20 episodes

A raw discussion about women in dentistry

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A raw discussion about women in dentistry

    3 Stories, 3 Women, 3 Dentists

    3 Stories, 3 Women, 3 Dentists

    Episode 20: Join us for a unique episode where we share the stage with three of our colleagues; Drs. Deshpande, Dua Makkar and Weir. These three dentists and authors have banded together to share their experiences about writing as healthcare professionals. Each of them brings a unique perspective to life around dentistry. They hope for every listener to get immense value from listening to their journey.  Now, this episode is pulled off of a Facebook Live so there may be references to those listening at the time. 
     

    Dr. Sampada Deshpande is a foreign trained dentist based in San Francisco Bay Area. Author of the book, Persevering, Sampada earned a DDS in 2018 from the University of Washington. She is a recipient of the ADA 10 under 10, AGD 10 to Watch honor and Howard Memorial Award. In her book, she shares a step-by-step checklist for all international dentists to follow when preparing to move to North America for advanced training and licensure. The only of its kind, Persevering also navigates work opportunities, and features interviews of foreign trained dentists who are now settled in the US & Canada. You can reach her for speaking opportunities by visiting her website www.sampadadeshpandedds.com.
    The book, Life Interrupted, Dr. Dua’s Survival Guide is written by Dr. Parul Dua Makkar’s late brother, Dr. Manu Dua. He wrote this book as he battled the last stages of Oral Cancer at the age of 34. ‘Manu wrote at a time when his world fell apart and he welcomed death. Instead of taking a negative outlook, as he went through multiple treatments alone and long hospital stays in isolation, he decided to impart his wise words to the world,’ says Parul. Dr. Parul Dua Makkar is a practicing general dentist in NY. After obtaining her DDS from University of Oklahoma, she practiced in Canada before moving to NY where she also completed a GPR at Staten Island University Hospital. Parul currently resides in Long Island and can be reached at parul_dua@yahoo.com or on Facebook/Instagram @pdmfamilydental. 
     
     
    Dr. Yvette Weir is a Howard University graduate with over twenty years of experience in general dentistry with the underserved population of Maryland. She has lived in several countries and practiced dentistry and taught English in West Africa and had a small radio show and a children’s business in Latin America. Her current passions include speaking, writing and leadership ventures through her Retreat and Event business - Wild at Heart. Her book, Relationship Playbook for Women: 7 Questions for You and Your Soulmate, is a guide for professional women and men who are looking to find, evaluate and connect with a person for a satisfying long term relationship. Yvette can be reached via IG: Audaciousretreats | Flowdoc21 | Fitveganblogger and through her facebook page: Wild Heart21.
     
    UPDATE on the story of the foreign trained dentist who was applying to dental school after a 15 year hiatus...SHE GOT IN!

     

    • 54 min
    Working Moms: Juggling Life and Our Love of Dentistry

    Working Moms: Juggling Life and Our Love of Dentistry

    A conversation with Dr. Kate Quinlin and Dr. Vladana Babcic about juggling life, motherhood, and being partners in their multispecialty practice. Dr. Quinlin, a board certified periodontist, and Dr. Babcic, a board certified endodontist have built an amazing career in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.  The model of their practice is focused on interdisciplinary care through team based treatment planning.  They have not only achieved success in their career but also as mothers and wives.  Juggling life as full time clinicians, managing their practice, directing Seattle Study Club and motherhood is not an easy feat.  As working moms, we break down how life really is trying to "do it all."

    • 37 min
    Episode 18: Spinal Hygiene for Dentists

    Episode 18: Spinal Hygiene for Dentists

    In this episode Dr. Shivani and Dr. Priyanka are joined by guest Dr. Nardine Bekhit for a conversation on chiropractic medicine, entrepreneurship, and motherhood. Nardine shares a strategy for dentists to maintain spinal health and reduce chronic pain, all from a chiropractor's perspective. She has a talent for educating and empowering patients, and has been increasing her impact with the use of social media. We discuss the challenges of wearing so many hats and playing the role of doctor, entrepreneur, and mother. One thing we love about Nardine is her courage to break the mold of being a traditional clinician and following her instinct for innovative ideas. Listen to the end for some raw advice on becoming a mother. This was a wonderful conversation!
     
