Tooth or Dare Podcast

Tooth or Dare Podcast

Hold on to your suction, it’s about to get viscous. Irene, aka @Toothlife.Irene, on social media is the first (and only) Canadian Restorative Dental Hygienist with a podcast. Sharing her story surrounding her career, practice ownership, social media and, of course, dental-related content. On Tooth or Dare, she gives mic-dropping solutions to your dental questions and problems as a dental professional. With guests like top hygienists, dentists, researchers, product developers and more, this show has something for everyone interested in oral health and personal and professional development. Peeps say the content is entertaining and educational, packaged with actionable items. a Molar of the story, this is the podcast for you if you want to feel like you’re part of a conversation from the comfort of your own... well, wherever the heck you’re listening. Peace out, peeps, catch you on the flip side.


September 21, 2023 23 mins

I'm thrilled to bring you Part 2 of our captivating interview with Tina Maviryannakis, RRDH, the visionary behind The Smile Room.

This episode is sponsored by our friends at Phillips, and it was recorded live at the Ontario Dental Association meeting in Toronto, live on the trade show floor. Tune in to learn about the technology behind disrupting dental biofilm and the differences between Sonicare toothbrushes and hear some info ab...

Welcome to "Mamba Mentality with Dr. Matt Asaro," the podcast episode where we dive deep into the mindset, strategies, and stories of remarkable individuals who have carved their own paths to success, some of whom Matt identifies with and some, well he disagrees with in the practice of dentistry. 

This episode is sponsored by Designs for Vision, offering a 45-day trial of their loupes to our listeners. No strings attached – if you ...

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Welcome to another insightful episode of the Tooth or Dare Podcast!

In this captivating interview, your host, Irene, sits down with the remarkable Tina Maviryannakis, RRDH, the founder and CEO of The Smile Room. Tina's journey from her early days in Iran to her current role as an influential leader in teledentistry will leave you inspired and informed.

🔗 Listen to our previous podcast with Tina - Episode 66 

🌐 Connect with The Sm...

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@Joycethedentist is back again!

Sponsored by our friends at Designs for Vision and recorded live at the California Dental Association on the trade show floor, that was fun!

Designs for vision is providing a 45-day trial of their loupes to our listeners! No strings attached, don't love the loupes send them back in 45 days for your refund. Here is the link to navigate there.

Tune in t...

Thank you to our sponsor Designs for Vision for hosting us at their booth at the CDA in California! We had a great time recording with our friends and of course talking about loupes and my experience with the Infinity Vue set I just got. 

If you often suffer from neck and back pain while trying to maintain a clear view of your work? Say goodbye to those aches and pains, thanks to our generous sponsor, Designs for Vision! Introducin...

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Who is @SFDENTALNERD, Dr. Brian Baliwas is known on the gram for his punny digs and “read between the lines” posts. Often generating some buzz and perhaps a comment or 100 from our fellow dental professionals. Some love him, others love to hate him and he’s ok with that. Welcome back to this week's episode with the super cool and chill Dr. Baliwas, recovering what we thought was lost footage from a live recording at Voices of Denti...

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In this highly anticipated second instalment of our podcast series, we dive deeper into the fascinating world of Dr. Brian Baliwas, a renowned medical professional and an inspiring individual.

Prepare to be captivated as we uncover the lesser-known aspects of Dr. Baliwas' life, exploring his morning rituals, a typical day in his extraordinary life, and the unique challenges of balancing business and patient care.

Our conversation t...

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How did she do it?

In this captivating episode of the "Hi I'm doctor" Podcast, we had the pleasure of interviewing Irene, a remarkable Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist (RRDH) and entrepreneur. Irene's journey in dental hygiene and her entrepreneurial spirit were at the center of our conversation.

During the interview, Irene shared her inspiring story of how she entered the field of dental hygiene and went on to establish her...

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Why is there so much shame in showing our failures on social media?

In this highly anticipated Part 2 interview, we dive deeper into the world of general dentistry with my incredible guest, Dr. Nekky Jamal. Join me as we continue our captivating conversation with Dr. Jamal, exploring the theme of general dentistry, complicated surgical extractions and mistakes somehow not shared on social media here we uncover valuable insights int...

