9 episodes

Join oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) resident Marcus Hwang as he explores important conversations about OMS ranging from topics including the future of OMS, advances in technology, business strategies, and much more.

Marcus Hwang received his DDS from the University of Washington and is continuing his education in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Oregon Health & Science University.

Let's Talk Oral Surgery Marcus Hwang

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 17 Ratings

Join oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) resident Marcus Hwang as he explores important conversations about OMS ranging from topics including the future of OMS, advances in technology, business strategies, and much more.

Marcus Hwang received his DDS from the University of Washington and is continuing his education in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Oregon Health & Science University.

    009 - How to Future-proof Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with Dr. Srinivasa Chandra

    009 - How to Future-proof Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with Dr. Srinivasa Chandra

    Marcus Hwang discusses the future of OMS training with Dr. Srinivasa Chandra. They try to answer the question "how do you future-proof your learning?". Does your specific profession mean anything anymore or is the future of healthcare based on the chief complaint? Patients are more knowledgeable now, but they still present with a chief complaint of "my jaw is too small" or "I'm missing a lower molar". Patients rarely present to a provider and say "I need an oral surgeon" or "I need an interventional radiologist". The question is this. What matters more: the scope defined by your profession or the specific problems you can solve with your specific skills?



    Dr. Chandra is currently an associate professor of surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He finished his dental training at Manipal University College of Dental Surgery in Manglalore, India before finishing his OMS residency in Bangalore, India. He obtained his medical degree from the St. George's University School of Medicine in London, United Kingdom. Upon arriving to the United States, Chandra was trained in OMS again at the University of Nebraska Medical center. He then completed a fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery and microvascular reconstruction at the University of Florida College of Medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Rui Fernandes.



    To contact Dr. Srinivasa Chandra, send him a message at srinirchandra4@gmail.com.



    For questions, comments, suggestions, or collaborations email letstalkoralsurgery@gmail.com

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstalkoralsurgery/

    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letstalkoralsurgery



    DISCLAIMER

    All views expressed on this show and the following episodes belong to the host or the guests and do not represent the opinions of any entity.



    © 2020 Marcus Hwang All Rights Reserved

    • 1 hr 1 min
    008 - The Transition from Residency to Workforce with Dr. Sohaib Soliman

    008 - The Transition from Residency to Workforce with Dr. Sohaib Soliman

    Chief resident Sohaib Soliman shares his experience in transitioning from his final years of residency at the University of Buffalo to private practice. He shares his insight on what to look for when scouting out practice locations, questions to ask during interviews, and the topics to focus on during residency to prepare you for the workforce. He shares the importance in taking ownership in your work during residency, as it will prepare you for leadership in the private practice setting.



    You can find him on Instagram:

    @egyptiansurgeon



    For questions, comments, or suggestions, please email letstalkoralsurgery@gmail.com

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstalkoralsurgery/

    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letstalkoralsurgery



    DISCLAIMER

    All views expressed on this show and the following episodes belong to the host or the guests and do not represent the opinions of any entity.



    © 2020 Marcus Hwang All Rights Reserved

    • 1 hr 2 min
    007 - Who are the Women in OMFS with Dr. Anderson, Donnelly, Linnebur

    007 - Who are the Women in OMFS with Dr. Anderson, Donnelly, Linnebur

    Marcus Hwang and his three guests have an important conversation about the challenges women face when entering OMS. They dissect the question on why there are so few women in OMS, discuss various factors that deter women from applying into the surgical specialty, and methods to bring more awareness to this issue. The 2021 Women in OMFS Symposium hosted by the University of Michigan is on March 5th and 6th, 2021. Head over to register and join in on the conversation.



    Articles referenced in this episode:

    Eden, Natalie. How Will Women Shape the Future of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

    Hardouin, Scott. Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young vascular surgeons. Society for Vascular Surgery. 2019 (REDACTED)

    Risser, Marjorie. Women in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Factors Affecting Career Choices, Attitudes, and Practice Characteristics. JOMS. 1996

    Rostami, Farzaneh. Male perception of women in oral and maxillofacial surgery. JOMS. 2014



    You can find them on Instagram:

    @women_in_omfs

    @anderson_md_dms

    @loriadonne

    @alexislinneburdmd



    For questions, comments, or suggestions, please email letstalkoralsurgery@gmail.com

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstalkoralsurgery/

    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letstalkoralsurgery



    DISCLAIMER

    All views expressed on this show and the following episodes belong to the host or the guests and do not represent the opinions of any entity.



