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Beyond the Mouth: ADA's practice podcast
American Dental Association
Dentistry is the fun part; running a practice and all that life throws at you can be a challenge. ADA’s Dr. Betsy Shapiro chats with a diverse group of people who can help.
Dec 11, 2019
#16 Leadership through Advocacy: Get Started Advocating for Public Health and Dentistry
Tooth Talk co-hosts Peter Aiello and Sarah Milligan explain why dentists are ideal advocates for public health. They offer advice on starting at the local government level and how to work your way up.
Nov 27, 2019
#15 Geriatric Dentistry: How One Dentist Treats a Growing Population
Dr. Joy Poskozim chats about her efforts treating the geriatric population, and the nuts and bolts on weaving those patients into her practice.
Nov 13, 2019
#14 The Burnout Episode
Drs. Bill Claytor and Jim Willey share their years of experience and research on dentist burnout. From systemic factors to individual indicators, they explain the need to create a healthy practice environment and preserve the doctor-patient relationship.
Oct 30, 2019
#13 Know Your Numbers: How to Apply for a Practice Loan
Kirk Dewart of BMO Harris pulls back the curtain on the practice loan application process, and how it's more important to track your credit than your debt.
Oct 16, 2019
#12 Practice with Your Head and Heart
Dr. Katie Vincer Sears shares her experiences volunteering in Africa and how she handled being away from her practice.
Oct 2, 2019
#11 Dental Benefits Superhero Part 2: In-office Dental Plans
ADA staffer Dennis McHugh works on members' dental benefits issues at the ADA. In his second appearance on the show, Dennis discusses the pros and cons of in-office dental plans.
Sep 18, 2019
#10 Stranger Things and Great Info in Your Dental Library
Heidi Nickisch Duggan, director of the ADA Library & Archives talks about the resources and treasures the ADA Library holds, from the highly useful to the strangely fascinating.
Sep 4, 2019
#9 Dr. Chad P. Gehani: A Path to Presidency
Dr. Chad Gehani, the American Dental Association's 156th President, reflects on his career and tells us why he wants to be a "servant leader."
Apr 24, 2019
#8 The Dental Hiring Challenge
Let’s get off the hiring speedway. In this episode we speak with Ginny Hegarty, who says hiring well is less of a race and more like a three-hour tour. Ginny explains how hiring slowly and following a process will help you secure the right staff.
Apr 10, 2019
#7 Contracts 101: Before You Get In, Know How to Get Out
In this episode we speak with Jeffrey Fraum, one of the ADA's lawyers. Jeff gives a brief tutorial on what to look for in exit clauses and auto renews, so that you know exactly what you're getting into before you sign on the dotted line.
Mar 27, 2019
#6 Transitioning Out of the Military
In this episode we speak with Dr. Julia Mikell about her career path from military service to private practice, and what her years of service taught her about dentistry.
Mar 13, 2019
#5 How to Be Your Own Dental Benefits Superhero
In this episode, Dennis McHugh describes his experience in helping ADA member dentists solve their own dental benefits issues. From crowns to COB to covered/non-covered services, Dennis dives into the common problems his team hears about every day, and where they have seen successes.
Feb 27, 2019
#4 It's a Wellness Revolution
In this episode we speak with Dr. Emelia Sam about her path towards mindfulness and developing a foundation of compassion. From her perspective as an oral surgeon, educator, and caring human being, she shares her personal journey, instilling mindful behaviors in her students and helping her patients feel most comfortable when under her care.
Feb 13, 2019
#3 What I Learned About Myself in Dental School
Can one person really do it all? In this episode we speak with Dr. Erinne Kennedy about her brand of work-life balance and how mentoring has helped her along the way. She describes how she dealt with burnout, and what she learned inside and outside the four walls of dental school.
Jan 30, 2019
#2 Parental Leave: Do I Get It? Do I Have to Give It?
ADA legal counsel Cathryn Albrecht discusses family leave in dental offices. What rights do owner dentists have? What rights are reserved for staff? What's the best approach to keep both sides respectful and happy?
Jan 16, 2019
#1 I Just Opened a New Dental Office! What Now?
We speak with two dentists who opened new practices in the last year, one in California and the other in New Jersey. They tell it to us straight, this is what it’s really like to open a new office.