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Have you ever been talking with other surgeons about the way they do things in their practice and you heard something that helped you out? This podcast is meant to give you an insight into the way other surgeons do things with the hopes of helping you improve your own method. Sometimes small changes can make a big difference in your daily routine.
 
Dr. John G. Westine, M.D., attended and graduated from the College of Medicine of the University of Florida in 1998 and has 23 years of diverse experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a certified plastic maxillofacial surgeon and has established a private plastic surgery practice in Delray Beach, Florida.
 
In the Compassionate Voices Podcast, you'll find inspirational and contemplative content to aid you when you're in a difficult situation. I geared this item toward people who are going through a traumatic experience or who have just received a life-threatening medical diagnosis. Besides having a successful career as a Maxillofacial Trauma Surgeon, I worked as a member of the Trauma Surgery team for almost 30 years before I left my practice due to bone marrow cancer. Over the course of 30 yea ...
 
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When looking for ways to finance his dental degree, Dan Hammer came across the Health Professional Scholarship offered by the Navy. His receipt of this scholarship formulated the trajectory of his career as an oral surgeon. Dan’s journey has involved treating war warriors as a GPR, completing a head and neck fellowship, and helping to develop the d…
 
Today’s guest is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who specializes in alveolar cleft grafting, cleft orthognathic surgery, and distraction. Through these life-changing procedures, Dr. Chris Viozzi is doing his part to give back, and he does this not only through treating patients within the US, but also those outside of it during 10-day mission tri…
 
In this episode, I’m joined by two repeat guests, Drs. Jake Stucki and Scott Weiskopf, who are here for a discussion around every oral surgeon’s indispensable tool: forceps. In today’s episode, we take a virtual trip around the mouth and share which of the large variety of forceps we think are preferable for taking out each type of tooth, although …
 
The purpose of a dental elevator is to break the fibers of the periodontal ligament, and if you know how to use it properly, it is a very powerful tool which can do a lot more than you think! In today’s episode, Dr. Jake Stucki, my brother, is back on the podcast. Our discussion covers how an elevator works, which elevators will likely be most effe…
 
In the United States, aggressive pain management practices have led to an opioid crisis which is responsible for thousands of deaths every year. Among those who have lost their lives in this untimely and avoidable way was Dr. Omar Abubaker’s son. The unspeakable pain of losing a child led Omar down a path of discovery around the dangers of opioids,…
 
Although the crazy hours and high pressure environment that characterize hospital-based practice will not be everybody’s preference, there is nowhere else that Dr. Gabriella Tehrany would rather be utilizing her OMS skills. For the past 12 years (other than during the COVID-19 lockdown) the longest time that Gabreilla has spent away from orthognath…
 
American born, European trained, and now working as the Division Chief and Program Director of OMS and dental medicine at Loyola, Dr. Stephen MacLeod has a broad scope of knowledge and experience and he joins me on today’s show for a discussion which is brimming equally with inspirational nuggets and practical tips. Stephen did a full medical degre…
 
Many oral surgeons are likely to have a type-A personality and are often inclined to want to control, rather than delegate tasks and responsibilities. While these traits are useful to the focus required during oral surgery, it’s not always conducive to instituting a well-run practice. In today’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Mykle Jacobs and Consul…
 
Dr. John G. Westine, M.D., attended and graduated from the College of Medicine of the University of Florida in 1998 and has 23 years of diverse experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a certified plastic maxillofacial surgeon and has established a private plastic surgery practice in Delray Beach, Florida. Mum had the brilliant idea …
 
If you’ve made the (great) decision that you want to be an oral surgeon but you’re struggling to choose between the 4 year, 6 year, or the less common 5 year program, this episode is for you. My brother, Jake Stucki, and I chose different paths, and in today’s episode we talk you through the costs and benefits of the single versus dual degree optio…
 
A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Faisal Quereshy is a board-certified oral, maxillofacial, and facial cosmetic surgeon practicing in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as Professor and Residency Director for the Case Western Reserve University’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Program. As today’s guest, Dr. Quereshy shares his unique perspective as a p…
 
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other types of sleep disorders can have detrimental impacts on people’s lives, young and old. Oral surgeons are extremely well positioned to diagnose and treat these disorders, and in today’s episode I’m joined by Dr. Chris Viozzi, Clinical Chair of the OMS program at the Mayo Clinic, who specializes in this field.…
 
Today’s guest has had experience with both starting a practice from scratch and buying an already existing practice. In a previous Every Day Oral Surgery episode with Dr. Solomon Poyourow, we focused on the former, so today he is here to share the ins and outs of the latter. From the mindset that you should have when you enter into negotiations wit…
 
There are few oral surgeons who have done as many interviews as my brother, Dr. Jake Stucki, and I’ve done my fair share too. With the interview season starting now, we thought that it would be a good time to share our top tips for one of the key elements which will determine whether you will get into an OMS residency program. From your favorite Tu…
 