    Dr. Nardine Bekhit is a chiropractor and new mom in Ottawa, Canada. As a musculoskeletal health expert, she has a special interest in helping dental professionals provide care without having to sacrifice their muscle and joint health in the process. She creates content on Instagram (@curlychiro) to disseminate ergonomic and exercise information in fun and creative ways and is passionate about educating and empowering patients with the tools they need to better their health. 

     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Life Interrupted, Part 2

    Life Interrupted, Part 2

    In this 2nd part, Shivani discusses grief, life purpose, and the precious lessons of mortality with Parul.
    If you or anyone you know is dealing with grief, the loss of a loved one, or a terminal diagnosis, this episode may be difficult to hear, but also exactly what you need to hear. We are always here to support our listeners with one on one discussions and/or providing further resources.
     
    Resources:
    Link to Dr. Manu Dua’s articles in Dental Town: https://www.dentaltown.com/magazine/author/1331/dr-manu-dua
    Link to the book Life Interrupted: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Interrupted-Duas-Survival-Guide/dp/1736058711 
    Link to Dr. Parul Makkar’s instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pdmfamilydental/ 

    • 52 min
    Life Interrupted, Part1

    Life Interrupted, Part1

    In these next two episodes, Dr. Shivani interviews guest speaker Dr. Parul Dua Makkar, who recently lost her brother to oral cancer. Parul's brother, Dr. Manu Dua, passed away in March 2021 at the young age of 34. Manu was a general dentist and practice owner in Calgary, Alberta. Manu also had a strong passion for writing, and before he passed he began writing journal entries which would later be published by Parul in the book "Life Interrupted." We highly encourage all of our listeners to read this book! In this podcast episode, Parul opens up about Manu's diagnosis, treatment, and the life lessons he imparted. 
     
    Dr. Parul Dua Makkar obtained her BSc in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from University of Central Oklahoma in 1999, her DDS from University of Oklahoma in 2003. She worked in Calgary, AB for a few years before moving to New York. She then completed her GPR Residency at Staten Island University Hospital. She is currently in private practice in Long Island, NY, where she resides with her husband and two boys that keep her quite entertained.
     

    Resources:
    Link to Dr. Manu Dua’s articles in Dental Town: https://www.dentaltown.com/magazine/author/1331/dr-manu-dua
    Link to the book Life Interrupted: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Interrupted-Duas-Survival-Guide/dp/1736058711 
    Link to Dr. Parul Makkar’s instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pdmfamilydental/ 

    • 49 min
    My Mission for Wellness in Dentistry

    My Mission for Wellness in Dentistry

     In this episode, Shivani opens up about her background, where she is from, and her pathway into dentistry. She discusses the life experiences that have helped form her sense of purpose in this profession, and her mission to help other dentists build their own wellness practices. It is important to Shivani to redefine what it means to be a dentist and to encourage others that a consistent wellness practice will not only prevent mental and physical burnout, but also cultivate more joy and peace in your life. She also talks about her recent life transitions abroad and out of clinical dentistry, and the challenges that have come along with this transition.
     
    Dr. Shivani Kamodia Barto joined MLAUH in 2020 as a co-host after discovering her passion for empowering others through the power of storytelling. She is passionate about wellness and sustainability, and bringing her passions into the profession of dentistry.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

dr.deshpande ,

So glad I found this!

This is a much needed podcast in dentistry. We need more women to share their experiences openly and honestly. As a new dentist, listening to real stories like yours, will help know what is possible. Thank you so much Priyanka!

Dr. Shivasana ,

Real, raw conversations with high impact knowledge!

Dr. Patel has done an amazing job of bringing on guests who have so much valuable to share. She asks many intelligent questions, while also sharing her own nuggets along the way. It is refreshing to hear women in dentistry represents in such a realistic way!

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