The Dental Up Podcast

The Dental Up Podcast

Most dental podcasts are dentists talking to dentists about why they are so awesome. That’s gucci, but enough already. Listen to stories about dentists personal and professional lives. Their best day and worst day as a dentist. Their best and worst first date. Their best and worst employee. Always looking to provide some levity in a profession as demanding as dentistry.

Episodes

September 27, 2022 35 min
On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome to the podcast Dr. Eric Smorch and Dr. Kevin Maeda!  Dr. Eric Smorch grew up in S.E. Michigan, about 30 mins south of downtown Detroit. Family is very important to him, being the 3rd sibling of 4, and having 4 nephews/nieces. He's a diehard sports fan/geek, specifically Detroit teams, and wanted to be professional MLB player as a kid. Having done his Undergrad studies at Gran...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome to the podcast Dr. Nazila Bidabadi! As the chief cosmetic dentist at Soft Touch Dentistry, Dr. Bidabadi’s reputation for dental excellence has earned her a position as a clinical instructor at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, which she has held now for over a decade. Her cosmetic dentistry expertise has entrusted her to evaluate each Harvard dental student before...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome to the podcast Dr. Michael A. Miyasaki! Michael A. Miyasaki, DDS, is a 1987 graduate of USC's School of Dentistry and practices general dentistry in Sacramento, California. He considers his practice a typical family practice and often sees three generations of families. He also lectures internationally on restorative materials and techniques, endodontics, orthodontics, dental...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome to the podcast the CEO of Vista Apex Materials, Scott Lamerand! After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, Scott joined Bisco as a research chemist. At the time, Bisco was a small dental material’s company leading the market in dental adhesives, where he not only was exposed to the science behind restorative dental materials but also the commercialization process...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome back to the podcast Dr. Don Fowkes! Having done over 60,000 restorations with Keating Dental Lab, Dr. Fowkes is back to share his knowledge, expertise, and stories with the Dental Up crowd. Be sure to check out the first time he was on by visiting ! In this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, you will hear about: - How Dr. Fowkes found Keating Dental Lab, and his method for choosin...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we have a very special episode celebrating the 60th birthday of Keating Dental Lab's President & CEO, Shaun Keating, CDT as well as the 20 Year Anniversary of Keating Dental Lab! Shaun founded Keating Dental Lab in 2002, one of the biggest dental laboratories in America today. Established to improve industry standards for quality of craftsmanship and customer service, the dream real...
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August 16, 2022 25 min
On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we recorded onsite at the 2022 AGD Show in Orlando Florida live with Dr. Eric Wong, MAGD! Dr. Wong is a graduate of University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and was in private practice in Sacramento, CA for 20 years.  He is currently a supervising dentist at CSP Solano, where he has worked for 11 years after retiring from private practice.  He is currently the Divisio...
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August 9, 2022 15 min
On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we recorded onsite at the 2022 AGD Show in Orlando Florida live with Dr. Merlin P. Ohmer, MAGD! Dr. Ohmer, a native of Thibodaux, LA, graduated from Nicholls State University in 1975 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. He then earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1979 from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. After graduation, he spent three years on active dut...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome Dr. Chethan Chetty! Dr. Chethan Chetty joined the family practice in 2000. He attended  and earned a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Kinesiology in 1996. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the  in 2000. Dr. Chetty received his Fellowship in the  (FAGD) in 2012, and completed his Masters in the AGD in 2017. Dr. Chetty believes in life-long learning and is committed t...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome Dr. Chethan Chetty! Dr. Chethan Chetty joined the family practice in 2000. He attended  and earned a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Kinesiology in 1996. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the  in 2000. Dr. Chetty received his Fellowship in the  (FAGD) in 2012, and completed his Masters in the AGD in 2017. Dr. Chetty believes in life-long learning and is committed t...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome Dr. Mike Masella! Dr. Mike graduated from UMDNJ (now Rutgers University) dental school in 2005, where he met his wife, oral surgeon Lindsay Scoggins, DMD. They have two young boys, Tyler and Shane. In his spare time, Dr. Mike’s love of sports keeps him busy coaching various sports teams in the community, including 13 years at Caldwell High School. In fact, he says that had he not...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome Dr. Tracy Taddey! Following in the footsteps of her grandfather and father, Dr. Taddey obtained her B.A. from New York University, and is a third generation dentist. She graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry  in 1998. Dr. Taddey began her career at Elle Magazine in New York City as a Beauty and Fashion Editor. Researching health issues for articles spar...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we meet with Dr. Beth Herko! After receiving her Master's in Public Health at New York Medical College, Dr. Herko went on to graduate from New York University with her DDS in 2006. One of Dr. Herko’s favorite things about practicing dentistry is that no day is the same. She’s always meeting new patients, listening to their stories, and understanding their unique histories and needs. For...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we sit down with Keating Dental Lab's very own Metals Department Manager, Jeff Sugimura! As a CDT of 36 years, 7 of which with Keating, Jeff shares his expertise and knowledge with the Dental Up crowd! In this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, you will hear about: - How Jeff got into the field as well as his first job - Working in a big lab vs. a small lab - What are some things to look...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we welcome to the podcast Dr. Perry Joiner! Dr. Joiner is a Georgia native and received his Bachelors in Finance from the University of Georgia. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Joiner has practiced dentistry around the country learning the latest techniques in implant, sedation, and general dentistry. He has ea...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast we welcome back to the podcast Dr. Deanna Thomas! Deanna Thomas, DMD, graduated from Penn State University with her BS before going on to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine for her dental degree. Dr. Thomas went on to serve in the U.S. Navy and Pennsylvania National Guard for 21 years before retiring from service in January 2016. Passionate about continuing education, Dr....
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast we interview the father-son duo, Dr. Cary Limberakis and Dr. Jonathan Limberakis. Since 1980, Dr. Cary J. Limberakis has been working in southeastern Montgomery and Bucks Counties to provide the best dental care for his patients. His experience in dentistry, commitment to continuing education and genuine concern for his patients result in healthy smiles for young and old alike. Dr. Cary was ...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast we interview the father-son duo, Dr. Cary Limberakis and Dr. Jonathan Limberakis. Since 1980, Dr. Cary J. Limberakis has been working in southeastern Montgomery and Bucks Counties to provide the best dental care for his patients. His experience in dentistry, commitment to continuing education and genuine concern for his patients result in healthy smiles for young and old alike. Dr. Cary was ...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast we meet with Dr. Brett Wells, Founder and CEO of DentalHQ. Dr. Brett Wells runs a five-office group practice based in Raleigh, NC, where he also created DentalHQ, because self-administering his membership plan became too cumbersome and existing platforms are just not good enough. A native North Carolinian, Dr. Wells bleeds the teal and black of his hometown Carolina Panthers. He's a cons...
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On this episode of the Dental Up Podcast, we interview the acclaimed Dr. Alan Kaplan, known for his kindness, generosity, and world-class technique, onsite at Keating Dental Lab! Dr. Kaplan graduated from the University of Florida's College of Dentistry in 1976, where he made history as the first student in the state of Florida to do a clinical procedure on a live patient. After retiring from his practice, he became a faculty m...
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