The Dental Head Start Podcast

The Dental Head Start Podcast

TIP #132 – The Sixth Month (The Courage to Try Again) with Dr Erica Hwin

August 30, 2023

Welcome to What I Wish I Knew by Dental Head Start. This is a podcast where we learn from people that have been there, made the mistakes, learnt the lessons and have developed into the accomplished dental professionals they are today.

It’s your weekly mentoring session.

Hosted by Dr Erica Hwin

It’s time for your 6 month review! Dr Erica Hwin is back for a catch-up 6 months since starting full-time work.

In this candid conversation, Erica talks us through her challenges, triumphs and all the personal growth in between as she well and truly settles into being a practising dentist. Join us as Erica unpacks everything from marvelling at seeing how far her friends have come as dentists, the joys of seeing her patients again, and the sense of achievement from pushing herself, to the tough lessons learnt from failed treatment, toxic social media and growing in confidence and self-belief.

Now grab yourself a cup of tea and relax, because it’s about to get real!

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Dental Practitioner Support

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The service is free, confidential and independent. Remember, good practice involves seeking support when you need it. Dental practitioners can call and speak to an experienced team ready to provide advice on a wide range of issues, including mental and physical health, workplace issues and general wellbeing.

Call them anytime you need, and even save the number in your phone so that it’s there on the day that you need it.

1800 377 700 or visit the website

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