After all it is keeping my cancer at a standstill and for that I am very grateful. I'm now on oral chemotherapy which is remarkably easier on my body than previous incarnations. Then, the day I look forward to is the last day of my 21 day cycle when I stop all chemo. Where the body aches, fatigue, confusion seem to start to decrease about two to th…
 
Today’s guest is the first surgeon I’ve had on the podcast who has a completely hospital-based practice. Many surgeons have concerns about having a practice of this type; if you are one of them, you might have your mind changed today! For Dr. Jackson Morgan, the ever-changing, incredibly rewarding nature of his role as a hospital-based surgeon is e…
 
There’s never going to be an anesthesia technique that is 100% foolproof, but the LMA/Sevo technique used by Dr. Paul Rollins and his partners, gets pretty close, according to Paul. Other than a small number of people who have small, or otherwise difficult, airways, the LMA/Sevo approach is safer for the patient, and a more pleasant experience for …
 
The oral surgery profession is heavily dominated by men, and therefore, being a woman in this field can be difficult. In today’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Jaclyn Tomsic, an oral surgeon who didn’t let any of the hostility she experienced as a resident stop her from achieving her dreams. Today, Jaclyn works four days a week in private practice, a…
 
“No worldly success can compensate for failure in the home.” Alongside the fact that we are all oral surgeons, another commonality that I have with the two guests on today’s show is that we all went (or are currently going) through our oral surgery residency with at least one child. Dr John Tannyhill is the Director of Harvard’s School of Dentistry…
 
The etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and orofacial pain disorders are frequently challenging, and misdiagnosis and multiple failed treatments are common in this patient population. Today, we are joined by Dr. Louis Mercuri, an experienced oral maxillofacial surgeon, Clinical Consultant for TMJ Concepts, and Visiti…
 
Suturing has a variety of purposes; it helps to quicken the healing process, minimize bleeding, and hold things in place. There are also a number of different categories that sutures fall into, for example, natural, synthetic, resorbable, and non-resorbable. In today’s episode, I’m joined by my brother, Dr. Jake Stucki, for a discussion around the …
 
Management of Energy. What an incredible present to give oneself in the midst of a stressful existence. When you feel stressed or out of sorts over your diagnosis or treatment spend a few moments with a simple visualization. Bring your attention to your favorite vacation location or moments from yesterday that brought a smile to your face. You will…
 
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr. Aaron Liddell, a repeat guest on the podcast; because he has so much valuable knowledge to share one episode wasn’t enough! The main focus of our conversation today is fractures. Over the past few years, and particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aaron has noticed an increase in the number of …
 
Today, we are joined by Dr. Ian Lehrer, an oral maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Dana Point, California. In this episode, we discuss how to prepare to join a practice after you have completed your residency program. Dr. Lehrer has some valuable and practical tips to share, including the value of keeping in touch with your upper level residents a…
 
Dr. Elda Fisher, our guest on today’s show, works with a highly disenfranchised cohort. Although transgender people make up 0.6% of the US population, they struggle with a lack of access to the kind of healthcare that Elda specializes in; facial gender affirmation surgery. As Elda explains, maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified to do this t…
 
In just seven days from today, you will notice small but profound improvements in your life. Here are seven steps that will help you open your mind, release stress and remind you what is really important in the world. These deceptively simple tricks and habits can help us work more efficiently, be more productive, and feel happier. Every day I do t…
 
Today we are joined by oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Myron Tucker. Dr. Tucker had a private practice in North Carolina for 18 years before he stepped away from full time surgery in 2009. Our guest has had a prolific career on the research side of the business, publishing a number of textbooks and offering his experience to support to students …
 
The wetness of spring and the warmth of summer is beginning to wane while the temperatures become more ideal for any outdoor activity. Those "miracle moments" can lead you from frustration to laughter, from sadness to tears and joy. They simply lie just under the surface of our consciousness awaiting the right moment to surface. I find that it is du…
 
Starting your practice from nothing can be tough; you need to find clients, choose your location, and find a competent team, all while covering your costs and earning a profit. Here to help is our guest, Dr. Solomon Poyourow who has plenty of useful advice and key insights from establishing and running his practice for the past seven years. Tuning …
 
In Today's episode of Everyday Oral Surgery, we take a look at how oral surgeons who run their own practice are uniquely positioned to benefit from the many perks and points that various credit cards have to offer. We welcome back an old friend of the show, Dr. Scott Weiskopf, who has been using credit cards in his practice for many years to save t…
 
We live in an ever-changing world where diseases of yesteryear no longer pose the threat as before. Take a moment and think back say even 100 years and realize the changes that have occurred. From horse and buggy to the electric car change is pervasive in all areas of life. However, one area that has grown exponentially is that of Medicine and the …
 
The Most Powerful Way to Stay Positive During Cancer Treatment: A Journey Through the Fog of Chemotherapy. There are many side effects that can occur when undergoing chemotherapy. One of the most obvious side effects comes in the form of what many call "brain fog" Many people become anxious or depressed, or feel like the world is passing them by. P…
 
