The Protrusive Dental Podcast hosted by Jasneet Gulati

Group Function #01 Dahl technique with resin bonded bridges - Dr. Jaz Gulati

In this mini-episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast Group Function, Dr. Jaz Gulati discusses resin-bonded bridges as part of the Dahl technique (aka Maryland Bridges).

Aims and objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the Dahl technique with resin-bonded bridges, taking into consideration:
  • Cantilever resin-bonded bridges
  • Maximising surface area
  • Minimal prep
  • Dentoalveolar compensation
  • Anterior intrusion
  • Condylar repositioning
  • Contraindications

Group Function #02 My patients keep choosing cheaper, inferior, treatment options - Dr. Zak Kara

In this mini-episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast Group Function, Dr. Zak Kara discusses patients choosing cheaper, inferior, treatment options.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of a patients acceptance of treatment, taking into consideration:

  • The Pankey Institute
  • Previous dental experience
  • Patient/clinician rapport, the patient journey
  • The patients values, goals
  • Communication

#20 If you're not in centric relation, you will die - Dr. Kushal Gadhia

Dr. Kushal Gadhia discusses the role of centric relation (CR) in restorative dentistry, in particular when it may be disadvantageous.

Aims and objectives:

  • Learn the definition(s) of CR
  • Know when to use this position in clinical dentistry
  • Appreciate when not to use CR in certain cases
  • Debunk of myths around CR
  • Discussion on the reason and love for continual study in the field of occlusion
  • Definition of CR (applicable one!) and why we have to rely on teeth as references
  • Why is the 'reproducibility' of CR useful?
  • When you should NOT use CR as the position to rehabilitate: 2 Good examples given
  • In situations where you avoid CR, how can you ensure success?
  • Brief discussion about orthodontics and the controversy of whether orthodontists should be planning from CR
  • What happens to patients rehabilitated in CR position over time?
  • If you restore someone in CR - can you stop their bruxism
  • There may also be an anatomical reason not to use CR, discussion
  • Remember - most of our dentistry is conformative and in ICP/MIP - Become a GOOD conformer first!

#21 All things veneers - Dr. Manrina Rhode

In this very clinical episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Manrina Rhode teaches us about veneers - she has been placing them for years and has developed awesome systems in her practice.

Aims and objectives:

  • Gain an overview of Manrina's journey with cosmetic dentistry and veneers - how did she get the exposure early on in her career?
  • Ceramic vs composite veneers
  • What percentage of her patients have pre-restorative orthodontics?
  • Which burs does she use for her preps? (Bur codes listed on Protrusive Dental community: www.facebook.com/groups/protrusive/)
  • What prep protocols does she use?
  • What kind of stents?
  • How to communicate shade with lab and the patient
  • Does Manrina follow an 'Occlusal Philosophy' to ensure (para)functional longevity of her veneers?
  • How to manage patients with ultra-high expectations
  • The use of Photoshop to show patient the possibilities with their smile
  • Why temporary/provisional veneers are so important
  • How does she fabricate good looking, long-lasting provisional veneers?
  • What is the bonding protocol?
  • How does she reduce mistakes during a stressful bonding appointment?
  • She gives a very good veneer bonding hack towards the end!
  • Gain an overview of ceramic veneers in dentistry, from preparation to cementation
  • Important communication skills, relevant to aesthetic dentistry
  • Know tooth preparation systems, and guides
  • Learn the clinical steps in the cementation of veneers
  • Appreciate the role of perfect veneer temporaries

#22 Myth busting occlusion and TMJ - Dr. Barry Glassman

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Barry Glassman discusses the role of teeth/occlusion/malocclusion/restorative, and if they really have a role to play in TMD/pain.

