18 episodes

Manuela and Jorge André joined on a podcast to reflect on both challenges and beauty of dentistry as a profession and its impact on one's lifes, hopes and dreams.
Together they try to understand dentists' common struggles and create awareness, communication tools and emotional insights to make dentistry a fulfilling activity while making space for one´s freedom, wonder and creativity in this ride called life.

Soft Bites Podcast Your Life, Your Dentistry

    • Health & Fitness

Manuela and Jorge André joined on a podcast to reflect on both challenges and beauty of dentistry as a profession and its impact on one's lifes, hopes and dreams.
Together they try to understand dentists' common struggles and create awareness, communication tools and emotional insights to make dentistry a fulfilling activity while making space for one´s freedom, wonder and creativity in this ride called life.

    Rock n Roll Dentistry with Dr Jasper Thoolen

    Rock n Roll Dentistry with Dr Jasper Thoolen

    This is a very special episode with Dr. Jasper Thoolen! Jasper has been a dentist since 2016, one of the five founders of the online education movement Karma Dentistry, lecturer in cool dentistry, teacher at several post-doc, key opinion leader and author, musician, philanthropist and so much more.  

    In this episode, Jasper shares why he became a dentist and how he found his passion for dentistry, tells us about the Karma movement and the Karma Tour, and his best tools and advice for creating a life and everyday dentistry practice that lights you up — and as you know, this is crucially important as a dentist. You’ll learn:  

    -  How your values can be expressed in your daily work

     - The courage you need to practice the dentistry you believe in

    - The power of authenticity in dentistry

    - The secrets to work-life balance  

    Listen and discover rock'n'roll dentistry!

    We hope that you'll love to hear it as much as we loved recording it!
    Here are all the links where you can find all the information mentioned in the conversation and connect with Dr Jasper Thoolen:
    Visit Karma Dentistry Website

    Discover the Karma Dentistry Courses and Resources here

    Discover the Karma Tour 2022 here

    Watch the Karma on Tour Video here 

    Karma Dentistry Instagram @karmadentistry

    Dr.Jasper Thoolen Instagram @jtdentistry

    Discover Dr Jasper Thoolen Dental Clinic here.

    Watch the Airborne band documentary "It's All For Rock n Roll" here
    Read about "Start with why" and Simon Sinek work here.

    Read about "The subtle art of not giving a f**k" and Mark Manson here



    Karma Dentistry Founders @Instagram

    Dr. Maarten de Beer @thedentaldutchman

    Dr. Freek Gols Linthorst @dentistrybyfreek
    Dr. Erik-Jan Muts @drs.erikjan
    Dr.Mart Ramaekers @mart_ramaekers


    We would love to hear your thoughts on this. Leave a comment, dm or email us. Your comments and messages will help us to know you and our profession a little better, so that we can offer real value in return. And if you liked it don't forget to leave a review and subscribe to the podcast.  

    Follow us @mindful.dentistry and @andredolf and take a look at our Conscious Leadership Course here https://softbites.online/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Unusual paths in Dentistry: Career options for dentists beyond clinical practice.

    Unusual paths in Dentistry: Career options for dentists beyond clinical practice.

    Working in Dentistry apart from the clinical practice is a reality nowadays. Working as a practising dentist is the most common option, but there are many other career options for dentists that don't always require patient contact.  

    We are the perfect examples of that and that's why we wanted to tell our story and normalize considering pursuing an alternative to better fit your career goals, work preferences and lifestyle needs. As Dentists we are highly qualified professionals (we have to start being our own biggest supporters!) and we can use our education and experience to transition into a related field like education, public health, health literacy, human resources, product development, research, consultants, management or administration. The possibilities are endless.  

    Learning about alternative careers for dentists can help you find the right job for your skills and occupational goals. In this episode, we cover alternative careers in dentistry that you can pursue, with tips on how to change your dental career.    

    And for this one we have a special request: if you are considering continuing in dentistry but on an alternative path or even thinking about changing your career and don't know where to start, reach out. We can help! Just send us a message or an email.  

    We would love to hear your thoughts on this. Leave a comment, dm or email us. Your comments and messages will help us to know you and our profession a little better, so that we can offer real value in return. And if you liked it don't forget to subscribe.  

