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Impactful Wisdom - Helpful Strategies For A Successful Dental Career

An entertaining professional development podcast for dental students. As future dentists and hygienists, you receive excellent education and training at dental school...but what happens after you graduate? How do you prepare now for your future dental career? Heartland Dental is the leading dental support organization in the dental industry. We support you in every step of your career. As part of that mission, we created this podcast. Topics include all aspects of professional development, leadership, and entrepreneurship as well as the practical skills needed to start and run a successful dental practice. Every other week, we feature engaging conversations with dentists, hygienists, and leaders in the dental industry. 

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One Last Sendoff | Dr. Rick Workman
It’s a bittersweet moment for us – this will be Impactful Wisdom’s final episode! We have enjoyed bringing you different topics to think about no matter where you are in your dental journey.  Throughout the podcast episodes, we have discussed a wide variety of topics including how to prepare for life after school, understanding contracts, the first 60 days as a clinician, diversity in dentistry, life after being chairside, and everything in between.  We had the pleasure of having Heartland Dental Founder, Dr. Rick Workman on the very first episode back in 2020 when we first premiered!  We are grateful for his leadership and have the pleasure of having him on once again for our final episode. Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to access all our archived episodes wherever you get your podcasts! Thank you for your support of Impactful Wisdom! --Ashley, Brian, & Cathy
61:38 12/12/23
DeNovo's: Building Your Own Startup Without the Overhead Cost
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to start in a brand-new dental office without the overhead cost? Here’s your chance! We’re joined by Dr. Stephanie Zbin who began her dental career in a DeNovo office right out of dental school and has also transferred to a different office across the country!  We’re also joined by Stacey Smith, Director of DeNovo Recruitment. In this episode we’ll discuss what is a Heartland Dental DeNovo, the benefits of joining this type of office, and how you can start as a new grad (or experienced doctor!)  We’ll dive into how sites are selected, the support you’ll receive, investing in your community, and so much more.Part 1 – Dr. Stephanie ZbinPart 2 – Stacey Smith
72:42 11/14/23
Celebrating Dental Hygiene Month
Join as we chat with Hygienist and Educator Yolanda Cox.  Not only will we hear Yolanda’s journey from a practicing hygienist to becoming a Manager of Provider Learning and Development, but also discuss the important roles that every hygienist play in the dental office.
33:25 10/17/23
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month | Marcelo Lopez
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cathy interviews Marcelo Lopez, Heartland Dental’s Operations Training Developer. Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history and countless contributions that Latinos have made to our nation over the years. This month, we also honor the cultural richness of Hispanics, who come from Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Marcelo will share his personal life story and how he became a dentist in Mexico to now working in the US. Listen in on his amazing journey!
47:35 9/19/23
SNDA Annual Convention (Part 2) from New Orleans
Listen to this week’s podcast as our Impactful Wisdom team continues to interview the fabulous students attending the SNDA National Conference. You’ll hear personal stories from students from across the country sharing their “why” and how SNDA has helped them in their dental journey!To learn more about the Student National Dental Association, visit their website.
67:53 8/15/23
SNDA Conference in New Orleans (Part 1)
Listen to this week’s podcast as our Impactful Wisdom team interviews students from the SNDA National Conference. You’ll hear personal stories from students from across the country sharing their “why” and how SNDA has helped them in their dental journey! To learn more about the Student National Dental Association, visit their website.
50:03 7/25/23
Celebrating Pride Month!
This month, we are talking all things PRIDE! Learning about Pride Month offers a chance to celebrate and honor the rich history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community. Join us as we speak with Heartland Dental's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager: Nick Hornsberry as we discuss how Heartland Dental celebrates pride throughout our company. If you would like to reach out to Nick, email them at nhornsberry@heartland.com.
46:13 6/20/23
Life After Being Chairside | Debora Carrier
Today’s episode feature’s Debora Carrier from Twice as Nice Uniforms – dental hygienist, and CEO! Listen in as she discusses how she started her own businesses, life after being clinical, and the different career paths hygienists can take if they decide their clinical days are behind them.
39:59 5/16/23
Specializing as a General Dentist: Do I need to Specialize?
Today's episode is a great one as Cathy interviews one of Heartland Dental's supported Regional Mentor Doctors. Dr. Kevin Nguyen discusses his pathway in dentistry and why he chose not to specialize. He talks about the benefits that one can take as they join Heartland Dental as a General Doctor. Listen in and hear some great points from Dr. Nguyen.