Aims and objectives:

  • Understand macro trauma, and micro trauma relevant to TMJ pathology
  • What is Barry's message?
  • What does he mean by 'occlusion does not matter unless you're occluding?'
  • Why MIP is pathological - we discuss confirmation bias in dentistry
  • Can we reliably stop parafunction? - what adjunctive support therapies are prescribed for complex orofacial pain patients?
  • Can you use an AMPSA with a patient with degenerative joint disease?
  • The first 20mm of opening is pure condylar RO - NOT! It's not pure rotation!
  • What is an enthesis and why is that relevant?
  • Can you give an anterior only appliance to someone with clicking?
  • Why might a patient say their click has now stopped?
  • To myth-bust common beliefs held about TMJ and occlusion
  • To revisit TMJ anatomy, with respect to clicking joints
  • Understand the role of anterior-midpoint stop appliance for managing parafunction
  • The role of macro trauma and micro trauma in TMJ pathology

#23 Paediatric dentistry - communication and prevention. Part 1 - Dr. Libi Almuzian

In this 2 part episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Libi Almuzian shares her top tips on communication and prevention in paediatric dentistry.

Aims and objectives:

  • Learn how to make a dental visit more playful
  • Revisit techniques for managing children’s co-operation
  • The importance of creating a no-blame culture, and gaining trust
  • How you can use an app called Social Stories to get maximum engagement with the child patient
  • What is the MOST IMPORTANT question to ask your paediatric patient, when history taking (this may surprise you!)
  • Learn techniques, to improve communication with children, and the flow of the appointment during operative procedures
  • The Sugar Bug Story
  • Top tips in prevention for children
  • To improve communication with children and the flow of the appointment during operative procedures

#24 Paediatric dentistry masterclass - clinical. Part 2 - Dr. Libi Almuzian

In this 2 part episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Libi Almuzian talks about clinical paediatric dentistry.

Aims and objectives:

  • Gain an overview - a case of a deep cavity on a deciduous molar – how would you treat it?
  • Learn some tips on stainless steel crowns and Hall crowns, troubleshooting
  • LA vs no LA when treating children?
  • Debate the use of local anaesthesia in children for various procedures
  • Management of molar incisor hypo-mineralisation (MIH) in primary care
  • When should you refer?
  • How improve clinical decision making within paediatric dentistry
  • Effective techniques in paediatric dentistry

#25 Got your back - physiotherapy, lower back pain and dentistry - Ben Pollock and Dr. Samuel Cole

In this episode, Ben Pollock, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and Samuel Cope, a physiotherapist-turned-dentist, talk about back pain and dentistry – learn about the relationship between bad posture and having pain as a dentist, therapist or nurse.

Aims and objectives:

  • Understand causes of back pain, for the dental team
  • Understand how can we prevent back pain becoming a problem for our profession
  • What can we do, at work, to help our backs
  • To evaluate our overall health and how that fits into musculoskeletal health
  • Evidence-based strategies in prevention and management of back pain
  • How to know if your physiotherapist is evidence-based
  • Advice for dental professionals suffering from back pain
  • Back pain myths debunked - is there a role for massage, Pilates, mobilisation and manipulation, acupuncture?
  • Will saddle chairs work?
  • Does magnification really help your back?
  • Are you moving around while doing your dentistry
  • Is stretching good for back pain?
  • What relation does stress have with your back?
  • We draw parallels between the physio world and dental world

#26 Rubber dam isolation - Dr. Harmeet Grewal

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Harmeet Grewal discusses the uses, benefits and nuances of rubber dam isolation.

Aims and objectives:

  • Understand the benefits of rubber dam isolation
  • How to implement rubber dam isolation into your daily workflow
  • How to overcome common practical challenges with rubber dam isolation
  • How rubber dam reduces stress and improves the quality of your work
  • Reducing ballistic droplet spread of viruses, AKA the cough
  • How to talk to patients about rubber dam - your mindset about rubber dam will affect your success rate, and the patient experience of rubber dam
  • Are we rubber dam police? No – sometimes rubber dam can be a hindrance!
  • Which rubber dam to use?
  • IsoVac vs rubber dam
  • Harmeet shows some useful clamps for molars
  • Learn some top hacks for rubber dam

#27 To drill or not to drill - Dr. Louis McKenzie

Many Dentists still believe that caries in to dentine on a radiograph automatically means they need to start drilling - why might they be wrong. In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Louis McKenzie discusses this and caries detections systems and when you should be picking up the drill.

Aims and objectives:

  • Understand the different management options for established dental caries
  • Debate the timing of intervention for carious lesions
  • Discussion on the classification to describe radiographic caries
  • Carefully (re)consider the timing of the clinical intervention of dental caries
  • Improve decision making with caries detection and treatment timing
  • Why use a caries detection system (such as ICDAS)?
  • Which is the best system?
  • What about cracks, do these count as a 'cavitation' and therefore warrant restoration?

