25 minutes | May 9, 2023
Have you heard of EPAs?
Welcome to the May Pedo Teeth Talk! This month’s podcast focuses on resident education and assessments.Delivering safe and effective patient care begins with education, especially during residency. Joining us today on the podcast is Dr. Jennifer Cully, a board-certified pediatric dentist, talks about a new strategy for resident assessments. Introducing the topic of EntrustableProfessional Activities (EPAs), Dr. Cully explains how trust, competencies, and defining the core tasks of pediatric dentistry can be integrated into EPAs to make sure graduating pediatric dental residents are ready to provide unsupervised care. References for this podcast and for more information on EPAs: Cully JL, Schwartz SB. Pediatric dentistry residency program directors’ assessment techniques. Pediatr Dent. 2022; 44(1): 38-44. Cully JL, Schwartz SB, Quinonez R, Martini A, Klein M, Schumacher DJ. Development of Entrustable Professional Activities for Post-Doctorate Pediatric Dentistry. J Dent Educ. 2023; 87: 6 - 17. tenCate O. Nuts and bolts of entrustable professional activities. J Graduate Med Educ. 2013:157-158. Bio: Name: Jennifer Cully, DMD MEd Education: B.S., The College of William & Mary D.M.D., New Jersey Dental School Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Children’s National Hospital M.Ed., University of Cincinnati Current practice: Full-time faculty Areas of interest: Education, curriculum development and assessment; interprofessional collaboration; prevention; hospital dentistry; dental trauma Fun fact: Played Division 1 Lacrosse
25 minutes | Apr 11, 2023
Cariology Update – hear/learn from our Expert, Dr. Fontana
Tune in to one of our favorite guests, Dr. Margherita Fontana as she updates us on the core of a pediatric dentist’s science-base pertinent to clinical practice based cariology. Hear her philosophy and strategies for primary and secondary prevention, as well as an update on the important focus on reductions of disparities and inequities in caries experience. Get updated on an important NIH funded clinical trial involving SDF. Learn that sealants remain one of the best things going for prevention and arrest of decay. Hear the latest on risk assessment and caries lesion detection. All of this and more. Tune in! Bio: Margherita Fontana (DDS, PhD) is the Clifford Nelson Endowed Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics at University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She is Director of the Global Initiatives Program in Oral and Craniofacial Health at the School of Dentistry. She is currently co-director of Cariology courses, and cariology discipline co-coordinator at UM. As a principal investigator, she has received research grants from NIH, CMS, foundations and industry. She was the 2007-2008 President of the Cariology Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the 2010-2011 Chair of the Cariology Section of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), and the 2016-2020 President of the American Academy of Cariology. She is currently the 2021-2023 Vice-President of the European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA),and has been Co-Chair of the Alliance for Cavity Free Future (ACFF) Canada-US Chapter since 2015.
26 minutes | Mar 14, 2023
“Is There Really a Shortage of Drugs We Most Often Need?”
Listen to this intriguing and informative podcast with Dr. Amy Dunleavy, pharmacist at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Hear how Amy ended up taking a job as a full-time pharmacist at a dental school, and what role she plays in a variety of things from dental education, dispensing drugs and shaping policy. She tells us about the various supply chain issues over the past period and how shortages have evolved. You will also learn of the business of compounding – the idea that drugs can be mixed to a provider’s specifications. Amy is an expert in this arena and talks to us about various exciting areas of compounding and its importance to dentistry. Learn about mail order drugs and how this will shape the future of healthcare. Tune in to hear Dr. Dunleavy. Bio Dr. Amy Dunleavy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa. Dr. Dunleavy graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2020. After graduating from the University of Iowa Dr. Dunleavy completed a residency in a community-based pharmacy at Osterhaus Pharmacy in Maquoketa, IA. Dr. Dunleavy joined the University of Iowa College of Dentistry faculty in May 2022 as a clinical pharmacist. In her role she is responsible for managing the in-house Dental Pharmacy and teaching pharmacology to the dental students and residents.
