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Digital Visibility & P5 Dentistry

Clinical dentistry has resumed around the world, after a hiatus of anxiety and uncertainty for dentist and patient alike.  The pandemic highlighted some poignant aspects of our profession; the challenge of human connection behind layers of PPE, and the joy when the masks come down; the plight of many patients who suffered dental pain and struggled to access care; the deep seated commitment of clinicians who risked their own health to help others; and the value that health holds in a crisis....

June 9, 2020

Dentistry's Achilles Heel

Dentistry, as we knew it in 2019, has come to a grinding halt.SARS-CoV-2 (or COVID-19) has rendered most global practices closed, or limited to emergency care with a firm regulatory advisory - no aerosol. What does that mean for dental healthcare professionals and dentistry? When the rest of the world goes back to work, will we still be facing limited practice and an aerosol dilemma? Dentists have been managing aerosol risk for years.  Dental healthcare professionals (DHCP) have always been...

April 19, 2020

Dentistry's Tipping Point

The dental industry stirred recently. In some quarters it sat bolt upright. The dental world, like every other industry, is staring some interesting changes in the face. Our tech centric lives, and global disruptors to the way work is done, are impacting the industry in interesting ways. What are the disrupters and how do we need to respond as professionals to thrive in the midst of so much change? Two articles caught my eye in dental and popular media…. Open Source Orthodontics College...

June 7, 2016

Midlife Mouths

Innovation In Dentistry - Managing The Midlife Mouth I developed an interest in dental erosion and tooth wear in 2005, and found myself consulting with experts globally after observing exponential rates amongst my patients, particularly women in midlife. This led to the start of a practice dedicated to Tooth Wear and Rejuvenation, and a focus on the issues seen in the following case study. I coined the term "The Midlife Mouth" based on the prevalence of patients in my practice presenting with si...

December 9, 2015

Lifespan Thinking In Dentistry

Shifting our Lifespan Thinking - 1 of 6 in a Series on Dental Disruption. Would you place an implant in a 91 year old? I had the pleasure recently of treating a 91 year old, physically active and intellectually incisive woman who still does yoga twice a week. She elected to have an implant which we subsequently restored. Many dentists would question the decision - in this case it was made in a very determined way by a patient who wanted to remain youthful and functional. I've had older patients ...

December 9, 2015

Will I Still Have A Job

My daughter is about to embrace tertiary education and I often wonder what sort of job she'll have in 20 years. If you are a parent of a teenager about to embrace tertiary education you will be canvassing career options offering future roles that may not yet exist. If you have been to a Careers Evening your teen may have been profiled by a careers advisor and given a shortlist based on their personal strengths and interests. On one occasion a visiting University Professor gave an interesting pe...

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