#28 I hate cracked teeth - Dr. Kreena Patel

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Kreena Patel discusses cracked teeth. 

Aims and objectives:

  • Understand the predictors of successful endodontics in relation to characteristics of a crack
  • To be able to diagnose cracked teeth
  • Appreciate when a crack may deem a tooth unrestorable
  • An evidence-based overview of the diagnosis and management of cracked teeth
  • Cracks, the difficult conversations with patients
  • How to manage situations where pain is difficult to localise and you're in a diagnostic dilemma
  • What if you just can’t find out which tooth it is, what should you say to the patient?
  • What % chance of success should you give to the patient based on clinical findings?
  • Can you use a cotton wool roll as an alternative to a Tooth Slooth?
  • Should you chase a crack?
  • When you open a molar access cavity and trace a crack - where is the cut off, for the extent of the crack, before it is deemed not worth saving?
  • Any advice for GDPs dealing with CTS?
  • What is the evidence for RCT in patients with cracks?
  • What is the consent conversation you have regarding cracks?
  • Impact of CBCT in endodontics
  • Can you spot a crack on a CBCT?

#29 Completely dentures - Dr. Mark Bishop

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Mark Bishop discusses all things dentures. 

Aims and objectives:

  • To troubleshoot complete dentures and improve success
  • Identify the 'red flag' complete denture patient
  • Revisit the ideal occlusion for complete dentures
  • Explore techniques to improve complete denture records
  • Occlusion with dentures
  • At what point do you need to accept that the patient needs implants, to have success with dentures
  • What’s more important, a technically excellent denture, or a patient with good adaptation
  • Why patients who wear ‘rubbish’ dentures struggle with ‘good’ dentures
  • Which is the best impression material?
  • How to handle a patient who tells you how to do your job
  • How can you achieve suction lower dentures
  • Do all your dentures need to be in Class I
  • How to improve the registration phase of complete dentures
  • Why most dentists trip up at the diagnosis stage of complete dentures, and how to overcome this
  • The importance of writing a letter to your complete denture patient

#30 Composite vs ceramic - Dr. Chris Orr

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Chris Orr discusses composite vs ceramic.  

Aims and objectives:

  • To compare composite restorations with ceramic restorations, in terms of clinical parameters for longevity and success
  • Revisit the indications for composite and ceramic
  • To evaluate the performances of composite and ceramic in various clinical scenarios
  • Comparison of the features and benefits of these two restorative materials
  • Is there a place for inlays?
  • At what point does a composite become a ceramic: direct becomes indirect
  • Is there a place for composite onlays?
  • Does the parafunctional status of a patient influence the choice of restoration?
  • Is e.max acceptable for 2nd molars?
  • Dual cure cement vs light cure cement for onlays?
  • How do you decide which cusps to cover, what kind of join is best to the tooth?
  • Pressed e.max vs CAD/CAM e.max
  • What does Dr. Orr think about BOPT/Vertipreps?

#31 Posterior guided occlusion (PGO). Part 1 - Dr. Andy Toy

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Andy Toy discusses posterior guided occlusion. Part 1

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of posterior guided occlusion, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Toy
  • The Pankey Institute
  • Evidence-based dentistry, practice-based research, social science research
  • Patient driven splint adjustment
  • Switching muscles on, biomechanics
  • Loughborough research – six occlusal conditions, statistically significant results
  • Functional occlusion, structural occlusion
  • The origins of the Bonwill Triangle

#32 Posterior guided occlusion (PGO). Part 2 - Dr. Andy Toy

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Andy Toy discusses posterior guided occlusion. Part 2

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of posterior guided occlusion, taking into consideration:

  • Canine guidance
  • Functional occlusion, structural occlusion
  • The relationship between the condylar movement and the teeth
  • The mathematical equation that is evidence for PGO
  • What is meant by functional contact?
  • The healthy clench
  • Loughborough study: canine guided splint vs posterior guided splint
  • Hypertrophy: what is normal
  • Centrums: how many are enough
  • ClinCheck: prescribing for the posterior occlusion, patient-driven equilibration
  • Invisalign: Dahl appliance
  • Centric relation
  • The birth of canine guidance
  • The posterior guided model of occlusion