    Follow us @mindful.dentistry and @andredolf and take a look at our Conscious Leadership Course here https://softbites.online/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Beyond the Clinic with Dr Aalok Y Shukla

    Beyond the Clinic with Dr Aalok Y Shukla

    This is a very special episode with Dr Aalok Y Shukla.
    Dr Aalok Y Shukla is the Co-founder and CEO of Uplift Health whose mission is to enable digital access to dental care for everyone.  Following the sale of his private practice in 2016 he has focused the last 6 years into developing solutions such as the Instant Dentist™ teledentistry platform and Virtuoso aligners to help dentists work more flexibly whilst offering patients a much more inclusive and cost-effective model of care.  He is also the host of Beyond the Clinic a podcast where digital health meets dentistry, and a very good friend of Dr Jorge André Cardoso. 
    During the conversation Dr Aalok told us his journey from medicine to dentistry, and after to create a successful company from scratch focusing on aligners and digital dentistry helping people from all over the world. He also shares his vision on digital dentistry, why he believes  is the future, and  how he sees digital dentistry integration into regular dentistry in the coming years.


    We hope that you'll love to hear it as much as we loved recording it!  
    Here are all the links where you can listen to Beyond the Clinic Podcast and connect with Dr Aalok Y Shukla:  
    Listen on Spotify here
    Listen on Apple Podcasts here
    Website: www.gobeyondtheclinic.com  & https://uplifthome.com  
    Connect on Instagram @virtuosoaligners @aalokyashwant  
    We would love to hear your thoughts on this. Leave a comment, dm or email us. Your comments and messages will help us to know you and our profession a little better, so that we can offer real value in return. And if you liked it don't forget to subscribe the podcast.
    Follow us @mindful.dentistry and @andredolf and take a look at our Conscious Leadership Course here https://softbites.online/

    • 57 min
    Is patient experience more important than staff satisfaction?

    Is patient experience more important than staff satisfaction?

    Season 2 of Soft Bites Podcast is here! 

    In episode 1 of this new season we answer this important question: Who's more important: Your patients or your staff? The idea for this episode came at our Conscious Leadership in Dentistry Course when Jorge André Cardoso was saying his team is the most important thing in his practice. During our conversation we talk about on how that is the foundation for a truly patient cantered dentistry.

    We would love to hear your thoughts on this. Leave a comment, dm or email us. Your comments and messages will help us to know you and our profession a little better, so that we can offer real value in return.

    Stay tuned for season 2. It will come with surprises!  

    Follow us @mindful.dentistry and @andredolf and take a look at our Conscious Leadership Course here https://softbites.online/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The difference between stress and anxiety in dentistry

    The difference between stress and anxiety in dentistry

    On the last episode of the first season of Soft Bites Podcast we discuss stress and anxiety in dentistry.  

    Chances are that you are probably experiencing a little bit of both during your work day, but one may be more overwhelming and distinguishing between anxiety and stress can make a difference.  

    Stress always has a negative connotation in our minds because in dentistry we are daily bombarded with emotional pressure. However, not all stress is bad and not all stress causes anxiety.   

    We would love to hear your thoughts on this. Leave a comment, connect with us in social media or email us directly: mindfuldentistry@gmail.com  

    Your comments and messages will help us to know you and our profession a little better, so that we can offer real value in return. And, if you like it, please subscribe!  

    Stay tuned for season 2. It will come with surprises!  

    All our best,  

    Manuela & Jorge André  

    Take a look at our Conscious Leadership Course here https://softbites.online/   

    Follow us on Instagram @mindful.dentistry & @andredolf.

    • 49 min
    Why dentists don't like to talk about money?

    Why dentists don't like to talk about money?

    As we all know dentistry is special because it’s medical but it’s also commercial. It has the technical component, and it has the human emotional component. And if you just look or focus on one of these (in private dentistry) you will be for sure missing a part. Dentistry is an act of caring and a service.  

    The financial conversation is an important conversation that happen in the dental practice. Yet, so many dentists are uncomfortable discussing fees and payment options with patients, which can impact the way their days and the way they live the profession.  

    In this episode we reflect on some of the reasons for this disconfort and give practical tips to help overcome it with real work situations from everyday dentistry.  

    We would love to hear your thoughts on this. Leave a comment, connect with us in social media or email us directly: mindfuldentistry@gmail.com  

    Your comments and messages will help us to know you and our profession a little better, so that we can offer real value in return. And, if you like it, please subscribe!  

    All our best,  

    Manuela & Jorge André  



    Take a look at our Conscious Leadership Course here https://softbites.online/

    Follow us on Instagram @mindful.dentistry & @andredolf.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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