36:28 4/19/23
Understanding Your Dental Contract | Tracie Lawson
It’s that time of year!  Students are getting ready to graduate and starting to review employment contracts.  However, what should be an exciting occasion may be filled with concern and anxiety.  Don’t let the stress of a contract get to you - Join us and listen in as Heartland Dr Recruiting Manager Tracie Lawson gives some helpful questions to ask and interesting things to think about when reviewing your contract.
49:33 3/21/23
Getting Ready for LAUNCH 2023: A Dentist Career Event
 LAUNCH: A Dentist Career Event is an amazing opportunity to learn Heartland Dental’s culture, grow yourself, and potentially land a job so you can focus on your clinical skills your last year in school!  The goal for LAUNCH is to continue your growth journey in key areas of leadership, with relevant skills that you can immediately apply in clinic with your patients, faculty, and classmates. This event presents an opportunity for you to meet our network with students just like you, Leadership team, Heartland Supported Doctors, hear from Founder, Dr. Rick Workman, be a part of Ted Talk discussions, breakout sessions, and interview for positions at Heartland Dental.  This month’s guest is Dr. Grace Eichler, who attended the very first LAUNCH in 2018!
27:10 3/3/23
The Importance of Continuing Education
Happy New Year Impactful Wisdom listeners, we so are excited to welcome you into 2023!  To kick off this amazing New Year, we are discussing the importance of continuing education with two of our very own Vice Presidents of Clinical Education; Dr. Anna Singh and Dr. Timothy Quirt. In this episode, we’ll dive into why continuing education is so important, and how doctors and hygienists can stay connected and relevant in the dental industry.
53:07 1/17/23
Mental Wellness Revisited | Dr. Alyssa Phinney
It’s the holiday season & for so many people, this is a time of stress and anxiety. Join us, as we close out 2022 and we dive into the uncomfortable topic of mental wellness. Having an open conversation about mental illness, mental wellness and mental awareness is crucial for our overall health and well-being. In most settings, the topic of mental wellness is avoided and the field of dentistry is not off-limits. Learn about Dr. Phinney's journey and how she has overcome her own personal roadblocks and still been a successful dentist.
45:02 12/20/22
Your First 60 Days On The Job
The move from dental student to clinical practitioner can be intimidating for some. We spend a few minutes with Dr. Scott Enlow learning about the first 60 days as a supported doctor at Heartland Dental and what he was pleased to learn when he joined the practice.Congratulations to our lunch winners from last month: Jazzy Gill - OregonJanice Darko - Utah
45:59 11/15/22
Celebrating Dental Hygiene Month
It’s October, and we’re celebrating Dental Hygiene Month! Listen as Ashley interviews two of Heartland Dental’s hygiene mentors, Sylvia Hazel and Luke Vanden Boom. Learn more about what brought them to dentistry, why they stayed, and how they celebrate Dental Hygiene Month while encouraging their patients to celebrate great oral hygiene all year round.
43:05 10/18/22
Hispanic Heritage Month | Dr. Leonett & Dr. Ramirez
Listen in as Cathy interviews two amazing doctors, Dr Leonett & Dr Ramirez. Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history and countless contributions that Latinos have made to our nation over the years. This month we also honor the cultural richness of Hispanics, who come from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Both doctors will share their stories of struggle & success as being Latinas.
53:32 9/20/22
Sunny Singh | The Top 5 Tips For Succeeding In Dental School
Join us as we hear from Sunny Singh a current dental student doctor as he shares his top five strategies to help first and second years be successful while in dental school.
27:31 8/31/22
Diversity Equity Inclusion and Justice | Nick Hornsberry
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39:20 7/19/22
SNDA Conference Live! | Part 2
Part 2 of our podcast series on the road featuring students of the Student National Dental Association's (SNDA) 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando, FL.  What a privilege to speak with some amazing, talented, and committed dental students!  Joining us today are:Malik JacksonNajwa NaamiJasmin NaztarakmiOctavia MillerTeleshia JohnsonCourtney JonesBut before all of that, we feature an inspiring message given at the Gala event by our Heartland Dental Founder, Dr. Rick Workman.
