45 episodes

Are you a pediatric dental resident or an early career pediatric dentist? If you feel like you’re an expert on clinical topics, but want to know more about the ins and outs on how to start in the profession, Newly Erupted is the podcast for you! Join host, Dr. Joel Berg, in AAPD’s newest podcast and learn about topics such as loan repayment, negotiations/contracts, disability insurance, dental student debt options, differing career path perspectives, advocacy and more. Each topic & guest will be decided by a group of residents, so you can be sure the episodes are relevant to you and your career path. Join us every fourth Tuesday for a new episode! For more information on AAPD and other AAPD Podcasts visit the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry website at AAPD.org

Newly Erupted The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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Are you a pediatric dental resident or an early career pediatric dentist? If you feel like you’re an expert on clinical topics, but want to know more about the ins and outs on how to start in the profession, Newly Erupted is the podcast for you! Join host, Dr. Joel Berg, in AAPD’s newest podcast and learn about topics such as loan repayment, negotiations/contracts, disability insurance, dental student debt options, differing career path perspectives, advocacy and more. Each topic & guest will be decided by a group of residents, so you can be sure the episodes are relevant to you and your career path. Join us every fourth Tuesday for a new episode! For more information on AAPD and other AAPD Podcasts visit the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry website at AAPD.org

    Orofacial Myology

    Orofacial Myology

    Newly Erupted host Dr. Joel Berg is joined by Karen Masters, a speech pathologist with almost 40 years of clinical experience related to orofacial myology to discuss orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs), treatment plans, and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Masters specifically delves into the importance of pediatric dentists and dental hygienists being familiar with OMDs and understanding ways to promote individualized care plans. 

    Guest Bio: 

    Karen Masters is a speech pathologist with almost 40 years of clinical experience. Karen attended Ithaca College where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and then Emerson College where she completed her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders. Karen is also a Certified Orofacial Myologist through the IAOM and completed the requirements through NeoHealth Services to be awarded her QOM. Karen quickly realized that signs and symptoms of orofacial myofunctional disorders were seen in many of the patients being treated in her practice and as a result encouraged all the speech therapists working for her to pursue training and all have completed a 28-30 hour course in the assessment and treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. Karen's practice, Chatham Speech and Myo (www.chathamspeechandmyo.com) in Chatham, NJ is thrilled to collaborate with otolaryngologists, orthodontists, dentists, pediatric dentists, oral surgeons, occupational therapists and other speech pathologists to provide the best treatment sequence for the patients they see.

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    • 19 min
    Why Advocacy Matters: How the AAPD PAC Supports Pediatric Dentistry and Children’s Oral Health

    Why Advocacy Matters: How the AAPD PAC Supports Pediatric Dentistry and Children’s Oral Health

    Dr. Cliff Hartmann, Chair of the AAPD Political Action Committee (PAC), joins host Dr. Joel Berg to discuss the mission of the AAPD PAC and the Academy’s legislative priorities. Dr. Hartmann also delves into PAC FAQs, offering a great primer for those who may not be familiar with how political action committees identify and support candidates, who can contribute, and why PACs are so important. 

    Guest Bio: 

    Dr. Cliff Hartmann is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry where he also completed his pediatric dental training. Dr. Hartmann currently serves as Chair of the AAPD Political Action Committee. He is also a Past-Trustee of the Academy and served as President of the Wisconsin Dental Association in 2022.Dr. Cliff Hartmann, Chair of the AAPD Political Action Committee (PAC), joins host Dr. Joel Berg to discuss the mission of the AAPD PAC and the Academy’s legislative priorities. Dr. Hartmann also delves into PAC FAQs, offering a great primer for those who may not be familiar with how political action committees identify and support candidates, who can contribute, and why PACs are so important. 

    Guest Bio: 

    Dr. Cliff Hartmann is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry where he also completed his pediatric dental training. Dr. Hartmann currently serves as Chair of the AAPD Political Action Committee. He is also a Past-Trustee of the Academy and served as President of the Wisconsin Dental Association in 2022.

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    • 21 min
    Facing Your Fears to Succeed in Entrepreneurship

    Facing Your Fears to Succeed in Entrepreneurship

    Building a business doesn’t need to be scary. Dr. Mira Albert chats with host Dr. Joel Berg about entrepreneurship and being strong enough to face your fears. Hear Dr. Albert discuss what drives her as a businessowner, as well as how her choice to pursue an MBA positively impacted her confidence and lessened her fears. She delves into the importance of entrepreneurs identifying their sense of purpose and finding trusted advisors and peers.  

     

    Guest Bio:  

    Dr. Mira Albert founded Brush Pediatric Dentistry in Hinsdale, Illinois in 2011. Brush is a vibrant, growing practice scaling to its second location in the summer of 2024. She works alongside four pediatric dentists and a dynamic support team that together take great pride in providing a compassionate and fun dental experience to the children in their community.  