#33 Airway - dentistry's elephant in the room - Professor Ama Johal

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Professor Ama Johal discusses the airway in dentistry.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of the airway in dentistry, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Professor Ama Johal into the micro-niche of the airway within dentistry
  • What is sleep-disordered breathing, hypopnoea and obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Brief overview of the anatomy: the ‘party balloon’ analogy
  • The apnoea-hypopnoea index
  • The contribution of the dental professional: the multidisciplinary nature of the condition
  • What is dental sleep medicine: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) - a pneumatic splint, patient compliance, funding
  • Undergraduate training in medicine and dentistry
  • Sleep-disordered patients, the role of the dentist: mandibular advancement splints
  • The Epworth Sleepiness Scale
  • The correlation between parafunction and sleep-disordered breathing
  • Titratable mandibular device: patient acceptance
  • Mini-implant assisted rapid palatal expansion, surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion
  • Does premolar extraction, for orthodontics, adversely affect the airway
  • Children with enlarged tonsils, and adenoids: mouth breathing, causing airway obstruction

#34 How to win at life and succeed in dentistry - Dr. Richard Porter

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Richard Porter Professor Ama Johal discusses emotional intelligence.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of emotional intelligence, as applied to dentistry, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Porter
  • How important is luck in our life and career?
  • What is emotional intelligence (EI), with tangible examples, relevant to dentistry?
  • Self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, social relationships
  • How important are emotional quotient (EQ) and intelligence quotient (IQ)?
  • High EI, does it lead to greater success?
  • Are we born with EI; can we improve our EQ?
  • How you can find out your level of EI: Richard suggests the Big 5 Ocean assessment and understandmyself.com?
  • The importance of emotional intelligence for dentists and the entire dental team  

#35 Case acceptance in Smile Design - Dr. Gurs Sehmi

In this audio-only episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Gurs Sehmi discusses case acceptance in Smile Design.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of case acceptance in Smile Design, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Sehmi
  • Marketing
  • Mentoring
  • Education
  • The patient journey
  • Treatment coordinator, treatment options, treatment costs
  • Comprehensive treatment planning, the clinical consultation, photographs, radiographs
  • Active listening, emotional trigger points, empathy, educational role, visuals, eliminating risk
  • Cosmetic analysis, closing the sale

#36 Not your average young dentist: Dental foundation to associate - Dr. Alan Burgin.

In this audio-only episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Alan Burgin discusses the journey of a young dentist: from foundation to associate.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of the journey of a young dentist, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Burgin
  • DF1 experience
  • Travel
  • Education: MSc, mentoring, photography, occlusion, communication 

#37 Personal branding for dentists: Logos and websites - Shaz Memon

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Shaz Memon discusses branding for dentists.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of branding for dentists, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Shaz Memon
  • Domain name, mailing lists
  • As a dentist, should you have a logo
  • Logo generators, budget design, Fiverr, Canva
  • Successful brandings, luxury brands
  • Websites: projection
  • Is it appropriate for a dentist to have a website page, independent to the practice website
  • What makes a good dental website: Shaz critiques the website of Dr. Gulati
  • What are the keys to success, for branding yourself online

#38 Which is the best dental splint - Dr. Jaz Gulati

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Jaz Gulati discusses dental splints, which is the best?

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of dental splints, taking into consideration:

  • The evidence
  • Influencers
  • What is the role of a splint, why do we use them - discussion with Dr. Michael Melkers
  • What you are trying to achieve
  • The G-Splint: diagnosis, compliance, orthodontic status, airway, trust, ease of access, further dental work, getting the job done
  • The variables

#39 Stay away from TMD! - Dr. Jaz Gulati

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Jaz Gulati discusses TMD.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of TMD, taking into consideration:

  • Minimal stress dentition
  • Splints after rehabilitation
  • Multidisciplinary care: MRI
  • 3 global themes: bony, myofascial pain, intraarticular
  • The weakest link theory: teeth, periodontium 

#40 Michigan splints are overrated - Dr. Jaz Gulati

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Jaz Gulati discusses Michigan splints.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of Michigan splints, taking into consideration:

  • What is a Michigan splint/Tanner splint: compliance, minimal stress dentition
  • What records you need for a Michigan splint: impressions/digital scan, models, centric relation bite
  • Do you really need a Facebow: accuracy
  • How the Michigan splint works: minimal stress dentition, ideal occlusion, anterior guidance in all excursions
  • Why do you want even contacts: muscle contraction, load absorption, condyle pressure, posterior disclusion
  • Lateral pterygoid muscle: protrusion, excursion, deprogramming
  • Drawbacks of the Michigan splint: chair time, cost, compliance
  • Why you should be careful prescribing Michigan splints to primary clenchers

#41 Anterior midpoint stop appliances. Part 1 - Dr. Jaz Gulati

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Jaz Gulati discusses anterior midpoint stop appliances.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of anterior midpoint stop appliances, taking into consideration:

  • Anterior only appliance: anterior open bite, the Dahl effect
  • Lateral pterygoid: deprogramming
  • The benefits of anterior guidance
  • Patient facing website: solvemyheadache.com
  • Headaches
  • Mechanisms of actions
  • Joint related issues
  • The records you need for this type of appliance

#42 10 habits of highly successful, and most valued, dentists - Dr. Rajiv Ruwala

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Rajiv Ruwala discusses the habits of successful, valued, dentists.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of the habits of successful, and most valued, dentists, taking into consideration:

  • Listen to the patients' story and provide solutions
  • Be proactive, in recommending treatment, not reactive
  • Values, and the patients' acceptance of treatment
  • Teamwork, and preparation
  • Finding solutions to problems, the working environment, the system or the staff, improving the situation
  • Referring out and referrals in, developing a skill/niche
  • Building value before investing/asking for investment
  • 3 key areas for improvement: clinically, financially and personal growth
  • The most successful, most valued, dentists are not adversaries, they want to associate/collaborate
  • Take adequate time off, to be fully charged/energised

#43 Fixed-movable bridges - Professor Paul Tipton

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Professor Paul Tipton discusses fixed-movable bridges.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of fixed-movable bridges, taking into consideration:

  • Contraindications of fixed-moveable bridges: mobility of abutments, metal showing especially in the lower jaw, length of span
  • Cantilever bridges: design, Ante’s law, torquing force, hyperocclusion, hypoocclusion
  • Mesial cantilever vs distal cantilever: evidence-base, mesial drift, overeruption
  • The 4 steps in planning bridgework:
  1. Design of the bridgework, anterior first, then the posterior
  2. Choose your abutment teeth
  3. What design, F-M, F-F, cantilever, multiple abutments, coping design
  4. Retainer type for the abutments, crown, inlay, onlay, Maryland wing
  • Live planning for a fixed-movable bridge: longevity, minimal prep, aesthetics
  • Stress breaker: male component, female component
  • Laboratory instruction

#44 Money: 5 reflections to help you get started with investing - Dr. James Martin

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. James Martin discusses investing.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of investing, taking into consideration:

  • Dentists who invest: Facebook group
  • Money management
  • Banking, inherent risks
  • Inflation: protecting against it, Government underreporting, Burrito Index
  • The journey of Dr. Martin
  • Trading: frequency, cryptocurrency
  • Investing: portfolios, stocks, index funds
  • Pensions versus investing: NHS, matched contributions
  • DIY versus financial advisors: advantages, disadvantages
  • Interest: the cost of borrowing, compound interest
  • Rule of 72: doubling money with compound interest
  • The best investment: stocks, gold, demand, diversification
  • Capital gains tax: profit realised
  • Individual Savings Account (ISA): no capital gains tax
  • Self-invested Personal Pension (SIPP): only for withdrawal after age 55, Government contribution - reduced taxes

#45 IPR for dummies - Dr. Devaki Patel

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Devaki Patel discusses IPR techniques in orthodontics.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of IPR techniques in orthodontics, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Devaki Patel
  • Crowding
  • Space creation: case dependent
  • Tooth size discrepancy (TSD), Bolton’s ratio
  • IPR: interdental strip, rotating disc, bur, IPR gauge
  • Black triangles
  • The evidence
  • Treatment planning
  • Fluoride
  • Round tripping

#46 Why and how you need to improve your tooth morphology - Dr. Jurgita Sybaite

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Jurgita Sybaite details tooth morphology.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of tooth morphology, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Sybaite
  • Morphology and occlusion
  • Digital: technology, workflow, treatment planning
  • 3 steps to learning and mastering morphology: visualise, draw, sculpt
  • Materials for sculpting: soap, amalgam, composite, plasticine, wax
  • Reductive, additive 

#47 Can occlusion cause perio? What do we know? - Dr. Richard Horowitz

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Richard Horwitz discusses occlusion, can it cause periodontal problems?

