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73 minutes | a month ago
#44 Election Special - The House
In this second installment of Tooth Talk's Election Prediction specials Sarah and Peter break down the House- literally. We go over “toss up” House races, dentists running for Congress, early voting, polling, and predictions. As a reminder all opinions are our own.
68 minutes | a month ago
#43 Election Special - The Senate
This episode of Tooth Talk is the first in Sarah and Peter’s Election Prediction specials. For this first installment, the duo tackle the Senate. They go over the hot races, what the two special elections mean for the Senate, and share what has surprised them the most. Sarah and Peter’s opinions are their own, and they would love to hear yours. Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
#42 The Life and Times of a Dental Student
In this episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter sit down with the leadership of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA). ASDA President Sydney Shapiro and Vice-Presidents Aditi Desai and Gerry Scannell discuss ASDA and organized dentistry’s role in the student experience. They also touch on mentorship, the importance of advocacy, and the effects COVID-19 has had on their post-school practice decisions.
37 minutes | 4 months ago
#41 Dentist Profile: Dentistry Through Their Eyes
On this episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter are joined by Dr. Tricia Quartey, who practices in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Dr. Alexandra Malebranche, who practices in Philadelphia P.A. In this episode, we hear the perspective from the doctors’ journey as women of color in dentistry, and their thoughts on social justice, race, and public health.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
#40 Presidential Chat: Dr. Chad Gehani, 156th President of the American Dental Association
On this episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter sit down with Dr. Chad Gehani, the 156th President of the American Dental Association, to learn about the issues facing dentistry today during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Gehani shares the steps the ADA has taken to help dentists get back to practicing. From a reopening tool kit, to all of the legislative and grassroots actions, Dr. Gehani shines a light on all the ADA does for the profession.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
#39 Dentist Profile: Public Health Dentist Dr. Colleen Greene
On this episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter sit down with Dr. Colleen Greene. Dr. Greene is a public health dentist from Wisconsin with a unique perspective on social justice, dentistry, and public health. We also get her personal story, which is compelling and not to be missed. We usually keep Tooth Talk “light”, but like everyone else have been deeply affected by the murder of George Floyd. Appropriately, this show is more serious in nature. We hope you are safe and well and know you will enjoy hearing from Dr. Greene.
40 minutes | 6 months ago
#38 Grand Reopening: The Challenge of Reopening Your Practice During Covid-19
On this episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter sit down with Dr. Bruce Hutchison of Virginia to discuss the challenges and strategies of reopening a practice as Virginia dentists head back to work. From barriers for reception areas to temperature checks at the door, Dr. Hutchison walks us through all the steps and small details that change the way to run a practice for the foreseeable future.
30 minutes | 6 months ago
#37 No Really Stay Home
On this light hearted episode of Tooth Talk Sarah and Peter talk quarantine routines, current advocacy efforts, and ask each other some of the questions going around the Web for virtual meet ups. We hope this episode is a welcome break from the news of the day. Please be safe out there.
37 minutes | 7 months ago
#36 Government Affairs, The CARES Act, and a Global Pandemic
We’re Back! Now that they got the hang of social distancing, Tooth Talk returns with this all-new episode. The world has changed and COVID-19 has had a huge effect on dentistry. Sarah and Peter welcome back Mike Graham, Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs, to discuss the steps that the ADA is taking to help protect dentists and patients during this global pandemic. Mike dives into various legislative packages and the CARES Act stimulus bill to help listeners better understand the new aid packages and resources available to dentists.
2 minutes | 7 months ago
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39 minutes | 9 months ago
#35 Super Tuesday Wrap-up
On this episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter dive into the Super Tuesday election results. Sarah walks us through the House and Senate races, and their implications for November and the new Congress. Peter takes us through the state of the Presidential primary results and the wild swings we saw from Friday to Super Tuesday.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
#34 Community Dental Health Coordinators
The ADA’s Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) program, launched in 2006 to provide community-based prevention, care coordination, and patient navigation to connect people who typically don’t receive care from a dentist. Listen to CDHC Gena Riley discuss how she is removing barriers and connecting students in rural and urban areas to dental care in Delaware.
24 minutes | 10 months ago
#33 Social Responsibility and Philanthropy at the ADA
On this episode of Tooth Talk, guest host Megan Mortimer, Congressional Lobbyist, and Peter sit down with Nicole Catral Senior Manager, Social Responsibility and Philanthropy at the ADA. Nicole talks about the realignment of the ADA Foundation and the creation of her new division. She also dives into the ADA’s Give Kids a Smile program by providing a history of the program, its future goals, the dentists that volunteer their time to participate, and stats on the number of kids seen through the program.
46 minutes | 10 months ago
#32 Lobbying in the States
On this episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter sit down with Alexandra Abboud, Governmental Affairs Liaison for the Florida Dental Association and Matt Rossetto, Director of Government Services for the Wisconsin Dental Association. The four dig into the differences between state and federal lobbying, different approaches to advocacy, and the important role dentists play in shaping the laws that govern their practice. With their effervescent personalities and extensive knowledge, Alexandra and Matt are a “can’t miss” episode!
27 minutes | 10 months ago
#31 Fluoride at 75: The Anniversary of Community Water Fluoridation
On Tooth Talk’s first episode of 2020, Sarah and Peter celebrate the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation by sitting down with Ms. Tooka Zokaie, the ADA’s Manager for Fluoridation & Preventive Health Activities. Ms. Zokaie talks about her role at the ADA and the benefits of community water fluoridation, as well as the science behind it. She also walks us through some of the myths and facts surrounding fluoride and dives deeper into the ADA’s other preventive health activities.
46 minutes | a year ago
#30 Politics in the New Year: A Look at 2020
In Tooth Talk’s final episode of 2019, Sarah and Peter look ahead to the 2020 elections and what the state of the race looks like as the calendar turns. Your hosts give their predictions on the 2020 Senate races, as well as how current events and recent retirement announcements may shape the House races. Sarah and Peter also share where our own dentist members of Congress stand in their reelection bids.
26 minutes | a year ago
#29 Dentistry in the District: Washington Update
On this episode of Tooth Talk Sarah and Peter welcome back Mike Graham, ADA Senior Vice-President of Government and Public Affairs, with an update on the issues the ADA Washington team is working on. Mike talks about the political climate in Washington, where our issues are in the current environment, and the successes in 2019. Mike also provides his outlook on 2020 from the Congressional session to the Presidential Election.
24 minutes | a year ago
#28 Dentist Profile: Dr. Matt Neary
On this reflective and somber episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter talk with Dr. Matt Neary of New York about his experiences as a forensic dentist. Dr. Neary recounts the incredible work that he and the dental team at the NYC Medical Examiner’s Office did after the tragic events of September 11th and the calling they all felt to ensure that families had answers. Some may find this episode difficult and discretion is advised, but we felt it necessary to tell this story and highlight these unsung heroes.
21 minutes | a year ago
#27 Happy Birthday Tooth Talk!
Tooth Talk turns 1! On this special birthday episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter reflect on the first year of the show. They highlight what they have learned, their favorite episodes, and what's next for the show. Join us in wishing Tooth Talk a very happy birthday.
29 minutes | a year ago
#26 Dentistry Around the World: The Australian Dental Association
On this episode of Tooth Talk, Sarah and Peter sit down with the Chief Executive Officer of “the other ADA”, the Australian Dental Association, Damian Mitsch. Damian highlights some of the similarities between issues facing dentists in Australia and their counterparts in the U.S. The three also discuss Australian politics—from the structure of their Parliament to mandatory voting—as well as what advocacy and lobbying look like in Australia.
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