     

    Dr. Albert is a national spokesperson and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and serves as Trustee and Marketing Chair of The Foundation of the AAPD. Dr. Albert is also a Diplomate and member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She supports her community and many philanthropic and civic organizations both financially and as a volunteer. She also takes great pride in mentoring young women as they follow in her career footsteps. 

     

    Dr. Albert earned her MBA from The Northwestern Kellogg School of Management in 2022. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor's and dental degrees both from the University of Michigan. Dr. Albert attended the University of Illinois in Chicago where she earned her master's degree and diploma in pediatric dentistry. She maintains hospital privileges at The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  

     

    On a personal note, Dr. Albert is married to a general dentist and together they own two general practices in addition to Brush Pediatric Dentistry. She is a busy mom to two very active teenage boys and the family’s sweet dog. Dr. Albert completed the NYC marathon in 2018 and the Chicago marathon in 2019. She’s hung up her running shoes for now, but still enjoys water sports, downhill skiing, traveling with her family and cheering for The Wolverines and from the bleachers of her kids’ teams. Dr. Albert is intensely curious about dental practice integration, developing synergies and continuous improvement of processes within a dental practice in the pursuit of providing optimal pediatric oral healthcare. She hopes to continue growing her brand and meet like-minded pediatric dentists along the way who share her vision and might be interested in joining her team. 

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    • 21 min
    Merging Your Professional and Personal Passions

    Merging Your Professional and Personal Passions

    Pediatric dentist Anna Simonis joins Newly Erupted to discuss how she has successfully woven together her personal interests with her professional work, fostering a sense of balance. She chats with host Dr. Joel Berg about the rewards and challenges of bringing together all facets of who she is as a person – a pediatric dentist, a business owner, a team leader, a spouse, a mom, a singer – and shares how you can utilize your own passions to be the best professional possible. 

    Guest Bio: 

    Anna Simonis, DDS, received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 2002. Prior to her graduate studies, she completed her BA at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey, majoring in Psychology. During her education at Columbia, Anna led her peers as their class president for three years, and she delivered the Salutatorian speech at graduation. Continuing her education, Anna pursued a certificate of Specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where she served as Chief Resident. Her private practice experience as a pediatric dentist began on Long Island and continued in Westchester County and then into Connecticut, where she planted her roots and built her practice, New Canaan Pediatric Dentistry, LLC. She is a proud and active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; American Dental Association; Connecticut State Dental Association; New Canaan Dental Society, which she currently serves as vice president; and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. 

    In her community, Anna currently serves on the boards for New Canaan Cares, The Daycare Center of New Canaan, and The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, as well as volunteers her time with the New Canaan High School Soccer team (her son’s team) and at various school functions. 

    Anna adores spending time with her husband, Dennis, their 16-year-old son, Niko, and, of course, her 5- year-old Goldendoodle, Barkley and most recent addition, Leo, a 4-month-old mini-whoodle. She is an avid reader of various genres and has received her certificate in Health, Wellness and Nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in order to expand and compliment her scope of services.

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    • 20 min
    A Day in the Life with Dr. Elise Sarvas of Mayo Clinic

    A Day in the Life with Dr. Elise Sarvas of Mayo Clinic

    Newly Erupted host Dr. Joel Berg chats with Dr. Elise Sarvas, the first pediatric dentist on staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. As she walks through a day in her life as a hospital-based clinician, Dr. Sarvas discusses the importance of integrated care and the value she finds in working with colleagues in multiple specialties. She also shares her personal experience as a Mayo Clinic, which fostered her desire to join the team and give back to a community that protected her future. 

    Guest Bio: 

    Elise Sarvas, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified pediatric dentist who provides hospital-based care at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Sarvas specializes in the oral health of infants, children, adolescents, and persons with special health care needs. Dr. Sarvas active in organized dentistry and serves as the Minnesota Public Policy Advocate for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also on the executive committee for the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the national organization for all board-certified pediatric dentists. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Oral Health and a pediatric dental advisor to local, national, and international organizations focusing on public health and maternal and child health. Dr. Sarvas is passionate about advocating for social justice reform through a Health-in-All-Policies approach as a means to achieve health equity.

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    • 20 min
    The Advantages of Representation in Pediatric Dentistry

    The Advantages of Representation in Pediatric Dentistry

    Dr. Gisela Bona chats with Dr. Joel Berg about the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) and the importance of representation within the profession. Founded in 1990, the HDA is the leading voice for Hispanic oral health, providing service, education, research, advocacy, and leadership for all healthcare professionals, to promote the overall health of the Hispanic/Latinx and underrepresented communities. Dr. Bona discusses the advantages for professionals of varying cultures, individual experiences, and languages working together to better understand each other and our patient populations.

    Guest Bio:

    Gisela V. Bona DDS, MS, FAAP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and a member of the Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Clinic team at the McGowan Medical School in Houston. Dr. Bona received her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Universidad Autónoma de Honduras in her native country. She completed her Pediatric Dentistry Specialty post-graduate training at Universidad de Chile Escuela de Graduados and earned a MS and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is a diplomate of Board Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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    • 18 min

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