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of occlusion in periodontal patients, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Horowitz
  • Research
  • Occlusal examination: anterior guidance, lateral excursions, fremitus, incisal relationship, anterior open bite, wear facets, non-working side interferences
  • Controlling the forces, occlusal adjustment, splint therapy, equilibration
  • Periodontal disease: inflammation, recession
  • Fremitus: natural excursions, heavy contact, movement
  • Guided tissue regeneration: bone graft, papilla preservation, splinting
  • Genetics: periodontitis, risk factors
  • Splints: composite, wire
  • Implants: biological failures, mechanical failures 

#48 Presenting Treatment Plans the Comprehensive Way - Dr. Zak Kara

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Zak Kara discusses treatment planning.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of treatment planning, taking into consideration:

  • The Pankey Institute: mastery
  • Facts tell and stories sell, analogies
  • To sell is to serve
  • Presenting to patients: start with the end in mind, break down the steps, customisation
  • Patient awareness, what do they know of the solutions
  • WhatsApp communication, video consultation
  • Green flag, amber flag, red flag patients
  • Team vocabulary

#49 How to write crystal clear treatment plan letters that wow patients - Dr. Jorge Cardoso

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Jorge Cardoso discusses writing treatment plan letters using MakeMeClear.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of writing treatment plan letters using MakeMeClear, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Jorge Cardoso
  • The genesis of MakeMeClear
  • How and when to write letters to patients
  • The role of digital smile images

#50 What every dentist should know about managing dental anxiety - Dr. Mike Gow

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Mike Gow discusses managing the dentally anxious patient.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of dental anxiety and it’s management, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Mike Gow and how he found himself in a situation to hypnotise patients
  • Pain management, experience, interpretation, the signals
  • Tips for managing dental anxiety
  • Inhalation sedation
  • Attracting the right patient, website, advertising, referrals
  • Gow-Gates versus Akinosi, which ID block alternative is better
  • Communication techniques

#51 Getting started with dental implants - is it for me? - Dr. Hassan Maghaireh

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Hassan Maghaireh discusses dental implant training.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of dental implants, taking in to consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Hassan Maghaireh
  • Training, MSc, private courses
  • Post-course support
  • Mentoring, shadowing
  • ITI classification, simple, advanced, complex

#52 Implant assessment, from space requirement to ridge preservation - Dr. Hassan Maghaireh

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Hassan Maghaireh discusses the assessment of patients for dental implants.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of assessing your patients for dental implants, taking into consideration:

  • Contraindications
  • Bisphosphonates: oral, intravenous
  • Communication
  • Longevity: evidence-based research
  • Complications
  • Maintenance by the GDP
  • Implant placement protocols: immediate, early, delayed or Type 1, 2, 3, 4

#53 Which is the best matrix system for Class II restorations - Dr. Maciej Czerwiński

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Maciej Czerwiński discusses matrix systems for Class II restorations.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of matrix systems for Class II restorations, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Maciej Czerwiński
  • Microscope dentistry
  • Matrix selection system
  • Teflon floss: technique
  • The ‘Maciej ring’
  • Metal versus celluloid
  • Diastema closure

#54 Dr. Lincoln Harris shares 5 key lessons with Dr. Jaz Gulati

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Lincoln Harris shares 5 key lessons with Dr. Jaz Gulati.