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In this captivating interview one of the hosts of "Hi I'm Dr. Podcast," I sit down with Dr. Nekky Jamal while he was attending ODA for a very busy few days of lecturing. Nekky is a wonderful human, with great compassion and kindness which becomes clear during the interview as he shares his extraordinary journey from being born and raised in Calgary to moving to Nairobi, Kenya.

Join us as we explore the transformative expe...

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"Businesses are Dynamic Animals" - Perrin DesPortes

Part 2 of our interview series with Perrin truly identifies the brilliant mind Perrin has. How he's become the influential businessman he is and shares some metrics to better understand our businesses. 

Welcome  back to another episode recorded at the Voices of Dentistry Conference, where Irene Iancu interviews Perrin DesPortes, Co-Founder of Polaris Healthcare Partners, sharing h...

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You won't believe this episode!

  • Do you have a dental practice and want to scale?
  • How many locations are too many locations?
  • Can you sell your business to a big distributor?
  • How much money did Perrin burn through attempting to launch an app?

Join Irene Iancu as she interviews Perrin DesPortes, Co-Founder of Polaris Healthcare Partners, at the Voices of Dentistry Conference to hear the answers to all those questions.

In th...

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Welcome to this special episode of my channel, where I bring you an inspiring conversation with Karen Davis, who has a powerful message of resilience and hope. Karen's lecture on making lemonade out of life lemons is a must-watch for anyone who has faced adversity and is looking for ways to cope and thrive.

Interesting questions we discuss:

*Did the Covid-19 vaccines have something to do with her husband's Cancer?

*How to advocate ...

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Welcome to our latest episode of the podcast, where we have the pleasure of interviewing Karen Davis, founder of Cutting Edge Concepts® and a renowned leader in continuing education for dental professionals. Karen has been recognized as a “Leader in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today since 2006, and in 2023, she was awarded the Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award by the Chicago Dental Society.

Thank you to our sp...

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In this cross-promotion episode of "The Dental Marketer" podcast, host Michael Arias sits down with Irene Iancu, a successful dental professional with years of experience in the industry.

The conversation kicks off with Irene sharing her personal journey into the dental field, including the challenges she faced along the way. As the interview continues, Michael delves into Irene's personal life, asking about her past failed relatio...

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Welcome to the show notes and say hello again to another episode with Dr. Timothy Donley DDS MSD, a periodontist and implantologist based in Bowling Green, KY. Dr. Donley is a highly accomplished practitioner with an impressive educational background, including the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University School of Dentistry, and Indiana University for his specialty training. He is an avid researcher, lecturer, and author on...

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On this episode of the Tooth or Dare podcast, I had the pleasure of discussing the innovative Reveal technology joined by Katrina Sanders with Robert Anduze the Northeast Regional Sales Manager at Designs for Vision. In the first 5 minutes of this episode, Robert tells us what to look for, what colour do different bacteria emit and how does this technology actually work?


We recorded this episode in Boston live on the tradeshow f...

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Can $hitt& Employees make great leaders? I asked this live on stage with over 200 people in the audience; how do you think they responded?


Welcome back to the Tooth or Dare podcast, recorded live at the Voices of Dentistry conference in Arizona.

My guest today is ME Irene Iancu, your host and a Registered Restorative Dental hygienist and practice owner; I'll share my journey and insights into leadership. Here's my attempt at the...

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Hold on to your suction; this one is juicy.

In this podcast episode, Katrina shares an incredible story of how she got engaged this past year and opened a wine brand called the Wine Op. Both happen simultaneously and take a considerable amount of time and energy. 

Behind her back, her Lumber boyfriend (you've heard of him a lot by now) is secretly planning an extra special wine launch party...

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Dr. MaryJane Hanlon, RDH, DMD, MBA has an extensive and varied background in the field of dentistry. 


Dr. Hanlon began her career in dentistry at the young age of just 14 years old, supporting her local orthodontist as the “kid” after school who taught children how to brush, polish models and file records. Falling in love with the profession on her first day, Dr. Hanlon’s desire to become...

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