26 minutes | Feb 14, 2023
A Wonderful Career Practicing Pediatric Dentistry and Now a Professional Photographer
Listen to this enlightening podcast with colleague Dr. Jed Best as he shares his passion for photography. You will learn of the similarity between dentistry and photography, as well as what got Jed interested in photography. Learn how photography can motivate ones perfection of another art (and science), and learn how to constantly and continuously engage in self-improvement through the work. Listen to Jed discuss his travels around the world, and how photography has taught him about cultures, perspective and nature. Bio: By day, he was a practicing pediatric dentist for over 41 years. Jed is Board certified and is on the faculty at Case Western Reserve, Columbia University, and the University of Alabama, Birmingham. His primary academic interest is light curing and restorative materials in pediatric dentistry. He has always had a keen interest in technology, glass ionomers, and resin-modified glass ionomers, in particular. However, Dr. Best is a passionate photographer 24/7. While we was always interested in photography, the introduction of digital catapulted his passion, becoming an obsession. It is as if he has an internal need to photograph, and now always carries a camera. As a self-described techno-geek, digital allowed both his right and left brains to work together which allowed him to express himself. Jed’s vision was now only confined by his heart, head, and eyes. Digital photography allowed him to unleash his imagination of the world no longer bound by the limitations of a commercial lab. Photography has allowed Jed to share his vision by self-publishing several books. He has traveled to Africa, Cuba, and, uniquely, to both poles. The book that displayed those images is called “My Bipolar Experience.”
23 minutes | Jan 10, 2023
Trouble getting your patients into the Hospital OR? Help is on the way!
With pandemic creating focus on the long-term problem gaining access to hospital ORs to treat our most vulnerable patients under general anesthesia, the AAPD, Julie and her team helped identify the specific coding challenges and reimbursement limits that are at the heart of this problem, primarily affecting children covered by Medicaid. Starting this year, Julie serves as the Government Affairs representative for the Academy, advocating for our membership’s interests in Washington DC. This year, Julie was named as one of Capitol Hill’s top lobbyists (thehill.com), recognized for leveraging her expertise and connections to make a difference in the nation’s capital. Listen to this exciting, information and important podcast and be inspired! Bio: Julie Allen is a Principal at the Washington, DC-based Government Affairs and Law firm Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville. She has had a long career in dental policy, working as Manager of Legislative and Regulatory Policy for the ADA for many years. Julie then has consulted for dentistry over the years, helping to address implementation of Obama Care and the essential health benefit requirements. In 2020, Julie started working with the AAPD and broader dental community to help support dentistry’s efforts to address the challenges dentists face with operating room access for complex dental surgical procedures – today’s topic.
26 minutes | Dec 13, 2022
The Future of Dental Insurance
Think you know what’s ahead regarding of compensation, quality etc. in the dental world? Maybe not. Listen in to this enlightening podcast with Mary Lee Conicella, Chief DentalOfficer of CVS Heath. Hear her speak about innovative work that will improve oral health and shape the way we all practice. Bio: As Aetna’s chief dental officer, Dr. Conicella drives clinical innovation that engages members, delivers superior health, and improves cost through integration. As an Aetna leader, she focuses on creating a work environment that inspires collaboration, high performance, and continuous quality improvement. Partnering with Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, she has authored numerous abstracts and articles related to the impact dental care has on overall health. The first of these resulted in the development of Aetna's groundbreaking Dental-Medical Integration program. As a member of Aetna’s Medical Affairs Team, she ensures alignment of clinical programs across Aetna to enhance member experience in all areas of healthcare delivery. Aside from her work at Aetna, she sits on the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) Board of Directors and the New York University College of Dentistry Dean’s Strategic Advisory Council. Her professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the National Dental Association’s Corporate Round Table. She’s worked with the NDA for over a decade to develop and support inter-professional programs in cities across America and most recently co-authored an article, “The Aetna-NDA Partnership for Achieving Racial and Ethnic Health Equity” published in both the American Journal of Public Health and in the book, "Oral Health in America" (January 2019 APHA Press.) https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-lee-conicella-1485203
22 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
JADA Editor in Chief Tell Us What He Sees in the Science World Ahead
Tune in to Dr. Tim Wright as he shares his vision of where the science of the dental profession is headed. A pediatric dentist clinician, teacher, author, and scientist, hear Dr. Wright describe the exciting future of published literature reflecting the growing boy of science affecting the way our profession will function in the years ahead. Bio: Tim Wright received his DDS degree from West Virginia University and completed his Pediatric Dentistry training and Master of Science Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently is the Bawden Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Public Health at The Adams School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he has also served as Pediatric Dentistry Department Chair and Department of Endodontics Interim Chair. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, and a Past President of the American Association of Dental Research. He has Chaired the Counsel of Scientific Affairs for the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, edited two textbooks and authored 24 text chapters. Dr. Wright is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Dental Association. https://www.linkedin.com/in/wright-tim-a14455110