Aims and objectives:

Through discussion, gain an understanding of the following:

  • The journey of Dr. Lincoln Harris
  • Lesson 1. Stages of grief
  • Lesson 2. When dentistry gets complex, slow down
  • Lesson 3. Photos - every patient, every time! How this fits in to the workflow of a consultation
  • Lesson 4. There is no evidence for what is the best treatment for your patient. How we give our patients too many options
  • Lesson 5. How to overcome being uncomfortable discussing fees with patients

#55 Understanding anterior occlusal splints. Part 2 - Dr. Jaz Gulati

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Jaz Gulati details anterior midpoint stop appliances.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of anterior only occlusal appliances, taking into consideration:

  • Appliances: what’s the difference
  • Decision making: upper, lower, upper and lower together
  • Why an AMPSA might be overkill
  • Question and answer session
  • Parafunction
  • Communication: chair time, patient acceptance, compliance

#56 Chrome dentures made easier - Dr. Finlay Sutton

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Finlay Sutton discusses chrome dentures.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of chrome dentures, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Finlay Sutton
  • Video consultations with patients
  • Loom for patient and lab communication
  • Magnification
  • Troubleshooting chrome dentures
  • Tangible tips
  • Paths of insertion
  • Kennedy Class IV situations
  • Immediate dentures: chrome, acrylic
  • Milled crowns, precision attachments

#57 A story of digital occlusion - Dr. Ian Buckle

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Ian Buckle discusses digital occlusion.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of digital occlusion, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Buckle
  • Postgraduate training, mentors
  • Orthodontics
  • The daughter test
  • Aesthetics
  • Communication
  • CEREC, Redcam, Bluecam
  • Inhouse milling, single posterior restorations
  • The digital workflow
  • Patient engagement 

#58 Teeth whitening secrets for success - Dr. Payman Langroudi

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Payman Langroudi discusses teeth whitening.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of teeth whitening, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Langroudi
  • Light activated whitening
  • Over the counter
  • Tray based whitening
  • 1 hour whitening, strips
  • Communication
  • Dental healthy patients
  • Troubleshooting, when things don’t go to plan

#59 Ceramic onlays from preps, temporaries and bonding protocols - Dr. Nik Sethi

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Nik Sethi discusses ceramic onlays and bonding protocols.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of ceramic onlays and bonding protocols, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Sethi
  • Mentors
  • Communication, the patients perspective
  • Decision making, indirect, direct
  • Magnification, loupes, microscope
  • Immediate dentin sealing
  • Isolation
  • Bonding protocol
  • Temporaries

#60 How to pass the dental ORE exam - Dr. Yazan Duedari

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Yazan Duedari discusses the dental ORE.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of the dental ORE exam, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Duedari
  • The step by step application process
  • How to get your GDC paperwork in order
  • How long to study for each part of the ORE
  • Revision tips
  • How much does the ORE UK process end up costing you
  • How he failed Part 2
  • How he overcame Part 2
  • How he found a job in private practice

#61 How to save ‘hopeless’ teeth with the surgical extrusion technique - Dr. Peter Raftery

In this episode of Protrusive Dental Podcast, Dr. Peter Raftery details surgical extrusion.

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of the surgical extrusion technique, taking into consideration:

  • The journey of Dr. Raftery
  • How to restore teeth that appear to be restoratively hopeless aka no ferrule
  • Compared to SCL or ortho extrusion – could this be more cost-effective and less invasive?
  • Surgical extrusion technique, either with humble luxator or a posh Benex device

44 videos
2610 mins CPD/CE
3288 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #20 - If you’re not in centric relation, you will die

By Jaz Gulati, added 10 April 2020
45 mins
1084 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #21 – All things veneers

By Jaz Gulati, added 15 May 2020
75 mins
693 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #22 – Myth busting occlusion and TMJ

By Jaz Gulati, added 15 May 2020
75 mins
545 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #23 - Paediatric dentistry - communication and prevention. Part 1

By Jaz Gulati, added 11 June 2020
60 mins
427 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #24 - Paediatric dentistry masterclass - clinical. Part 2

By Jaz Gulati, added 12 June 2020
70 mins
304 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #25 - Got your back - physiotherapy, lower back pain and dentistry

By Jaz Gulati, added 14 June 2020
60 mins
306 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #26 - Rubber dam isolation

By Jaz Gulati, added 25 June 2020
40 mins
639 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #27 – To drill or not to drill?

