Star Wars School of Dentistry
Star Wars School of Dentistry
A podcast dedicated to improved oral health in the Star Wars galaxy!
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#50 - What Would (Darth Vader) Say?
Daily and weekly, dental professionals are put in situations where we may not know what to say or how to react. On Episode 50, find out how some of our favorite Star Wars characters may respond to a variety of patient comments and actions. Also, learn how we as dental professionals should respond....  Read More
#49 - The One Where Chandler Bing is a Dental Student
Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to honor Matthew Perry, who sadly passed away last week at the age of 54. SWSoD discusses how Matthew's most famous character, Chandler Bing, would have navigated some of the different scenarios he may encounter in dental school.  Whether you are a Star Wars...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#47 - Hondo Ohnaka and Dental Myths
Hondo Ohnaka was a Weequay pirate who was prone to half truths and sometimes full lies. On Episode 47, Hondo helps the Star Wars School of Dentistry dispel many of the dental myths that are circulating throughout the galaxy. Join SWSoD to find out what is true and what is false in dentistry. ...  Read More
#45 - The Sith (and Dental) Rule of Two
Sith Lords have a Rule of Two, which allows for only two Sith to exist at any given time. Dentistry also has it's own rule of two. Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn about the Dental Rule of Two and see what it has in common with the Sith's.  Whether you are a Star Wars fan, a dental...  Read More
#41 - Dark Rey and Peg Teeth
Dark Rey seemed to appear out of nowhere and so do peg-shaped teeth. Dark Rey had a mouth full of peg teeth, but are there options to restore them? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss what causes teeth to be peg-shaped and what can be done to fix them if a patient wants to.  Whether you...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#40 - Ewoks and Orthodontics
Ewoks were native to the Forest Moon of Endor and helped the Rebel Alliance defeat the Empire. However, most Ewoks had spacing between their upper incisors and may not have been able to conquer the spacing without the help of orthodontics. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the benefits,...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Public Health
#39 - Kino Loy and Wisdom Teeth
Kino Loy was a floor manager in the Imperial prison on Narkina 5 and eventually helped lead the prisoner escape when it seemed impossible. At times it seems impossible to remove some wisdom teeth, but all hope is not lost. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the importance of removing...  Read More
#38 - Maz Kanata and Magnification
Maz Kanata was the pirate queen and collected many trinkets and treasures during her journeys through the Star Wars galaxy. Also, she has seen many things in the galaxy with the help of her magnification glasses. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of...  Read More
#37 - Gamorreans and Underbites
Gamorreans have served Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, and they are great warriors. They are also known for their very pronounced underbites, also known as Class III malocclusion. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the risks of having an underbite and the treatment options to correct it. ...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#36 - Obi-Wan Kenobi and Oral Cancer Awareness
Obi-Wan Kenobi was a Jedi Knight who lived in solitude for many years and may have neglected his oral healthcare. He may have also missed any signs and symptoms of oral cancer by not having an oral cancer screening. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn about oral cancer signs, symptoms, risk...  Read More
#34 - Jar Jar Binks and Tongues
Jar Jar Binks was a general, a hero, and he also had a very long tongue. But what kind of detail goes into caring for a tongue that size or any size? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the importance of tongues, their anatomy, some problems and disorders, and how to keep a clean tongue. ...  Read More
#33 - General Hux and Sensitive Teeth
General Hux was fiery, vindictive, and sometimes unhinged, but what if his anger issues were caused in part by his hypersensitive teeth? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention methods of dentin hypersensitivity.  Whether you are a Star Wars...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Periodontics
#30 - The Mandalorian and Patient Privacy
The Mandalorian's love for Grogu was about the only reason he had to take off his helmet. But if he knows his privacy is protected, will he be willing to remove his helmet for the love of his teeth? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss privacy laws that protect patient health information. ...  Read More
#28 - Star Wars Kisses and Cavities
Throughout the Star Wars saga there are many kisses (some are good and some are awkward), but do kisses of any kind actually cause cavities? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the role kisses play in cavities, what type of bacteria cause cavities, and the best ways to reduce tooth...  Read More
#27 - Darth Vader and Nitrous Oxide
Darth Vader was a Sith Lord and the most feared man in the galaxy, but sometimes the biggest and baddest patients are the most fearful. Was that the case with Darth Vader? Could he have benefited from nitrous oxide during his dental appointments? Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the...  Read More
Categories: Anesthesia, Hygiene
#25 - Boba Fett & Acidic Foods and Drinks
Boba Fett was a legendary bounty hunter who became the Daimyo of Mos Espa, but in between he spent some time in a sarlacc pit soaking in acid. Acidic foods and drinks can cause permanent tooth damage, and on this episode the Star Wars School of Dentistry will talk about what tooth erosion is, which...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#24 - Which Star Wars Character Would Make the Best Hygienist?
There are many Star Wars characters who have the necessary characteristics to be a successful dental hygienist, but which characters would make the best hygienist? Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the most common traits of successful hygienists and which Star Wars characters should...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#22 - Kylo Ren and Oral Hygiene Habits
Kylo Ren was busy as Master of the Knights of Ren, as Supreme Leader of the First Order, and plotting to kill old men. So it makes sense that he may have neglected his home care. Join Star Wars School of Dentistry to teach Kylo Ren good oral hygiene habits and ways to maintain them. Whether you are...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#16 - DJ and Halitosis
DJ couldn't commit to the good guys or the bad guys, but can he commit to improved oral hygiene? Join DJ and the Star Wars School of Dentistry to discuss the causes of bad breath and to see if we can break the code on solutions for it.  Whether you are a Star Wars fan, a dental professional, or...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
#11 - Padmé Amidala and Pregnancy Gingivitis
Padmé Amidala was a queen, a senator, and a mother. But while she witnessed war rage across the galaxy, she may have experienced a personal battle with pregnancy gingivitis. Join the Star Wars School of Dentistry to learn about this common yet painful oral condition and how it can be managed. ...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Periodontics
#3 - Darth Maul and Periodontal Disease
  #3 - Darth Maul The Star Wars School of Dentistry welcomes Darth Maul on episode #3. Darth Maul's oral hygiene is definitely less than half as good as it should be, so what is his diagnosis, what is the treatment needed, and what risks may be associated with continued lack of oral health care?...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Periodontics
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