27 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities
For most of healthcare training, our clinical learning experiences take place in clinic and/or hospital settings. Yet, at the same time, evidence shows that most of health improvement is a result of behaviors that occur at home, by the patient. Without a greater understanding of the challenges faced in achieving health improvement through patients’ at home behavioral changes, we cannot achieve the desired goal our expert counseling in maximizing outcomes. For patients with special needs and/or disabilities, this challenge becomes even greater. You will be inspired in learning from Matthew Weed; a scholar, a person with special needs and with disabilities, an engaging keynote speaker, and a patient who wants to help us help him. Bio: www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-weed-08a72412 Dr. Weed is a totally blind and very brittle type I diabetic three-time Yale graduate, including his Ph.D. in Genetics earned in 2004. He also has master’s degrees earned at Princeton and Harvard. During his dissertation work he was an informal adviser on international policy on embryonic stem cell and human cloning research to the Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health. After six years of post-doctoral work in bio ethics and medical education at Yale Dr. Weed became the Interim Associate Director of The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s $150 million Wisconsin Institute for Discovery which he helped launch in 2010-2012. Matthew co-created one of the first methods for making electronic text available to the blind in 1990. He has worked with, and mentored, hundreds of student volunteer caregivers, many of whom are now in careers in healthcare and health policy. He is working with people at a variety of institutions to find cost-effective ways to lower the barriers to millions of elderly and disabled Americans’ ability to live independently and productively. Matthew skis, kayaks, has completed a rollerblading marathon, and has traveled around the world—twice. Among his other projects, Dr. Weed is an accessibility consultant for colleges and corporations. He completed a contract on web accessibility with the National Institutes of Health in 2021. He is also co-developing tools and techniques to help people who aren’t comfortable with technology learn how to use smart devices so they can become full participants in our information driven society.
25 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Dr. Amr Moursi, our new AAPD President shares his vision for the future
Listen in with Dr. Moursi as he enlightens us with the many exciting things he sees in our future. There is a lot going on at the AAPD, and much of it is directly pertinent to our practices and especially our patients. Amr shares his vision for inspiring new leaders, improving health outcomes with technology, and much more. Bio: Amr M. Moursi, D.D.S., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry and on the Medical Staff at the New York University Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Moursi completed his D.D.S. degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and then a Ph.D. in Craniofacial Biology from the University of California at San Francisco. He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Moursi is also recipient of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Distinguished Alumni Award. For the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Dr. Moursi currently serves on the Executive Committee as the President-Elect, as a Fellow of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Director of the Comprehensive Review Course, and also as a National Spokesperson. He has received the Merle S. Hunter Leadership Award, and has been selected for both the AAPD Leadership, and the Advanced Leadership Institutes. He has previously served the AAPD as Academic Trustee-at-large on the Board of Trustees, Regional Consultant on the Medicaid and CHIP Advisory Committee, Chair of the Global Interactions Task Force, Member of the Nominations Committee and President of the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In his other service activities Dr. Moursi serves as an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and as a consultant to both the New York State and New York City Departments of Health. He is a former member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He also served as a Consultant and Pediatric Dentistry Review Committee member for the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dr. Moursi has also served as an expert witness for the New York and New Jersey Attorney Generals’ offices and for the Office of the inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Moursi’s research focuses on early childhood oral health and the integration of oral health in primary care. He has served as Principal Investigator on a number of federally-funded projects including grants from CMMI, HRSA and NIH. Including, a current NIH-funded multi-center clinical trial evaluating caries arrest using Silver Diamine Fluoride in pre-school children. He is the author or co-author of over 100 published articles, book chapters and policy briefs. Including serving as a contributor to the 2021 NIDCR Report Oral Health in America. He is also Editor of the textbook Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry (2nd Edition, Wiley). Dr. Moursi has been an invited speaker at numerous state, national and international conferences and universities with presentations on variety of topics including Behavior Guidance, Early Childhood Oral Health, and Oral Health for Patients with Special Needs. Dr. Moursi is Host of the Dental Health Show on Doctor Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, and he and his department have been featured on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Inside Edition, and on local New York City television and radio news programs, as well as several New York City newspapers. In addition, Dr. Moursi has led teams of NYU faculty and students to provide pediatric dental training, education and care to underserved areas around the world including Tanzania,Nicaragua, Alaska, northern Maine and upstate New York. He also maintains a private practice in New York City.
24 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
Why You Should Look into OSAP, ASAP!
