the practical skills needed to start and run a successful dental practice. Every other week, we feature engaging conversations with dentists, hygienists, and leaders in the dental industry.

    Career Opportunities as a Dental Hygiene Professional

    Career Opportunities as a Dental Hygiene Professional

    We're joined by two individuals who are at different spectrums of the dental hygiene journey.

    Kandyce M. A’see, RDH, MS is an Associate Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at Augusta University. She is the Senior Clinic Coordinator and teaches Theory and Practice III as well as Practice Management and Ethics. Kandyce earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from South Carolina State University in 2002. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2007 and her Master of Science in Allied Health with a concentration in Dental Hygiene in 2011 from the Medical College of Georgia. In addition to her full-time career, Kandyce has a loving family including her husband, 2 sons, and a daughter due this May.

    David Diggs is a native of Loganville, GA, and a senior Dental Hygiene student attending Augusta University. David is the Class of 2021 Vice President for the Student American Dental Hygiene Association Augusta University chapter. David's goal is to make his patients comfortable and educate them as much as he can so they can lead happier and healthier lives. 

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    Get your FREE STUDENT GUIDE: 10 Ways To Prepare For A Successful Dental Career.

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    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast
    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast

    Communicating To Succeed | Dr. William Bloink

    Communicating To Succeed | Dr. William Bloink

    Dr. William Bloink joins the Impactful Wisdom Podcast this week for a sit-down with Amanda for a discussion on the importance of good communication. Dr. Bloink talks about how good communication doesn't just help you succeed professionally but also personally,  explain what Attack vs. Build Messages are and how you can take control of what message your sending, and provides awesome advice on how you can start working on your communication skills right now while you navigate school.

    Get your FREE STUDENT GUIDE: 10 Ways To Prepare For A Successful Dental Career.

    Connect with us at ImpactfulWisdomPodcast.com.


    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast
    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast

    International Dental Student Success

    International Dental Student Success

    The untapped students - International students.  We talk about the opportunity for students from out of the country and how to get through the International student process successfully!

    Want to be on the Impactful Wisdom Podcast?  Call or Text (312) 544-0718 now for your chance to be featured on an upcoming episode of the podcast. Submit topic ideas, ask questions and share with us any interesting student opportunities or initiatives in which you are involved. We want to hear from YOU, our listeners on the topics most important to YOU! Looking forward to hearing your ideas, listeners!

    Register to win $5000!
    Hey Class of 2021’s, future dental hygienists, and recent graduates. Heartland Dental has an exciting opportunity for you! Come join us virtually on Saturday, May 1st for Heartland Dental’s SPARK, a student leadership summit exclusively for Dental Hygiene students. Visit our website at heartland.com/students to register to attend and learn more about this opportunity and how you can earn five thousand dollars! 
    Get your FREE STUDENT GUIDE: 10 Ways To Prepare For A Successful Dental Career.

    Connect with us at ImpactfulWisdomPodcast.com.
    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast
    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast

    Diversity in Dentistry

    Diversity in Dentistry

    The death of George Floyd, during the summer of 2020, sparked and in some cases reignited the conversation about diversity. Dr. Leonard Badger, DDS, FAGD, DICOI, and Taylor Jackson are two advocates on the topic of diversity.  Both discuss their opinions, experiences insights on diversity including suggestions on how to become an ally.

    Dr. Badger is a valued consultant, faculty member, and speaker for Align Technologies, the manufacturer of Invisalign® clear aligners. He is a highly respected national and international dental speaker and lecturer on numerous topics highlighted by advanced dental techniques, communication, and emerging technologies.

    Taylor Jackson is a graduate of Fisk University, from the rolling hills of Georgia. She is currently a 3rd-year dental student at Meharry Medical College. Ms. Jackson hosts and produces The Occlusal Table Podcast with her two classmates. The podcast first launched in August of 2019 and has since then uplifted the mission to Empower, Educate and Elevate underrepresented oral healthcare professionals through entertainment.

    Get your FREE STUDENT GUIDE: 10 Ways To Prepare For A Successful Dental Career.

    Connect with us at ImpactfulWisdomPodcast.com.
    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast
    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast

    Achieving Balance | Upping Your Time Management Game with Charles Buchanan

    Achieving Balance | Upping Your Time Management Game with Charles Buchanan

    Juggling a lot of plates in the air? How do you keep school, extra-curricular activities, family, and life balanced out? In today's episode, you'll get answers to these questions and more from ASDA District 10's Trustee, Charles Buchanan on how he juggles life as a dental student.

    Get your FREE STUDENT GUIDE: 10 Ways To Prepare For A Successful Dental Career.

    Connect with us at ImpactfulWisdomPodcast.com.
    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast
    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast

    The Future of Mentorship

    The Future of Mentorship

    Student Doctors, Tyler Brown and Tyrell Fridie of Future DDS stop by the Impactful Wisdom Podcast, as well as our very own Mentor Doctor, Dr. Gregory Cohen to talk about the importance of mentorship. We first hear from Tyrell and Tyler who talk about how Future DDS came to be, why mentorship is so important to them, and how they have been able to mentor hundreds of students through their online platform while still being in school. Later on in the episode, we are joined by Dr. Cohen and discuss his own journey from being a mentee to his current role as a Doctor Mentor in his region. We also dive deep into the lessons he learned from his own mentor and what his own philosophy is now as he mentors and teaches others.

    Get your FREE STUDENT GUIDE: 10 Ways To Prepare For A Successful Dental Career.

    Connect with us at ImpactfulWisdomPodcast.com.


    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast
    Call or Text (312) 544-0718 to be on the podcast

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

ericgge1971 ,

Every Other Toothday!

Amanda, Cathy and Vincent are amazing leaders for the Dental Industry and great advocates for up and coming dentists and hygienists! I love this campus team of Heartland Dental - the most respected DSO in the industry!

MisterG572 ,

Impactful wisdom delivers impactful knowledge

An incredibly talented and experienced group offering real career advice to people who actually desire to practice dentistry. There is no better way to be ready for interviews than to hear from the people
Who contribute to making the hiring decisions. A listen well worth the the time!

Impactful Wisdom Fan ,

Innovative and exactly what the dental community needs

I’m excited to have this podcast available to dental and hygiene students, resident doctors and new professionals in the dental community!

Heartland Dental is always in the forefront of innovation and I’m excited about this podcast!

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