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Dental Realist Podcast

The Dental Realist Podcast is unlike any other dental podcast. As three practicing dentists we have learned many things that we wish we'd known before dental school graduation, and we are here to give future, new, and veteran dentists the help they need to have a more enjoyable career.
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Dec 24, 2020

On Episode 54, we discuss how we handle certain situations that arise in dentistry. How would we handle...:

-...a patient asking to trade services? 

-...a patient asking for a discount?

-...being pressured to perform a specialty procedure? 

-...a patient bankruptcy? 

We discuss these scenarios and much, much more!

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Nov 20, 2020

On Episode 53 we welcome retired dentist Dr. Howard Trotter to the Dental Realist Podcast to discuss all aspects of his 42-year career. 

-Why did he choose a career in dentistry and would he do it again? 

-What was the biggest change in dentistry during his career? 

-How did he make dentistry enjoyable daily? 

-What advice does he have for dealing with stress? 

-What did he do with each patient that made his career so successful? 

-Also, a convict escapes custody during a dental appointment. 

Join us as we gain important career perspective with Dr. Howard Trotter!

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Oct 28, 2020

On this In-between-isode, Ryder talks about The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. Star Wars is one of Ryder's passions outside of dentistry and would love you to join him for this bite-sized episode of the Dental Realist Podcast.

Disclaimer: No Jawas were harmed in the recording of this podcast. 

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Oct 4, 2020

It has been six months since the ADA and local governments told dental offices to shut down temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Episode 52 we discuss if that was the right decision, how it affected dental offices in the short term, how it is still affecting practices, and much more. We start the show talking about our favorite seasons of the year and end it with an exciting announcement. We would be honored if you would join us!

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Aug 27, 2020

On Episode 51 we welcome Randon Jensen, practice transition consultant with CTC Associates, to the Dental Realist Podcast to discuss all aspects of practice transitions. 

-Is practice ownership still an attractive option for dentists? 

-What is the profile of a first-time buyer? 

-When is the right time to sell? 

-What is important when applying for a practice loan? 

-Mr. Jensen also walks us through the selling and buying processes.

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Jul 30, 2020

**Note: There is a bit of an audio technical difficulty for the first 5 minutes but clears up after that.**

On Episode 50 we welcome back Brian Trecek, Director of Admissions at Marquette University School of Dentistry, to discuss all aspects of dental school and the dental school application process in the midst of the pandemic. 

-How will dental school be different this year? 

-Has the application process changed during the pandemic? 

-What makes a strong dental school applicant? 

-Has the pandemic affected the number of dental school applications? 

We discuss these topics and much, much more with Mr. Trecek. Don't miss out on this valuable information!
 

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Jun 24, 2020

Imposter Syndrome is the persistent inability to believe that one's success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved. It can affect people in any profession, including dentistry. On Episode 49 we discuss what Imposter Syndrome is, how it can affect dentists, and what can be done to manage it. 

We start the show by discussing our favorite bands and musicians and we would love for you to join us!

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May 22, 2020

Most dentists are back to work, but how has Covid-19 affected the everyday operations of dental offices? On Episode 48 we discuss:

-How we felt going back to full-time dentistry.

-The extra precautions we're taking.

-Our least favorite pandemic phrases. 

-A variety of news topics.

We start the episode by discussing our favorite movies of all time. We'd love you to join us on this unprecedented episode as we try to return to the new normal. 

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Mar 27, 2020

Even though most dentists are only allowed to treat emergency patients right now, there are still some ways to stay positive and also tackle some necessary projects at the office. We discuss some ways to find positivity during this stressful time as well as continuing to be productive even when patient treatment is not an option. 

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Mar 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of life and is now having a profound effect on dentistry. On Episode 46 we discuss:

-The ADA's recommendations for dental practices

-How dentists are coping during this crisis

-How the virus has changed every day practice

-The effect the virus is having on dental students

We also talk about Dr. Neff's television debut and much, much more. This is a stressful time for dentists and students. We'll get through it together. 

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Feb 26, 2020

On Episode 45 we talk with Benjamin Tuinei to discuss how dentists can fight against low insurance reimbursements. Mr. Tuinei is the founder and CEO of Veritas Dental Resources and host of The Navigating Dental Insurance Podcast. We cover a variety of topics, including: 

-How to negotiate higher reimbursements.

-How to know when to drop an insurance plan. 

-How to communicate with patients when dropping an insurance plan. 

We also discuss how dentistry got to this point with insurance and what is being done on a national level to improve the situation. 

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Feb 21, 2020

Clinical board exam time is one of the most stressful periods during dental school. On Episode 44 we discuss how to best prepare for boards in the weeks and days prior. We also relive some of our memories from our boards and discuss some ideas to improve board exams for dental students. We start Episode 43 by answering a listener question and discussing our favorite soda pop. 

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Jan 19, 2020

Choosing which job to pursue after dental school can be one of the dental student's most important decisions. On Episode 43 we discuss our individual stories for getting started after dental school, when dental students should start researching job opportunities, who to contact first, and what we would look for in an associate or practice purchaser. We start Episode 43 by discussing our favorite candy. We would be honored if you would join us!

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