Dental Sound Bites™

Dental Sound Bites™

Dental Sound Bites is an ADA podcast created for dentists, by dentists. Join our hosts, representing different paths in their careers, for real talk on dentistry’s daily wins and sticky situations. Tune in to benefit from the wisdom of your peers and share some laughs along the way. Come for the camaraderie, stay for insightful discussions with leading experts from our industry and beyond.

Episodes

February 13, 2024 26 mins

Whether you're in job search mode or looking to start fresh, learn how to manage the big challenges like relocating your practice, your license and your life. What you need to know before you make your next career move.

Special Guests: Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh, and Dr. Kafi Charles

For more information, show notes and transcripts visit https://www.ada.org/podcast

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Feeling frustrated about contracts and fees? Don’t know how to break up with your provider? We’re bringing in experts with tips to help you become a negotiating pro!

Special Guests: Dr. Christopher Bulnes and Dr. Sara Stuefen

For more information, show notes and transcripts visit https://www.ada.org/podcast

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An episode that’s all about giving back. Hear from dentists making an impact locally, nationally, and globally, and discover how service not only sharpens your skills but also strengthens our entire profession.

Special Guest: Dr. Rubin Sorrell II

For more information, show notes and transcripts visit https://www.ada.org/podc...

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January 2, 2024 44 mins

A look at the top challenges and trends for dentists in 2024. Dr. Marko Vujicic, chief economist and vice president of the ADA Health Policy Institute, shares industry predictions to help you prepare for what's coming.

Special Guest: Dr. Marko Vujicic

For more information, show notes and transcripts visit https://www.ada.org/podcast

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Join us as we explore the fine line between being great at what we do and taking perfectionism a little too far. It’s no secret that dentists are perfectionists - in school, in our jobs, in our lives. We’re talking about the pressures we put on ourselves, how that pressure impacts our mental health, and strategies for fighting the urge to pursue perfection.

Special Guest: Dr. Erick Block

Featured Guest: Dr...

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November 28, 2023 38 mins

Dr. Mina Ghorbani joins us to dive into the fascinating world of AI and dentistry. We're taking a look at the new applications and innovations shaping the industry today and the advancements we can look forward to in the future.

Special Guest: Dr. Mina Ghorbanifarajzadeh

For more information, show notes and transcripts visit https://www.ada.org/podcast

 

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November 14, 2023 28 mins

No one likes to talk about their student loan debt, but we’re doing it anyway! We’ve brought in a debt expert to guide us through the latest student debt policy updates, repayment strategies and resources to help you crush your debt and get on with your life.

Special Guests: Shafa Nathani, ASDA President 2023-24,  and Janet Fields, Laurel Road

For more information, show notes and transcripts v...

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October 31, 2023 33 mins

Every dentist has a tale that haunts them, whether it’s a ghoulish case, a ghosting patient or just an awkward interaction that made us want to scream. In this special Halloween episode, taped live at SmileCon 2023 in Orlando, we’re confronting those difficult (and sometimes scary) situations and discussing how we handled them, what we might have done differently and what we’ve learned. Dim the lights, grab your favori...

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October 17, 2023 34 mins

We all fail sometimes. In this episode, we’re sharing our failures - big and small - and celebrating the things they taught us. Grab your party hats: It’s time for a Fail-ebration!

Special Guest: Dr. Jarod Johnson

Featured Guest: Dr. Julie Spaniel

For more information, show notes and transcripts visit https://www.ada.org/podcast

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October 3, 2023 1 min

Dental Sound Bites is an ADA podcast created for dentists, by dentists. Join our hosts, representing different paths in their careers, for real talk on dentistry’s daily wins and sticky situations. Tune in to benefit from the wisdom of your peers and share some laughs along the way. Come for the camaraderie, stay for insightful discussions with leading experts from our industry and beyond.

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July 25, 2023 35 mins

We get to ask a lot of questions on this show, but now the tables have turned! In our last episode of Season 2, we’re answering listener questions about dental school, mentorship, and our favorite lessons from this season!

For more information, show notes and transcripts visit https://www.ada.org/podcast

 

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Where do you go for answers when you have a tough clinical question? We’re getting an inside look at cutting-edge testing, new recommendations and inventions from the ADA Science and Research Institute (ADASRI) that will change the way you practice.

Plus, we’ll hear the answers to the questions dentists ask the ADA’s science team most frequently – about pregnancy, antibiotics, teledentistry and more. We’ll also talk about how you –...

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June 27, 2023 30 mins

Some big life changes are planned, and others seem to come out of nowhere. Even with our best laid plans, we may have to pivot. In this episode, we’re talking with an employment law expert about what you can do to prepare for live changes like parental leave and disability, and the programs, legislation and regulations that may be available to help you. Tune in for insights and advice to help you take control of your f...

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Episode Description: Our career pathways conversation continues! We’re looking at how to navigate the dental practice market. From buying your own practice to joining a DSO, we’ll hear from dentists who have gone through it, and learn more about the ins and outs of these career pathways in dentistry. 


Special Guest:
 Dr. Simon Wu

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How did you decide which direction you wanted your dental career to take?

Solo owner, small group practice, DSO?

A medical setting or a Federally Qualified Health Center?

Faculty or Military?

So many practice options! Where do you start?

Join us in the first of a two part dental career exploration as we talk to dentists who chose different paths, and dig deeper into how those choices fit their career inter...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We know that dentistry can be a demanding profession with long hours, high stress levels and the pressure to provide top-quality care to patients. But taking care of your own needs is just as important as taking care of your patients. Join our expert guest, Dr. Diana Dill, licensed coach and consulting psychologist for the ADA Wellness Ambassadors program, to discuss stress management, self-car...

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In this episode, we’ll guide you through strategies to manage sticky communication situations in the dental office. We’ll explore practical strategies and way to improve communication skills to achieve a positive outcome for all involved.

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We had such a great time with this topic in season one that we wanted more! We’re talking awkward, strange, sticky situations with patients or peers in the dental office. We’ll dive into the stories, and the strategies on how to stay professional and compassionate in challenging situations, how to set boundaries, and ensure safety for all.

Special Guests: Dr. Ste...

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April 4, 2023 31 mins

In an ADA Dental Sound Bites first, we’re joining forces with our sister podcast, “Tooth Talk,” and diving into all thing’s advocacy: what it is, what it does and how it’s changing the profession. Plus- we explore five simple ways you can get involved right now.

Special Guests: Sarah Milligan and P...

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January 17, 2023 27 mins

The ADA's resident dental insurance experts are here to share billing guidance, resources for contract support and insight on how the big ballot win with Massachusetts's "Question 2" could shake up the insurance game nationwide. Special Guests: Dr. Sara Stuefen, and Dennis McHugh, ADA’s manager of third-party payer advocacy.

For more information, show notes and transcripts visit https://www.ada.org/publications/dental-sound-bites

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