Listen to this fascinating podcast about the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). Michelle came to be the ED of OSAP a couple years before the pandemic, when the previous work of OSAP became ever more prominent and pertinent to every dental office. In this podcast, Michelle describes how OSAP works, as well as what its services offer to members and to all dental professionals. She specifically describes the training offered in infection prevention practices important to us all. Bio: Michelle Lee, CPC began her tenure as Executive Director of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention, in 2018. She has more than 30 years of experience in the dental and healthcare industries. Her experience includes leading the Southeast’s largest dental and medical staffing firm, as well as consulting with dental practices, providing leadership and team development training. Michelle is passionate about OSAP’s mission to be the leading provider of infection prevention and control education, training, and credentialing that supports safe dental visits. Foundations: Building the Safest Dental Visit . www.cdc.gov/oralh...t.html Certificate Program: www.osap.org/certificate-program
23 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Growth and Development Pearls from a “Triple Trained” Colleague
Tune in to Dr. Christina Carter who will in 20 minutes give you some amazing and helpful practice tidbits as you assess your patients for commonly observed growth and development situations. Included in the array of highlighted topics are impacted canines and class III malocclusion in young children. Dr. Carter also enlightens us with what she observes as a distinct pattern of tooth decay in patients with orthodontic aligners. She offers some great tips for all of this and more. Bio: Dr. Carter grew up in Short Hills NJ and graduated from Millburn High School where she was on the tennis, fencing and lacrosse teams. She earned her BS in Molecular Biology from Haverford College, on the mainline of Philadelphia. Here, she was captain of the fencing team, Rookie of the Year and qualified individually for the NCAA tournament. She returned to New Jersey for Dental School at UMDNJ-NJDS (now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) and was honored with earning the American Academy of Dentistry for Children Award, the Pierre Fauchard Award and others. Following graduation, she moved to New York City where she completed her Pediatric Dentistry Residency and served as Chief Resident at NYU College of Dentistry. She continued her training by completing an additional residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at NYU. During this time, she loved treating patients with special needs and decided to spend another year in advanced training. She completed the fellowship in Cleft, Craniofacial and Surgical Orthodontics at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery- NYU Langone Medical Center. After 9 years of training post college, she is one of a handful of doctors with this comprehensive advanced training in the country. Following training, she taught at NYU, worked with her father, Dr. Robert W. Carter an orthodontist in Staten Island, NY and with Dr. Mitchell Bayroff in Summit, NJ for over a decade. She lectures locally and internationally on treating special needs patients, especially autism spectrum disorder and Cleft Lip and Palate. She recently spoke at the American Association of Dentistry’s Special Patient Care Symposium. She is frequently a guest on Sirius Radio Channel 110 “Doctor Radio” and has appeared on Inside Edition, WPIX, NBC Nightly News and Today.com. She has also been published in Kiwi and Scholastic Magazines. She has been honored to receive NJ Magazine “Top Doctor” and NJ Family Magazine “Top Kids Doc Voted by Moms” awards several times. She is Past President of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO), the third largest region in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). She is one of 8 people to serve on the AAO Council on Orthodontic Health Care. This group helps bring orthodontic care to children who need and can not afford braces. She also serves as the NESO’s Delegate Chair to the AAO House of Delegates, which is similar to our US Congress. In her spare time, she loves playing with her toy poodle, Callie who is a certified therapy dog and AKC Canine Good Citizen. They volunteer through Morristown based Creature Comfort Pet Therapy to brighten lives. Callie is joining our office team on some days, too! Dr. Carter is an avid golfer and Bar Method enthusiast.
23 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
Behavior Management that Engages and is Fun!
In this wonderful and inspiring podcast, listen to a conversation with Dr. Eyal Simchi. Dr. Simchi has gained the attention of over 100,000 on social media with his magic tricks and other forms of patient engagement. Here, he discusses his overall approach to gain the positive attention of the patient, to connect the dots with the team and the caregiver, and to create a fun environment for all. He also discusses his “minimally invasive” approach to caries management, and many other pearls. Bio Eyal Simchi, DDS, is the owner of Riverfront Pediatric Dentistry and is a dentist who does things differently. His combination of minimally invasive dental techniques as well as his innovative behavior management style has made him a trailblazer in the field of pediatric dentistry. His use of SDF has been featured in The New York times and his magic tricks have been shown on NBC Nightly News as well as the Kelly Clarkson show. Dr Simchi is a sought-after lecturer and is frequently consulted by dentists around the world for difficult cases in pediatric dentistry. He is a contributing author to SMART oral health: the medical management of caries as well as the textbook on Behavior management in dentistry for children.
