24 April 2023

Downtime with Dental Central

If you have some downtime during tomorrow's public holiday, why not catch up on a raft of Dental Central podcasts?

In the months of March and April, our hosts Emily and Matt interviewed an incredible array of guests - all with something fascinating to share with the Victorian dental community.

Here's a snapshot of what to expect - all episodes can be downloaded here.

Episode 42: Volunteering on ADAVB committees & weekly update NEW

ADAVB committees are an important conduit between members and the Branch and provide valuable insight and advice to the organisation. This episode we talk about the different committees of the ADAVB, what being on a committee entails and how you can help to shape the future direction of the Branch. Nominations are now open to join an ADAVB committee. Visit adavb.org/about/our-people/committees for full details and nominate before 30 June 2023. Emily and Matt also talk about some of the great upcoming CPD events on offer, and the ongoing negotiations for the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement for public sector dentists. 20 mins.

Episode 41 – Brandon Lim on the pathway to specialising

Brandon Lim has packed a lot into his short dental career, and this week Dental Central shares his journey through dental school, into the workforce and back at dental school as a post-graduate student. Brandon talks about: Giving back to the profession in various roles, including President of BOHDS, the Recent Graduates & Students Committee, Continuing Professional Development Committee and Public Dentistry Committee and various volunteering work. Early career roles at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver health care. The decision to specialise and the process of getting into a post-graduate training program. - If you are a dental student or recent graduate looking for some great early career guidance, don’t miss this episode. 37 mins.

Episode 40: Dental Central on the Road

This week Dental Central packed up our recording studio and took a road trip up the Hume and Goulburn Valley Highway to attend the ADAVB Goulburn Valley Group meeting in Mooroopna. It was a great opportunity to hear about some of the issues that dental practitioners are facing in regional, and highlight the important role that these groups play in connecting members and addressing some of the professional isolation that dental practitioners face. Our guests include: Roisin McGrath talking about anxiety in both patients and dental practitioners Warren Shnider (ADAVB President) on the important role groups play in keeping members connected with ADAVB Margaret Tran providing perspectives from a recent graduate practising in regional Victoria Ros Mayne on the support and mentoring that specialists and dentists can provide. 21 mins.

Episode 39: From Madrid to Melbourne with Carolina Perez Rodriguez

Specialist prosthodontist Carolina Perez Rodriguez shares her experience working as a dentist across three countries, the importance of communication skills and the journey to becoming a specialist. Great advice for recent graduates, particularly the role of good mentors at any stage of your career, and learning how to say no to demanding patients. Carolina teaches at the University of Melbourne and is the President of the Australian Prosthodontic Society Victoria Branch, and brings a wealth of experience to this discussion.

Episode 38: World Oral Health Day 2023

This World Oral Health Day we talk about what World Oral Health Day means for Emily and Matt, and dive into the emerging problem of e-cigarettes and oral health. And a reminder that it’s Mouthguard March, remember the mportance of wearing a mouthguard for you and your patients.23 mins.

Episode 37: Ray Khong on Volunteering, Opera Singing, and Onions

‘Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.’ That sums up Ray Khong, our guest this episode on Dental Central. Ray is a big proponent of taking his dental knowledge and expertise on the road to help people in places such as Peru, Cambodia and the Solomon Islands, and hopefully his story will inspire you to consider volunteering too. Plus we learn about the importance of work-life balance, which for Ray is not just volunteering, but also opera singing and undertaking further study in health law. Join us as we peel back the layers. 28 mins.