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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 51m. Bisher sind 42 Folge(n) erschienen.


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episode 42: Holiday Bonuses for the Dental Team

The dental team is one of the most important assets of an enjoyable dental career. During the holidays the dental team is usually given a bonus of some kind, but how do you know how much to give each team member? And how do you scale back if your...



episode 41: Helping Private Practices Stay Competitive

With the cost of running a dental practice getting more expensive, the rise of DSOs, and the changing dental marketplace how do private practice dentists stay competitive? To help dentists and future dentists navigate their careers during these...


 01 August 2019  46m

episode 40: Burnout in Dentistry

Burnout in dentistry has become a hot-button issue in recent years with more and more dentists being willing to admit they have experienced moderate to severe stress at some point in their careers.  How is burnout defined?  How does burnout...


 07 July 2019  52m

episode 39: Challenging Patients and Diagnoses

Every dentist encounters patients who have oral hygiene issues that are difficult to diagnose and questions that may not have clear-cut answers. Also, some patients claim to have immaculate oral hygiene home care, but still get cavities and want to...


 13 June 2019  44m

episode 38: How Decisions in Dentistry Impact Your Life

Decisions during your dental career are some of the most important you will make throughout your life. From deciding to go to dental school to deciding where to practice, decisions in dentistry can impact your life for years to come. What should be...


 29 May 2019  50m

episode 37: Is This the Truth About Dentistry?

The release of a recent article by The Atlantic called The Truth About Dentistry raised some questions about some of the information about dentistry that the general public receives. On Episode 37, Dr. Neff, Dr. Stevens, and Dr. Waldron discuss...


 15 May 2019  55m

episode 36: Questions From Future Dentists

Recently, some of the the dental students that Dr. Neff works with asked him some very important questions concerning their futures in dentistry. On Episode 36, Dr. Stevens and Dr. Waldron try to answer some of these questions and give guidance to all...


 10 March 2019  54m

episode 35: Is the Solo Practice Dead?

With the rise of dental service organizations, is private practice still a viable option for dentists?  What sets dentistry apart from medicine that will allow private practices to survive?  What are the benefits of working for a DSO? ...


 18 January 2019  56m

Challenges of Rewarding and Retaining Employees

With the current economic realities of dentistry what is the rationale for offering our employees incentives and bonuses?  How do you communicate this to staff members?  How can you make employees feel like their job is rewarding when you...


 26 December 2018  57m

episode 33: Retirement Age Is Increasing and Is the ADA Doing Anything To Help?

According to the American Dental Association, the retirement age of dentists is increasing and we discuss why we think this is, what dentists and future dentists can do to avoid a later retirement, and what the ADA can do to help.  We also...


 21 September 2018  59m