27 minutes | May 10, 2022
I dealt with the trauma, now how to fix the tooth?
Listen to this informative chat with Dr. Gus Oliveira, as he discusses how to restore traumatized teeth. Dr. Oliveira goes into the choices of materials, the choices of methods and the best ways to manage teeth in circumstances associated with dental trauma. Be enlightened by modern methods of operative dentistry important to Pediatric Dentistry. Bio: Gustavo Oliveira is an associate professor of operative dentistry and biomaterials in the Division of Comprehensive Oral Health, and the graduate program director of the advanced education in operative dentistry and biomaterials at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. He taught at the University of Louisville for several years before returning to Chapel Hill. Oliveira is a member of various professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, and the American Dental Education Association. In 2017, Oliveira was selected by the American Academy of Operative Dentistry as the recipient of the Inaugural Rising Star Faculty Award. Oliveira is a contributing author of a leading dental textbook, the Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, and has published several scientific papers in the realm of operative dentistry and biomaterials. He has presented many continuing education courses and serves as a manuscript reviewer for several scientific publications. Dr. Oliveira is actively involved in research, and maintains a part-time intramural practice dedicated to operative dentistry.
27 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
Hiring, training, and retaining the best pediatric dental assistants: A great story and plan for you!
Learn from the expert on this hot topic to address the dental assistant shortage, which is a top-of-mind national problem. Dr. Rhea Haugseth has created an online program to train and sustain the learning of dental assistants who work in pediatric dental offices. Listen to the great body of work created by Rhea to improve the function and quality of your office! Bio Rhea M. Haugseth, DMD maintained a private practice in Marietta, GA from 1982- 2017. She attended the University of Louisville Dental School and completed her pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital / Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Academy of Dentistry International. Dr. Haugseth is a Past President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Haugseth has been a National Spokesperson for the AAPD since 1989. Dr. Haugseth is a Fellow and member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and an active member of the National DMORT Mass Disaster Team serving Region IV as a forensic dentist (odontologist). Dr. Haugseth is the Founder and Director of the Atlanta Pediatric Dental Assistant School in Atlanta Georgia. She is also the Founder and Director of the Pediatric Dental Team Association. She is committed to pediatric dental team members and continues to develop ways to enhance their knowledge and skills both in and out of the dental office.
23 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
PEARS is (and are) good for your team and your patients’ safety. Get to know what PEARS is all about
In this important podcast relative to the AAPD’s mission toward “safety” in all way, Dr. Jacob Lee, talks about the PEARS training course offered by the American Heart Association. Here, he spells out what PEARS is all about, why it is a realistic and appropriate training for the entire dental team to manage through emergencies, and how it is drawing a lot of positive attention in the realm of team training. Learn about this court in the conversation with Dr. Lee who has engaged in training his entire team. Hear about his passion and wisdom as to why you may want to soon follow suit. Bio Dr. Jacob Lee earned his DDS from the University of Toronto. He completed his dental internship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, earned his diploma in pediatric dentistry at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, and was conferred fellowship by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Lee was an associate professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and was later the director of the graduate program in pediatric dentistry at the University of Minnesota. He also served as chairperson of pediatric dentistry at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, the director of the USC pediatric dental residency program, and as the dental director of the Children's Dental Health Clinic at Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Leadership Institute and has served the AAPD on numerous committees, including as the chair of the Graduate Students Research Awards and as coordinator of the academicians meeting at the AAPD Annual Sessions. In addition, he has organized and moderated the AAPD Practice Management Program. Dr. Lee has also served as the president of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, as a trustee of the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and as the AAPD Western District trustee. He is a fellow of the AAPD and of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Lee is presently clinical associate professor at USC School of Dentistry, directing the dental materials seminars for first-year pediatric dental residents. Incorporating his dental research and clinical experience, Dr. Lee has presented at numerous state, national, and international meetings. As a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry he recently completed afive-year commitment serving as a member of the ABPD Qualifying Examination Committee and as an examiner for the Oral Clinical Examination. He is a speaker in the AAPD Speakers Bureau, an AAPD Media spokesperson, and a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Dentistry. Currently he is serving as the co-chair of the Local Arrangements Committee of the AAPD Annual Sessions 2022, to be held in San Diego. Dr. Lee is engaged in private practice with his son, a pediatric dentist, and with his daughter, a dental hygienist, in San Clemente and Rancho Mission Viejo, California. He is an accomplished classical violinist and enjoys performing with his children.
