May is mental health month so we thought it was fitting to have our host, Kira Dineen, have a conversation in this episode with Dr. Kyle Stanley, who has been named as “The Next Generation of Cosmetic Dentistry” by the AACD in 2015 and “Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry” by the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Stanley is a dedicated researcher who has published in some of the top international dental journals about topics relating to esthetics, dental implants, and smile design. With his company Pearl, he is changing the way patients are treated through artificial intelligence and is a leader in this field. Dr. Stanley maintains an exclusive private practice in Beverly Hills, CA.
I do want to offer a trigger warning for this episode as we will be discussing mental health in dentistry including suicide. If you, a co-worker or a loved one are struggling with their mental help please reach out for support. A great resource is Crisis Text Line which offers free confidential crisis intervention via text message. The organization’s services are available 24 hours a day, every day and in the US can be reached by texting HOME to 741741. This service is also available internationally, just Google Crisis Text Line.
On This Episode We Discuss….
Major factors that play a role in dentists’ mental health
Ways the dental community can better support those who are struggling
Selfcare for dentists maintaining their mental health
Dr. Frank Milnar on Cosmetic Dentistry and Heated Composite
Dr. Frank Milnar, a smile designer, joins host Kira Dineen to discuss cosmetic dentistry and heated composite.
As a master technician and artist he is a dentist skilled in the applied art of smile design and enhancement. His fine sense of esthetics and technical expertise are well regarded internationally. He has lectured extensively with U.S. Armed Forces and publishes work on the latest techniques in cosmetic care. Dr. Frank Milnar is one of 360 fully Accredited members by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Board Examiner for Accreditation. He has published numerous articles about the direct placement of composites, shade selection, porcelain materials, Minimally Invasive Dentistry and is on editorial review boards for numerous dental journals.
Dr. Milnar is co-founder of the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been voted “Top Dentist” and voted into the “Top Dentist Hall of Fame” for the last five years by his peers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. He has been voted by Dentistry Today as one of the top 100 dentists contributing to dental education. Most recently, Dr. Milnar was nominated to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Continuing Education Advisory Board.
On This Episode We Discuss….
The elements of a natural looking smile
Cosmetic procedures Dr. Milnar performs and techniques used
Difference of heated and room temperature composite
Advantages of using heated composite, for dentists/dental hygienists and patients
Join us for our next episode on November 1st with key opinion leader, Dr. Marc Geissberger discussing a dentist’s role in promoting health and wellness. Look forward to new episodes on the first of every month, as we learn and discover the latest advances in dentistry.