    © 2020 Marcus Hwang All Rights Reserved

    • 56 min
    006 - Part 1: What is the History of Ambulatory Surgery Centers for OMS with Dr. Jeffrey Carter

    006 - Part 1: What is the History of Ambulatory Surgery Centers for OMS with Dr. Jeffrey Carter

    Marcus Hwang explores Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) in a two-part series with Dr. Jeffrey Carter. In Part 1, they focus on the history of ASCs in the United States and its relevance to OMS. They explore insurance reimbursement changes that affected the scope of practice, trend of orthognathic surgery in ASCs, the relevance of the payer mix, and much more. Stay tuned for Part 2, as the two delve into the specifics on building ASCs and Dr. Carter's tips and tricks from his experience establishing such practices over his career.



    Dr. Carter obtained his DMD from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and trained in OMFS at Vanderbilt University.



    The host makes a mistake towards the end of the episode when he comments that the Oregon Medicaid covers orthognathic surgery for patient's undergoing gender affirmation surgery. This is incorrect. The more correct statement is that it is being advocated for Oregon Medicaid to cover facial surgeries for those experiencing gender dysphoria. Fortunately, some third party payers that traditionally did not cover orthognathic surgery began to cover facial feminization/masculinization surgery. But it is crucial for OMS that orthognathic surgery is included in that language. The host regrets making this mistake, but left this misstep in the episode to introduce potential strategies going forward for insurance coverage for OMS procedures.



    Articles referenced in this episode:

    Carter J, Mohammad A. Building Nonhospital-Based Platforms for Ambulatory Orthognathic Surgery: Facility, Anesthesia, and Price Considerations. JOMS. 2009.



    To contact Dr. Jeffrey Carter, send him a message at jbc@carterinc.com



    For questions, comments, or suggestions, please email letstalkoralsurgery@gmail.com

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstalkoralsurgery/

    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letstalkoralsurgery



    DISCLAIMER

    All views expressed on this show and the following episodes belong to the host or the guests and do not represent the opinions of any entity.



    © 2020 Marcus Hwang All Rights Reserved

    • 1 hr 9 min
    005 - How to Manage Student Loans as an OMS with Rob Bertman

    005 - How to Manage Student Loans as an OMS with Rob Bertman

    Marcus Hwang explores student loan management with Rob Bertman, a senior consultant for Student Loan Planner. SLP consults with learners who have six-figure student debts and helps individualize payment plans. Knowing how to manage your student loans is crucial to minimize the amount of total capital and interest you pay over your career. What should I do as I transition from dental school to residency? What is the difference between PAYE versus REPAYE? Do OMS qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness? What should I do as I transition from dental school to residency?



    Articles referenced in this episode:

    Oral Surgeon: Is This Career Path Worth the Student Debt? 



    To contact Rob Bertman, find him on Student Loan Planner.



    For questions, comments, or suggestions, please email letstalkoralsurgery@gmail.com

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstalkoralsurgery/

    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letstalkoralsurgery



    DISCLAIMER

    All views expressed on this show and the following episodes belong to the host or the guests and do not represent the opinions of any entity.



    © 2020 Marcus Hwang All Rights Reserved

    • 1 hr 5 min
    004 - Match Day 2021 during COVID with Dr. Danielle Ploussard

    004 - Match Day 2021 during COVID with Dr. Danielle Ploussard

    Congratulations to all those who went through the interview season this year. It was tough and confusing for everyone, especially with the COVID pandemic and the web-interview adaptations. Marcus Hwang briefly explores several options for those of you who received unfavorable news this Match season then continues the discussion about the Post-Match with today's guest.



    Dr. Danielle Ploussard is a OMS R3 at the OHSU Department of OMS. She did her dental education at the UCLA School of Dentistry, GPR at the University of Washington, a non-categorical OMS internship at the UCLA Department of OMS. She did not match on Match Day, but successfully continued her residency career through the Post-Match.



    Again, congratulations for those entering OMS. And for those who didn't this year, continue on and best of luck. We are rooting for you!



    To connect with Dr. Ploussard, find her on instagram @dplouss



    For questions, comments, or suggestions, please email letstalkoralsurgery@gmail.com

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstalkoralsurgery/

    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letstalkoralsurgery



    DISCLAIMER

    All views expressed on this show and the following episodes belong to the host or the guests and do not represent the opinions of any entity.



    © 2020 Marcus Hwang All Rights Reserved

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

keriN12345 ,

More topics

Marcus, let’s get some additional controversial topics. Like VSP vs. Traditional model planning for orthognathic. Nice job.

Dr.Critical ,

Great!

Great podcast and really informative! My only note is that the audio quality could be slightly improved. Otherwise it’s fantastic!

marcisimo12345 ,

Residency

Very informative and helpful as a resident

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

Jay Shetty
Scicomm Media
Dr. Mark Hyman
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes
Scicomm Media
Rob Dial and Kast Media

You Might Also Like

Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon
OralMaxFax Podcast
NPR
The New York Times