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are currently able to sedate patients and operate on them, although that privilege is under threat due to safety concerns. Dr. Robert Bosack, who has been a surgeon since before Mellampati scores were invented, is passionate about enhancing safety protocols for surgeons in order to preserve the right to anaesthetize …
 
Today’s guest is not only an oral surgeon, but an author and an MBA graduate as well. Dr. Dean DeLuke spent 30 years in private practice before transitioning to full-time academia, which is where he has spent the last 10 years. Dean explains what he loves so much about being an academic, and why he would recommend it to any oral surgeons on a part-…
 
The role of courage in the lives of our world's professional athletes is continually brought to my attention. Courage is something that must be given away as you go about your life, writes James O'Neill. He says it requires courage to create love in every interaction with whom you come into contact. In the past I have had to overcome my fear of hei…
 
Establish your Mission - Your Mindset, know precisely what you want to accomplish, and walk the talk. Create an objectives program with built-in advantages and ensure that you reward yourself when you reach your aim. Take responsibility for your own encouragement. Find inspiration by listening to inspirational audio books. Listen to some inspiring …
 
There is still some stigma that exists around oral surgeons performing cosmetic surgery, but not nearly as much as there once was, and that is largely due to today’s guest, Joe Niamtu. Joe developed a love for cosmetic facial surgery while doing his residency, but he had to fight for the right to pursue his dreams. Luckily Joe is not someone who ta…
 
Explaining the value of Spirituality is a difficult thing to those who habitually avoid the subject. In a brief discussion Dr. Bissell explains many reasons people fail to participate in Spiritual workshops and/or lectures. He also gives you a beginning in understanding the value of bringing Spirituality into your life. He hopes this will spur you …
 
Oral surgeons, as our title suggests, belong in the operating room. Unfortunately, an increasing number of oral surgeons are spending more and more time in their offices and less and less time in theatre. This is something that greatly concerns today's guest, Dr. Morton Goldberg, who struggled for many years alongside other professionals to success…
 
Targeted Antibody Therapy is a new type of therapy that is being developed to improve the treatment of certain types of cancer. Monoclonal antibodies are used to target and destroy cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. As treatment progresses, the patient's side effects are minimal, and he or she can resume normal activities. Anticancer T…
 
Today’s guest, Dr. Stephen Saxe, was the 19th oral surgeon in Nevada! During his career, Stephen has had to deal with more trauma than most oral surgeons ever will, as he was one of the surgeons on call after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. In this episode, you’ll hear about some of the physical and emotional trauma that he witnessed firsthand during …
 
"I do not understand what to say or how to begin the discussion" is a common concern of people when talking to a sick friend. You have a voice to express what you can't express otherwise, Bissell says. Find your voice by asking yourself questions about your own voice. The best partners and friends are those who listen first and after that speak abo…
 
He was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma nearly two years ago. The disease is a type of bone marrow cancer for which there is currently no cure. He had chemotherapy, radiation therapy, multiple surgeries and targeted antibody therapy. He says he "surrendered" to the entirety of his treatment. "I'm about to turn my relapse into another chance to grow,…
 
Due to a gene abnormality, the World Health Organization labeled the odontogenic keratocyst as a tumor, but that is not the case. Today we are joined by an expert on the subject, Dr. Robert Marx, to discuss the nuances of diagnosing and treating odontogenic keratocysts. Dr. Marx is the Chief of oral maxillofacial surgery at the University of Miami …
 
The last time you awoke early enough to catch a sunrise was only a few days ago for me. It was a magical moment, and I'm glad I recognized it for what it was a chance to be with my friends and loved ones at the end of the day. I woke up with a deep-seated awareness of the interconnectedness of my soul to the inner sea that flows through my veins. T…
 
One of the interesting aspects of Chemotherapy is its response to some ancillary forms of therapy. Chemotherapy can cause many side effects. Some can be treated by very simple and inexpensive means. The following are some of the most common side effects of chemotherapy: Hearing loss. Nausea and vomiting: Use ginger or ginger tea for nausea. Constip…
 
Inner peace isn't something that just happens when you decide you want it. Love others and love yourself is the first step to inner peace. When you smile, your chances of getting a smile back are greatly increased. If you follow the ten steps outlined below, you will soon find yourself on your way to having greater happiness. In order to achieve in…
 
Until you show your patients that you care, it doesn’t matter to them how much you know; that is one of the biggest lessons that Dr. Dan Tran learned through his experience of being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer during his second-year residency. Another is that we never know how much time we have left on earth and it’s so important that we mak…
 
I know firsthand how devastating a diagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening diseases can be not only on myself but on those I love. About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma which is a non-curable form of bone cancer. I underwent an extensive regimen of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, many surgeries, bone-strengthening medicatio…
 
Always remember to smile because you never know who will fall in love with your smile. Always remember why you smile today and never lose touch with what you've got. Enjoy these 56 funny smile quotes that will definitely make you smile, then put them on and enjoy. Enjoy 101 strong quotes that will inspire you. Be strong, brave and ready to be mocke…
 
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