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A six-part podcast series for future dentists!

Find out what's in store for you when you leave dental school in this series of six podcasts designed just for you.

Host Stéphane Bellavance meets experienced dentists who answer questions from future dentists like you. Together, they talk frankly and passionately about their practice and discuss the transition to the job market, dental clinic ownership and management, community dentistry, regional practice, work-life balance... in short, everything that interests you and piques your curiosity.

"demain dentiste" is a collection of six podcasts, five in French hosted by Stéphane Bellavance and one in English, hosted by Christopher Hall.

Also available on Spotify, Apple podcasts and Google podcasts.

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Episode 1 - Transitioning to practice (in French)

Dr. Sophie Robert, dentist and clinician, shares the secrets of a successful start to practice. She answers questions from Thomas Lafontaine-Giguère, a student at the Université de Montréal. Is it necessary to do a residency? What difficulties can you expect? How do you cope with the new responsibilities? The transition from training to practice in a dental clinic is quite a learning process!

Host: Stéphane Bellavance
Director: Louise Leroux
Concept: Coyote Audio

Episode 2 - Buy and manage a clinic (in French)

Buying and managing a clinic: user guide. The conversation between Dr. Élyssa-Maude Dionne, owner dentist, and Pierre-Karl Sanscartier, student at Laval University, evolves around the challenges of entrepreneurship. Dr. Dionne already has two clinics after only a few years of practice. She talks about client evaluation, competition, human resources management and revenues.

Host: Stéphane Bellavance
Director: Louise Leroux
Concept: Coyote Audio

Episode 3 - Embracing social and community dentistry (in French)

Dr. Aimée Dawson has always taken a holistic approach to patient care. Laval University student Mahyli Papineau talks to her about ethical responsibility, person-centered services and how to practice dentistry for the less fortunate.

Host: Stéphane Bellavance
Director: Louise Leroux
Concept: Coyote Audio

Episode 4 - Balancing work and personal life (in French)

What choices should you make to balance work and other aspects of your life? Dr. Marie-Claude Desjardins, dentist, mother, involved in her association and dragon boat fan shares her tips with Laurie Viens, student at the Université de Montréal. Is it possible to be a dentist and a parent at the same time? How do you reconcile your workload, your hobbies, and your family?

Host: Stéphane Bellavance
Director: Louise Leroux
Concept: Coyote Audio

Episode 5 - The call of the region (in French)

Practicing outside of major centers is a choice. Should you just drop in or stay in? Dr. Samir Gharbi answers questions from student Rosalie Simard of the University of Montreal. They explore the differences in terms of mentorship, patient demands and community involvement.

Host: Stéphane Bellavance
Director: Louise Leroux
Sound recording: Underground
Concept: Coyote Audio

Episode 6 - Transitioning to practice

How can you transition smoothly between studying and practicing? Dr. Krishnaa Siva, dentist, and Arfan Hajizadeh, student at McGill University, discuss mentorship, residency, learning curve and work/life balance.

Host: Christopher Hall
Director: Louise Leroux
Concept: Coyote audio
Special thanks to Dr. Patel from Clinique dentaire Maisonneuve

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