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Join AAPD leaders, experts in the field of pediatric dentistry and other professionals for Pedo Talk. We’ll be discussing scientific, clinical and the most up-to-date, relevant information out there for anyone and everyone in the pediatric dental community. Topics include, but are not limited to SDF, Behavior Management, Practice Management, Trauma and more.

Join AAPD leaders, experts in the field of pediatric dentistry and other professionals for Pedo Talk. We’ll be discussing scientific, clinical and the most up-to-date, relevant information out there for anyone and everyone in the pediatric dental community. Topics include, but are not limited to SDF, Behavior Management, Practice Management, Trauma and more.


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Join AAPD leaders, experts in the field of pediatric dentistry and other professionals for Pedo Talk. We’ll be discussing scientific, clinical and the most up-to-date, relevant information out there for anyone and everyone in the pediatric dental community. Topics include, but are not limited to SDF, Behavior Management, Practice Management, Trauma and more.






Get Involved in Diversity in Dentistry Mentorships: Learn From Dr. Laila Hishaw How You Can Make a Difference! - Ep.50

Dr. Laila Hishaw, Pediatric Dentist, entrepreneur, and Leader for us all, talks about her work and the organization she has created: Diversity in Dentistry Mentorships. It is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate and empower underrepresented minority students to explore dentistry through mentoring. “We aim to reach our youth early to learn how rewarding a career in dentistry is and that it can be an attainable goal. We work to guide them on the right educational track,...


Imaging, Radiology, and Decision Making in Pediatric Dental Practice - Ep.49

Everything you've ever wanted to know about imaging and radiology in pediatric dental practice is contained in the wonderful podcast with Dr. Juan Yepes. Learn of the 5 Yepes steps in making an effective and appropriately documented interpretation of radiographs exposed in the office. Also learn of the safe use of ionizing radiation and the use of other forms of imaging. Get the latest for your practice needs today from Dr. Yepes, who returns to Pedo Teeth Talk for this enlightening podcast.


Bring a Therapy Dog Into Your Practice: Why, What, How and Yes, Do This! - Ep.48

Are you a dog lover? Have you thought about having a therapy dog appear in your office on a periodic schedule to ease the anxiety of all? Listen to this heartwarming and informative podcast with Ellie Wetzel (and her Great Pyrenees, Winnie), lawyer by day, advocate and expert in therapy dogs for medical care support by all hours. Ellie breaks down the landscape of the difference between therapy animals and other types of support animals such as emotional support animals and guides. You will...


How It’s Made: Learn About AAPD’s Connection To Federal Legislation and What Our Colleague Legislative Leaders Are Doing - Ep.47

Listen to this informative podcast recorded earlier this year, immediately prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our own Drs. Warren Brill and Jade Miller, who work on our behalf behind the scenes in speaking with legislative staffers year-round talk about their work on behalf of the AAPD and its members. Hear about how they talk to our U.S. congressional leaders in trying to enact important legislation for children’s oral health.


Getting the Legislation Done: Learn About AAPD’s Connection To Federal Legislators and Their Staff and What Happens Behind the Scenes! - Ep.46

Earlier this year, immediately prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we talked with Lauren Jee and Jamie Neill, two key congressional staffers, about their perspective on working with AAPD representatives behind the scenes, to make things happen so well as they have. You won’t hear all of the “sausage-making” but you will learn about the important parts! This podcast is great prep for our aspiring evangelists for children’s oral health.


Common and Not So Common Oral Lesions: A Systematic Approach To Clinical Assessment - Ep.45

We see them each day in pediatric dental practice. Some seem obvious (what they are), yet many for less often seen ones, and the pathology is elusive. Listen to this informative podcast from Dr. Juan Fernando Yepes, as he explains the “Yepes method” of assessing all oral lesions – commonly and not so commonly seen. His words of wisdom will help us each day in practice!


The AAPD and Its Long-Term Leadership Role in Washington: How Our Influence Has Improved Our Specialty - Ep.44

Tune to this fascinating interview with Mike Gilliland of Hogan Lovells, who as AAPD’s Washington, D.C. legislative counsel for the past 17 years has worked tirelessly along with our own leadership in advancing causes important to the AAPD and to children’s oral and overall health. Mike talks about our success with Title VII funding, now directed toward dental faculty loan forgiveness, and the future of our work in educating congress on new matters of importance to us all. We talk about...


Surgery Centers Are Not Alike: Learn About What They Are and How To Get Your Patients Treated in Them - Ep.43

In this dynamic interview with Pediatric Dentist Dr. Roger Sanger, experienced practitioner, educator, and past owner of a large multi-location practice, learn about the creation of a surgery center, or a “surgicenter”. Through Roger’s experience, you will hear about the advantages and disadvantages of accredited vs. non-accredited centers, as well as how to establish and work in one. There has been a lot of discussion recently that in the wake of COVID-19, the ability to gain access to...


The COVID-19 Experience From a Pediatric Dentistry Chief Resident’s Perspective: A Very Bright Future Ahead - Ep.42

As we all dealt with the manifestations of the COVID-19 pandemic, so did our future colleagues in practice. Listen to this great podcast, where you will hear from a shining star of our future, Dr. Sarah Khan. Listen to Sarah share her own experience from New York City, in the heart of the pandemic. She shares stories of uncertainty, challenge, resilience, and mostly of hope and promise for the future. Tune in and be inspired by Sarah.