41:02 7/5/22
SNDA Conference Live! | Part 1
Listen as Ashley, Cathy, and Vincent take the Impactful Wisdom podcast on the road to feature attendees of the Student National Dental Association's (SNDA) 50th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando, FL.  What a privilege to speak with some amazing, talented and committed dental students!  Joining us today are:JohnTre GoudyMarqua Franchesca Brea FlemingMorghan GrayHarrison DuckettAshton PooleJayanne Pierre*Follow them all on InstagramThere is great hope for the future of dentistry!
41:41 6/28/22
Introducing Ashley Morgan - Our New Co-Host
Today we introduce - Ashley Morgan - Campus Recruiter for Heartland Dental and brand new co-host of the podcast.Cathy and Vincent welcome Ashley to the podcast team with a short introductory conversation.  And, together they preview SNDA Conference in Orlando, FL.  If you're attending the conference, come see us!
14:24 6/24/22
Making the Most of a Networking Opportunity to Land the Next Job
Our discussion with Dr. Akeadra Bell, DMD will not leave you disappointed. She shared valuable information regarding her residency experience, how she discovered Heartland Dental, her networking abilities, and her role as President of the Student National Dental Association. In June, SNDA will mark its 50th anniversary during its annual conference in Orlando, Florida.
34:48 5/17/22
BONUS Episode | Revisiting Launch 2021
Applications for LAUNCH 2022 are still open!  You have until the last day of this month (April 2022) to apply.  Meanwhile, enjoy our interviews with students and attendees at LAUNCH 2021 in Atlanta.  
27:18 4/20/22
Fernando Saenz | Oral Cancer Awareness Month
This April month's episode focuses on Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Why is this important to you as a listener or as a provider? Join us on this episode as I interview one of Heartland Dental's Sub-Regional Hygiene Mentor, Fernando Saenz, RDH. He will share his best tips as a provider & talks about the importance of taking care of your teeth. 
42:20 4/19/22
Stephanie Zbin | From New Graduate to Practicing Dentist
What does mentorship look like at Heartland Dental? What do the first six months look like and how do you know when Heartland Dental is right for you? Join Dr. Stephanie Zbin, DDS as she provides insights into why she decided to launch her career with Heartland Dental and her journey transitioning from a new grad to a practicing doctor.And, we announce the winner of our FREE LUNCH Giveaway!
58:20 3/18/22
Tracie Lawson | Career Advice from a Doctor Recruiter: Do's & Don't's For Your Next Interview
Are you a soon-to-be-graduate? Are you ready to land the next job? In today's episode, we interview, Tracie Lawson Sr. Doctor Recruiter who's been in the field of dentistry for over 15+ years. Learn from her some helpful "dos & don't's" so that you can find your new home! You don't want to miss today's episode of professional development!
37:50 2/15/22
Ange Tchouaga | Taking Lessons From Launch Into The New Year
Impactful Wisdom podcast welcomes Ange Tchouaga who briefly stepped away from studying, in her final year at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, to speak with us. Ange discussed some of the important tools she uses to stay focused and prepared while trying to manage a hectic class and clinic schedule. Get your FREE STUDENT GUIDE: 10 Ways To Prepare For A Successful Dental Career.
40:59 1/18/22
Celebrating 2021 | We're Joined By A Special Guest
We're celebrating our first year of Impactful Wisdom and an amazing year of success as the Campus Team of Heartland Dental!  We're joined by a couple of special guests today to help us look back on the year.  Get your FREE STUDENT GUIDE: 10 Ways To Prepare For A Successful Dental Career.
38:46 12/21/21
Diversity in Dentistry: Saluting our Doctors Serving in the US Military | Dr. Michael Morehead
There is no better time of year to salute individuals who are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  we have Dr. Michael Morehead on the program today.
51:54 12/7/21
More From LAUNCH 2021 | Conversations with YOU, our Dental Students
For the second episode in a row, our co-hosts, Cathy Telles and Vincent Battles take the Impactful Wisdom podcast on the road to feature a few attendees of the Heartland Dental Leadership Summit as they share their experience at LAUNCH 2021 - a flagship event. It’s really exciting to hear from students attending from ASDOH, Creighton, LSU, and many others.  This is the second of two in a series of conversations at LAUNCH 2021 in Atlanta, GA.Get your FREE STUDENT GUIDE: 10 Ways To Prepare For A Successful Dental Career.
13:43 11/23/21