By Jaz Gulati, added 26 June 2020
60 mins
341 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #28 – I hate cracked teeth

By Jaz Gulati, added 02 July 2020
60 mins
421 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #29 – Completely dentures

By Jaz Gulati, added 03 July 2020
60 mins
410 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #30 – Composite vs ceramic

By Jaz Gulati, added 16 August 2020
80 mins
366 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #31 – Posterior guided occlusion (PGO). Part 1

By Jaz Gulati, added 22 October 2020
60 mins
200 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #32 – Posterior guided occlusion (PGO). Part 2

By Jaz Gulati, added 22 October 2020
75 mins
196 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #33 – Airway – dentistry’s elephant in the room

By Jaz Gulati, added 22 October 2020
60 mins
149 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #34 – How to win at life and succeed in dentistry

By Jaz Gulati, added 22 October 2020
60 mins
229 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #35 - Case acceptance in Smile Design

By Jaz Gulati, added 29 December 2020
80 mins
158 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #36 - Not your average young dentist: Dental foundation to associate

By Jaz Gulati, added 15 January 2021
60 mins
104 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #37 – Personal branding for dentists: Logos and websites

By Jaz Gulati, added 21 October 2020
60 mins
169 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #38 – Which is the best dental splint

By Jaz Gulati, added 21 October 2020
40 mins
226 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #39 – Stay away from TMD!

By Jaz Gulati, added 22 October 2020
40 mins
201 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #40 – Michigan splints are overrated

By Jaz Gulati, added 22 October 2020
40 mins
217 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #41 – Anterior midpoint stop appliances. Part 1

By Jaz Gulati, added 24 October 2020
30 mins
173 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #42 - 10 habits of highly successful, and most valued, dentists

By Jaz Gulati, added 26 December 2020
60 mins
114 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #43 - Fixed-movable bridges

By Jaz Gulati, added 26 December 2020
50 mins
151 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #44 - Money: 5 reflections to help you get started with investing

By Jaz Gulati, added 26 December 2020
70 mins
158 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #45 - IPR for dummies

By Jaz Gulati, added 30 December 2020
50 mins
146 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #46 - Why and how you need to improve your tooth morphology

By Jaz Gulati, added 30 December 2020
50 mins
83 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #47 - Can occlusion cause perio? What do we know?

By Jaz Gulati, added 30 December 2020
60 mins
101 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #48 – Presenting treatment plans the comprehensive way

By Jaz Gulati, added 25 December 2020
90 mins
121 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #49 - How to write crystal clear treatment plan letters that wow patients

By Jaz Gulati, added 26 December 2020
70 mins
120 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #50 - What every dentist should know about managing dental anxiety

By Jaz Gulati, added 26 December 2020
60 mins
168 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast - Group Function #01 - Dahl technique with resin bonded bridges

By Jaz Gulati, added 29 December 2020
15 mins
171 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #51 - Getting started with dental implants - is it for me?

By Jaz Gulati, added 14 January 2021
35 mins
82 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #52 - Implant assessment, from space requirement to ridge preservation

By Jaz Gulati, added 14 January 2021
45 mins
59 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #53 - Which is the best matrix system for Class II restorations

By Jaz Gulati, added 14 January 2021
60 mins
133 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #54 - Dr. Lincoln Harris shares 5 key lessons with Dr. Jaz Gulati

By Jaz Gulati, added 14 January 2021
90 mins
116 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #55 - Understanding anterior occlusal splints. Part 2

By Jaz Gulati, added 14 January 2021
45 mins
77 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast - Group Function #02 - My patients keep choosing cheaper, inferior, treatment options

By Jaz Gulati, added 14 January 2021
50 mins
110 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #56 – Chrome dentures made easier

By Jaz Gulati, added 29 January 2021
70 mins
128 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #57 - A story of digital occlusion

By Jaz Gulati, added 15 February 2021
100 mins
73 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #58 - Teeth whitening secrets for success

By Jaz Gulati, added 15 February 2021
60 mins
123 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #59 - Ceramic onlays from preps, temporaries and bonding protocols

By Jaz Gulati, added 15 February 2021
70 mins
158 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #60 - How to pass the dental ORE exam

By Jaz Gulati, added 06 April 2021
70 mins
177 views

Protrusive Dental Podcast #61 – How to save ‘hopeless’ teeth with the surgical extrusion technique

By Jaz Gulati, added 13 April 2021
60 mins
44 views
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