Oral Conscious Sedation Is Something We Need to Stay up to Date On! - Ep.41

**This episode was recorded in January 2020** Sedation in our offices is an ever-important service offered by pediatric dentists in the office. Performing safe and effective sedation requires staying up to date with the latest clinical and scientific information and protocols. In this podcast, you will hear all of that and more from a go to expert amongst us, Dr. Steve Wilson. Listen in and hear about all the latest on oral conscious sedation.


COVID-19 and 3 New York City Dentists’ Perspective - Ep.40

Listen to this inspiring podcast with 3 NYC dentists, 2 pediatric dentists and one oral and maxillofacial surgeon, talk about their personal experiences with managing through COVID-19 in one of the hardest hit areas of our country. You will hear about some common threads experienced across the country, as well as some New York City-specific experiences. Coming through loud and clear is the New York City spirit as discussed by Dr. Lois Jackson and her colleagues of the New York County Dental...


Ethics, Bioethics and Morality: What They Mean for Us as Practitioners - Ep.39

Listen to this conversation with Dr. Jessica Webb, pediatric dentist and expert in bioethics, and learn important information about the practice of ethics in all we do as providers for children. Dr. Webb shares her experience with applying the practice of ethics into comprehensive care to all. This podcast is also great for the entire pediatric dental team to align all on some of the most important foundational principles of the care we provide.


Taking Care of Yourself, Your Mental Health and Wellbeing - Ep.38

In these most challenging times, it is ever more important to stop and look at ourselves and how we are feeling. Physically, emotionally, and otherwise. Our anxiety levels may vary, yet most have various levels of anxiety, sadness, and depressed feelings. In this exceptionally important podcast, Dr. Sheela Raja, Clinical Psychologist, and expert on post traumatic stress, talks with us about doing a survey of ourselves and our well-being, helping us deal with difficult feelings and times, and...


Let’s Get Social! Unleashing the Power of Social Media to Take Your Dental Practice to the Next Level - Ep.37

In this episode, dental influencer and social media expert Rachel Micay (@thedentalwhisperer) will discuss the importance of social media marketing for dental professionals as a powerful tool for patient communication, education, and practice growth. Throughout the conversation, we will discuss tips and tricks for establishing yourself on social media, creating your unique brand, and optimizing your social media presence to help you take your practice to the next level. Be sure to follow...


The Age One Dental Visit: As Important as Ever - Ep.36

AAPD President Dr. Kevin Donly reminds us of the importance of the first visit to the dentist by the first birthday. Although an old idea, the present times shed light on the ever more important time to establish a dental home, to talk anticipatory guidance, and to re-emerge into an eventual healthier community. Dr. Donly chose this well-understood yet timely topic as the subject matter of this podcast during his presidential year. As you reopen your practice, it is important to remember the...


Things to Do Right Now While Your Practice Is in Hiatus: Listen to a Management Expert - Ep.35

This podcast with Lilly Cortes-Pona discusses management ideas for right now and how to most successfully re-emerge into practice. Get tips and ideas regarding you patients, your team and things to think about right now. Lilly was a Consulting Associate for Julie Weir for 3 years before acquiring what is now the LCP Dental Team Coaching 6 years ago. LCP writes the Practice Management Marketing (PMM) newsletter for the AAPD and has been doing so for almost 16 years. The PMM is published 4...


I Hear About Teledentistry but What Does That Mean? How Do I Use It? - Ep.34

With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Teresa Duncan addresses topics such as Insurance Coding, Office Manager Training and Patient Conversations. Her memberships include the National Speakers Association and the National Association of Dental Plans. She has been named one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry and is the author of Moving Your Patients to Yes: Easy Insurance Conversations as well as a contributing author to the ADA’s annual CDT Companion Guides. In this podcast, learn how to...


One Pediatric Dentist’s Observations and Actions to Date in Early Response to COVID-19 - Ep.33

In this interview with Dr. Ron Hsu of Vancouver, WA, you will hear how one practitioner responded to the COVID-19 crisis. Washington State was the first State where COVID-19 appeared and was the first to be hard hit. Dr. Hsu, who has significant experience both in a DSO environment and now in his own private practice, discusses the things he did along the way in response, from the beginning until today.


Leadership, Ethics and Managing Through a Crisis That We Never Imagined Would Happen - Ep.32

In this inspiring and informative podcast with Professor Timothy Feddersen of the Kellogg School of Management, and key faculty member in the AAPD Leadership Institute since its inception over 15 years ago, Professor Feddersen guides us through the steps we can take to thoughtfully and practically take the right actions in managing through the pandemic we are in. With his words of wisdom that he has told LI attendees he “hoped we never would have to use”, Professor Feddersen talks about...


What the CARES Act Means to Me and My Practice: What to Do Now - Ep.31

Listen to this fact-filled podcast with Mike Graham, the ADA’s Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs, as he quickly and simply breaks down the meaning of the CARES Act for dentists and their practices. He explains the different loans/grants and the timing for application, what may come next, and clarifies some of the confusion regarding the meaning of the CARES Act. Mike is connected to the pulse of activity in Congress regarding this package and conversations regarding...