26 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Have you heard about 3-D printing in dentistry? You need to, as it is entering our practices with great benefit to our patients!
Learn about how "digital workflow" will enter pediatric dental practice, as it has exploded in general dentistry practice. In this episode, Dr. Brian Goodacre, prosthodonist and expert in digital technologies in dentistry, tells us about 3-D printing, and the positive impact it will certainly have in our practicies. Dr. Goodacre received his DDS degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2013. He completed a four-and-a-half-year combined program in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2017, earning an MSD degree. He is a board-certified prosthodontist and the director of clinical technologies for Nobel Biocare North America. He is an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and maintains a private practice located in Upland California where he practices with his father and classmate.
25 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
“Rev your Bev” – The right choices for young children’s beverage (AND WATER) consumption.
Listen to this informative podcast on beverage choices for young children. Dr. Brickhouse shares with us her informed plan on interacting with caregivers about beverage choices for their children. Dr. Tegwyn Brickhouse is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dental Public Health and Policy at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. She has served VCU as a faculty member since 2003. Dr. Brickhouse is actively involved in oral health disparities research and transdisciplinary work related to population oral health research and policy. Dr. Brickhouse has a solid history of NIH, HRSA, Virginia Department of Health (VDH), industry and internal funding. Her NIH research funding has consisted of an R03 and K-award, in addition to multiple internal funding programs and VDH contracts. This provided the foundation of her work in children’s oral health disparities and successful achievement of promotion and tenure in 2008. In 2009, she became the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at VCU After a competitive submission process, the VCU Provost’s Office, she was named Director of VCU’s iCubed Transdisciplinary Oral Health Core. This core seeks to identify and remove the educational, political, psychological, social, and nutritional barriers to good oral health. Her leadership roles have spanned multiple organizations such as President of the Virginia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, then chairing the AAPD Council on Scientific Affairs, and serving on the AAPD Board of Trustees from 2017-2020. She currently serves on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry’s Qualifying Exam Committee and as an OCE examiner. She also serves on the dental advisory committee to Virginia state dental Medicaid program. In 2010, she help to initiate and build a statewide non-profit called the Virginia Oral Health Coalition. She served as the founding chair of its board until 2016. It has grown into a national recognized organization known as Virginia Health Catalyst where she currently serves as a board member and part of the Water Equity Task Force.
26 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Build your dental assistant team…. Hear from the expert!
Listen to the great podcast from Mary Govoni. Mary brings nearly 50 years of experience in dentistry to the team. She is a Certified Dental Assistant, and a Registered Dental Hygienist, with experience in general and specialty practices both clinically and as an administrator. Mary is a former dental assisting educator and was a partner in a successful dental staffing service. For the past 30 years, Mary has focused on speaking and consulting with dental teams on infection prevention, OSHA compliance, HIPAA compliance, ergonomics, chairside efficiency, and team communication and development. Mary has published numerous articles in professional journals. She is a Past President of the American Dental Assistants Association and serves on the Corporate Council for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, the Speaking and Consulting Network and the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention.
27 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Mein3.com: an amazing new resource to find talent for your office. A screening tool for future team members in your office!
For our first in a series of podcasts to help you complete your team in the current staffing shortage situation and beyond, learn about MEIN3. A great new screening tool to find the best fit for your office team needs. Listen to the CEO and founder talk all about it, then try it! Brett Williams is a Technology Solutions Executive with over 25 years of experience in starting companies, managing teams, implementing solutions, leading organizations and getting projects and organizations started from the ground up. He is a serial entrepreneur who loves the challenge of turning ideas into products and solutions. Brett has led teams responsible for the creation, sales, marketing, and deployment of technology solutions in the Retail, Energy, Commercial Real Estate, Transportation, Utilities and other vertical markets. Brett has specialized in helping companies solve problems and implement technology solutions that increase productivity, lower cost and breakdown productivity roadblocks. Over the past 15+ years his practical experience has been in the area of mobile and web-based software applications. Brett is currently a co-founder and President of Me in 3, a video-based applicant screening platform for Job Seekers and Hiring Managers.
29 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
The “Covid Reset”: How I Changed My Outlook, and My Perspective
Listen to pediatric dental practice management guru Dr. Robert Delarosa, founding partner of Associates in Pediatric Dentistry, talk about how he paused, took advantage of the time during the early shutdown of Covid-19; and how he changed his practice and personal outlooks on things. Rob describes the “Covid Reset” and the thought process he underwent that has given him a fresh start on what his personal and professional goals are going forward. Get ready to be inspired!