The Dental Head Start Podcast

The Dental Head Start Podcast

FEATURE #87 – [Re-Run] Communication with Dr Mark Hassed

October 23, 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.

If you’re struggling with treatment plans and communication I have absolutely no doubt this is going to help you.

We have Dr Mark Hassed joining us. Mark is a general dentist who runs courses on communication and efficiency. Spending his early career learning and focusing on these topics led him to run two different successful practices and later to consult and mentor hundreds of dentists in this field.

Mark generously shares his wisdom in the following areas:

  • The advice he would give to his younger self
    • Be busy

    • Learn communication

    • Accurate diagnosis

    • Clear treatment plans before starting treatment

  • Cutting back from 5 1/2 to 4 days resulted in increased productivity

  • Communication can be learnt by everyone

  • An example of how he would present a $20k+ case

  • Efficiency tips
    • Wear loupes
    • Make precise cuts, don’t slowly abrade the tooth
    • As a dentist do dentistry and delegate everything else.

    • Focus is a huge part of productivity



Going from zero to 1 in implant placement can feel like a quantum leap. We learn just enough at university to know that we don’t yet know enough, then spend crucial years solidifying the basics of dentistry. But where do you turn when you’re ready to start your own implant placement?  After years of learning theory, David was ready to go down this path and he was supported by Moredent, MGuide and the DIA courses including Live Surgery in Guatemala in July 2023. This has allowed David to not only go from zero to 1, but from zero to 30 and feel comfortable with each progression.  

If you want to begin your journey into implants, or you simply want to utilise a world class surgical guide and clinician support, then go to to find exclusive DHS discounts and pathways to implant success. Or reach out to David directly to get his opinion on which steps you could take.

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